Madonna University’s Traditional Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree allows students to earn their bachelor’s degree and prepare to obtain their registered nurse (RN) licensure.
The traditional BSN degree program provides opportunities to advance leadership ability through a strong general education foundation, prerequisite courses across the sciences, and experiential learning in holistic care techniques across the lifespan.
With this, graduates from Madonna’s Traditional Pre-Licensure BSN are patient-focused and dedicated to delivering superior relationship-based care in a complex, ever-evolving healthcare environment.
The Traditional Pre-Licensure track of Madonna’s BSN degree is designed specifically for students without RN licensure or an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Because of the program’s general education component and foundation in the sciences, this is typically students who are earning a bachelor’s degree for the first time, such as high school graduates.
Led by Madonna faculty who are experienced nursing professionals and academics, the curriculum for the Traditional Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree provides transformational hands-on learning experiences and advanced, cutting edge theory.
This ensures Madonna’s BSN students are well-prepared for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for RN licensure.
The prerequisite courses for the nursing major foster a broad knowledge in the sciences, including coursework in anatomy and physiology, nutrition, life chemistry, microbiology, and pathophysiology. During the prerequisite portion of the curriculum, students also complete courses in college composition, sociology, statistics, and psychology, ensuring they are well-rounded professionals.
Covering 53 semester hours (s.h.), the nursing major coursework dives deep into advanced nursing topics, including:
With a clinical practicum component required of many of the courses in the program, Madonna’s BSN students are trained to provide experienced care to women, adults, and families.
BSN students round out their degree curriculum by completing a set of support courses that foster the development of communication and interpersonal skills and establish ethical standards for practice. Reflecting Madonna’s Franciscan values, these courses allow students to build meaningful relationships with their patients and be well positioned for leadership roles in their future careers as registered nurses across a range of specializations.
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 Traditional BSN degree is a competitive program sought after by top prospective nursing students in Michigan and across the country. Students interested in applying to the Traditional Pre-Licensure track must apply by the strict deadlines for the program with the following application materials.
Please note that late applications will not be considered.
Direct admission into Madonna’s Traditional BSN Pre-Licensure degree program is offered to highly qualified high school seniors. The criteria for direct nursing admission are the following:
Applicants who do not meet the direct admission requirements outlined above can be admitted as an undeclared student in the College of Nursing and Health to establish a higher GPA while taking the prerequisite courses for the nursing program at Madonna.
Madonna’s Traditional Pre-Licensure BSN degree provides a pathway to a bachelor’s degree, RN licensure, and a rewarding, patient-centered career 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.