Nursing (AAS) and Diploma

The MCC Nursing Program offers a career ladder nursing curriculum consisting of the practical nurse diploma and the Associate Degree in Applied Science Nursing (AAS) with the opportunity to enroll concurrently in the Michigan State University or Grand Valley University Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs. (Please contact either university directly for more information on the concurrent programs.) Students who successfully complete the Practical Nurse Diploma will be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN) to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Students who successfully complete the Associate in Applied Science Nursing (AAS) degree will be eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN).

MCC Nursing Program admission is based on a first come, first served basis; once the entry requirements have been met, the applicant will be placed on the “Waitlist”.  Students are guaranteed a seat once one is available unlike other programs with competitive admissions. Licensed Practical Nurses and other individuals with prior nursing education are afforded the opportunity to enter into the curriculum with advanced placement. Students seeking an Associate in Applied Science Nursing (AAS) Nursing who have previously obtained the LPN or LVN licensure must possess an unencumbered license and current work experience and must apply for Credit for Industry Recognized Credentials (

The MCC Nursing Program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing to provide a program of nursing education leading to the diploma in Practical Nursing and an Associate Degree in Nursing. The MCC Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  This program prepares you to take the NCLEX exam in the State of Michigan. Graduates who intend on practicing in another state should review that state’s requirements for licensure at

Click here to view the Nursing Curriculum Ladder

Students must make an appointment with the MCC Counseling and Advising Center (231.777.0362) to review requirements, to develop a course plan, and to receive a Nursing Program application. See the Nursing Program Application Checklist.

Progression, course repetition, and readmission requirements for the MCC Nursing Program can be found at