Nursing - ADN Completion Option

Nursing training exercise for associates degree in nursing programCompleted your Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) program and ready to take the next step? NMC’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) completion option for LPNs allows those with current clinical work experience in acute or extended care or who have graduated within three years to complete the nursing course work in two semesters.

NMC’s ADN program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensing as a registered nurse.

Career opportunities

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 an increasing emphasis on preventive care.

Employment of RNs will not grow at the same rate in every industry. The projected growth rates for RNs in the industries with the highest employment of these workers are:



Office of physicians


Home health care services


Nursing care facilities


Employment services


Hospitals, public and private


Median annual earnings of registered nurses were $65,745 in the State of Michigan in May of 2010. Some places nurses worked and their average annual earnings include:

  • General medical and surgical hospitals – $68,610
  • Home health care services – $63,850
  • Offices of physicians – $70,530
  • Nursing care facilities – $59,990

ACEN accreditation logoNMC nursing programs are approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000).

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Nursing Information Sessions

Please join NMC’s Director of Nursing & Allied Health, Laura Schmidt DNP, FNP-BC, as she presents information and answers your questions regarding NMC’s Nursing Programs. You will also have the opportunity to speak with representatives from Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs from Davenport University, Spring Arbor University, U of M Flint, Ferris State University, and Grand Valley State University. Dinner will be provided.

All sessions will take place from 4:30–5:30 p.m.

Select one of the following dates to register:

Students who are seeking admission into the PN or ADN programs for Fall 2018 are encouraged to attend the October or November information session.

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Any pre-nursing student planning to transfer a pharmacology class to NMC, please contact the Nursing Department prior to registering for any non-NMC pharmacology class.

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"(Community colleges) are our nation's trade schools, training 59% of our new nurses."


TIME Magazine,  July 20, 2009

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