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What you'll find at NMC

  • Transfer courses, two-year associate degrees and professional certificates
  • Online learning options
  • Access to BA and advanced degrees through NMC's University Center
  • Small classes, personal attention
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Reasonable tuition
  • Excellent academic reputation
  • Dedicated faculty & staff
  • On-campus housing options

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"I came to NMC because I wanted to pursue nursing and NMC had a good program without a waiting list to get in. It was close and affordable as well."

Chelsey Grant

Nursing - Associate Degree (ADN)

Nursing training exerciseRegistered nurses form the largest health care occupation, with 2.5 million jobs. An associate degree is one path to registered nursing. NMC’s program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to apply for the State Board Examination for licensing as a registered nurse.

Being a registered nurse is both challenging and rewarding. The profession offers flexible scheduling, good salaries and the satisfaction of making a valuable impact on the lives of patients. Many diverse career paths are open to RNs.

Career Opportunities

  • A registered nurse is responsible for the needs of patients suffering from illness or injury, and can provide care and cater to the needs of patients in a variety of settings, including operating rooms, ambulatory care, intensive care, physician’s offices, health care clinics or specialized practice settings.
  • Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2008 to 2018, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will be driven by a larger elderly population, technological advances in patient care, which permit a greater number of health problems to be treated, and by an increasing emphasis on preventive care.
  • Median annual earnings of registered nurses were $65,745 in the State of Michigan in May 2010. Some places nurses worked and the average earnings:
    • General medical and surgical hospitals – $68,610
    • Home health care services – $63,850
    • Offices of physicians – $70,530
    • Nursing care facilities – $59,990

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