Nursing, Registered

Registered Nurse

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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 and  is a flexible and mobile career choice.

Career Opportunities

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. Students may also be eligible for licensure in other states; and are encouraged to contact a state’s board of nursing for eligibility requirements.

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.  Please refer to the Registered Nursing Program Brochure and the links provided for detailed information regarding pre-application requirements, selection criteria, and the program’s plan of study. 

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
517-373-8068
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 http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

RN Skills Lab

Fall 2022 Open Lab Hours 

Monday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday:  8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: Closed

Please see the monthly schedule below for Friday and/or Saturday open lab dates/times.

Fall 2022 Open Lab Master Calendar

Nursing, Registered Contact Information

Kimberly Lindquist

Dean/Director of Nursing
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Rachel Lehr

Administrative Assistant
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Lori Biggs

Nursing Program Coordinator
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Nicole Garner

Professor of Nursing
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Tracy Giacomini

Associate Professor of Nursing
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Dawn Lymond

Associate Professor of Nursing
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Denise Robinson

Professor of Nursing
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Michelle Schwartz

Associate Professor of Nursing
Phone Icon 734-457-6025
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