Associate Degree Nursing (R.N.)

Associate Degree

Program Number: 105431

Credits: 66

Area of Study: Health Sciences

Delivery Method: Some Online

Program completed online and in person

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $10,211.50
Materials/Supplemental Costs
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$2,443.19
Other Costs
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$248.00
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Total Estimated Program Costs*:
Overview

The Associate Degree Nursing (RN) program at Madison College offers training for in-demand jobs in nursing and health care. Learn from experienced nursing professionals in digital classrooms and modern labs. Develop patient care skills during clinical practicums in area hospitals and health care facilities.   

Top Career Training

The Nursing (RN) associate degree program teaches you good 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, understanding that errors may have serious consequences; good communication skills; an eye for detail; 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 such as 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'll 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. 

Nursing
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Your Advantages at Madison College

  • Learn 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

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.

After Acceptance

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

                 Fall 2019 and Spring 2020                    Fall 2020 and Spring 2021                                                         

Questions?

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

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2020-2021 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

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

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Transfer

Madison College has the following Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review the list and identify the right college or university to earn your bachelor’s degree. 

After you identify your best transfer options, review the steps to transfer, attend transfer events, and meet with your program advisor every semester to keep your transfer plans on track.

Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
The RN-BSN option is designed for graduates who have passed the RN-N.C.L.E.X exam. Transcripts are evaluated on an individual basis. Nursing, biology, and liberal arts courses typically will transfer into the RN-BSN program. The RN-BSN baccalaureate degree at Bryant and Stratton College is a new application pursuing initial accreditation. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
Due to individual variations in how WTCS general education requirements are met, transfer results will vary. The list of recommended courses to meet Core requirements is to be used for course planning at the associate level. A grade of "C-" or better is needed for the course to fulfill the specified requirement. Nursing coursework within the AAS degree will transfer as a block of 38 credits.
Details
Students who complete their Associate Degree Nursing program, have a GPA of 2,75 or higher and "C" or better in biology, chemistry, health science and nursing courses may enter Carroll's Master of Science in Nursing program with up to 70 credits transferred in.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
Details
Student who earn an Associate Degree from Madison College can transfer a minimum of 60 credits and a maximum of 72 credits to Lakeland College to be applied to the requirements of the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Sciences degree.
Details
Students must have a 3.0 GPA to be eligible for admission to the nursing program at Marian University. Students must also have completed the associate degree for nursing at Madison College. This agreement is for the BS Nursing Online program only. Students interested in transferring should contact Marian University for the most current transfer information
Details
Students entering the RN to BSN completion program will transfer up to 72 credits from their associates of nursing degree provided the student has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, final course grades of "C" or better in biology, chemistry, health sciences and nursing courses and student holds a RN license from the state of WI without stipulations.
Details
Silver Lake College guarantees admission to students who have successfully completed an associate degree in nursing from one of the Wisconsin Technical College System schools. All qualified students must have at least a 2.0 GPA to be admitted. In addition, 70 semester hours of transfer credit will be applied toward the bachelor of science nursing degree. Only courses passed with a "C" or better will be accepted for transfer credit.
Details
Up to 78 lower division and an additional 12 upper division credits from an accredited institution may be applied toward the minimum 120 semester credit hours required for completion. At least 30 credits must be earned in upper division courses. A minimum of 30 credits and 6 credits in the major must be completed at UIU. Students must have a valid RN license and GPA of 2.5 or higher at time of application.
Details
This program is intended for students who are registered nurses and wish to combine online courses with on-campus courses and a clinical experience to complete a Bachelor of Science Nursing. Nurses must apply and be admitted to both the university and the BSN Completion Program.
Details
The BSN completion program is designed for students who have completed the associate degree nursing program and are registered nurses. For students admitted under terms of this agreement the freshman admission requirements and lower division writing courses (2) will be waived (no ACT or WMPT testing). Between 58-60 credits will be transferred in and applied to the 120 credits needed for graduation. All BSN candidates must meet the UW GB general education requirements and liberal studies courses which are required at the time of admission.
Details
This articulation agreement applies to graduates of the WTCS system-wide Associate Degree Nursing program from May 1996 and after. These graduates are eligible to receive a minimum of 60 college transfer credits to be applied to the Bachelor in Nursing degree at a UW System BSN@HOME under the terms of this agreement. These credits may include no more than thirty credits from the WTCS System-wide Nursing curriculum and thirty credits of general education courses. In addition to these sixty credits, some additional credit form WTCS may also be transferable.
Details
This articulation agreement applies to graduates of the WTCS system-wide Associate Degree Nursing program from May 1996 and after. These graduates are eligible to receive a minimum of 60 college transfer credits to be applied to the Bachelor in Nursing degree at a UW System BSN@HOME under the terms of this agreement. These credits may include no more than thirty credits from the WTCS System-wide Nursing curriculum and thirty credits of general education courses. In addition to these sixty credits, some additional credit form WTCS may also be transferable.
Details
The terms of the Leadership & Org Studies agreement are limited to students who complete an associates of applied science degree and are admitted to the Organizational Studies emphasis of the Leadership and Organizational Studies at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. The terms of the Human Services Leadership agreement are limited to students who have complete an associates of applied science degree and have been admitted to the Human Services Leadership degree at UW O. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
Details
This articulation agreement applies to graduates of the WTCS system-wide Associate Degree Nursing program from May 1996 and after. These graduates are eligible to receive a minimum of 60 college transfer credits to be applied to the Bachelor in Nursing degree at a UW System BSN@HOME under the terms of this agreement. These credits may include no more than thirty credits from the WTCS System-wide Nursing curriculum and thirty credits of general education courses. In addition to these sixty credits, some additional credit form WTCS may also be transferable.
Details
All courses transferred from Madison College will be processed as lower division credits. Students will be awarded the amount of credit they earned at Madison College for transferred coursework.
Details
Students who complete the nursing program can transfer up to 70 credits toward the Bachelor of Science in Business Management and Leadership offered through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies.

Non-Wisconsin Schools

Details
Students who complete any associate degree at Madison Area Technical College will have no additional general education core curriculum requirements to meet but must satisfy the Kirkpatrick Signature Series requirement. This applies to students who are pursuing a bachelors of arts, bachelors of science or bachelors of fine arts at Bellevue University.
Details
The RN-BSN option is designed for graduates who have passed the RN-N.C.L.E.X exam. Transcripts are evaluated on an individual basis. Nursing, biology, and liberal arts courses typically will transfer into the RN-BSN program. The RN-BSN baccalaureate degree at Bryant and Stratton College is a new application pursuing initial accreditation. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
Details
Per the agreement, students must complete the associates of arts, associates of science or associates of applied science with an overall GPA of a 2.0 prior to transferring. Articulation agreement is for students who graduate from appropriate program and wish to pursue one of the following degrees at Capella: Bachelor of Science in Business specializations, Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, Bachelor of Science in Public Safety specializations, Bachelor of Science in Nursing (must hold a valid RN license) and Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
Details
The RN to BSN online option enrolls new students 6 times per year. Students must have completed an associate degree nursing with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, have a current, active RN license in the US.
Details
Students graduating with an associate degree from MATC with a 2.0 GPA or higher are guaranteed admissions into CSU-Global and can transfer up to 64 semester credits from MATC to be applied toward earning a Bachelor’s Degree at CSU-Global.
Details
A student who completes an associate of arts, associate of science or associates of applied science is considered part of the ‘advanced core‘. The Advanced Core requires students to have earned at least 64 credits of transfer. If students transfer prior to completion or with less than 64 credits they will be considered part of the standard core and credits will be evaluated on a course by course basis.
Details
Franklin University will guarantee acceptance of all Madison College graduates with an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate of Applied Science. Madison College graduates will have junior standing at Franklin University and may transfer additional credits (up to a maximum of 94) toward their baccalaureate degree.
Details
Students will be granted admission to a bachelors degree program upon completion of an approved transfer program at Madison College. Students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater while at Madison College. Regardless of the number of credits transferred students must complete at least 25% of their baccalaureate degree credits at Herzing University University University.
Details
Students who complete the Associates Degree in Nursing from 2016 onward, may transfer and apply up to 62 credits towards Purdue's Professional Nursing Pathways Online BSN degree program. Students must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and only courses with a "C" or better are eligible for transfer.
Details
Up to 78 lower division and an additional 12 upper division credits from an accredited institution may be applied toward the minimum 120 semester credit hours required for completion. At least 30 credits must be earned in upper division courses. A minimum of 30 credits and 6 credits in the major must be completed at UIU. Students must have a valid RN license and GPA of 2.5 or higher at time of application.
Details
Madison College students must complete the required coursework in the associate degree nursing program with a "C" or better and meet the admission requirements to Walden‘s Bachelor of Science Nursing Completion program may receive credit toward their BSN program.
Outcomes

Program Student Outcomes

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 healthcare 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.

 

We prepare you to pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), to become a Registered Nurse.

Madison College Associate Degree 2018 Composite NCLEX Score: 96 percent (ACEN Standard 6)

National Average: 88.3 percent

Spring 2017 Program Completion rate: 64.8%

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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 

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  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    201720182019
    Number of Program Graduates175180145
    Number of Surveys Sent174180145
    Number of Surveys Returned137126108
    Percent of Surveys Returned78.70%70.00%74.50%
    Available for Employment135124106
    Percent Available for Employment98.50%98.40%98.10%
    Not in Labor Market220
    Percent Not in Labor Market1.50%1.60%0.00%
    Available for Employment

    201720182019
    Graduates Employed131121105
    Percent of Graduates Employed97.00%97.60%99.10%
    Employed in Related Occupation131119103
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation100.00%98.30%98.10%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation022
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation0.00%1.70%1.90%
    Employed - No Response000
    Percent Employed - No Response0.00%0.00%0.00%
    Seeking Employment431
    Percent Seeking Employment3.00%2.40%0.90%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    201720182019
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4)3.53.53.6
    Number of Satisfaction Responses137126107
    Very Satisfied (4)737061
    Percent Very Satisfied53.30%55.60%57.00%
    Satisfied (3)615445
    Percent Satisfied44.50%42.90%42.10%
    Unsatisfied (2)100
    Percent Unsatisfied0.70%0.00%0.00%
    Very Unsatisfed (1)221
    Percent Very Unsatisfied1.50%1.60%0.90%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    201720182019
    Number of Primary Reason Responses137125107
    Preparation for Getting a Job464835
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job33.60%38.40%32.70%
    Career Change594847
    Percent Career Change43.10%38.40%43.90%
    Improvement of Existing Skills1499
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills10.20%7.20%8.40%
    Preparation for Further Education161312
    Percent Preparation for Further Education11.70%10.40%11.20%
    Personal Interest212
    Percent Personal Interest1.50%0.80%1.90%
    Other062
    Percent Other0.00%4.80%1.90%
    When Employment was Obtained

    201720182019
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses131113105
    Before Enrollment191011
    Percent Before Enrollment14.50%8.80%10.50%
    While Attending the College282416
    Percent While Attending the College21.40%21.20%15.20%
    After Training at the College847978
    Percent After Training at the College64.10%69.90%74.30%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    201720182019
    Number of Employment Location Responses131122107
    In College District1088890
    Percent In College District82.40%72.10%84.10%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District223113
    Percent of In Wisconsin16.80%25.40%12.10%
    Outside of Wisconsin112
    Percent Outside Wisconsin0.80%0.80%1.90%
    Employer Location Unknown022
    Percent Location Unknown0.00%1.60%1.90%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend201720182019
    Full Time Employment (Related Job)Full Time Salary Count907973
    Average Monthly Wage$4,864 $4,951 $5,066
    Average Hourly Wage$28.28 $28.78 $29.45
    Average Work Hours per Week38.439.440.4
    Part Time Employment (Related Job)Part Time Salary Count293624
    Average Hourly Wage$29.51 $30.25 $31.55
    Average Work Hours per Week28.828.228.2
  • Graduate Employers
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2019
    Employer(s) Job Title City* State** Positions
    Abilities Inc Registered Nurse Fort Atkinson
    Accurate Home Care Registered Nurse St Cloud MN
    Agrace HospiceCare Inpatient Registered Nurse Fitchburg
    Agrace HospiceCare Registered Nurse Fitchburg 8
    Agrace HospiceCare Registered Nurse Case Manager Fitchburg 2
    American Family Children's Hospital Nurse
    American Family Children's Hospital Registered Nurse
    Attic Angel Place Registered Nurse Middleton
    Aurora Hospital Registered Nurse Summit
    Aurora St Luke's Medical Center Registered Nurse Milwaukee
    Care Wisconsin Registered Nurse Beaver Dam
    Catholic Charities Aging Services Nurse Supervisor
    Central Wisconsin Center Nurse Clinician 2
    Columbia County Health Care Center Registered Nurse Wyocena
    Dane County Sheriff's Office Registered Nurse
    Davis Duehr Dean Operating Room Registered Nurse
    Dept of Corrections Registered Nurse
    Dept of Health Services - Central Wisconsin Center Nurse Clinician 2
    Dept of Health Services - Central Wisconsin Center Registered Nurse
    Divine Savior Healthcare Emergency Nurse Portage
    Divine Savior Healthcare Registered Nurse Portage 5
    Dodge Correctional Institute Nurse 2 Waupun
    Fort Health & Rehabilitation Registered Nurse Fort Atkinson 4
    Fresenius Kidney Care Registered Nurse
    Group Health Cooperative Registered Nurse
    Lake Country Pediatric Clinic Registered Nurse Oconomowoc
    Maplewood Nursing Home Registered Nurse Sauk City
    Marquardt Memorial Manor Nurse Case Manager Watertown
    Marquardt Memorial Manor Registered Nurse Watertown
    Marquardt Memorial Manor Registered Nurse Case Manager Watertown
    Mendota Mental Health Institute License Practical Nurse
    Mendota Mental Health Institute Nurse Clinician
    Mendota Mental Health Institute Nurse Clinician 2
    Mendota Mental Health Institute Registered Nurse 2
    Mercy Health System Registered Nurse Janesville
    Meriter Home Health Registered Nurse Home Care
    Nazareth Health & Rehabilitation Center Registered Nurse Stoughton 2
    Oak Park Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Registered Nurse
    Oak Park Place of Madison Registered Nurse
    Prevea Allouez Health Center Nurse Green Bay
    ProHealth Care Registered Nurse Oconomowoc
    Property Services Industries Paramedic St Charles IL
    Recover Health Registered Nurse Visit Nurse
    Reedsburg Area Medical Center Registered Nurse Reedsburg 2
    Sauk Prairie Health Care Registered Nurse Prairie du Sac
    Sauk Prairie Healthcare Registered Nurse Prairie du Sac
    Select Specialty Hospital Registered Nurse 2
    SSM Health Registered Nurse 3
    SSM Health At Home Registered Nurse Case Manager
    SSM Health Dean Medical Group Specialty Services Registered Nurse Baraboo
    St Agnes Hospital Registered Nurse Fond du Lac
    St Clare Hospital & Health Services Registered Nurse Baraboo 4
    St Mary's / Dean Ventures Registered Nurse 6
    Stoughton Hospital Registered Nurse Stoughton 2
    Unity Point Health-Meriter Registered Nurse 6
    UW Health Registered Nurse 5
    VA Medical Center Registered Nurse/Neuroendovascular Case Manager
    Watertown Memorial Hospital Registered Nurse Watertown

    * - Only cities outside of Madison will display.

    ** - Only states outside of Wisconsin will display.

    *** - If you have a position to post, please contact Career and Employment Services at techconnect@madisoncollege.edu

Resources

The Madison College Nursing (RN) program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.