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@Madonna curriculum provides a solid educational foundation that prepares you to sit for the NCLEX-RN® exam.

First Semester
NUR 2810Introduction to Professional Nursing3 credits
NUR 2830Health Assessment & Promotion3 credits
NUR 3420Pharmacology3 credits
NUR 3460Holistic Mental Health Nursing Care4 credits
Total Credits: 13
Second Semester
NUR 3480Holistic Nursing Care Adults and Families I (1st 8 weeks)5 credits
NUR 3980Holistic Nursing Care of Adults and Families II (2nd 8 weeks)4 credits
NUR 3970Population-Focused Care of The Older Adult and Family5 credits
Total Credits: 14
Third Semester
NUR 3960Evidence-Based Scholarship and Practice2 credits
NUR 4410Holistic Nursing Care of Children and Families – Peds4 credits
NUR 4430Population-Focused Professional Nursing5 credits
NUR 4450Holistic Nursing Care of Women and Families – OB4 credits
Total Credits: 15
Fourth Semester
NUR 4820Holistic Care Immersion5 credits
NUR 4840Dynamic Nursing Leadership3 credits
NUR 4950Transitions to Professional Nursing Praxis3 credits
Total Credits: 11

Additional Coursework Requirements

Post-Degree Applicants (students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree) must meet all nursing prerequisite, signature, and support course requirements. Students may be required to take additional courses not listed if previous degree coursework fails to meet nursing or university degree program requirements. Each student will be individually evaluated and notified of additional course requirements.

Transfer Applicants (students who have previous college coursework, but no bachelor’s degree) must meet all nursing prerequisite, signature, core curriculum, and support 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 additional course requirements.

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

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