Nursing - Western Iowa Tech Community College
Western Iowa Tech Community College
Nursing

Nursing - ADN | AAS

Degree
Associate of Applied Science
Credits
73
Location
Sioux City
Denison
Sioux City Hybrid
Estimated Program Costs Required Classes Entrance Requirements Licensure Information Transfer Options Nursing Handbook Create TEAS Account TEAS Fact Sheet for Nursing Program Admissions Clinical Health Evaluation

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

This program is eligible for free tuition

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).

This 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.

Admission Application Deadline

  • Priority application deadline for Fall is April 1.
  • Second round application deadline for Fall is June 1. Students will be notified of acceptance by June 15.
  • Final application deadline for Fall is August 10. Students will be notified by August 15.

 

  • Priority application deadline for Spring is September 15. Students will be notified of acceptance by September 29.
  • Second round application deadline for Spring is November 1. Students will be notified of acceptance by November 15.
  • Final application deadline for Spring is January 2. Students will be notified by January 6.

If you are not selected in the first round application you will automatically move to the next round. Accepted students will be notified after each round via email and/or letter.

Acceptance into the nursing program will be determined by a point ranking system. Qualified students will be given points in the following areas:
 
The applicant:

  • Is a graduate from a high school within the College’s service area OR is a current resident within a 75-mile radius of Sioux City OR a 50-mile radius of Cherokee or Denison.
  • Is enrolled in WITCC’s International Program.
  • ACT or TEAS scores, plus grades achieved on biology courses
    (For Practical Nursing: BIO-168 and BIO-151; For Associate Degree Nursing: BIO-173 and BIO-186). Students may retake general education courses only one time for ranking consideration.
  • For ADN admission only: Is a previous WITCC LPN Graduate.

Meet Your Advisor

Jennifer Conley
Jennifer Conley
Career Navigator
jennifer.conley@witcc.edu
712.317.3471
Sioux City Campus, Admissions
Book an Appointment https://www2.witcc.edu/admissions/jennifer

Transfer to a Four-Year School

If a bachelor's degree is your educational goal, getting a head start on your major has never been easier. You can apply the credits from this associate degree toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college and university. To make the most of your time and money, tell your advisor about your transfer plans early in the admissions process.

Four-Year College Agreements

Career Options

Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.

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
     
SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
ENG 105 Composition I 3
     
PSY 241 Abnormal Psychology 3
BIO 186 Microbiology 4
ADN 621 Nursing III 9
     
ADN 235 Principles Pharmacology for Nursing 3
ADN 622 Nursing IV 9

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

Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $14,381.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $14,454.00 *
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 student housing and meals: $3,075.00/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.

Accreditation Information

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Western Iowa Tech Community College located in Sioux City, Iowa is accredited by the:
Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
404.975.5000
www.acenursing.org

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing is Initial Accreditation.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) Information

Student Achievement Outcome Data

Licensure - First-time test taker pass percentage within a 12-month period.

2021 79%

Program Completion - Percentage of students completing the program in three academic semesters (150% of usual timeframe for Practical Nursing program)

2018 77%
2019 71%
2020 66%

Licensure Information

Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON) Information

Western Iowa Tech ADN (RN) graduates are prepared to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN. Current NCLEX-RN rates for all nursing programs in the state of Iowa are published on the Iowa Board of Nursing website. https://nursing.iowa.gov/nursing-education/nursing-education-program-statistics/nclex-rn%C2%AE-results-program

Educational licensure is met in the following states: Iowa
Educational licensure is not met for the following states: None
If not listed above, determination has not yet been made for the remaining states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming
To view educational requirements for the state you wish to work, visit https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-guidance.htm

Certification

Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing (RN) coursework, you will be eligible to take the Registered Nurse (RN) licensure exam.

These national and state/regional examinations for licensure are required to practice in any state. A social security number is required to take the exams and apply for licensure.

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