Program Guide
Associate Degree Nursing
Associate in Applied Science

This program guide lists the current requirements for this degree. See bottom of page for a link to previous versions of this program guide.
Health Sciences Division
Office:
Curtice-Mott Complex CM2313
Phone:
(810) 762-0317
 

Students in the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program study the biological, physical, and behavioral sciences to prepare them for the nursing curriculum. The program prepares graduates to assist a diverse patient population within the community through health maintenance, as well as caring for them across the lifespan, through illness, injury, or disability. Utilizing a patient-centered approach, the program prepares graduates to care for their patients through evidence-based practice, critical thinking skills, innovation and creativity, and excellent communication skills. Upon graduation, the registered nurse will lead, manage, and coordinate care with other health care disciplines within our community. The program is based on the fundamental core values of caring, diversity, ethics, excellence, holism, integrity, and patient-centeredness. Graduates received the Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Nursing (ADN) and are eligible to take the licensure exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program is approved by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs/Board of Nursing (P.O. Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909-8170; www.michigan.gov/lara). The program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326,(404) 975-5000; www.nlnac.org).

 
 
Program Eligibility Requirements

The following minimum requirements must be satisfied before application to the Nursing program.  Prior to application for the Nursing program, the student must:

1.    Demonstrate high school level education (high school diploma or GED).

2.    Demonstrate College level reading comprehension on the ACCUPLACER placement test within the last 5 years, OR a minimum score of 20 on the reading portion of the ACT within the last 5 years.  A satisfactory grade in RDNG 030 or ENGL 100 within the last 5 years will also meet this requirement.

3.    Demonstrate math proficiency by placing into MATH 130 on the ACCUPLACER placement test within the last 5 years, OR completion of MATH 120 or MATH 123 with a grade of 2.0 or higher within the last 5 years.

4.    Complete the following courses with a 3.0 or higher grade (including transfer credits):

a.    BIOL 151 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I (within the last 5 years)

b.    BIOL 152 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II (within the last 5 years)

c.    ENGL 103 or 101 - English Composition I

5.    Complete the following courses with a 2.0 or higher grade (including transfer credits):

a.    AHLT 112 - Nutrition for Health

b.    AHLT 135 - Dosages & Solutions (within the last 2 years)

c.    NRSG 100 - Pharmacology (with the last 2 years)

6.    Complete all required courses in no more than 2 attempts (exceptions: Fresh Start and course updates).

7.    Maintain a cumulative MCC GPA of 3.0 or higher.

8.     Complete the HESI Admission Assessment with a minimum score of 75% in each of the following content areas: math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar, and anatomy and physiology.  The exam must have been taken at MCC and completed in no more than 2 attempts.

9.     Submit official transcripts for all transfer college coursework.  Official transcripts must be sent directly to the MCC Registrar's Office.

10.  Submit an acceptable criminal background investigation (CBI) for the purpose of identifying whether the student would be ineligible to continue in the program due to a felony conviction (within the last 15 years) or a misdemeanor conviction (within the last 1, 3, 5, or 10 years, depending on the law), in accordance with Michigan statutes and laws.  The CBI must be completed within 6 months of entry into the clinical sequence of the program, and at the request of the clinical agency.  The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) requires an additional background investigation prior to the completion of professional licensure requirements.  The cost of all required CBIs is the responsibility of the student.

Program Admission Process

Fulfillment of the minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission into the Nursing program at Mott Community College.  Qualified application portfolios will be reviewed by the Nursing program coordinators during the Winter semester for September admission (Fall) or Spring semester for January admission (Winter).  Final determination of program entry will be made by a competitive (selective) process.

1.    Students meeting the minimum eligibility requirements will be ranked for admission into the program using a value point system.  Points will be awarded to students based on the application portfolio submitted by the deadline.

2.    All eligibility coursework must have been completed prior to the application deadline; consideration will not be given for coursework or other requirements that are in progress.

3.    The student applicant is responsible for providing documentation of eligibility.  The application portfolio must include the following:

a.    Supplemental application for admission to the Nursing program, by the deadline date for the semester the student is seeking admission,

b.    Copy of HESI Admission Assessment results,

c.    Student copy of transcripts of all transfer coursework (an official transcript must be submitted to the Registrar's Office in order for course equivalencies to be applied to the student's MCC transcript),

d.    Receipt for completed criminal background investigation (CBI).

4.    The completed portfolio must be submitted to the Advising Center by the following deadline dates:

a.    By January 31 for admission in the September (Fall) class entering the clinical sequence.

b.    By May 31 for admission in the January (Winter) class entering the clinical sequence

c.    Only complete portfolios will be considered in the admissions process

d.    Students will be notified of the final outcome of the admissions process

e.    Applications will be considered for one admission cycle only: students not accepted into an entering class must submit a new application portfolio for the next admission cycle

5.    Students should consult with an academic advisor in the Prahl College Center for assistance in preparing to meet eligibility requirements and in submitting the application portfolio.

Additional Information

1.    Students are admitted into the clinical sequence twice a year, in the Fall and Winter semesters.  A maximum of 80 students are admitted in each of those semesters.

2.    Prior to the start of the clinical sequence (NRSG 110), students must attend a mandatory program orientation session or the student will be dropped from the course.

3.    Students entering the clinical sequence must submit documentation of a physical exam, including required immunizations and TB testing, at the student's expense.  Completed physical  exam forms are due to the Division office (CM 2313) by June 1st for Fall admission and October 1st for Winter admission.  The physical exam must be no older than 6 months.  Students are responsible to submit documentation of annual TB testing while in the program.

4.    Students must submit documentation of current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.  Acceptable courses include those from the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross, for health care providers or health care professionals only.  Other CPR courses are not accepted.  The BLS course must be a 'live' course - online course certifications are not accepted.  Copies of current BLS cards are due to the Division office (CM 2313) by June 1st for Fall admission and October 1st for Winter admission.  Students are responsible to maintain ongoing certification and submit documentation to the Division office while in the program.

Criminal Background Investigation and Drug Screens

Michigan law requires criminal background screening for individuals working in certain health care facilities.  Conviction of a criminal offense (felony or misdemeanor) may make the student ineligible to be assigned to a clinical site, making program completion/graduation unattainable.  In addition, conviction may make the graduate ineligible to take the licensure exam (NCLEX-RN). In order to ensure that the student can participate in the required clinical experiences, he/she must have an acceptable criminal background investigation (CBI).  A CBI must be completed, at the student's expense, within 6 months of application to the program.  Additional CBIs may be required, including at the time of application for professional licensure.  Some clinical agencies may require additional CBIs and/or require students to submit to drug screening procedures prior to or during the clinical experience.  The student is responsible for all costs related to these screens.  A positive drug screen may make the student ineligible to begin or continue in the program.

 
 

Occupational Specialty Courses

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
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    NRSG-110  Foundations of Patient Care   
    NRSG-110C  Foundations of Patient Care - Clinical   
    NRSG-110L  Foundations of Patient Care - Lab   
    NRSG-110M  Foundations of Patient Care Med Lab   
    NRSG-120  Basic Care of the Adult Patient (A)  5.75   
    NRSG-120C  Basic Care of Adult Patient (A) Clinic   
    NRSG-120L  Basic Care of Adult Patient (A) - Lab  1.5   
    NRSG-121  Basic Care of the Adult Patient (B)  5.75   
    NRSG-121C  Basic Care of Adult Patient (B) Clinic   
    NRSG-121L  Basic Care of the Adult Patient (B) Lab  1.5   
    NRSG-130  Care of the Childbearing Family  3.5  1.5   
    NRSG-130C  Care of the Childbearing Family Clinical   
    NRSG-210  Care of the Pediatric Patient  1.5   
    NRSG-210C  Care of the Pediatric Patient Clinical   
    NRSG-220  Care of Mental/Behavioral Health Patient   
    NRSG-220C  Mental/Behavior Health Patient Clinical   
    NRSG-230  Intermediate Care of the Adult Patient   
    NRSG-230C  Inter. Care of the Adult Patient Clinica   
    NRSG-240  Advanced Care of the Adult Patient  4.5   
    NRSG-240C  Adv. Care Adult Patient Clinical   
    NRSG-240L  Adv. Care of the Adult Patient Lab   
    NRSG-250  Advanced Patient Care Mgmt. & Leadership   
    NRSG-250C  Advanced Patient Care Clinical   
Group Total  43.5 97  
 

Related Requirement Courses

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
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    ENGL-103  Composition for Technical Fields I   
  or  ENGL-101  English Composition I   
    COMM-200  Survey of Human Communication Studies   
  or  ENGL-104  Composition for Technical Fields II   
  or  ENGL-102  English Composition II   
    BIOL-151  Human Anatomy and Physiology I   
    BIOL-151L  Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab   
    BIOL-152  Human Anatomy and Physiology II   
    BIOL-152L  Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab   
    BIOL-101  Microbiology for Health Sciences   
  or  BIOL-156  Microbiology   
      and     
    BIOL-156L  Microbiology Lab   
    AHLT-112  Nutrition for Health   
    AHLT-135  Dosage & Solution Calculations   
    NRSG-100  Pharmacology and Therapeutics   
    NRSG-105  Basic Health Assessment and Physical Examination   
    NRSG-105L  Basic Health Assessment and Physical Examination Lab   
    PSYC-281  General Psychology   
Group Total  27-29 33-35  
 

Recommended Elective Courses

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
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    AHLT-113  Multicultural Health Care   
Group Total  As needed  
 

General Education Requirements (minimum of 18 credits required)

 


English Composition (3 credits)

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
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    ENGL-101  English Composition I   
  or  ENGL-103  Composition for Technical Fields I   


Humanities (3 credits)

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
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    COMM-200  Survey of Human Communication Studies   
  or  ENGL-104  Composition for Technical Fields II   
  or  ENGL-102  English Composition II   


Social Science (3 credits)

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
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    PSYC-281  General Psychology   


Mathematics (3-4 credits)

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
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      Demonstrate math proficiency by placing into MATH 130 on the ACCUPLACER placement test within the last 5 years, OR completion of MATH 120 with a grade of 2.0 or higher within the last 5 years.  0-4  0-4 


Additional General Education Credits to Fulfill General Education Requirements

 
note    course Description Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
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    BIOL-151  Human Anatomy and Physiology I   
    BIOL-151L  Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lab   
    BIOL-152  Human Anatomy and Physiology II   
    BIOL-152L  Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lab   
      BIOL-156 and BIOL-156L if taken in place of BIOL-101     
Group Total  18 18  
     
    Credit
Hours
Contact
Hours
 
      PROGRAM TOTAL: 70.5-72.5 130-132  
 

Note:  Courses listed under Occupational Specialty and Related Requirement Courses may also be used toward fulfilling General Education Requirements if they are listed there.  Students may only earn credit once for the course.

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