This associate in applied science degree program prepares students for employment opportunities as registered nurses. This program is designed to provide the credits necessary for eligibility to take the registered nursing licensure examination, and transferability for a bachelor’s degree in nursing.
The licensed practical nurse (LPN) who wishes to become a registered nurse is considered an advanced standing student. An advanced standing student must hold a current unencumbered LPN license and must apply to the program. Those with a current LPN license must meet the prerequisite general education and nursing course requirements. For more information, LPNs are encouraged to meet with a counselor.
Admission to the nursing program is based on seat availability and is limited based on regulatory agencies and program requirements. Admission to this program is highly competitive and requires a nursing program application to be completed and submitted to the Health Occupations Office. These applications can be obtained through a counselor or on MyMontcalm. Students interested in applying to this program must meet with a counselor or advisor to discuss additional requirements.
Students who intend to apply to this program must meet the standards required by the health care profession. This includes (but is not limited to) drug screens, criminal background checks, immunizations, and other required documentation. See the Admission section of this catalog for more details.
MCC’s Health Occupations programs require a clear criminal background check result. Students with conviction histories may not be eligible to participate in any Health Occupations program at MCC and should consult with an attorney to discuss their options.
Montcalm Community College’s Nursing Program has full approval from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). State of Michigan Department of Community Health Board of Nursing, P.O. Box 30193, Lansing MI, 48909.
Upon completion of this program [CIP: 51.3801], graduates should be able to:
- use best current evidence to make nursing clinical judgments and provide patient-centered care to diverse populations in a variety of settings.
- provide safe, quality patient-centered care for individuals and families across the health-illness continuum in a variety of settings to promote positive patient outcomes.
- utilize informatics in collaboration with nursing and healthcare teams to facilitate communication and coordinate patient care.
- demonstrate professional behaviors and adhere to legal, ethical, and professional standards.
Prerequisite courses may apply to this program.