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.
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.
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:
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.
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 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:
Please note that late applications will not be considered.
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.
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.