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1705 Hoffman Street
Madison WI 53704

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Monday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Wednesday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Part Time Track

The Associate Degree Nursing Program part time track is completed in eight consecutive semesters. It is designed for individuals who have obligations that impact their ability to attend the rigorous full-time academic schedule of the full time track.

Students attend class, lab and clinical practicum but take two courses each semester, instead of the four courses taken each semester by the full time track students. Part-time is defined as taking less than 4 nursing courses in a semester. 

The part time track may be selected at the time of petition. 

The part time track may have financial aid eligibility implications if you are enrolled less than half time for some semesters. 

Requirements

Part time track students must complete all required pre-requisites prior to entry into the nursing program. Students must petition to enter the nursing program through the same process as students preferring the full time track. A student wishing to register in the part time track must indicate this on the petition form.

All part time track students follow the same program and course policies that full time track students follow. 

As with the full time nursing program, students taking classes in the part time track must take all skills/clinical courses at Madison College; all theory courses that are offered by Madison College (either online, hybrid or face-to-face) must be taken through Madison College. Please refer to the Student handbook for all online course policies.

The part time student may be required to take clinical courses at a campus other than the student’s home campus.

A student wishing to follow the part time track is committing to a full year (two consecutive semesters) of part time. After this, the student can either continue the part time track or may request to move into the full time track.

Course Sequence

Year One
SEMESTER 1
10-543-101 Nursing Fundamentals
10-543-103 Pharmacology

If a student is unsuccessful in both Semester 1 courses the student cannot move to semester 2. If the student passes one Semester 1 course, they will have the option to move forward to Semester 2 but must retake the unsuccessful course concurrently with the other Semester 2 courses. 

SEMESTER 2
10-543-102 Nursing Skills
10-543-104 Introduction to Clinical Practice

All Year One courses must be completed before the student is eligible to enroll in Year Two courses.

By the end of week 8 in Semester 2 the student must notify the Program Director or Associate Dean in writing of the desire to switch to the full time track. To be eligible to switch to the Full Time Track, the request form must be received by the Program Director or Associate Dean by 4 p.m. Friday of week 8.

Year Two

SEMESTER 3
10-543-106 Health Promotion
10-543-108 Introduction to Clinical Management

If a student is unsuccessful in both Semester 3 courses the student cannot move to semester 4. If the student passes one Semester 3 course, they will have the option to move forward to Semester 4 but must retake the unsuccessful course concurrently with the other Semester 4 courses. 

SEMESTER 4
10-543-105 Health Alterations
10-543-107 Lifespan Clinical

All Year Two courses must be completed before the student is eligible to enroll in Year Three courses.

By the end of week 8 in Semester 4 the student must notify the Program Director or Associate Dean in writing of the desire to switch to the full time track. To be eligible to switch to the Full Time Track, the request form must be received by the Program Director or Associate Dean by 4 p.m. Friday of week 8.

Year 3

SEMESTER 5
10-543-109 Complex Health Alterations I
10-543-110 Mental Health

If a student is unsuccessful in both Semester 5 courses the student cannot move to semester 6. If the student passes one Semester 5 course, they will have the option to move forward to Semester 6 but must retake the unsuccessful course concurrently with the other Semester 6 courses. 

SEMESTER 6
10-543-111 Intermediate Clinical
10-543-112 Advanced Skills

All Year Three courses must be completed before the student is eligible to enroll in Year Four courses.

By the end of week 8 in Semester 6 the student must notify the Program Director or Associate Dean in writing of the desire to switch to the full time track. To be eligible to switch to the Full Time Track, the request form must be received by the Program Director or Associate Dean by 4 p.m. Friday of week 8.

Year 4

SEMESTER 7 
10-543-113 Complex Health Alterations 2
10-543-115 Advanced Clinical

If a student is unsuccessful in both Semester 7 courses the student cannot move to semester 8. If the student passes one Semester 7 course, they will have the option to move forward to Semester 8 but must retake the unsuccessful course concurrently with the other Semester 8 courses.

SEMESTER 8
10-543-114 Nursing Management Concepts
10-543-116 Transition to Clinical Practice

Part Time to Full Time

A meeting with your nursing faculty academic advisor is required to discuss program progression and movement from part time to full time. A student wishing to move to the full time track of nursing courses must make this request to the Program director or Associate Dean (completion of full time track request form). The student must make the request to change to the full time track in writing by the last business day in Week 8 of the semester. Requests not received by the 4 p.m. Friday in Week 8 will be denied. The student may not register for the full time track until permission to do so has been given.

Full Time to Part Time

A meeting with your nursing faculty academic advisor is required to discuss program progression and movement from full time to part time. A student wishing to move to the part time track of nursing courses must make this request to the Program director or Associate Dean by the end of Week 8 in writing by completing the Part Time Track Request form. If in the future the student wishes to return to a full time track of courses, the student must make this request to the Program director or Associate Dean (completion of full time track request form). Requests not received by the 4 p.m. Friday in Week 8 will be denied. The student may not register for the part time track until permission to do so has been given.

Mandated Part Time

Any full time student who has failed two or more individual nursing courses within one semester will be placed in the part time track for a minimum of one semester.

Any student granted an exception to re-entry policy of the nursing program must complete a minimum of two semesters in the part time track.