Nursing

Associate Degree

Nursing is the dynamic interpersonal goal-directed process that seeks to promote optimal health within the context of individuals, family, community and society. The concept of caring, which is central to nursing, is communicated through both attitude and action. Nursing uses the nursing process, a problem solving approach to provide holistic care to individuals, families and groups within the health care system. Nurses assess health and make clinical decisions to provide safe and effective nursing care according to standards of practice within the legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks. Nursing practice is based on its own body of knowledge. Through collaboration with other health care professionals, nursing is responsive to the needs of the community across the health-illness continuum. The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; telephone 404.975.5000; www.acenursing.org. Potential occupations include: Registered Nurse. Please contact an enrollment advisor or refer to www.ntc.edu for specific admission requirements.

program at a Glance

Nursing 70 Credit Associate Degree

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Mostly Available
  • Medford Mostly Available
  • Phillips Partially Available
  • Spencer Partially Available
  • Wittenberg Partially Available

Approximate Cost

$13,260 (Tuition: $10026, Books: $3234)

Average Starting Salary

$46,392 Annually, based on the 2014 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

  • Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices and an evolving professional identify as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy and quality care
  • Demonstrate appropriate written, verbal and nonverbal communication in a variety of clinical contexts
  • Integrate social, mathematical and physical sciences, pharmacology and pathophysiology in clinical decision-making
  • Provide patient centered care by utilizing the nursing process across diverse populations and health care settings
  • Minimize risk of harm to patients, members of the healthcare team and self through safe individual performance and participation in system effectiveness
  • Lead the multidisciplinary health care team to provide effective patient care throughout the lifespan
  • Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error and support decision-making

Potential Careers

  • Registered Nurse

Course List

To view the amount of credits or descriptions for the courses required within this program please view the course list.

Course List

Program Accreditation

The nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; telephone 404.975.5000; www.acenursing.org.

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Additional program Information

No Wait Lists

This program uses a competitive petitioning process for admission instead of a wait list. Once you meet eligibility requirements, you can petition to start program-specific courses.

CPR Requirement

Current CPR certification is required upon admission to this program. Accepted certifications include Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider.

Criminal Background Check

This program requires a criminal background check. Acceptance to Northcentral Technical College will not be denied based on a criminal background, however, a check may be required for placement at clinical sites or field experiences.

Transfer Opportunities

Credits earned at NTC may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Visit www.ntc.edu/transfer for a complete listing of transfer opportunities for this program.

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