MCC’s Practical Nursing Program ranked #1 in Michigan

Nurses in training

Nurses in Training, a guide for students who want to pursue a nursing education, has named Muskegon Community College number one in Michigan for the Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) portion of the curriculum and second in the state for the associate degree portion of the program. 

Chris Patterson, MCC’s Director of Nursing and Health programs responded, “We are very proud to be recognized for the excellence of the PN option of our program. When students complete the PN portion of our curriculum, they can take the NCLEX-PN licensing exam and work as LPNs.  This option is the first part of the MCC associate degree program, where students can meet the requirements for taking the NCLEX-RN and becoming registered nurses.” is a website that was founded in 2011 to help simplify the search for nursing schools that best meet the need of the student. The members of the organization have no affiliations with any colleges or universities, allowing them to make unbiased decisions. They make their decisions based on three factors: 

  • NCLEX-PN first time pass rates of recent five years 
  • Academic Quality (enrollment rate, graduation rate, & retention rate) 
  • Editorial Staff ratings and nursing school reputation 

The MCC nursing department has been admitting students since 1961, when the college had only a licensed professional nursing program. In 1981, the department merged with the Hackley Hospital School of Nursing and created the laddered associated degree program, maintaining the LPN option for students.  

Michigan residents 25 years and older who have not yet earned a degree might be eligible for tuition assistance to pursue an education in nursing. To learn more about MCC’s Nursing Program visit: