Nursing, Registered


 
General Information

The associate of applied science degree with specialization in nursing prepares graduates to function as beginning registered nurse practitioners and members of the health care team in the care of acutely and chronically ill individuals with common illnesses. Registered nurses are qualified for employment in structured practice settings, including acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes, clinics and physicians’ offices. With experience, nurses may also participate in providing skilled care in more specialized areas, including psychiatric units, emergency departments, pediatric and obstetric units, critical care units and home health settings. Job pay is exceptional, averaging $64,000 annually for practicing nurses, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and is a flexible and mobile career choice. A total of 70 credits is required to complete the program.

Upon program completion and the Michigan Board of Nursing eligibility determination, graduates will be prepared to take the licensure exam to become a registered nurse.

Graduates may transfer all or part of the credit earned at MCCC to several colleges and universities to pursue a bachelor of science in nursing degree.

This nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Graduates may transfer all or part of the credit earned at MCCC to several colleges and universities to pursue a bachelor of science degree in nursing (BSN).

ACEN
3343 Peachtree Rd, NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax:  404-975-5020
www.acenursing.org

Commuting to clinical facilities:

Various hospitals and clinical agencies are used for clinical experiences. These are located in a variety of Michigan and Ohio Health Care agencies. See the Clinical Facilities page on this website.

Students must provide their own transportation to the clinical facility site, and will need reliable transportation. There is no public transportation to these sites.  Carpooling is encouraged.  Students do not choose clinical site locations, and commutes of 25-50 miles are common, with some significantly more (depending on where students live).

Schedules and Time Commitment for the Nursing Program:

Students will be expected to maintain a flexible schedule for the nursing program.  Clinical assignments vary and are subject to change. This may include any day of the week and any shift, including weekends. On days that are not scheduled for class or clinical, students may be expected to view audiovisual material, study in the skills laboratory, or participate in other on-campus activities.  Usually, these activities are self-scheduled.  There may be added classes on other days, but students will receive notice of these in advance.

The College has an active chapter of the Michigan Student Nurses’ Association.  Participation may also involve personal time.