Associate Degree
65 Credits
Central Campus (Janesville)

Flexible Learning Options

Numerous classes in this program are offered in one or more of these formats. Learn more.

What You’ll Learn

“They may forget your name, but they will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

As long as there are people, there will be a need for nurses. And to be a good nurse you must be a humanitarian, a problem solver, a critical thinker and someone who can understand the whole person. You must also have the training that enhances those characteristics and helps you prepare to work in a field that is challenging, demanding and ultimately, rewarding. At Blackhawk Technical College, you will receive world-class training with instructors who work as a team to ensure every student learns how to deliver quality patient care. We advocate independent decision making, giving you the tools and skills you need to be successful in your career. In fact, our nursing students have been recognized as the best in Wisconsin according to the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing. With a focus on evidence-based nursing theory, critical thinking skills and professional practice through guided clinical experiences, graduates of our nursing program are prepared for roles of a beginning staff nurse in a variety of healthcare settings such as acute care, long-term care, and some community health care settings.

Our nursing program is a four-semester program including classroom, skills lab and clinical experiences preceded by a semester or general education courses. You have the option of completing the first two semesters of nursing courses and taking an examination which could lead to a license as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) or complete all four semesters of nursing courses, preparing you to take the examination which will lead to a license as a registered nurse. 

Estimated Program Costs & Potential Earnings

Average Wage


*based on WTCS Outcomes Report for 2017 Graduates

Potential Careers

Registered Nurse (RN)
Staff Nurse, RN
Medical Assistant (MA, CMA, LPN)

Career Pathway

Previous education and work experience could qualify for Credit for Prior Learning saving you time and money. Find out more about what may apply to this program.
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