Nursing, Registered

Registered Nurse
The Monroe County Community College Nursing Program invites you to come to learn about this exciting, in-demand medical field. The session will provide an overview of the profession, including job duties, employment outlook, salary, and education requirements. Please come to the Health Education Building, Room H-157.

Curriculum/Degree Requirements

The associate of applied science degree with specialization in nursing prepares graduates to function as beginning registered nurse clinicians and members of the health care team in the care of acutely and chronically ill individuals. 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 $75,330 annually for practicing nurses, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020), and nursing is a flexible and mobile career choice.

Application Information

The associate of applied science - nursing program is a selective admissions program. Nursing program applicants must meet minimum criteria to be considered for the nursing program. Applications will be accepted two times per year, in June and October. Only applicants who meet established minimum criteria by the first Monday in June or the first Monday in October will be considered for the nursing program.  

Transfer Information

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 visit the Transfer section of the MCCC website. The MCCC Health Sciences Division also offers students concurrent enrollment options with partnering four-year universities, allowing accepted nursing students to work towards a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree while enrolled in the associate of applied science (AAS) in nursing program at MCCC. Students interested in more information about enrollment and program requirements may contact the Health Sciences Division Office (734.384.4102) or the Admissions Office (734.384.4104). A student who desires to transfer into the MCCC registered nursing program from another nursing program must meet all criteria as listed in the Nursing, Registered section of the college’s website.

Program Approval

Upon program completion, students will be prepared and eligible to apply for licensure in the State of Michigan. Students must meet the Michigan Board of Nursing eligibility requirements and successfully pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) in order to become a licensed registered nurse.

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

Board of Nursing

ACEN AccreditationProgram Accreditation

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
(404) 975-5000

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

RN Skills Lab

Winter 2024 Open Lab Hours 

Monday: 8:00-3:00pm 
Tuesday: 8:00-3:30pm
Wednesday: 8:00-3:00pm
Thursday: 8:00-3:30pm 
Friday & Saturday hours available on the master calendar

*Please note times may fluctuate with lab and skills days
Please see Master Skills Lab Calendar for specific dates and times. Any questions, please call the Nursing Skills Lab at 734-384-4339

Winter 2024 Open Lab Master Calendar

Nursing, Registered Contact Information

Helen Stripling

Interim Dean Health Sciences
Phone Icon 734.457.6055
Building / Office IconH-115

Rachel Knabusch

Division Coordinator
Phone Icon 734-384-4102
Building / Office IconH-120

Nicole Garner

Interim Director of Nursing, Professor of Nursing
Phone Icon 734-384-4173
Building / Office IconH-118

Lori Biggs

Nursing Program Coordinator
Phone Icon 734-384-4248
Building / Office IconH-117

Tracy Giacomini

Associate Professor of Nursing
Phone Icon 734-384-4253
Building / Office IconH-153

Dawn Lymond

Associate Professor of Nursing
Phone Icon 734-384-4266
Building / Office IconH-151

Denise Robinson

Professor of Nursing
Phone Icon 734-384-4265
Building / Office IconH-116

Michelle Schwartz

Associate Professor of Nursing
Phone Icon 734-457-6025
Building / Office IconH-152