Edgewood College Nursing Program Review

Edgewood College (EC), established in 1927 is located in Madison, Wisconsin. Edgewood College is a Catholic establishment, rooted in Dominican tradition and serves the Madison area, as well as the Wausau area. Enrollment at Edgewood College is over 2,500 every year, with the average class size being 15 students at a time. Edgewood College offers options for students to study abroad and students have studied in Argentina, China, Ireland, Malta, Mexico, Sweden and the United Kingdom, among other countries.

The Edgewood College School of Nursing, known as the Henry Predolin School of Nursing, hosts small class sizes and has partnerships with over 25 community agencies around Dane county for clinical placements, including; UW Hospitals and Clinics, the American Family Children’s Hospital, St. Mary’s Hospital Center and the Veteran’s Administration Hospital. While clinical practice is conducted in healthcare institutions, students also use the simulation lab at the Center for Nursing Excellence on campus.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Edgewood College offers a variety of options for obtaining a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Individuals may apply directly into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program from high school, provided they meet all of the prerequisites. If an individuals already holds a baccalaureate degree, he or she can apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program as a Post-Baccalaureate BSN student. These individuals usually hold a bachelor’s degree in a field that is not nursing, and have realized that nursing is the career for them. The post-baccalaureate Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accelerated and can be completed in 12 months.

Once individuals are admitted to this program, they will be required to show high school transcripts, proof of Certified Nursing Assistant Licensure and CPR certification. Individuals must also submit post-secondary transcripts, if they are applying to the Post-Baccalaureate Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Individuals applying to this program must also have a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or above and must have completed courses in statistics, general psychology, lifespan development, and a religious studies course, as well as a foreign language in order to graduate.

Graduate Programs in Nursing

Edgewood College is home to a variety of graduate programs in nursing including; Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), with concentrations in Administration and Education, a Post-Masters Graduate Nursing Certificate with concentrations in Administration and Education and a Dual Degree – Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).In order to be admitted into the graduate programs in nursing at Edgewood College, individuals must have completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at an accredited university, and must have completed their licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN). Once those prerequisites are satisfied, individuals can apply to the Master of Science in Nursing programs, and their various streams, at Edgewood College. The Master of Science in Nursing program at Edgewood College is composed of a combination of in-class lectures, clinical practice and laboratory work, and prepares graduates for a senior career in the nursing profession, whether it be on the administration or educational end.

Edgewood College
1000 Edgewood College Drive
Madison, WI 53711
United States
Phone: (608) 663-4861