Nursing Petition Requirements | Western Technical College

Nursing Petition Requirements

Western Technical College has implemented a streamlined application process for the Nursing Associate Degree program.

If you’re interested in completing the Nursing program, you can start the process by applying for admission to the college. Once admitted to the college, qualified applicants will be accepted as a Nursing Pre-Major student. Students are then selected for entry into core program courses through a Petition Process.

As part of the process, applicants are responsible for submitting official high school transcripts, college transcripts, or test scores that show completion of all course requirements as specified below. Coursework must be completed or in-progress prior to beginning the petition process.

See our Transcript page for information on submitting transcripts. View our Assessment Services page for information on completing a test for admission.

Admission and petition requirements are subject to change; please review the requirements prior to submitting your application or petition.

Petition Dates

The Nursing Petition Process for Summer 2023 will be February 6-10, 2023.

Review the Petition Process.

Prerequisite Requirements

Complete High School Chemistry, College Chemistry, or Developmental Chemistry with a C or better.

Testing Requirements

HESI A2 Exam

The HESI Admission Assessment Exam measures students' knowledge of various academic subjects including mathematics, reading comprehension, vocabulary, and anatomy and physiology. There are also two personally oriented sections which assess students' learning style and personality profile. 

HESI Exam Information and Schedule

(Note: Do not take this test until you have completed your required sciences.)

Course Requirements

After completing the prerequisite and admissions testing requirements, you will need to complete the following course requirements:

  • For all courses, a grade of C or better is required; a grade of C- will NOT be accepted.
  • Completion of the Wisconsin Department of Health approved Nursing Assistant Course. This requires a minimum of 75 hours (2 credit) of instruction and must include a clinical component. Proof of certification as a Nursing Assistant (CNA) may also fulfill this requirement.
  • English 1 (10801136) OR Written Communication (10801196)
  • Oral/Interpersonal Communications (10801196) OR Speech (10801198)
  • General Anatomy and Physiology (10806177)
  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 2 (10806179)
  • Microbiology (10806197)
  • Introduction to Psychology (10809196)
  • Developmental Psychology (10809188)
  • Introduction to Sociology (10809196)
  • Five credits of elective courses

Additional Requirements

Read the Nursing Associate Degree Program Supplemental Information and the list of Nursing Essential Functions.

COVID-19 Vaccination Status 

COVID-19 vaccination is not required to attend classes at Western Technical College, however your clinical site now requires proof of completion of COVID-19 vaccination to attend their sites. To prevent any interruption in your clinical/practicum/field classes, we are now requiring you to provide us with your COVID-19 vaccination proof to enter this program.

Provide Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

Have Questions?

For more information about the Nursing Petition Process, contact a College Advisor below or schedule an appointment by calling the Welcome Center at 608-785-9553. Advisors are assigned by the first letter of your last name: