Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

The demand for graduates with a nursing degree is on the rise nationwide!

The shortage of nurses and a growing number of older individuals have played essential roles in the need for registered nurses in a wide variety of healthcare settings, making this the ideal time to earn a degree. The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program will prepare you with the knowledge and skills needed to work successfully as a registered nurse (RN) and function with judgment and technical competence in providing care for patients. The program offers classroom discussion, independent learning projects, audio-tutorial labs, and hands-on clinical experiences in area healthcare agencies.

Mid-State’s Nursing program is part of the system-wide curriculum developed by the Wisconsin Technical College System. The ADN program offers students the option to take the national licensing test for Licensed Practical Nurse after completion of the first year (32 credits). Students will be eligible to take the licensing exam for Registered Nurse after completion of all 70 credits in the ADN program.

Alternative Nursing Pathways

The Nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

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Catalog# Title Credits
Required Prior to Beginning Nursing Courses
10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology 4.0
10806179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 4.0
10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.0
10801136 English Composition I 3.0
10801195 Written Communication 3.0
10806197 Microbiology 4.0
    (18 Credits)
Recommended Prior to Nursing Courses
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.0
10801198 Speech 3.0
10809172 Introduction to Diversity Studies 3.0
10809196 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
10809198 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
  Elective(s) 5.0
    (14 Credits)
Term: 1
10543101 Nursing: Fundamentals 2.0
10543102 Nursing: Skills 3.0
10543103 Nursing: Pharmacology 2.0
10543104 Nursing: Intro to Clinical Practice 2.0
    (9 Credits)
Term: 2
10543105 Nursing: Health Alterations 3.0
10543106 Nursing: Health Promotion 3.0
10543107 Nursing: Clinical Care Across the Lifespan 2.0
10543108 Nursing: Intro to Clinical Care Management 2.0
    (10 Credits)
Term: 3
10543109 Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 1 3.0
10543110 Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts 2.0
10543111 Nursing: Intermediate Clinical Practice 3.0
10543112 Nursing: Advanced Skills 1.0
    (9 Credits)
Term: 4
10543113 Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 2 3.0
10543114 Nursing: Management and Professional Concepts 2.0
10543115 Nursing: Advanced Clinical Practice 3.0
10543116 Nursing: Clinical Transition 2.0
    (10 Credits)
Total Credits: 70