Nursing, Practical

Practical Nurse

Certificate Requirements

A practical nursing certificate prepares students to function as beginning licensed practical nurses and members of the health team under the supervision of a 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.

Monroe County Community College’s program offers learning opportunities in the classroom, laboratory setting and clinical setting. The practical nursing program is fully approved through the Michigan Board of Nursing.

Application Information

The Practical Nursing (PN) Program at MCCC is a limited-admission program.  PN program admission requirements are separate from general admission to the College and are subject to change.  To be accepted into the PN program, a student must meet the requirements in effect for the class and year of admission; applications for the PN Program at MCCC are accepted one time per year.  For more information related to how to apply to the PN program, please see the Admission Criteria/General Information and Application/Verification Worksheet weblinks available on the left side of the program’s webpage. 

Continuing Education Information

Upon program completion, students may automatically progress to the PN to RN program option offered by MCCC in the year immediately following program completion. For further information about the MCCC PN to RN option, please visit the PN to RN section of the MCCC website. For information regarding transfer opportunities for this, or any program, please visit the Transfer section of the MCCC website.

Program Approval

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

Michigan Board of Nursing
Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs
PO Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1820
Michigan Board of Nursing

Program Accreditation

The Practical 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
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program on the ACEN website.


Nursing, Practical Contact Information

Helen Stripling

Interim Dean Health Sciences
Phone Icon 734.457.6055
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Nicole Garner

Interim Director of Nursing
Phone Icon (734) 384-4173
Building / Office IconH-118

Rachel Knabusch

Division Coordinator
Phone Icon (734) 384-4102
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Lori Biggs

Nursing Program Coordinator
Phone Icon 734-384-4248

Holly Boylan

Associate Professor of Nursing
Phone Icon 734-384-4175

Lindi McClure

Associate Professor of Nursing
Phone Icon 734-384-4267