School of Health Education

Health Education Building 103
1705 Hoffman Street
Madison WI 53704

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

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Nursing Completion LPN to ADN

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 105431


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.

After Acceptance

Once you have been admitted in a pre-petition status, your next step is to complete the Nursing Completion LPN to ADN Petition Requirements.

                 Fall 2018 and Spring 2019                    Fall 2019 and Spring 2020


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


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 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.

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:



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
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