School of Health Education

Health Education Building 103
1705 Hoffman Street
Madison WI 53704

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Nursing Completion Paramedic to ADN

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 105431


Madison College and the Associate Degree Nursing program faculty value the education and experience you have obtained as a paramedic.

If you wish to advance your educational preparation to become a registered nurse, you may be eligible to apply to the Nursing Completion: Paramedic to Associate Degree Nursing program, which allows you to enter into the third semester of the Associate Degree Nursing program curriculum. 

You will be required to complete the appropriate Paramedic to RN Bridge courses prior to entering the third semester Associate Degree Nursing courses.

Program Details

Some Nursing courses are offered in the evening.

Nursing completion courses may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for this program. 

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


To Apply

After Acceptance

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

Fall 2018 and Spring 2019               Fall 2019 and Spring 2020


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


Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2019-2020 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


4 credits


4 credits


3 credits


3 credits

The following courses are recommended to be completed prior to enrolling in the nursing bridge courses:


3 credits

Choose from Microbiology or General Microbiology:


5 credits


5 credits


3 credits



5 credits

Paramedic Bridge Courses and Licensure Requirements
Second Semester


3 credits


3 credits


2 credits


2 credits

Associate Degree Nursing 2nd Year Requirements
Third Semester


1 credits

Fourth Semester


2 credits

  • 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.

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

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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.

Our Associate Degree 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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