ABSN Curriculum

During our 16-month ABSN program, you will complete 53 credit hours over the span of four full-time semesters. Taught by Madonna’s experienced nursing faculty and clinical instructors, our ABSN curriculum provides a solid educational foundation that prepares you to sit for the NCLEX-RN® exam.

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Through a blend of online coursework and experiential learning, students will gain the confidence and skills needed for a rewarding nursing career. Our curriculum is carefully designed to ensure you receive a high-quality and comprehensive education and support from our dedicated faculty.

First Semester

NUR 2830Health Assessment3 credits
NUR 2820Intro to Professional Nursing4 credits
NUR 3480Holistic Nursing Care Adults and Families I5 credits
NUR 3420Pharmacology3 credits
Total Credits: 15

Second Semester

NUR 3460Holistic Mental Health Nursing Care4 credits
NUR 3850Research and Evidence-based Practice I2 credits
NUR 3975Population Focused Care of the Older Adult and Family (Gero)5 credits
NUR 3985Holistic Nursing Care Adults and Families II4 credits
Total Credits: 15

Third Semester

NUR 4450Holistic Nursing Care of Women and Families (OB)4 credits
NUR 4410Holistic Nursing Care of Children and Families (Peds)4 credits
NUR 4870Population-Focused Professional Nursing (Community)4 credits
Total Credits: 12

Fourth Semester

NUR 4860Holistic Care Immersion6 credits
NUR 4840Dynamic Nursing Leadership3 credits
NUR 4970Research and Evidence-based Practice II2 credits
Total Credits: 11
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Additional Coursework Requirements

Post-Degree Applicants (students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree) must meet all nursing prerequisites, support, and signature (Goal 8) course requirements. Each student will be individually evaluated and notified of transfer equivalencies.

Transfer Applicants (students who have previous college coursework, but no bachelor’s degree) must meet all nursing prerequisites, support, core curriculum, and signature course requirements. Students may be required to take additional courses not listed if previous coursework fails to meet core curriculum, university, or nursing degree requirements. Each student will be individually evaluated and notified of transfer equivalencies and any additional coursework requirements.

For more details, students can refer to the course catalog or the Learning Goals and Core Curriculum Requirements.

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Learn More About our ABSN Curriculum

Contact our admissions representatives to learn more about our ABSN curriculum and how you can take the first steps toward an exciting nursing career.