Nursing-Associate Degree

Nurses heal

Lakeshore’s nursing program prepares you for a career as a registered nurse in a variety of healthcare settings. You will learn to provide holistic care that focuses on health and illness for infants to the elderly. Theory and lab courses in our state-of-the art Clinical Skills lab set the foundation for clinical practice. You will have extensive real life training providing care for patients throughout Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties to prepare you for the role of the RN after graduation.

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The associate degree nursing program at Lakeshore Technical College at the Cleveland campus located in Cleveland, Wisconsin is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

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*Lakeshore Technical College’s Nursing-Associate Degree program prepares students to obtain the required licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. The College does not guarantee its curriculum matches the requirements for preparation, examination, or licensure for other states.

To be eligible for testing and/or licensing in the state of Wisconsin, you may be required to obtain a social security number.

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Career Area
Health Science
Associate Degree
Program Number
  • Associate Degree
  • 7 Terms 
  • 65 Credits
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts fall / Spring

Career Outlook

Nursing Associate Degree

Median Income: $66,526.00*


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Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Includes Clinical Nurse Specialists.



*As with any survey data, the wages presented here are prone to error and sampling bias. Educational decisions should not be entirely based on the data presented here. Graduate Outcome Survey data is from 2021-22 Lakeshore graduates.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

  • Submit Application
  • Submit transcripts and test scores. (Submit official high school transcripts)
  • Complete a background check and pay for applicable processing fee.
  • Complete the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Complete the Technical Standards form.
  • Complete Nursing Handbook.
  • Schedule your First Time Program Counseling/Registration Session with your assigned program counselor to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.


Work with your Program Counselor to:

Special Notes
  • Nursing Assistant skills must be attained in the semester prior to starting Intro to Clinical.
  • Lakeshore has a three-step Admissions/Enrollment college application process for all students. Step One is to complete the admissions requirement to get accepted into the college. Step Two is to complete the class registration requirements to enroll into general education courses. Step Three is to complete the program requirements to be accepted into the Nursing-Associate Degree program.
  • It is mandatory that all of the Nursing-Associate Degree general education classes be completed prior to starting the core nursing classes. A grade of C or better is required in all classes, with the exception of the two Anatomy and Physiology classes, where a grade of B or better is required.
  • Lakeshore will take up to 40 Nursing program students each semester (Fall & Spring) via a Priority Enrollment process.
  • To complete the clinical portion of this program, site specific health and immunization documentation will be required.

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Because of the rigorous nature of the clinical training, Nursing courses are offered primarily during the day, Monday through Friday. Advanced Clinical is currently the only clinical scheduled in the evenings.

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Courtney Boys

Being able to impact students' lives and their future careers has been so important to me. I love watching student nurses grow into professionals and seeing them achieve the goals that they've set for themselves. 

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Emily Vergenz

I love educating our future nurses on working with those who suffer from mental illness. No matter where a nurse works, at one point in their nursing career they will work with someone who struggles with a mental illness.

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Jennifer Schwahn

I feel privileged to help shape future nurses who will impact the health and lives of many. 

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Jill Vanne

As a nurse educator, you have the ability to role model and shape the future Nurses, but also the future of nursing! The variability is great. Working with students you reach a wider net than just a few patients, participate in leadership, and you still have the ability to practice as you like.

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Katie Kuhn

My career shift from the bedside to education has been very eye opening. I am excited to pass on as much knowledge as I can to the next generation of nurses from Lakeshore!

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Kellea Ewen

I have supported expectations for each student​ that extend beyond the grade received for my course​. I challenge students to be able to explain to patients and families care and reasoning​ that connects pathophysiology to assessments and interventions​.

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Kristin Gadzinski

I love being a nurse educator. I like to see students' hopes, dreams, and ambitions come true. Just like being a Registered Nurse, being an educator is diverse, challenging, and fulfilling. I have been given the gift to care and to teach people. I love to assist students in their learning needs and improve their academic and clinical competence along with their confidece.  Students inspire me to continue my lifelong education.

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Sue Schmeichel

Being an instructor is something I love to do.  Be able to teach future nurses not only with educational information.  Being a mentor, role model, coaching, inspiring future nurses to love their professional profession and help others and make a difference every day. 

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Jolaine Bishop

As a nurse educator, I "have the best of both worlds," for I not only get to teach the future generation of nurses, but I continue to "learn something new every day"! I look forward to my new journey here at Lakeshore!

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