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 generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, referring patients to physicians and other health are specialists and planning education for health maintenance.

To register or if you have questions:

Jennifer Conley
Career Navigator
jennifer.conley@witcc.edu
712.317.3471
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book an Appointment

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $14,016.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $14,089.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Equipment and misc: $200.00
Estimated books: $600.00/semester
Program fees and misc: $1,400.00
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.

Transfer Agreements

Western Iowa Tech Community College has articulation agreements with many four-year colleges and universities in the region. Most or all of this degree is accepted by the four-year schools listed below, which means you can continue your education and earn a bachelor's degree. Admissions criteria vary slightly for each school. It is important to talk to your admissions advisor right away to select transferrable classes.

Required Classes for Nursing - ADN | AAS

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
BIO 168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology 3
BIO 151 Nutrition 3
PNN 624 Nursing I 9
     
BIO 173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY 121 Developmental Psychology 3
PNN 625 Nursing II 9
     
PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology 3
BIO 186 Microbiology 4
ADN 621 Nursing III 9
     
ADN 235 Principles of Pharmacology for Nursing 3
ADN 622 Nursing IV 9
     
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3

Entrance Requirements

Entrance Requirements Effective Fall 2022

Criteria 1 for Acceptance

  1. Verification of high school, HSED or GED official transcripts
  2. Documentation of 24 ACT composite
  3. Completion of the WITCC Practical Nursing Program in the previous semester or valid LPN license and six credit hours of anatomy and physiology
    OR

Criteria 2 for Acceptance

  1. Verification of high school, HSED or GED official transcript
  2. Documentation of TEAS composite score minimum of 66% 
  3. Completion of a WITCC Practical Nursing Program in the previous semester or valid LPN license and six credit hours of anatomy and physiology
    OR

Criteria 3 for Acceptance

  1. Verification of high school, HSED or GED official transcripts
  2. Documentation of 22 ACT composite 
    AND 
    BIO 173 (Anatomy and Physiology II) and BIO 186 (Microbiology) courses with a minimum B - in each course within the last five years
  3. Completion of the WITCC Practical Nursing Program in the previous semester or valid LPN license and six credit hours of anatomy and physiology

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

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Jessica Thompson MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor
jessica.thompson@witcc.edu
712.317.3170
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Michelle Simpson BSN, RN
Nursing Instructor
michelle.simpson@witcc.edu
712.317.3282
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Angie Kastner MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor
angela.kastner@witcc.edu
712.317.3243
Denison Campus
Kerry Patchin BSN, RN
Administrative Program Coordinator Health Science
kerry.patchin@witcc.edu
712.317.3370
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Raymond Sencenbaugh BSN, RN
Nursing Instructor
ray.sencenbaugh@witcc.edu
712.317.3449
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Kelly Hannah MSN, RN
Nursing Instructor
kelly.hannah@witcc.edu
712.317.3148
Sioux City Campus, Room L314
Dr. Teri Peterson DNP, MSN, RN
Associate Dean - Health Sciences
teri.peterson@witcc.edu
712.317.3357
Sioux City Campus, Room L314

Handbooks/Toolbooks

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