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Associate Degree Nursing (R.N.)

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 105431

Overview

The two-year Associate Degree Nursing (RN) program at Madison College offers highly respected training for in-demand jobs in nursing and health care. You’ll learn with experienced nursing professionals in digital classrooms and modern labs, and develop patient care skills during on-site clinical practicums in area hospitals and extended care facilities.   

Top Career Training

The Nursing (RN) associate degree program prepares future practitioners to function with judgment and technical competence while providing nursing care to patients of all ages. Nursing students focus on self-direction and independence. Helpful aptitudes and interests include an interest in people and their welfare; a willingness to follow procedures carefully, understanding that errors may have serious consequences; an ability to work and communicate with others; be precise and exact; and an ability to work under pressure and react quickly in an emergency. 

Strong Job Opportunities

After passing the NCLEX-RN exam, nursing program graduates may work as Registered Nurses (RN) in a variety of health care settings including clinics, hospitals, extended-care facilities, doctor's offices, home health agencies, and selected industrial and business settings.  

Nursing graduates see a 93 percent job placement rate within six months of graduation. Employers in Madison, Wisconsin, and beyond give high marks to our nursing graduates for the advanced clinical training they receive at Madison College. 

Please note: Upon admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program, you will be required to complete a background check and provide documentation of current immunizations and Health Care Provider CPR certification.

Program Details

Students in the Associate Degree Nursing program can attend full or part-time.

Associate Degree Nursing program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Reedsburg
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Watertown

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

Some of the courses for this program may be available online.

Nursing


Your Advantages at Madison College

  • Get hands-on in leading-edge facilities. The Health Education Center at the Truax Campus offers a fully functioning trauma room, home health scenario room and simulated patient settings for hands-on learning.
  • Learn the skills, concepts and ethics of the nursing profession with nurse instructors from a wide range of professional backgrounds.
  • Be ready to transfer your Madison College credits toward a bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) at Marquette University, Franklin University, the University of Wisconsin and many others.
Admission

To Apply

View the admission requirements for application deadlines, materials, and requirements.

  • Review the admission checklist to learn how to apply to a program or certificate at Madison College.
  • Attend an Academic Information Session to get started in the admission process.
  • Visit MATC to learn more about the Madison College experience including campus tours and program open houses.

After Acceptance

Once you have been admitted in a pre-petition status, your next step is to complete the Associate Degree Nursing (R.N.) Petition Requirements.

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210.

Curriculum

The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2017-2018 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted or may be completed by other equivalent courses. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student account for specific requirements and equivalent courses.

Nursing Certification

Proof of certification as a Nursing Assistant or completion of a Nursing Assistant course is required prior to petitioning. Refer to petition requirements for additional details.


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. 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.

3 credits


3 credits




Choose from Microbiology or General Microbiology:






 

Elective

5 credits


First Semester




Second Semester




Third Semester




Fourth Semester




Outcomes

After completing the associate degree Nursing program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

First Year

  • Implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to caring, advocacy and quality care while adhering to evidence-based practice.
  • Demonstrate appropriate written, verbal and nonverbal communication in a variety of clinical contexts.
  • Integrate knowledge of social, mathematical and physical sciences, pharmacology and disease processes while participating in clinical decision-making.
  • Provide patient centered care under supervision by participating in the nursing process across diverse populations and health care settings.
  • Minimize risk of harm to patients, members of the healthcare team and self through safe individual performance and participation in system effectiveness.
  • Collaborate as an active member of the multidisciplinary health care team to provide effective patient care throughout the lifespan.
  • Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error, and assist with decision-making.


Second Year

  • Implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidenced-based practice, caring, advocacy and quality care.
  • Demonstrate appropriate written, verbal and nonverbal communication in a variety of clinical contexts.
  • Integrate social, mathematical, and physical sciences, pharmacology and pathophysiology in clinical decision-making.
  • Provide patient-centered care by utilizing the nursing process across diverse populations and health care settings.
  • Minimize risk of harm to patients, members of the healthcare team and self through safe individual performance and participation in system effectiveness.
  • Lead the multidisciplinary health care team to provide effective patient care throughout the lifespan.
  • Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error and support decision-making.
  • Adhere to professional standards of practice within legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks of the registered nurse.
  • Use effective communication skills.
  • Assess health of individuals, families and groups within the context of the community.
  • Make clinical decisions to assure safe and accurate nursing care.
  • Provide safe, caring interventions with diverse populations.
  • Use teaching and learning processes to promote and restore health.
  • Collaborate with others to respond to the needs of individuals, families and groups across the health-illness continuum.
  • Manage care to facilitate continuity within and across health care settings.


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

Madison College Associate Degree 2015 Composite NCLEX Score: 88 percent (ACEN Standard 6)

National Average: 84 percent

Careers

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

Our 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