To better enable individuals to validate the course competencies required for admission into the Muskegon Community College Nursing Program, and to enhance their chance for success, the following high school educational preparation is recommended: Biology 1 year, Chemistry 1 year, General Math 1 year, Algebra – intermediate & advanced, English 3 – 4 years, and Computer 1 year.
Counseling services are available to assist students in career and educational planning. Prospective students are strongly advised to make an appointment in the Counseling and Advising Center. (Room 1050, 777-0362)
Individuals interested in pursuing admission are advised to make early application as spaces are limited. When applicants complete the entry level requirements they are placed on a ready list and admitted on a first come, first served basis.
One hundred spaces will be available for generic admission applicants each year. Students who are notified of admission may defer admission twice without losing their placement on the ready list. However, the student must enter on the third notification or be removed from the ready list and complete a new Nursing Program application. All requirements for coursework will be re-activated including the need to revalidate any course work over 8 years old. Spaces vacated by generic students exiting from the Program upon completion of Level I will be available for NUR 212B advanced placement applicants each Fall and Winter. Spaces vacated through attrition will be available for applicants eligible for advanced placement into any nursing course. A student who exits the Program during the first level must meet readmission requirements within two years.
If the number of ready applicants exceeds the number of spaces available, the applicants with the earliest ready dates will be admitted. Any applicants remaining, after the spaces available are filled, will be placed on the ready list for the next admission date. Applicants on the ready list are encouraged to take the required non-nursing courses.
* Effective 2011, up to half of all Nursing admissions to each class will be selected from the applicants who have completed all general education courses for the AAS Degree.
Entry Requirements and Application Information
Academic prerequisites and requirements for admission to the Nursing Program are outlined in the checklist located at the top of this page. 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 “Ready List” or “Advanced Placement Ready List”. It is the responsibility of each student to notify the Records Office of an address, name, and/or phone number change(s). The College will not be responsible for any incident arising from the student’s failure to update this information. Please note: The MCC Nursing Program uses the MCC email system as the major point of contact with potential nursing students, including to notify them of admission opportunities. Please make sure to check your MCC email on a regular basis.
Students with questions regarding the checklist are directed to one of the Counselors in the Counseling and Advising Center, Room 1050 – 231.777.0362. Once the Requirement Checklist is complete, schedule an appointment with a MCC Counselor to complete the Nursing Program Application. When all general education requirements have been completed, the student may apply for accelerated admission with a MCC Nursing Counselor. To schedule an appointment in order to complete either of these applications, students need to call the Counseling and Advising Center at 231.777.0362. Applications will not be available during walk-in counseling.
Acceptance of Course Credit
Credits for courses completed at Muskegon Community College or other post-secondary educational institutions will be accepted toward fulfillment of the nursing (PN and AAS) curriculum requirements provided that all of the following criteria are met:
- The courses are determined equivalent to the courses required in the MCC Nursing curriculum.
- Nursing courses must be completed with a minimum grade of a C+ (2.3).
- The general education courses must be completed with a minimum grade of a C (2.0).
- The courses were completed within eight years prior to the ready date.
Official transcripts from institutions other than Muskegon Community College should be sent to Muskegon Community College, attention: Transfer Evaluation for credit evaluation.