Nursing - Additional Program Information
||Credit Hours Required
|Associate of Applied Science
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: View Selective Admission for detailed information.
The nursing curriculum is designed to prepare students for licensure as registered nurses (R.N.). Nursing and General Education courses are reinforced by directed clinical experiences.
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
1. Analyze and apply the critical components of evidence-based nursing practice.
2. Recognize quality improvement strategies as an integral component of nursing practice.
3. Demonstrate critical thinking by applying the nursing process to provide safe, culturally appropriate, patient-centered care.
4. Communicate effectively with patients, families, and the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
5. Demonstrate professionalism in his/her practice.
6. Utilize technology appropriately in planning and providing nursing care.
Requirements & Specific Information:
Additional expenses to be met by the student are (1) a health history and physical examination including testing for tuberculosis and other communicable diseases, (2) uniforms, (3) Lab Supplies Pacs (Nurse Pacs), (4) hospitalization insurance as neither the hospital nor the college insures the student against accidents or illnesses, and (5) Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE) Matching and Placement Program (MAPP) system, including criminal background check and drug screening.
Students must achieve grade “C” or better, or grade “Pass” (if the course is a Pass/Fail course) for all the Core and the General Education courses which are prerequisites and/or considered a part of this program. Other General Education courses which are not part of the program, but are required for the degree, require only a passing grade.
The Michigan Board of Nursing may deny an RN license to an applicant who has been convicted of a crime or is addicted to drugs or alcohol.
The clinical courses of this program are graded with a Pass/Fail grade. The student must receive a Pass grade in the clinical courses.
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing, located at the Bureau of Health Professions, 611 W. Ottawa, 4th Floor, P.O. Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909. The Michigan Board of Nursing’s phone number is 517.335.0918.
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. The ACEN’s phone number is 404.975.5000.