WITCC offers several nursing programs for students interested in pursuing a nursing career. Once a student completes the Nursing Assistant - CNA certificate or work as a CNA, they enroll in the Nursing - PN Diploma. Practical Nursing is a 1-year program available in Sioux City, Denison, Cherokee, and hybrid (partially online and partially in Sioux City. Cherokee and hybrid have a fall only start). The Practical Nursing diploma prepares students for the NCLEX-PN exam in order to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). When the student becomes an LPN they progress into the second year of additional training with the Nursing - ADN program. This program is available in Sioux City, Denison, and hybrid (partially online and partially in Sioux City, fall only start). Graduates of the Associate Degree of Nursing program are prepared to write for the NCLEX-RN to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in NursingThis program prepares individuals to assist in providing general nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse, physician or dentist. Includes instruction in taking patient vital signs, applying sterile dressings, patient health education, and assistance with examinations and treatment. This program has additional entrance requirements.

Pre-requisite: CNA Certification.

To register or if you have questions:

Pamela Ives
Admissions Representative
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book an Appointment

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $6,912.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $6,948.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Equipment and misc: $200.00
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Required Classes for Nursing - PN | Dipl

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
BIO 169 Human Anatomy and Physiology I w/lab 4
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
BIO 151 Nutrition 3
PNN 624 Nursing I 9
BIO 174 Human Anatomy and Physiology II w/lab 4
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
PNN 625 Nursing II 9

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements Effective Fall 2022
Start dates for the Practical Nursing (PN) and Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Completion Programs are based on the date that a student applies for admission, achieves the designated admission criteria, and space availability. Prior to, or after completing the PN Program, it is the student's responsibility to notify the Admissions Office of his or her desire to advance to the ADN Completion Program. Immediate progression into the ADN second year nursing program cannot be guaranteed. Admission requirements for nursing students at the Cherokee and Denison campus are the same as those for the Sioux City WITCC Campus. The Hybrid section has additional requirements.

Criteria 1 for Acceptance

1.    Verification of high school, HSED or GED official transcripts
2.    Documentation of 24 ACT composite
3.    75-hour CNA Certification (must successfully complete theory and clinical portions of course)


Criteria 2 for Acceptance

1.    Verification of high school, HSED, or GED official transcript
2.    Documentation of TEAS composite score minimum of 59% 
3.    75-hour CNA Certification (must successfully complete theory and clinical portions of course)


Criteria 3 for Acceptance

1.    Verification of high school, HSED, or GED official transcript
2.    Documentation of 22 ACT composite
BIO 168 (Anatomy and Physiology I) and BIO 151 (Nutrition) courses with a minimum B- in each course within the past five years
3.    75-hour CNA Certification (must successfully complete theory and clinical portions of course)

When you have completed one of the three criteria listed above, contact Pamela Ives to be accepted into the nursing program for the next available opening.

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Tina Torticill MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Kara Bral MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor
Cherokee Campus
Gabriella McDermott MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Amber Keinath MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor
Denison Campus
Ashley Totten MSN, RN
Administrative Program Coordinator - Denison/Nursing Instructor
Denison Campus
Lora Knaack MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Lauryn Norton BSN, RN
Administrative Program Coordinator - Simulation/Nursing Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Kerry Patchin BSN, RN
Administrative Program Coordinator Health Science
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Heather Badar MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Dr. Teri Peterson DNP, MSN, RN
Associate Dean - Health Sciences
Sioux City Campus, Room L314


Advisory Board

Alicia Held MercyOne
Amber Baker Hillcrest Care Center
Amy Combs Accura Healthcare of Le Mars
Ann Meyers Hospice of Siouxland
Annette Horan MercyOne
Barb Fitzgerald MercyOne
Cindy Moyer Westwood Nursing & Rehabilitation
Danya Hangman MercyOne
Denise Petty Correctionville Nursing & Rehab Center
Doni Peck MercyOne
Gayle Matzke Sanford Care Center
Gina Meyers Dunes Surgical Hospital
Jessica Slemp Pioneer Valley Living and Rehabilitation
Jewel Sheley MercyOne
Karsa Dreckman Kingsley Specialty Care
Katie Kvols Hillcrest Care Center
Kayla Miller Wakefield Health Center
Kent Ernster MercyOne
Kristen Ball MercyOne
Lorrie Mortenson Floyd Valley Healthcare
Marcia Certain Countryside Retirement Home
Mary Dermit Sioux City Community Schools
Mary Olhausen MercyOne
Megan Hall Accura Healthcare of Sioux City
Meghan McClure UnityPoint-St. Luke's
MiKayla Daugherty Alcester Care and Rehab Center
Mindee Knudson Sunrise Manor
Rob Gotto Good Samaritan-Le Mars
Samantha LaScala MercyOne
Sara Gibler Burgess
Sarah Sturges Pierce Street Same Day Surgery
Shanna Mueggenberg MercyOne
Shari Dorsey Legacy Garden
Sherri Brown Heritage of Emerson
Sue Bartholomaus MercyOne
Teresa Muckey MercyOne
Tori Pangburn Akron Care Center
Tracy Larson MercyOne
Vanessa Morgan MercyOne
Wendy Lindley UnityPoint-St. Luke's
Wendy Olson MercyOne