Practical Nursing

Launch your career in Nursing

A career as a practical nurse is a great start to a nursing career. Under supervision, you’ll be able to manage and direct care in various health care settings. You’ll learn how to assist with health assessments and medication administration, and also learn about drug classifications and their effect on the body, and the promotion of healthy lifestyles.  Upon completion of the program you’ll be eligible to take the National Council of State Board's licensing exam to become an LPN.


The practical 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 practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

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

*Lakeshore Technical College’s Practical Nursing 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.

Career Area
Technical Diploma
Program Number
  • Technical Diploma
  • 5 Terms 
  • 31 Credits
  • Part-time evening program and some Saturdays
  • Financial Aid Eligible
  • Starts June

Career Outlook

Practical Nursing

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Salary data is derived from surveys collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and mapped to LTC programs using economic modeling software. 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. The wage data presented here is the median annual salary in the LTC District as reported by EMSI (Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.) Some people beginning work at jobs in these fields may find a higher or lower starting wage that what is reported here.


Work with Admissions Advisor to:

*Submit transcripts and test scores (optional, highly recommended): College transcripts, along with high school transcripts and test scores from within the last five years, used for course registration. Official transcripts needed for transferring college credit(s) and for financial aid purposes.




Work with your Program Counselor to:

  • Pass Health Occupation Entrance Assessment (HESI) with a 70% or higher
  • Complete and submit Health/TB Tetanus Form
  • Meet math requirement for Nursing (Accuplacer score of 263 or college level math).
  • Schedule a Program Counseling Session to plan your first semester schedule, review your entire plan of study, and discuss the results of the Student Success Questionnaire.
  • Nursing Assistant skills must be attained in the semester prior to starting Intro to Clinical.
  • LTC has a three-step Admissions/Enrollment collage 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 requirement to enroll into general education courses. Step Three is to complete the program requirements to be accepted into the Practical Nursing program.
  • It is mandatory that all of the Practical Nursing 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 Body Structure and Function; A grade of B or better is required.
  • LTC will take 16 Practical Nursing students one time per year (Summer only) via a Priority Enrollment process.

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This program is offered part-time in the evening. Most courses will be offered four nights a week (Monday-Thursday). Possible Saturday classes will be required. Classes on campus typically meet 5pm to 10pm and clinical courses anywhere between 2:30pm-10pm though times may vary.