Earn a Bachelor’s Degree and Prepare for RN Licensure

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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. 

Who should pursue the Traditional Pre-Licensure track?

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. 

Traditional BSN Curriculum

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.

Learn more about the BSN Traditional Pre-Licensure degree curriculum

BSN Prerequisites 

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.

BSN Major Courses

Covering 53 semester hours (s.h.), the nursing major coursework dives deep into advanced nursing topics, including:

  • Professional Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing Care
  • Pharmacology
  • Health Assessment
  • Holistic Nursing Care of Children and Families
  • Nursing Leadership

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 Support Courses

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.

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 Traditional Pre-Licensure BSN Degree and Application Deadlines

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.

Traditional BSN Nursing Application Deadlines

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

Please note that late applications will not be considered.

Requirements for Direct Admission to the Traditional BSN Pre-Licensure Degree 

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:

  • Minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Grades of ‘B’ (3.0) or higher in biology, chemistry, and two years of algebra
  • ACT composite score of 22 or higher OR 1100 SAT score
  • Enroll at Madonna University immediately following high school
  • Applications received by December 1 will receive priority decisions
  • Applications received after December 1 will be reviewed upon receipt and decisions made on a space available basis
  • Within 4 weeks of direct admission offer, students will accept or decline admission
  • Meeting the general university admission criteria does not guarantee direct nursing admission

Pre-Nursing Admission Requirements

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.

  • Minimum cumulative unweighted high school GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • ACT composite score of 18 or higher OR 960 SAT score
  • Grades of ‘C’ (2.0) or higher in biology, chemistry, and two years of algebra

Start your Nursing Career with Madonna’s Traditional BSN Degree

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.

Ready to begin your nursing career? Request more information or get started on your application today!



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