Accelerated BSN Prerequisites
While you may satisfy the admission requirements, you may still need to complete prerequisites before you can start the hybrid Accelerated BSN program.
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 prerequisites, 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.
Completing Prerequisites through Madonna University
When you’re ready to get started on your nursing prerequisites, Madonna University makes it convenient for you to do so by offering the courses on our Livonia campus and online. Completing your prerequisites through Madonna can serve as a great option and can provide you with many benefits.
Fall Scholarship Opportunity
Students may qualify for a scholarship in the Madonna University ABSN Fall 2023 cohort when they complete some of their prerequisites at Madonna. Please contact an admissions officer today to learn more about this opportunity.
Nursing Prerequisite Courses
Before enrolling in your ABSN courses, the following prerequisite course requirements must be fulfilled or transferred in. These are not included in your 16-month accelerated track. The courses include:
|BIO 2450||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO 2460||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|CHM 1610||Intro to Life Chemistry||4|
|MTH 2350||Probability & Statistics||4|
|NFS 2220||General Nutrition for the Health Professional||2|
|NFS 2230||Therapeutic Nutrition for the Health Professional||2|
|PSY 1010||Intro to Psychology (pre-req to PSY 2450)||3|
|PSY 2450||Lifespan Development Psychology||4|
|SOC 1020||Intro to Sociology||3|
|WRT 1010||College Composition||3|
|WRT 1020||College Composition II||3|
These signature courses will need to be fulfilled before you complete the ABSN program, and may be taken in conjunction with your nursing curriculum. Transfer students will need to complete these courses while post-degree students may not need to take them based on experience and previous credit.
|Goal 7– Literature and Information Fluency||ENG 3110/3120, ENG 3630/3640,ENG 3500||American Literature I or II, British Literature I or II, Studies in Women’s Literature||3|
|Goal 8 – Religious Values||One course from these options: RST 1330, RST 1500, RST 2990, RST 3100|
One course from these options: RST 1450, RST 1460, RST 2560, RST 2580
|Survey of Christianity, Catholicism, Principles of Catholic Social Doctrine, Franciscan Values, Social Justice, and Service||6|
|Goal 9 – Diverse Perspectives||ENG 4460, HIS 3420, HUM 3210, SOC 3120||Ethnic American Literature, Minority Groups in America, Do Animals Matter?, Diversity, Discrimination and Social Justice||3|
Nursing Support Courses
These courses do not need to be taken before you start your nursing courses, but are part of the curriculum required to receive your BSN. These courses are planned for in your 16-month schedule.
|HSP 3500||Spiritual & Ethical – Palliative||3|
|MIS 3350||Health Care Informatics||3|
|PHL 4110||Medical Ethics||3|
|COM 2120||Interpersonal Communication||3|
Some of these requirements will be fulfilled by your prerequisite courses, which are to be completed before you begin the ABSN program. The remaining courses can be completed throughout the duration of the program and include:
|Goal 1A – Written and Communication (fulfilled by prerequisite)||Fulfilled by WRT 1010||College Composition||3|
|Goal 1B – Personal and Public Communication (fulfilled by prerequisite)||Fulfilled by COM 2120||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|Goal 2 –Intercultural Knowledge||One course from these options: AHIS 2020, ENG 2230, HUM 2040 or MUS 2020||Monuments, Media and Culture in World Art, World Literature, Expressive Thinking in the Arts and Humanities, or Music Through the Ages||3|
|Goal 3 – Civil & Global Identity||One course from these options: HIS 1010, INB 3140, PHL 1010 or PSC 1510||World Problems, International Business, Introduction to Philosophy or American Government||3|