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Nursing Overview

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.

Additional Information
View gainful employment data for our Practical Nursing program.

Career Opportunities

Inpatient Behavioral Health Nurse

MDS Wound Care Nurse

Nurse Manager

Perioperative Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse Case Manager

Just the Facts

Nursing
70 Credit Associate Degree

Length of Program //
Two Years

Delivery Method //

Program Location //
Eau Claire and River Falls

Start Dates //
August and January

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

 

Bloodborne Pathogens

Students entering health programs at CVTC should understand the risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens, including Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, and HIV/AIDs, through saliva and blood with direct patient care as part of their education.

This exposure can be minimized or eliminated using a combination of engineering and work practice controls, personal protective clothing and equipment, training, medical surveillance, Hepatitis B vaccination, signs and labels, and other provisions.

All programs at CVTC comply with local, state, and federal infection control policies, including the use of standard precautions as stipulated by current CDC guidelines. Written policies and instructions on infection control protocol to minimize the risk of disease transmission is provided throughout the courses in the curriculum. Compliance of safety practices is evaluated throughout the students' clinical experiences to ensure a safe educational environment.

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   Financial Aid Eligible

   Non-Traditional Occupation

Estimated Program Cost 

Term 1

$

3,207

Term 2

$

2,684

Term 3

$

3,041

Term 4

$

2,461

Books

$

2,978

Estimated Total:  $14,371

 

  Earn credit for prior learning! Do you have previous educational or work experience in the field? You could be eligible to receive credit for prior learning. Explore your options today!

 

Program Courses

These are a few of the courses you will take in the Nursing program.

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.

Nursing Outcomes

Are you looking to advance your career, learn a new skill, or try something new? CVTC offers a wide variety of courses from beekeeping to leadership training and everything in between. Courses provided include for-credit and non-credit courses.

// Gainful Employment Data      // Program Outcomes

 

99%
Employed

99% of our recent Nursing graduates get a job in the industry.

 

$54K
Yearly Salary

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

 

288
Regional Jobs

There are 288 job openings in the CVTC district for the Nursing industry.

 

Transfer
Credits to Other Institutions

Transfer your CVTC credits to another institution to continue your education. Explore transfer agreements.

Focus On Student Success

It was a great experience and has set me up for success in my career as a nurse. Everyone was supportive and cared about my success; which made balancing work, school, and home life easier.

Nursing Graduate

Related Programs & Certificates

Whether you're looking to continue your learning to another program or to gain continuing education credit, CVTC offers a variety of learning opportunities for students.
 

Degrees & Diplomas

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Associate Degree

Medical Assistant, Technical Diploma

Nursing Assistant, Technical Diploma

Pharmacy Technician, Technical Diploma

Physical Therapist Assistant, Associate Degree

Radiography, Associate Degree

Respiratory Therapy, Associate Degree

Surgical Technologist, Technical Diploma

Continue Your Learning

CVTC can help you achieve your learning goals whether you are looking to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

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Program Accreditation

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The Nursing Program is approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing and is an accredited associate degree program 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
www.acenursing.org
Phone: 404.975.5000
View accreditation information.