Academic Programs

Practical Nursing (PN)

Diploma

Entrance Requirements

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.

PN Program Admission Requirements

CRITERIA 1 FOR ACCEPTANCE

  1. 75-hour CNA Certification; must successfully complete theory & clinical portions of course
  2. Verification of high school, GED, or HSED official transcript.
  3. Submitted documentation of composite ACT score of at least 24.

OR CRITERIA 2 FOR ACCEPTANCE

  1. 75-hour CNA Certification; must successfully complete theory & clinical portions of course
  2. Verification of high school, GED, or HSED official transcript.
  3. Completion of the following courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.67 of the classes listed below and no grade lower than a C:
    ENG 105 Composition I
    BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology I
    Any of the following math courses: MAT 102 Intermediate Algebra, MAT 111 Math for Liberal Arts, MAT 121 College Algebra, MAT 157 Statistics, MAT 772 Applied Math

OR CRITERIA 3 FOR ACCEPTANCE

  1. 75-hour CNA Certification; must successfully complete theory & clinical portions of course
  2. Verification of high school, GED, or HSED official transcript.
  3. Completion of the following courses with a cumulative GPA of 2.67 of the classes listed below and no grade lower than a C:
    BIO 151 Nutrition, PSY 111 Intro to Psych,  BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology I, and a college level math or 24 Aleks score.

When you have completed one of the criteria listed above, contact Pamela Ives at pamela.ives@witcc.edu to be accepted into the nursing program for the next available opening.

  • Students must meet the pre-requisite for BIO 169 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO 151 Nutrition by one of the following criteria:
    • ACT composite of 22 or higher
    • 2 semester of high school chemistry with a B- or better
      OR
    • 1 semester of high school chemistry with a B- or better and 1 semester of high school biology with a B- or better
    • Completion with a C- or better in a transfer level biology (BIO 105 or higher) or chemistry (CHM 122 or higher)
  • CPR certification by the American Heart Association BLS Health Care Provider Course (photocopies of certification must be turned into the course instructors prior to the start of clinicals)
  • Mandatory Reporter Child Abuse and Dependent Adult Abuse Training (photocopies of certification must be turned into the course instructors prior to the start of clinicals)
  • Health Evaluation.  Completed health evaluation forms must be turned in a minimum of three weeks prior to the start of clinical in a PDF file format to Marilyn.west@witcc.edu
  • Criminal and Abuse Background Checks
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