Nursing Students

LPN or Paramedic to ADN Pathway

General Education Requirements:

In addition to the admissions procedures the following course must be completed with a C or better or satisfied with credit for prior learning

Mid-State Course #

Course Name

Credit
Value

10-801-195

Written Communication or English I (10-801-136)

3

10-801-196

Oral/Interpersonal Communication or Speech (10-801-198)

3

10-806-177

General Anatomy & Physiology

4

10-806-179

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology

4

10-806-197

Microbiology

4

10-809-188

Developmental Psychology

3

10-809-196

Introduction to Sociology or Intro to Diversity Studies (10-809-172)

3

10-809-198

Introduction to Psychology

3

10-890-102 GPS for Student Success 1

After the general education course requirements have been satisfied LPN students may enroll in the following courses:

10-543-129

Transition from LPN to ADN. (If more than 2 years since LPN graduation).

2

10-543-151

LPN/Paramedic Skills Refresher

2

           
Paramedic students must complete the following transition courses:

10-543-127
Semester 1

Paramedic to ADN Theory 1 Online course – Offered at other Wisconsin Technical Colleges
Requires admission to the Paramedic to the ADN program

3

10-543-128
Semester 1

Paramedic to ADN Theory 2 Online course – Offered at other Wisconsin Technical Colleges
Requires admission to the Paramedic to the ADN program

3

10-543-151
Semester 2

LPN/Paramedic Skills Refresher

2

10-543-108
Semester 3

Introduction to Clinical Care Management

2

The following policies pertain to LPN to ADN students:

  • Openings in the core nursing courses will depend on seat and clinical availability.
  • LPN to ADN students must be US Citizens or permanent residents.
  • Must hold a current Wisconsin Practical Nurse License.
  • Must work as a LPN for at least one year.
  • Practical Nursing degree must come from an accredited college.
  • Based on the age of credits and/or work experience, applicants may be required to complete a competency evaluation.
  • Upon successful completion of admissions requirements, LPN students could receive up to 19 credits for prior learning.
  • Prior to entering 3rd semester classes, students must contact the Nursing Department to complete a program on-boarding (orientation) session when the above listed courses are completed.
  • When all of the above requirements are completed, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) student will be eligible to enter into the 3rd semester nursing courses. 

The following policies pertain to Paramedic to ADN students:

  • Paramedic degree must come from an accredited college
  • Openings in the core nursing courses will depend on seat and clinical availability.
  • Paramedic to ADN students must be US Citizens or permanent residents.
  • Must hold a valid Wisconsin Paramedic license.
  • Must work as a licensed paramedic for at least one year.
  • Based on the age of credits, applicants may be required to complete a competency evaluation.
  • Upon successful completion of admissions requirements paramedic students may receive up to 17 credits.
  • Prior to entering 10-543-108, students must contact the Nursing Department to complete a program on-boarding (orientation) session when all courses are completed.

Clinical Related Requirements:

Successful completion of this program requires a clinical experience. Clinical sites have the right to refuse a student’s placement based on inadequate health records, pending charges, or conviction records. Students with a criminal history may not be able to complete clinical courses. Mid State will make two attempts to place a student in an appropriate clinical experience. If Mid State is unable to place the student after two attempts, the student will be withdrawn from the clinical course and will not be able to advance in the program.

Prior to beginning a clinical experience in health care facility students must:

  • Subscribe and submit health work, current CPR to Castle Branch.
  • Obtain the required uniform for clinical experiences (specifics regarding uniform requirements and ordering will be covered in the program orientation)
  • Clinical assignments may be in locations outside of the student’s city of residence. The student is responsible for transportation and other personal arrangements.