Nursing, Registered

Registered Nurse

APPLICATION DEADLINES:  The registered nursing program is a selective admissions program. Nursing program applicants must meet established 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 for detailed information. has ranked Monroe County Community College’s Registered Nursing program No. 1 in Michigan for 2020. Learn more about MCCC's Registered Nursing Program


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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 $73,300 annually for practicing nurses, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019), and nursing is a flexible and mobile career choice.

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

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


Monroe County Community College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Associate of Applied Science – Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program.



The Board of Nursing can be contacted at:
Bureau of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170

Or by e-mail at

Board of Nursing

Licensure Information

RN Skills Lab

Hours of Operation
Monday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Wednesday: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: Closed

Please see the attached monthly schedules for Friday and/or Saturday open lab dates/times.

Winter 2022 Master Lab Calendar

Cleaning and Disinfection Safety Protocols

Please check the Master Lab Calendar above for times when the lab is closed during hours of operation.


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

Assistant Professor of Nursing
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Dawn Lymond

Associate Professor of Nursing
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Denise Robinson

Associate Professor of Nursing
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Michelle Schwartz

Assistant Professor of Nursing
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