Practical Nursing

Practical Nursing

Technical Diploma

Want to become a vital member of a healthcare team?  Mid-State’s Practical Nursing program may be right for you!

The Practical Nursing program has a challenging curriculum that prepares students to provide direct care for individuals in long-term care agencies, doctor’s clinics, home health agencies, the armed services, and other sites. This program includes lectures, discussions, demonstrations, laboratory practice, and supervised clinicals in a variety of settings.

After successfully completing the Practical Nursing (PN) program, the graduate becomes eligible to apply to take the national licensing exam for Practical Nursing. If you pass the examination, you may work as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). As an LPN, you will work in the healthcare field under the direction of a Registered Nurse (RN).

Admission requirements for the Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs are the same to support progression from one program into the next. Practical Nursing graduates are eligible to apply to the ADN program and continue their education to become an RN. Articulation of a PN graduate into the ADN program is based on seat availability.

Mid-State’s Practical Nursing program is part of the Wisconsin Technical College System system-wide curriculum and is identical to the first year of the Associate Degree Nursing program. The Practical Nursing program is approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.


  • Clinic Nurse
  • Long term Care
  • Nurse
  • Office Nurse
  • Private Duty Nurse


Catalog# Title Credits
Term: 1
10543101 Nursing Fundamentals 2.00
10543102 Nursing Skills 3.00
10543103 Nursing Pharmacology 2.00
10543104 Nursing: Intro to Clinical Practice 2.00
10806177 General Anatomy & Physiology 4.00
10809188 Developmental Psychology 3.00
(16 Credits)
Term: 2
10543105 Nursing Health Alterations 3.00
10543106 Nursing Health Promotion 3.00
10543107 Nursing: Clinical Care Across the Lifespan 2.00
10543108 Nursing: Intro to Clinical Care Management 2.00
10801195 Written Communication 3.00
10801136 English Composition 1 3.00
10801196 Oral/Interpersonal Communication 3.00
(16 Credits)
Total Credits: 32