Nursing Admission Procedures

Nursing Admission Procedures

To apply to the Nursing program, please complete the following steps and submit documents to the Mid-State Admissions Office. When Step 1 is completed, the student will be admitted to Nursing and be eligible to apply for financial aid.

Step 1:

  1. Complete an Mid-State application form. You must have completed your junior year of high school to qualify. Remember to include the $30 nonrefundable application fee and indicate your chosen program.
  2. Complete the Accuplacer or ACT test. Minimum scores required (ACT equivalents are acceptable):
    • Reading-Accuplacer score of 95
    • Sentence Skills–Accuplacer score of 103
    • Math–Accuplacer score of 79
  3. Submit the Criminal Background Statement of Understanding/Release of Information form.

Step 2:

Complete the following prerequisite course work:

  1. Complete one year of high school chemistry or biology or a combination with a grade of "C" or better both semesters or one semester of college chemistry (10-806-134) or biology with a grade of "C" or better. This course has a prerequisite.
  2. Complete General Anatomy & Physiology with a grade of "B-" or better. This course has a prerequisite.
  3. Submit the Functional Abilities form.
  4. Submit the Intent to Enroll form with all required documentation.

Step 2 completed packets are accepted at any time. All incomplete Step 2 packets will be returned. Mid-State will accept at least 40 students to the nursing program each year.

Submit all materials to:
Mid-State Technical College
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494

After your Step 2 packet has been submitted, then proceed to Step 3 and begin taking General Education courses.

Step 3:

To be eligible to enroll in nursing core courses, complete the following requirements in the sequence outlined below.

  • The courses below need to be completed prior to starting nursing core courses. All courses below must have a grade of “C” or better.
    • Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Microbiology
    • Nursing Assistant
    • Written Communication
  • Students are highly encouraged to have these remaining courses completed by the start of nursing core courses:
    • Introduction to Psychology
    • Oral/Interpersonal Communication or Speech
    • Race, Ethnic, and Diversity Studies or Intro to Sociology
    • Electives (five credits)
  • You must repeat courses not completed with a "C" or better prior to progressing in the program.
  • Your total program GPA must be 2.0 or higher to start and continue in nursing core courses.