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 receive the Associate in Applied Sciences degree in Nursing (ADN) and are eligible to take the licensure exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN).
The following minimum requirements must be satisfied before application to the Nursing
program. Prior to application for the Nursing program, the student must:
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 required clinical experiences, he/she must have an acceptable criminal background investigation (CBI). The CBI must be completed within 6 months of application to the program, at the student's expense. 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.
A criminal background check and fingerprint scan is required to apply to the program. Must be picked up in the Health Sciences Division Office CM2313.
Return completed forms to the Health Sciences Division Office CM2313.Students will not be admitted to the program without a negative CBI.
Nursing 110 Clinical Students - Clinical Focus Form
All other Clinical Students - Clinical Focus Form
Nursing Assessment Form - First Year
Nursing Assessment Form - Second Year
Nursing Care Plan Form
Care Plan Evaluation Form
Report of Clinical Absences
Concept Map Feedback
The nursing program is approved by:
The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs/Board of Nursing
PO Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909-8170
The nursing program is also accredited by:
The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326
Recommended Math Pathway: STEM
Writing Requirements: ENGL-101 or ENGL-103
|Course Name||Course Notes||Credit
|Spring / Summer|
|Total||13.5 / 15.5||29 / 31|
|Spring / Summer|
|Choose one of the following:|
|Choose one of the following groups of courses|
|Spring / Summer|
|Choose one of the following groups of courses|
|Total||4 / 4.5||8 / 10|
|*Must be completed with a 3.0 or higher grade to be eligible for program|
|^Must be completed with a 2.0 or higher grade to be eligible for program|
|**Place into MATH-130 or completion of MATH-120 with a 2.0 or higher grade|
|^^ Must be completed with a 3.0 or higher grade|
The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose members include the boards of nursing in the 50 states, the District of Columbia and four US territories. NCSBN is the vehicle through which boards of nursing act and counsel together to provide regulatory excellence for public health, safety, and welfare. The Michigan Board of Nursing is a member of the NCSBN.
The NCLEX-RN is developed and owned by the NCSBN. NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) is a nationwide examination used for the licensing of nurses in the United States since 1994. To ensure public protection, each board of nursing requires a candidate for licensure to pass the NCLEX examination for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) or practical nurses (NCLEX-PN). The NCLEX examinations are designed to test the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level.
After program completion, a graduate from the ADN Nursing program at Mott Community
College takes the NCLEX-RN to receive his or her registered nursing license. A nursing
license gives the individual permission to practice nursing in the state that issues
the license. The current expected level of achievement on the NCLEX-RN is an 85%
pass rate for first-time testers.
|Year||# Tested||# Passed||% Pass Rate||Nat'l Average (%)|
|2014-2016 3-year average||88.24%||83.86%|
The ADN Nursing program at Mott Community College graduates students twice a year – at the end of the Fall semester and the end of the Spring term (Winter semester until 2014). Program completion, or graduation rates are assessed on the basis of completion within 150% of the length of the clinical sequence of the program. The clinical sequence consists of four full and two half semesters. The expected level of achievement is completion within 150% of program length, or less than 7.5 semesters, after admission to the clinical sequence of the program.
|Academic Year||Cohort||Total # Graduates||# Grads in < 7.5 Semesters||% Total Grad in < 7.5 Semesters|
Nursing Program Employment Data
Surveys of ADN Nursing program graduates are completed approximately 6-12 months following program completion. Data gathered from graduates includes the rate of employment as a registered nurse. Graduates are specifically asked if they are employed as a registered nurse and in what type of setting. The following represents employment rates for the past three years.
|Academic Year||Cohort||% of Graduates Employed|
|2015-2016||December 2015||71% *|
|2015-2016||June 2016||Data Incomplete|
* 29% of this cohort had not sought positions as an RN at the time of the survey.
Currently, in Michigan, initial licensure costs approximately $330.00 ($54.00 License Application Fee, $60.00-75.00 Criminal Background Investigation, $200.00 testing fee). Note: These fees are subject to change at any time.
Following initial licensure, relicensure is required every two years. At the present time, there is a $54.00 relicensure fee (subject to change).
For example, the minimum MCC GPA is 3.0. Suppose a multiplier of 10 is applied to the student’s GPA: a student with a 3.0 GPA would receive 30 points (GPA x 10). Another student, with a 4.0 GPA, would receive 40 points (same formula: grade x 10). So, the student with the 4.0 GPA receives a higher score for his overall GPA.
Similarly, a student’s grade in the six eligibility courses are also given a multiplier weight of 10. For example: one student receives a 3.0 grade in BIOL 151 and receives 30 points (grade x 10); another student earns a 3.5 grade in the same course and is awarded 35 points (grade x 10). Again, the student with the higher grade in Aamp;P I will receive a higher score for his grade. The remaining criteria will be evaluated in a similar manner.
All weighted criteria scores will be added to calculate the student’s ranking value.
Yes, this is true. Each of the clinical agencies (including in-patient, out-patient, clinic, other settings) have policies that prohibit smoking on the premises. Some agencies will allow smoking in individual cars, but others have strict policies making their campus properties totally smoke-free (individuals cannot smoke until they have exited the premises).
Each of the agencies provide some type of smoking cessation assistance for its employees. In addition, some health care facilities have taken their no-smoking policies a step further and do not hire any individual who tests positive for nicotine on routine drug testing. Check with the specific employer for their exact policies and practices.
While we do not require students to quit smoking to participate in the program, we do require that they adhere to the agency policies and practice hygiene procedures to remove all traces of smoke from their hair, bodies, and uniforms.