ABSN Program Admission Process

If you are ready to start your nursing school journey through Madonna University’s Accelerated BSN program, here are the first four steps you need to take in the admission process.

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1. Connect with an Admissions Officer

Before considering applying, you must determine if the ABSN program fits you. That’s why your first step in the admission process is contacting an ABSN enrollment counselor. After you complete the contact form, you will get a phone call to discuss your academic qualifications and career goals with your officer. During this initial conversation, you can ask questions and get more information on the application requirements. Your officer will be your main point of contact throughout the admission process.

To prepare for the initial conversation, we recommend reviewing our ABSN requirements and prerequisites to ensure your experience is compatible with our program. Post-degree and transfer applicants must fulfill specific nursing prerequisite courses to ensure our students have the knowledge necessary to succeed in our ABSN curriculum. We evaluate each student individually through our rolling admissions process, and you will be notified of additional course requirements needed for enrollment.

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2. Complete Your Nursing School Application

Once you’ve confirmed with your enrollment counselor that you’re ready to apply, you can complete the ABSN program application online and submit the following:

  • All official transcripts from the college or university you previously attended.
  • Proof of prior completion of all expected prerequisites.
  • A letter of intent to the College of Nursing & Health.
  • Completion of a criminal background check.
  • Completion of Madonna Writing Assessment.

The Madonna Writing Assessment is only required for incoming students without an existing non-nursing bachelor’s degree. Madonna University’s writing faculty score this assessment.

3. Connect with Your Success Coach

Upon acceptance to Madonna University, your third step involves creating a personalized academic plan. You will collaborate with your success coach to work out all that needs to be accomplished to target a specific start date in the ABSN program in January, May or August.

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4. Successfully Complete Core Curriculum, Signature and Nursing Support Courses

Part of your academic plan includes completing all your eligibility requirements. While you don’t need prior nursing training or healthcare experience to apply to the ABSN program, you do need to meet specific academic requirements. Depending on experience and previous credits, some students may need to complete a set of Madonna’s signature courses before enrollment and some core curriculum courses that are qualified for completion throughout the 16-month program.

Contact us to learn more about the Accelerated BSN program admission process.