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Catalog 2021-22


Catalog 2021-22


Nursing

Schoolcraft offers students several options when preparing for a career in this vital healthcare field: nursing assistant training, practical nursing, advanced placement for licensed practical nurses, and registered nursing education.

  • The nursing assistant course (6 credits) provides students with the opportunity for an entry-level healthcare position primarily in extended care facilities, home health agencies, or hospitals. The course is three days a week during fall, winter, and spring semesters. A five day a week (over four weeks) course is offered during the summer semester.

    A minimum overall grade of 75% for theory and satisfactory completion of laboratory and clinical competencies is needed for successful course completion and eligibility to take the Michigan nursing assistant exam. Students must meet health and clinical requirements, have a negative drug screen on first attempt, and pass a criminal background check.

    The nursing assistant preparation course is approved by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Bureau of Community and Health Systems. Students who meet the nursing assistant course requirements or the Nursing Assistant Training Program skills certificate requirements are eligible to take the state of Michigan nursing assistant competency exam to be on the state registry. (If students wish to be a nursing assistant in another state, review that state’s nursing assistant requirements.

  • The Nursing Assistant Training Program skills certificate includes the nursing assistant course plus additional general education credits that prepare students for further studies in healthcare. Students need to attain a minimum of 16 credits for this certificate. Students may take the nursing assistant course (6 credits) and attain employment after completing that course, then continue with the optional skills certificate courses.

  • The Nursing: Practical (PN) certificate is an option at the end of the first year of the Nursing Career Ladder Curriculum (NCLC) registered nursing associate in applied sciences degree program. Students complete the first year courses plus a specific practical nursing leadership course during the summer semester. Preparation provides students with eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). 
  • The Nursing: Registered (RN) associate degree in applied science (AAS) program qualifies students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN) and provides the academic background needed for further education in a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program.

  • Licensed Practical Nurse Advanced Placement option (LPN-RN) offers LPNs who are licensed in Michigan to apply for advanced placement into the second year of the associate degree in applied science (AAS) registered nursing program for eligibility to take the NCLEX-RN examination.
    • PN and RN nursing program courses must be taken in sequence and a minimum grade of 80% plus a satisfactory clinical performance evaluation in specific nursing courses are required for progression to the next course. Computerized testing is required in all nursing courses. Academic courses other than nursing must be completed according to program requirements or with a minimum grade of 2.0. Students are admitted to the practical/registered nursing program on an ongoing basis and are then provided with a start semester date. Students must meet health and clinical requirements, have a negative drug screen on first attempt, pass a criminal background check, and meet any other department requirements for admission or progression.

Student Learning Outcomes
Practical Nursing Certificate
End of Program
Student Learning Outcomes
Associate Degree Registered Nursing End of Program
Student Learning Outcomes
1.1 Utilize nursing judgment and a holistic approach within the licensed practical nurse scope of practice to resolve complex problems and make decisions in various health care settings 2.1 Integrate nursing judgment and a holistic approach within the registered nurse scope of practice to resolve complex problems and make decisions in various health care settings
1.2 Demonstrate nursing excellence as a licensed practical nurse through caring behaviors and safe and accurate nursing care for individuals, families, significant others, and groups within diverse populations 2.2 Exemplify nursing excellence as a registered nurse through caring behaviors and safe and accurate nursing care for individuals’ families/significant others, and groups within diverse populations
1.3 Apply basic principles of teaching-learning within the licensed practical nurse scope of practice to prevent, promote, restore, or support optimal health 2.3 Integrate principles of teaching-learning within the registered nurse scope of practice to prevent illness and injury, and to promote, restore, and maintain health
1.4 Demonstrate effective interdisciplinary collaboration skills as utilized within the licensed practical nurse scope of practice 2.4 Facilitate effective interdisciplinary collaboration as utilized within the registered nurse scope of practice
1.5 Practice with integrity by adhering to legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks of the licensed practical nurse scope of practice 2.5 Practice with integrity by adhering to legal, ethical, and regulatory frameworks of the registered nurse scope of practice
1.6 Recognize the licensed practical nurse’s responsibility for continuing personal, affective, and professional growth through life-long learning experiences and professional identity and affiliation 2.6 Execute the registered nurse’s responsibility for continuing personal, affective, and professional growth through life-long learning experiences and professional identity and affiliation


NCLEX-RN Passing Rates
NCLEX-RN PASS RATES SC-RN Results # Writers * RN ADN Nat ‘l Average
2020   86.02% 186 82.80%
2019   87.01% 154 85.17%
2018   92.00% 150 85.11%

*Includes only # of graduates who took the NCLEX-RN between January-December 2020; not the actual number of students graduating that year

NCLEX-PN Pass Rates
NCLEX-PN PASS RATES* SC-PN Results # Writers* PN Nat ’l Average
2020 100%   26 83.08%
2019   100% 23 85.63%
2018   100% 22 85.91%

*Includes only # of graduates who took the NCLEX-RN between January-December 2020; not the actual number of students graduating that year

Nursing Program Completion Rates
( ) = Number of students who completed within 150% of the length of the program
Grad. Year PN ADN
202 100% (40 83.56% (197
201 100% (40 80.20% (154
201 100% (26 82% (152


The associate degree and practical nursing programs are approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. For more information on MI-Board of Nursing approval and licensure please contact:

LARA Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Health Care Services
Board of Nursing
611 West Ottawa Street
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170
517-335-0318
bhcsinfo@michigan.gov
www.michigan.gov/LARA

The nursing associate degree and practical programs have full continued national accreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). For further information, please contact:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000
info@acenursing.org
acenursing.org

 

*Completion of program requirements provides students with eligibility to take NCLEX exams in the state of Michigan. Students who wish to take the state board exam in another state should check the National Council of State Boards of Nursing website https://www.ncsbn.org/14730.htm to clarify requirements in that state.

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Selective Admissions for Limited/Restricted Enrollment Programs

Students must be officially admitted through an additional selective admissions process for this limited/restricted enrollment program prior to enrolling in core/major courses.
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Federal regulations require Schoolcraft College to publicly disclose, for each educational program designed to meet the educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification required for employment in an occupation (or advertised as meeting a requirement for employment), information about whether program completion would meet those requirements in a state. These public disclosure requirements apply to all programs, regardless of their modality (i.e., on-ground, online, and hybrid programs).

Please see the disclosure related to the educational requirements for professional licensure and certification.