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. Registered nurses are qualified to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including acute care hospitals, outpatient clinics, extended care facilities 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 $75,330 annually for practicing nurses according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020), and nursing is a flexible and mobile career choice.
The MCCC PN to RN Option is a selective admissions program. Nursing program applicants must meet minimum criteria to be considered for the option. Only applicants who meet established minimum criteria by the deadline will be considered for admission. Seats are limited according to the number of MCCC Practical Nursing graduates that automatically progress into the option and the number of returning students requesting readmission. Applications for the option are accepted one time per year – the first Monday in March of each year. Please refer to the PN to RN Option Brochure and the link provided for detailed information regarding pre-application requirements, selection criteria, and the option’s plan of study.
Upon program completion, students may be eligible to enroll in a RN to BSN completion program. MCCC’s RN program has articulation with several four-year university partners. For information regarding transfer opportunities for this or any program, please go to the Transfer section of the college’s website.
The MCCC Registered Nursing Program is fully approved through the Michigan Board of Nursing.
Michigan Board of Nursing
Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Professional Licensing
611 W. Ottawa
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
Michigan Board of Nursing
The Associate of Applied Science – Nursing program at Monroe County Community College located in Monroe, Michigan is accredited by the
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm
RN SKILLS LAB
Winter 2023 Open Lab Hours
Monday: 8:00-5:00 pm (later hours start 1/23; otherwise open till 3:00p)
Tuesday: 8:00-3:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00-5:00pm (later hours start 1/19; otherwise open till 3:00p)
Please see the monthly schedule below for Friday and/or Saturday open lab dates/times.
Winter 2023 Open Lab Master Calendar
Please check the Master Lab Calendar above for times when the lab is closed during hours of operation.