Nursing Completion LPN to ADN

Associate Degree

Program Number: 105431

Credits: 66

Area of Study: Health Sciences

Delivery Method:
Some Online / Some In Person*

Financial Aid Available

Estimated Program Cost:

Tuition - $10,391.15
Materials/Supplemental Costs
Other Costs
Total Estimated Program Costs*:

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. 

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


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


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 Nursing Completion LPN to ADN Petition Requirements.

                 Fall 2020 and Spring 2021                    Fall 2021 and Spring 2022


Contact Enrollment Services at or (608) 246-6210.


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2021-2022 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.


There are currently no Transfer Partnerships for this program. Review our Transfer Opportunities page for information on all Madison College transfer options.

  • 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 licensing exam (NCLEX-RN), to become a Registered Nurse.

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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

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.