School of Health Education

Health Education Building 103
1705 Hoffman Street
Madison WI 53704

CALL: (608) 246-6065 or (800) 322-6282 ext. 6065

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

Nursing Completion LPN to ADN

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 105431-PN


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.

Madison College and the faculty of the Associate Degree Nursing program value the education and experience you have obtained as a licensed practical nurse (LPN). If you wish to advance your educational preparation to become a registered nurse, you may be eligible to apply to the Nursing Completion: LPN to Associate Degree Nursing program, which allows you to enter into the third semester of the Associate Degree Nursing program curriculum. 

Program Details

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

Some Nursing classes are offered in the evening.

Nursing classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax
  • Fort Atkinson
  • Reedsburg

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

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


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.

This program is available to currently licensed practical nurses only. 

LPNs enrolling in the third-semester nursing courses must take Orientation to Associate Degree Nursing (543-164, 3 credit) the semester before entering the third semester nursing courses.

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 


Contact the Enrollment Center at or (608) 246-6210.


The courses listed below outline the requirements for completion for students officially admitted in the 2016-2017 academic year. Requirements for completion may vary depending on the semester in which a student is admitted. Current/continuing students should consult their Academic Requirements report available through their student center account for specific requirements, as requirements are subject to change.

General Education Courses

3 credits

3 credits

Choose from Microbiology or General Microbiology:



5 credits

Practical Nursing and Licensure Requirements
First Semester

Second Semester

Prior to the Start of Third Semester Courses

Third Semester

Fourth Semester


After completing the Nursing: LPN to Associate Degree program at Madison Area Technical College, you will be able to:

  • Adhere to professional standards of practice within legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks of the registered nurse.
  • Use effective communication skills.
  • Assess the 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.


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