For you WI students: WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports-CVTC Begins Petition Process for Nursing Applicants

Chippewa Valley Technical College will implement a "Petition Process" for students seeking admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program beginning with the Fall 2010 class.

Similar processes have been put in place in other Wisconsin technical colleges for high demand programs.

The changes are designed to improve student readiness. An outline of program admission requirements can be found at: Programs. Information sessions are scheduled in Eau Claire and River Falls for more information.

Students seeking admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program in Fall 2010, will need to fulfill requirements, work toward completion of a number of general education courses and petition to begin taking nursing courses.

"Preparation and program readiness are essential for student success. The demands of the nursing program and nursing require thorough preparation," said Dr. Ellen Kirking, administrator of health education at CVTC.

"Beginning core technical courses in nursing requires a great commitment on the student's part. The petition process allows students to decide if this is the right time for them," said CVTC Nursing Program Director Linda Londre.

In Eau Claire, information sessions will be held at 620 West Clairemont Ave, in room 103.
  • Monday, March 23, 5-7 p.m.
  • Monday, March 30, 9-11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, March 31, 1-3 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 8, 5-7 p.m.
A final session in Eau Claire is Thursday, April 23, from 9 to 11 a.m. also at 620 West Clairemont, room 30B.

In River Falls, three sessions are planned at the CVTC campus.
  • Friday, May 1, 9-11 a.m.
  • Tuesday, May 12, noon to 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 12, 3-5 p.m.
For further information, contact the Admissions Office at 1-800-547-2882 or 715-833-6246.