This associate in applied science degree program prepares students for employment opportunities as nurses. This program is designed to provide the credits necessary for eligibility for practical nursing licensure, registered nursing licensure, 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 nursing program. Those with a current LPN license must meet the prerequisite general education and nursing course requirements (see Pre-Nursing Certificate ). 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 in the Student Services Office 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.
Prerequisite courses may apply to this program.