Western Technical College
Western Technical College is located in La Crosse, Wisconsin and is a member of the Wisconsin Technical College System. Western is a two-year vocational and technical school that was established back in 1912. This school provides educational services to thousands of students. There are many credit programs that can lead to degrees and certificates at Western. There are also a large number of continuing education opportunities. Western has more than 65 degree programs currently and there are over 43 areas of study. The school even has many agreements in place that allow for the smooth transfer of credits to larger universities.
The western nursing program is going to allow students to pursue lucrative careers as registered nurses (RN). This nursing program will help students to earn their associate’s degrees in nursing while mastering the necessary nursing skills to become entry-level RNsin a number of different medical settings. The nursing program at Western has been approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing and it is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students4,108|
|Student to Faculty Ratio9:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
The Western Technical College Nursing program prepares nurses for roles as client care manager as well as providing client care in nursing.
Students are prepared to provide supervision and direction in the handling of basic nursing care. Graduates from the program are eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Exam for RNs as licensure for practice.
The program prepares students to become a part of healthcare team to provide and mange healthcare.
1. Completed application
2. High school transcript or GED equivalency certificate
3. COMPASS, ASSET or ACT (for students applying directly from high school)
4. Complete criminal background check for caregivers
5. Complete immunization record (including TB clearance)
6. CPR certification for healthcare providers offered by the American Heart Association (to be maintained throughout the program)
7. Complete pre-requisite courses with a ‘C’ grade or better
8. Complete a minimum of 120 hours of instruction in an accredited program with a clinical component (Working as a nursing assistant is recommended)
9. Acceptable performance on a designated nursing pre-admission examination (students with a Bachelors Degree or higher are not required to take placement tests)
Prospective applicants can contact counselors or enrollment service advisors through the official website of the college.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years||8||97|
Nursing schools located within 111 miles radius of Western Technical College
Minnesota State College Southeast
23 miles away
Northeast Iowa Community College
54 miles away
Rochester Community and Technical College
60 miles away
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
65 miles away
Chippewa Valley Technical College
69 miles away
Mid-State Technical College
83 miles away
Riverland Community College
88 miles away
North Iowa Area Community College
105 miles away
Hawkeye Community College
110 miles away
Dakota County Technical College
111 miles away
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1972 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1976 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$132/credit|
|In State Students||$132/credit|
|Out of State Students||$198/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 87% of Western Technical College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||2%||$831|
|State Grant & Scholarships||35%||$1,122|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||26%||$1,409|
|Federal Student Loans||62%||$4,820|
$8,627Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$7,464|
|$30,001 to $48,000$7,811|
|$48,001 to $75,000$10,216|
|$75,001 to $110,000$12,099|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Wisconsin state board of nursing.