Nursing - Completion Program Requirements - Effective Fall 2018

NMC Code 302

The ADN Completion Program for Licensed Practical Nurses is designed to expand upon the previous education of the LPN. Upon completion of all non-nursing required course work, the LPN who has current clinical work experience in acute or extended care or who has graduated within the past three years can complete the nursing course work in two semesters. The technology and patient acuity in the agencies utilized for clinical course work have changed greatly in recent years. Current experience in these settings is important to the success of students pursuing this course work.

Student clinical experiences may include assignments at Munson Medical Center and a variety of other agencies. The program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council License Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensing as a registered nurse. NMC utilizes hospital and non-hospital based clinical sites to meet the requirements for completion of the program.

Admission Requirements:

Enrollment in any Nursing (HNR) course requires admission to the nursing program and/or approval of the nursing department director. Consideration for admission requires satisfactory completion of program prerequisites before a student is placed on the wait list. Space in the program is limited. Completion of prerequisites does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. Should qualified applicants exceed space availability, competitive admission criteria may apply. Completed applications must be submitted through the NMC Admissions portal at

The following are required for application:

  1. Current Michigan LPN license.
  2. Graduation from an accredited Practical Nursing Program with evidence of an official transcript with an overall GPA of 2.5 or above. (Overall GPA is defined as a combination of NMC GPA and any transfer courses counted toward the ADN degree.) Applicants must have work experience in the field of nursing or clinical coursework within the last three (3) years. Applicants who do not meet the work experience criteria will be required to complete the first year nationally normed nursing exam with a minimum competency as identified by the testing service before progressing in the program. If this minimum competency is not achieved, HNR 126 will be required. Additional assessments may be used to determine course placement.
  3. Placement Test scores: Students must place into MTH 121 – College Algebra. (If test score is not within five years of program entry, the Accuplacer test may be taken to demonstrate current math skills.)
    1. SAT: 580 or above for math (or equivalent course work) within five years of program entry.
    2. ACT: 24 or above for math (or equivalent course work) within five years of program entry.
    3. Accuplacer: 80 or above for Elementary Algebra (or equivalent course work) within five years of program entry.
    4. COMPASS: (Note: COMPASS tests will no longer be administered after November 30, 2016.)
      66 or above in Algebra (or equivalent course work) within five years of program entry.
    5. Completion of all General Education Requirements, as identified on the following page, with an overall GPA of 2.5 or above. In addition to the overall GPA requirement, a minimum of 2.5 or better in BIO 227 and BIO 228 (BIO 227 and 228 within five years of program entry) and a minimum grade of 2.0 is required in ENG 111 and PSY 101.

Repeat classes:  Any math and/or science class may only be repeated once. This includes fails, drops, or transferred classes (effective June 1, 2012).

Courses required for Admission Consideration:

  • ENG 111 - English Composition – 2.0 required
  • BIO 227 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I –  2.5 required
  • BIO 228 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II – 2.5 required
  • PSY 101 - Introduction to Psychology – 2.0 required
  • HPD 110 – BLS for Healthcare Providers (CPR) – Equivalent classes are:
    • American Heart Association: HeartCode ® BLS (CPR and AED)
    • American Red Cross: Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers or CPR/AED for Professional Rescuers and Healthcare Providers.

Current CPR certification must be documented by the start of the first clinical day and maintained throughout the remainder of the program.

Courses arranged by Nursing Director or designee if required:

  • HAH 100C - Informatics Essentials
  • HNR 106 – Pharmacology I
  • HNR 107 – Pharmacology II

Courses recommended prior to starting Completion Program:

  • ENG 112 - English Composition
  • PHL 202 - Contemporary Ethical Dilemmas

Other Program Information:

  • Total Program Requirements: 66 credits
  • General Education Requirements: 22
  • Nursing Requirements: 44
  • Nursing requirements include Level One Nursing Coursework of 22 credits. Credit for the practical nursing level one course work (HNR 100-145) must be established prior to admission to the program. At least 22 nursing credits must be established through NMC course completion or transfer equivalencies to meet the program requirements.

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