Expand Your Nursing Career Opportunities with a Bachelor’s Degree

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Madonna University’s Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree provides registered nurses with the opportunity to build on their previous academic and professional experience and earn a bachelor’s degree.

Increasingly, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is becoming the standard for employment at many hospitals and healthcare facilities. Madonna’s RN to BSN completion program ensures students are confidently able to step into these roles and provide holistic care to all populations.

The RN to BSN program prepares students for increased earning potential in nurse leadership roles across the continuum of care; it also positions students well for advanced graduate study across nursing specialties.

Who should pursue the RN to BSN track?

The RN to BSN track is a bachelor’s degree completion program for nurses with an unencumbered RN license, including those who have previously completed an associate degree in nursing.

Recognizing the unique needs of working RNs, some of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing theory courses are offered in hybrid and online formats to help students manage busy professional schedules.

RN to BSN Curriculum

The RN to BSN track provides a streamlined process to obtain a bachelor’s degree at Madonna. Building on the competencies acquired in their previous educational programs, RNs in this track broaden their nursing theory base while also gaining the ability to demonstrate the synthesis of the natural and behavioral sciences.

Led by Madonna’s expert nursing faculty, students dive deep into advanced nursing concepts and expand their skill set through practicum experiences. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing curriculum for RNs covers 19 semester hours of major-specific courses that cover the following topics:

  • Professional nursing
  • Evidence-based nursing practice
  • Health promotion
  • Population-based care
  • Health assessment and promotion
  • Nursing leadership

Required support courses include medical ethics and ethical considerations for palliative care. These ensure BSN graduates can provide compassionate, patient-focused care across the lifespan that is a manifestation of Madonna’s Franciscan values.

Degree completion students must meet all Madonna Core Curriculum and support course requirements to be eligible for graduation. The average time to completion for the RN to BSN track varies based on the individual student’s academic background, as previous credits will be evaluated for transfer eligibility.

Review the complete RN to BSN degree curriculum

Accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree

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).

Admission into the BSN Degree for RNs and Application Deadlines

Madonna’s BSN degree is a renowned program in the region and is highly sought after by registered nurses seeking the next step in their careers.

RN applicants are admitted directly to the Nursing major if they meet the following admissions requirements: 

  • Submission of official transcripts from all colleges or postsecondary institutions attended
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 from all colleges and/or universities
  • Current unencumbered Michigan RN license or RN license in a state that participates in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA) 

BSN Nursing Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester – January 31
  • Winter Semester – July 31

Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Start your Nursing Career with Madonna’s BSN Degree

Madonna’s RN to BSN degree completion program provides a pathway for registered nurses to obtain a bachelor’s degree and expand their long term professional outlook in nursing.

Get started on the next stage of your nursing career by requesting more information or getting started on your application!



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