Madonna University’s Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN to BSN) degree provides the pathway for LPNs to earn their bachelor’s degree and be eligible to sit for registered nurse (RN) licensure.
Coursework in the LPN to BSN track dives into advanced nursing topics across the lifespan with hands-on clinical placements, allowing LPNs to elevate their existing professional knowledge. This prepares licensed practical nurses to deliver relationship-centered care that is deeply rooted in Madonna’s values of integrity, compassion, spirituality, and ethical behavior.
The LPN to BSN track is a bridge program designed specifically for working licensed practical nurses to earn their bachelor’s degree and achieve RN licensure. Open to all levels of professional experience, the program is ideal for LPNs seeking career advancement and a broader range of employment opportunities.
The format of the program allows licensed practical nurses to maintain employment and balance home, work, and academic responsibilities.
The LPN to BSN track of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree includes Madonna’s nursing major prerequisites. These courses provide a well-rounded foundation for students, ensuring that they have a strong working knowledge across the sciences.
Students then proceed into the 53 semester hours of nursing major courses, diving deep into concepts such as health assessment, pharmacology, holistic nursing care, and nursing leadership. These courses focus on the real-world application of course concepts and include clinical experiences that help students become efficient, collaborative medical team members that can work across specialties.
Support courses round out the LPN to BSN curriculum, strengthening communication and interpersonal skills and expanding understanding of medical ethics.
With this comprehensive curriculum, LPN to BSN students are well prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to obtain RN licensure.
Madonna University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Additionally, Madonna University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Madonna’s BSN degree is a competitive program sought after by top prospective nursing students; it is open to LPN applicants of all levels of professional experience. Applicants to the LPN to BSN program have the unique opportunity to have their experience evaluated for academic credit.
Admission into Madonna’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program follows a two-step process:
Students interested in applying to the LPN to BSN track are admitted directly to the Nursing major if they meet the Pre-Nursing admissions requirements, with the addition of:
Please note that late applications will not be considered.
The LPN to BSN track of Madonna’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree provides a pathway to a bachelor’s degree and RN licensure for licensed practical nurses. This unique BSN degree track opens the doors to exponential career growth across nursing specializations.
Membership in MUNSA provides each nursing student the opportunity to be a part of the largest independent student health professional organization in the country through membership in the National Nursing Student Association and the Michigan Nursing Student Association. Students through their elected officers and faculty consultants administer the organization. The purposes of MUNSA include programming to provide information about fundamental and current professional concerns, and assisting in the development of the whole person with emphasis upon the nurse’s responsibility for the health care of people in all walks of life. Highlights include the regular meetings, fundraisers, attendance at the state and national conventions, student camaraderie, and the opportunity to learn about careers in nursing.
The Founders of Sigma Theta Tau had a vision of what the organization could become when they founded the society in 1922. Madonna College had a vision and also made it a reality. In September, 1984, Dr. Noreen O'Neill, Dean of the Nursing Department, commissioned Judy Grant, MSN, RN, nursing faculty member, to take responsibility for establishing a Nursing Honor Society at the then Madonna College. The Growth and Honors Committee was charged to assist with this endeavor. In November, 1984, a steering committee was established to develop the Honor Society. The Steering Committee met and adopted bylaws as suggested in Guidelines for Establishment of Local Chapters. Admission criteria for membership was established and a list of eligible students was obtained.
On April 28, 1985, the First Annual Induction Ceremony of Nursing Honor Society of Madonna College was held to induct 88 new members. Officers of the Honor Society were elected following the ceremony. Dr. Dorothy Fox was elected the first president. On April 15, 1986, the Second Annual Induction Ceremony was held to induct 72 new members. By October, 1986, the Nursing Honor Society had applied to be charted as a local Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau. The Third Annual Induction Ceremony was held April 14, 1987.
Kappa Iota Chapter Installation Ceremonies were held at Madonna College, Kresge Hall, Livonia, Michigan on Sunday, April 24, 1988. Dr. Julienne Hoff, Dean of the Division of Nursing and Health presided at the formal ceremony creating Kappa Iota as a chapter. Peggy Shinkel, MSN, RN, was elected president of the 166 members and the newly inducted 76 members.
Teresa Wehrwein, Ph.D., RN, was president from April, 1990 to 1992. During that period Kappa Iota was awarded their first National Key Award for chapter member activity. With Sharron Guillett, MSN, RN, as president, the chapter received its second National Key Award in 1992. Kappa Iota has continued to grow as has Madonna University and the College of Nursing and Health. To date, the chapter has over 400 members. With your help and support, Kappa Iota Chapter of STTI will be actively involved in promoting and supporting the profession of nursing.
Madonna University joins an exclusive group of organizations authorized to offer HIMSS-approved healthcare and health information technology education and training programs that prepare candidates for advanced knowledge in health IT or healthcare.
Madonna University’s Graduate programs prepare nurses for leadership positions at the entry and mid-levels, where the need is greatest in health service organizations.
Designed for nurses who have been out of clinical practice for longer than two years and are wishing to return to an adult setting in acute care, home care, and/or long term-care.