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Nursing Completion Paramedic to ADN
Program Number: 105431
Your Degree:
Associate Degree
Area of Study:
Health Sciences
Delivery Method:
Some Online/Some In Person
Estimated Time to Complete:
65 Credits | Finish degree in 2 years
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$9,324.25 Tuition
$2,894.64 Materials/Supplemental Costs
$293.00 Other Costs
  • Program Overview

    Madison College and the Associate Degree Nursing program faculty value the education and experience you have obtained as a paramedic.

    If you wish to advance your educational preparation to become a registered nurse, you may be eligible to apply to the Nursing Completion: Paramedic to Associate Degree Nursing program, which allows you to enter into the third semester of the Associate Degree Nursing program curriculum. 

    You will be required to complete the appropriate Paramedic to RN Bridge courses prior to entering the third semester Associate Degree Nursing courses.

    Program Details

    Some Nursing courses are offered in the evening.

    The Associate Degree Nursing program at Madison Area Technical College at the Fort Atkinson, Reedsburg, Truax and Watertown campus locations located in Fort Atkinson, Reedsburg, Madison and Watertown, Wisconsin is accredited by the:

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Georgia 30326 • 404.975.5000

    ACEN Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing


    The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. The Madison College Nursing (RN) program is approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.


    We prepare you to pass the national licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse.

    The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19% through 2022, faster than the average for all occupations.

    Our Associate Degree Nursing program graduates work for a range of employers throughout Wisconsin including Access Community Health Centers, Columbus Community Hospital, Mercy Health System, St. Clare Hospital & Health Services, VA Medical Center, Willows Nursing & Rehabilitation Center and more.  

    With additional education, Nursing program graduates may:

    • Transfer credits toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

    • Attain a Master of Science in Nursing 

      Job Growth
      Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 19% through 2022.
    • Curriculum and Experience

      Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2023-2024 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

      Current and newly admitted program students, go directly to your Degree Progress Report to view:

      • Progress toward your specific requirements
      • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

      If you have questions after reviewing your degree progress report (advisement report), please see Advising Services.

      General Education Courses
      The following general education and elective courses are required to successfully graduate from the Nursing-Associate Degree program. Some of these courses are required to petition and others may be completed prior to the start of the program or by the end of the first year of the program. Prospective students should refer to petition requirements and current students should refer to their Degree Progress Report for additional details regarding which general education program requirements must be taken to petition.
      Choose one of the following courses:
      3 credits
      3 credits
      Choose one of the following courses. Note: Gen Anatomy & Physiology 10806177 must be taken in combination with Advanced Anatomy & Physiology 10806179. Anatomy and Physiology 1 must be taken in combination with Anatomy and Physiology 2.
      4 credits
      4 credits
      Choose one of the following courses. Note: Gen Anatomy & Physiology 10806177 must be taken in combination with Advanced Anatomy & Physiology 10806179. Anatomy and Physiology 1 must be taken in combination with Anatomy and Physiology 2.
      4 credits
      4 credits
      Choose one of the following courses:
      3 credits
      3 credits
      Choose one of the following courses:
      3 credits
      3 credits
      Choose one of the following courses:
      4 credits
      5 credits
      The following courses are recommended to be completed prior to enrolling in the nursing bridge courses:
      3 credits
      Choose one of the following two courses:
      3 credits
      3 credits
      5 credits
      Paramedic Bridge Courses and Licensure Requirements
      3 credits
      3 credits
      2 credits
      2 credits
      Associate Degree Nursing 2nd Year Requirements
      Third Semester
      Fourth Semester
    • Admission

      To Apply

      Students need to complete the petition process to get into core-program classes for this program. Before submitting an application, it’s important to review the Petition Process webpage which also includes estimated wait times for each program.

        • View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements
        • There is currently 0-1 years between acceptance into pre-program and the start of core classes. The estimated time to enter the core-program is subject to change based on the variable number of students ready to petition each semester.
        • Learn more about the Madison College experience and get help with the admissions process

        After Acceptance

        Once you have been accepted in a pre-program status, your next step is to complete the Petition Requirements. See the Petition information in the next section.    

        Additional Notes

        Students will be required to meet the current admission and petition requirements. Requirements must be amended any time accreditation requirements are updated or changed. Requirements may also be amended based on Madison College programmatic assessment data.


        Contact Enrollment Services at or 608.246.6210.

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      • Petition

        After Acceptance

        After you have been admitted into a pre-program status, complete all of the Petition Requirements for your program. Login to your student account and run a Degree Progress Report to review the Petition Requirements and see which requirements you have completed and which need to be satisfied.

        Requirements vary by program, and may include some or all of the following:

        • Prerequisites (examples: Algebra, Geometry, Chemistry, Biology, English and Reading): This varies by program
        • Course Requirements (examples: Anatomy and Physiology, Intro to Psychology, etc.): This varies by program
        • Testing Requirement (examples: ACT, HESI, TEAS): This varies by program
        • Petition Workshop: This is done online and can be found in Blackboard after you have been admitted in a pre-program status

        You can view the Petition Requirements for this program using the links below.        

        Fall 2022 and Spring 2023

        Fall 2023 and Spring 2024

        After completing the petition requirements, students are then selected for entry into core program courses through the Petition Process.


        Contact Enrollment Services at or 608.246.6210.

      • Career Outcomes

        Program Outcomes

        • Integrate professional nursing identity reflecting integrity, responsibility, and nursing standards.

        • Communicate comprehensive information using multiple sources in nursing practice.

        • Integrate theoretical knowledge to support decision making.

        • Integrate the nursing process into client care across diverse populations.

        • Function as a healthcare team member to provide safe and effective care.

      Contact the School of Nursing

      Madison Truax Campus
      Health Building, 103

      1705 Hoffman Street
      Madison, Wisconsin 53704


      • Monday – Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
      • Friday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (Virtual)
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      Your first step is to apply to Madison College. It's easy and free to apply, so get started today!