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Catalog 2020-21

Catalog 2020-21

Nursing: Registered AAS Degree (RN)

Nursing courses are open only to students who are officially admitted to the nursing career ladder curriculum.   

The associate degree nursing program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). This program provides advanced nursing theory and clinical practice in caring for adults, children and families to prepare graduates for entry-level positions in hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical offices, home health and other community settings. Students who satisfactorily complete the associate degree nursing program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) as a step in obtaining licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

Students need to complete the pre requisite courses and meet other admission requirements. The nursing program has pre-admission and admission requirements that are reviewed annually. Students who do not complete the final admission requirements by scheduled deadlines will be deferred to another admission year. Students may only defer one time without having to repeat the application process. Nursing courses must be taken in sequence. A minimum grade of 80% in each nursing course is required for progression to the next course.  Academic courses, other than nursing, must be completed according to application requirements. Computer lab use and testing is required in this program. See Computer Use policy 3110 at for more information. Students must furnish and maintain uniforms and supplies as required by the department and clinical facilities. Students must meet health and clinical requirements, have a negative drug screen on first attempt, and pass a criminal background check. This program is offered at the Livonia Campus. Students are admitted once a year at the beginning of the fall semester.

Students who satisfactorily complete all college and program requirements qualify for an associate in applied science degree. This program requires a special admissions process. Contact the Admissions and Welcome Center at 734-462-4426 or to complete an application.

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Schoolcraft program code # AAS.00000
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Sample Plan

Admission Prerequisites and Supportive Courses*

Total Credits: 13

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 12.5

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 12

First Year - Spring Session

Total Credits: 5♦

Second Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 12.5

Second Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 8.5♦

Program Total: 63.5 Credits

*COLLS 130 Applied Learning Theory for Nursing Majors is a suggested elective for pre-nursing students to develop study skills and success strategies.

**Students may also take the BIOL 237-238 Anatomy and Physiology course sequence which may be preferred for BSN programs.

***PSYCH 201 Introduction to Psychology is a supportive course not a prerequisite course and may be taken later as long as it is completed at the start of the Nursing Program.

****Mathematics – students should meet with an advisor to determine courses that satisfy academic goals and BSN program requirements.

*****NURS 104 Nursing Pharmacology may be taken the Winter or Spring semester before the Fall semester if desired or may be taken in the Fall semester (for students already accepted into the nursing program).

Students should work with an advisor if more credits are needed per semester to qualify for financial aid.

+ Please check Schoolcraft General Education requirements to determine course options.

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