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 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.
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 Back 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.