Tuesday – November 12, 2019

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Registered Nursing
Registered Nursing Program


Downtown Milwaukee and Mequon campuses 


This Associate in Applied Science degree program prepares students for a Registered Nursing career in a variety of healthcare settings. 

Theory and lab courses on campus set the foundation for clinical practice. Simulation and guided practice in clinical settings provide application of theory and prepare students for practice as RNs. Upon graduation you will be eligible to take the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN). 

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This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326;
404-975-5000; fax 404-975-5020; email: info@acenursing.org; www.acenursing.org.

Career Outlook: Employers will expect graduates to have a plan for completing their bachelor's degree in nursing. Some Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) courses may be taken concurrently with the associate degree courses. Consult your advisor for information.

Career Pathway: The Practical Nursing technical diploma ladders into this Registered Nursing associate degree, followed by many choices for RN-BSN programs. Contact an MATC advisor for details.


Program Code: 10-543-1

Start Dates: August/January

Petition Process

Students are admitted through a petition process.

Petition Requirements

  1. High school diploma or GED.
  2. One year of high school (HS) biology and 1 year of HS chemistry OR 1 semester of college
    biology and 1 semester of college chemistry.
  3. Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment.
  4. Cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or better.
  5. Nursing assistant training (training is required but students do not need to complete the
    certification exam).
  1. All required science courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better.
  2. All required liberal arts and elective courses must be completed with a grade of C or
  3. Students may petition for nursing classes while enrolled in their final liberal arts and
    science courses.
  1. National League for Nursing (NLN) Pre-Admission Exam (PAX) with a cumulative score of
    100 or higher. To learn more about the PAX NLN exam, click the following link: https://sites.google.com/gmatc.matc.edu/exams.
  1. Each semester Petition Information Sessions are held to allow students to meet with counselors and Program representatives for guidance with the petition process. You will receive an invitation via your school email address for dates, times and locations.
  1. If you are accepted, you will receive additional information including health, drug screening and background check requirements using the CastleBranch portal. If you are not accepted, you will receive detailed information about which of the above criteria were not met. If you were not accepted due to program capacity, you will receive additional consideration if you petition during the next open window.


A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.


Career Cluster: Health Sciences

Detailed Program Information

Fall 2019 – Spring 2020 Course Requirements (link)
View/print the program card (pdf)


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