Printed on 1/25/2022

Program Availability *

Nursing, Practical

Locations Spring 2022 Summer 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
Appleton

Programs may be available at locations that are not listed here.

Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Key

Accepting applications for this term
Accepting paper applications only
Not accepting applications for this term

Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

$4,741.50*
Cost based on current tuition and fees
$814.95*
Textbooks

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply the nursing process to basic client care across diverse populations
  • Communicate basic information using multiple sources in nursing practice
  • Function as a healthcare team member to provide safe and effective care
  • Integrate Practical Nursing identity reflecting integrity, responsibility and nursing standards
  • Utilize theoretical knowledge to participate in decision making

Accreditation

This nursing program is certified by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing. The national passing score is 80%. In 2020, FVTC graduates had a passing score of 89%. [FVTC Practical Nursing Program Outcomes (PDF)](https://www.fvtc.edu/Portals/0/PDFs/Programs/FVTC-PN-Program-Outcomes.pdf).

The Practical Nursing program at Fox Valley Technical College located in Appleton, WI is accredited by the:
 
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
 
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. 

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program [here](http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm).

Graduates of Fox Valley Technical College's Practical Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses.

Admissions

High School Transcript

Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores; Current high school students must submit an official in-progress transcript and a final official transcript after graduation.

Nursing Technical Standards

Read, acknowledge, and submit a Technical Standards form found at foxvalleytechnicalcollege.formstack.com/forms/nursing_ts

PN TEAS Score Requirements

A TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) composite score of 50 or above is required for admission to the Pre-Practical Nursing Program.

Additional Information

Even though you will be admitted in to one of the nursing programs upon completion of the above requirements, you will not be eligible for core nursing courses until you show completion of a Nursing Assistant (DHFS approved) class to staff in Room E121 on the Appleton campus.

You will be required to complete a Certified Criminal Background Check prior to enrollment into internship or clinical experience. Do not submit these records until you are asked to provide them to your instructors.

There is an estimated wait time of up to one term AFTER your admit term to enter occupational specific courses; while waiting to start occupational specific courses, you may choose to take general education and elective courses required for your degree or diploma program.

Students will be required to electronically submit clinical documentation, which includes immunizations and COVID vaccination, when accepted into core courses or clinical placement.

The Nursing Skills course is offered in Oshkosh and Appleton; this is the only core LPN course offered in both locations.
Please review [this guide](https://www.fvtc.edu/Portals/0/PDFs/Programs/PN-Checklist.pdf) for complete admissions and program information.

Students must obtain a C grade in each required general education and core course. If a C grade is not obtained, you will be required to repeat the course.

ATI is a required fee upon entry into the Nursing program. It will be utilized in all theory classes, skills classes and clinical.

To be successful and safe in this program, students must meet the minimum requirements for English language proficiency (high intermediate at minimum, with advanced level preferred). Students who do not meet these requirements can get help by enrolling in FVTC’s [Intensive English program](https://www.fvtc.edu/global-education/learn-english).

Criminal activity reported will be communicated to healthcare agencies which provide student clinical and internship opportunities. Healthcare agencies have the legal right to deny a clinical or internship experience based on crimes committed. Completion of your program cannot be guaranteed if your criminal history precludes you from completing any clinical or internship experience.


Start anywhere. Many credits can apply toward future programs.

Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 45 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Resources

We’re here to help you succeed. You’ll find a broad network of support at Fox Valley Tech. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Employment Services

Employment Connections is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

Let us guide you through the admissions process from beginning to end.

Email: admissionsspecialist@fvtc.edu
Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738