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Nursing Program Details

High demand. Tremendous reward. Nursing.

Enroll in CVTC’s Nursing program and enjoy an exciting and rewarding career. Within the healthcare industry, registered nurses constitute the largest healthcare occupation with over two million jobs.

Attributes of successful nurses include:

  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Desire to help and comfort others
  • Enjoy a challenge
  • Effective team player
  • Empathetic and caring
  • Enjoy science

In the Nursing program, you will learn the fundamentals of nursing and gain the following skills:

  • Patient care
  • Communications
  • Report writing and documentation
  • Patient assessment
  • Clinical skills
  • Health history
  • Oxygen administration
  • Medication administration

This program has an advanced placement entry option. Advanced placement is an opportunity for graduates of a related program to further their education. Learn more about advanced placement for this program.

Just the Facts

Nursing - Associate Degree
70 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program:
Two Years

Delivery Method

Program Location
Eau Claire and River Falls

Start Dates
August and January

Financial Aid Eligible: Yes

Bloodborne Pathogens
Students in this program should be aware of the risks associated with bloodborne pathogens. Learn more.

Estimated Program Cost
Total Tuition, Fees & Books: $14,371

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Additional Information

Program Outcomes

Non-Traditional Occupation

View gainful employment data for our Practical Nursing program.

Accreditation Information
The Nursing Program is approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing and fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). ACEN can be reached for program verification information at:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Accreditation Information

How To Enroll

Enrolling at CVTC is easy! You will need to complete an online application.  If you are ready to apply now, click here.

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Get a Job

99% of our Nursing-Associate Degree graduates get a job in the industry.

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Make More Money

Our recent Nursing-Associate Degree graduates reported an average starting salary of $54,384.

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Degrees in Demand

The U.S. Department of Labor projects 80% of the jobs created in the next decade will require education beyond high school.


These are a few of the courses you will take in the Nursing program.
For more detailed course info, click here.

  • Complex Health Alterations 1
    This course prepares the learner to expand knowledge from previous courses in caring for clients across the lifespan with alterations in cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, and hematologic systems as well as clients with fluid/electrolyte and acid-base imbalance, and alterations in comfort.
  • Nursing Advanced Skills
    Content includes advanced IV skills, blood product administration, chest tube systems, basic EKG interpretation, and nasogastric/feeding tube insertion.
  • Complex Health Alterations 2
    Students will expand knowledge and skills from previous courses in caring for clients across the lifespan with alterations in the immune, neuro-sensory, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, renal/urinary, and the reproductive systems.

Transfer Credits

Once you’ve completed your associate degree at CVTC, if you are interested in pursuing further education, we have agreements with several institutions. To view a list of CVTC’s transfer agreements, click here.


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Career Outlook

According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development and Bureau of Workforce Information, a 9% growth is projected in nursing positions in CVTC’s 11-county area by 2016.

Nurses have tremendous opportunity all over the country. The skills you’ll learn in this program will apply no matter where your career takes you. CVTC graduates enjoy an average hourly wage of $25.70.

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