Madonna University Nursing School Review

Madonna University (MU) was founded in 1937 under the common goal of Felician Sisters of Livonia to offer higher education to residents of Livonia and Michigan at large. That goes without saying that the university is strongly rooted to the Catholic Church faith. The college had started off as a small college offering liberal arts and later developed to the large university it is today. Currently, the university offers numerous degree programs; from undergraduate, graduate to doctoral program in a wide area of careers.

College of Nursing and Health

The college of Nursing and Health is currently accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Under the school, there are various tracks of undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. The pool of nursing programs is:

Undergraduate Nursing Programs                                       

The Madonna university college of nursing and health offers two programs which lead to the awards of a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The BSN program at Madonna University takes the form of the traditional 4-year program.  The curriculum is set on a strong covenant of caring which stresses spirituality. Prior to admission to the BSN, students must complete 12 mandatory credits at Madonna.  Completion of all required courses enables the students to be eligible for NCLEX-RN exam for registered nurses.

RN to BSN Completion Program

Designed for RNs who hold a diplomas or an associate nursing degree, the program enables career advancement of RNs to bachelor level. The college readily admits transfers students from two-year colleges and takes them through nurse training that builds on their prior RN experience. Since the program is a career mobility ladder, it is offered through a combination online and face to face site based instruction. A total of 8 nursing courses are required for students to graduate and be awarded the BSN degree.

Graduate Programs

RN to MSN Accelerated Track

The RN to MSN track at Madonna is unique in that, it allows RNs who have a diploma or associate to earn two degrees after completion. Unlike many RN to MSN programs, theirs awards the students a bachelor and master degree at the same time. The format of curriculum delivery is by both online and site-based classroom instruction, hence excellent for working RNs. Via the accelerated RN to MSN track, RNs can choose from the nursing specialties listed below:

  • Nursing Administration
  • Adult Health
  • Nursing Administration/ MBA

Master of Science

The masters level nursing programs at Madonna University are designed to prepare advanced practice nurses in the following nurse specialties:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Dual MBA/MSN
  • Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner with Hospice and Palliative care
  • Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner- Hospice and Palliative

It is interesting to note that students taking the RN to MSN track can end up with three degrees if they took the MBA/MSN option during their MSN specialty. Madonna university also offers a second MSN for advanced practice nurses who already have another MSN; a very rare phenomenon.

Doctor of Nursing Practice

The program combines online and site based teaching modalities to deliver the two-year terminal degree in nursing curriculum. It takes advanced practice nurses who are willing to specialize in health policy, nursing administration or leadership.

Post-Masters Certificates

At Madonna University, MSN nurses are offered the chance for career enrichment with the following graduate certificate programs:

  • Adult advanced palliative care certificate
  • Adult primary care certificate
  • Adult acute care certificate
  • Business strategies for Advanced practice nurses certificate

Madonna University
36600 Schoolcraft Road, Livonia,
MI 48150