Now Enrolling: Accelerated BSN Program in Metro Detroit

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The nationwide nursing shortage is expected to hit critical levels over the next decade, and metro Detroit is no exception. That’s why Madonna University is expanding its nursing program to offer a new, accelerated path to nursing for qualified students with non-nursing college credits or degrees.

Madonna University just launched its Accelerated BSN program in metro Detroit (which means there is currently no waitlist) and is looking for qualified candidates for its inaugural class in August 2018. The program involves a blended learning model that combines online coursework with hands-on experience in labs and clinical placements with our academic practice partner, St. John Providence.

Madonna University’s ABSN program will challenge your critical thinking skills, expose you to diverse patient care situations, and put you on the path to success. Plus, the curriculum is based on a values-based education so you can learn to care for the whole patient – mind, body, and spirit.

Blended Learning Model

Madonna University’s Accelerated BSN program in metro Detroit builds upon your existing non-nursing college credits or undergraduate degree, making it possible to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in as few as 16 months.

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The nursing curriculum requires you to complete 53 credit hours through a comprehensive learning model that includes:

  • Online coursework via our dynamic e-Learning platform.
  • Hands-on lab experience inside our state-of-the-art site.
  • Diverse clinical rotations inside St. John Providence.
  • Supportive faculty, dedicated to your success.

Online coursework

Madonna University’s innovative online nursing curriculum is developed and led by top instructional designers in partnership with accomplished faculty members. It allows you to interact with the course material as well as communicate in real time with professors and students in your cohort.

On-site skills and simulation lab

Madonna University’s state-of-the-art ABSN nursing site in metro Detroit provides a safe environment for students to put their online coursework into practice under the guidance of nursing school faculty. You will work with real hospital equipment and high-fidelity patient simulators during skills and simulation labs so you can build confidence before putting your work into real-world practice during clinical rotations.

Diverse Clinical Placements at St. John Providence

Madonna University’s ABSN program provides you with an immersive clinical experience with our academic practice partner, St. John Providence, a member of Ascension Health. Why is this partnership so valuable? Because you will gain diverse real-world experience and the opportunity to build relationships and network for your future.

A History of Excellence

Since 1962, Madonna University’s nursing programs have created more than 4,000 nurses through its College of Nursing and Health. Framed within the context of Catholic and Franciscan values, the university’s nursing programs focus on academic excellence, community service, and responsible leadership.

Dedicated to providing students with educational excellence, the College of Nursing and Health continues to expand its programs in new, innovative ways to provide students like you more opportunities to a quality nursing education.

While other nursing programs in metro Detroit have limited capacity for enrollment and are forced to turn away students, Madonna University’s Accelerated BSN program has spots available now for qualified students.

Madonna University is accredited at the university and nursing school levels, ensuring your accelerated nursing education meets strict standards and qualifies you to sit for the NCLEX-RN® exam.

A Valuable Partnership

In addition to Madonna University’s accredited curriculum and dedicated faculty, the ABSN program’s our academic practice partnership with St. John Providence will provide you with an immersive, in-hospital experience. During the 16-month accelerated nursing program, you will receive hands-on, real-world training led by the Detroit area’s top healthcare teams.

A member of Ascension Health, the largest Catholic healthcare system in the country, St. John Providence operates four hospitals and more than 125 medical facilities across the state of Michigan. And, like Madonna University, St. John Providence is a nonprofit, Catholic-based entity that promotes holistic care and community service.

The Benefit of an Academic Practice Partnership

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Most nursing programs have students jump from healthcare provider to healthcare provider for clinical placements. Madonna University’s academic practice partnership allows our ABSN students a truly immersive experience with one partner. That means that not only will you gain diverse real-world experience, you’ll also gain the opportunity to build relationships and network for your future. It’s like a 16-month interview process.

Your diverse clinical placements at St. John Providence will have you work with patients in a variety of areas.

  • Emergency nursing
  • Medical-surgical nursing
  • Mental health
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatrics

Why Choose Nursing in Metro Detroit?

Metro Detroit’s healthcare sector is a prime destination for registered nurses because of the rapidly aging baby boomer population and retirement wave of registered nurses. In fact, Michigan’s Bureau of Labor Market Information & Strategic Initiatives ranks registered nurses among the 50 most in-demand jobs in the state through 2018.

Metro Detroit is also home to a robust, innovative healthcare industry.  According to the Detroit Regional Chamber, more than half of the healthcare-related businesses in Michigan are located within the southeast region.

Plus, it’s a great place to put your BSN to use because most of the area’s hospitals are locally, regionally, and nationally ranked, including St. John Providence.

Get Started Today

Earning a BSN through Madonna University’s Accelerated BSN program in metro Detroit will allow you to change career paths and change lives. If you are ready to put your non-nursing education to work as a nurse who will lead an extraordinary life of service, we have a seat for you.

The ABSN program will offer three start dates each year. We are accepting applications now for our first start in August 2018.

Your nursing school journey starts with an admissions representative who will serve as your guide through the admissions process. He or she is happy to answer any questions you have and support you in any way you need. But you need to take the first step.

Contact an admissions representative today at (844) 319-2107 and we’ll put you on the path toward a rewarding degree and career as a Madonna-educated nurse.