The Nursing Program at MCC offers:
- Quality Education
- Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
- Fully Approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing for Over 25 Years
- NCLEX Pass Rates Are Consistently Above the National Average
- Experienced Faculty
- Transferable General Education Credits
- Selective Admission
- Affordable Cost
This program meets the State of Michigan rules for nursing education programs and prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for practical nurse and/or registered nurse licensure. Graduates who intend on practicing in another state should review that state’s requirements for licensure at https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm
What should you look for in a nursing education program?
- Is the program fully approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing? Full approval demonstrates that the program has met all the State requirements to operate as a nursing education program.
- Is the program nationally accredited by either the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)? Accreditation indicates to the general public and to the educational community that a nursing program has clear and appropriate educational objectives and complies with the standards and criteria in the context of current practice and anticipated future directions.
- What percent of graduates passes the National Licensure Examination (NCLEX) upon completion of the program? The national average is approximately 85%. The program you choose should be willing to give you their NCLEX pass rates which should be consistently above average.
- Who are the nursing faculty members? A stable, MSN prepared, and experienced full-time faculty is essential to the development of quality learning outcomes.
- Is there an option for practical nurse licensure if for some reason the student is unable to complete two years of study?
- Are the course credits in the program easily transferable to universities for completion of a BSN or MSN degree?
- Are the general education credits easily transferable if for some reason you decide to switch to another educational facility to complete your degree?
- What is the admission process? A selective admission means once you meet the entry level requirements you are ready to enter as soon as space is available. No need to reapply, you will be admitted. A competitive admission means there are no waiting lists; students “compete” by GPA or other criteria for a limited number of openings. Those who are not selected must reapply.
For more information about choosing a nursing career, please click Nursing Recruitment.
Websites offering information on nursing careers, especially for males considering the career, include Johnson & Johnson Discover Nursing and the Michigan Center for Nursing.