Registered Nurse

NURSING GRAPHIC

Join America’s MOST TRUSTED PROFESSION.*
Prepare at the best RN school in Michigan.**

BECOME A NURSE.

*Gallup 2019, “Nurses Again Outpace Other Professions for Honesty, Ethics”;
**NursingProcess.org 2020, “10 Best Nursing Schools in Michigan”

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Nursing is the glue that holds a patient’s health care journey together. Across the entire patient experience, and wherever there is someone in need of care, nurses work tirelessly to identify and protect the needs of the individual.

Beyond the time-honored reputation for compassion and dedication lies a highly specialized profession, which is constantly evolving to address the needs of society. From ensuring the most accurate diagnoses to the ongoing education of the public about critical health issues, nurses are indispensable in safeguarding public health.

CAREER OUTLOOK

Registered Nurses: Through 2026, there will be about 6,650 annual openings in the state of Michigan for registered nurses – a growth rate of 13.5 percent – according to the State of Michigan Bureau of Labor Market Information. The statewide wage range for this profession is $22 to $33 per hour. In Southeast Michigan, there will be 720 annual openings, a growth rate of 12.8 percent, at a wage range of $29-$40.

Licensed Practical Nurses: There will be approximately 1,420 annual openings through 2026 (a 10.5 percent increase each year) in the state for licensed practical nurses at a range of $20-$26 per hour. In Southeast Michigan, that figure is 100 annual openings – a growth rate of 6.6 percent – at wage range of $21-$27.

MCCC PROGRAM OPTIONS FOR THIS FIELD

Registered Nursing

Program Approval and Accreditation

This nursing program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing: ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. Phone: (404) 975-5000, Fax: (404) 975-5020, www.acenursing.org.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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.

Nursing: P.N. to R.N. Option

This program option provides an opportunity for students that hold an active, unencumbered license as a practical or vocational nurse to pursue an associate of applied science in nursing degree. Students accepted into the option will complete coursework that prepares them to enter the traditional registered nursing program. Once completed, students transition into the traditional program for the final third and fourth semesters of nursing study. Graduates earn an associate of applied science degree with specialization in nursing and are prepared to function as beginning registered nurses and members of the health care team.

Licensed Practical Nursing

Program Approval

The MCCC Practical Nursing program is fully approved through the Michigan Board of Nursing.

Certificate Program

A practical nursing certificate prepares students to function as beginning licensed practical nurses and members of the health team, under the supervision of the registered nurse, physician or dentist, in the care of stable individuals with acute and chronic illnesses.

Licensed practical nurses provide basic bedside nursing care and are qualified for employment in structured practice settings, including acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, community settings, nursing homes, clinics and physicians’ offices.

Transfer Opportunities: Bachelor’s Degree

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY/MCCC: SIMULTANEOUS ASSOCIATE AND BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAM

MCCC partners with Eastern Michigan University to offer a unique program that allows students to simultaneously complete an associate of applied science in nursing degree (R.N.) and a bachelor of science in nursing degree (B.S.N). Enrollment in the concurrent enrollment option is not required to participate in the MCCC RN program. Students interested in participating in this option must be accepted into the RN program at MCCC.

FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

MCCC’s RN program graduates can transfer directly into the bachelor of science in Nursing program at Ferris State University.

UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO

Students can take advantage of MCCC’s transfer agreement with the University of Toledo Nursing program (R.N. to B.S.N.).

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