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Welcome to NMC's Nursing Program

Nursing training exerciseNorthwestern Michigan College offers first-time students the opportunity to earn a Practical Nursing (PN) certification or an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). Students with a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) certification can earn their ADN via the LPN to ADN completion option. After successfully completing the Practical Nursing program, students become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Students become eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) after successfully completing the Associate Degree program.

NMC also offers students in the Associate Degree program the option to take an elective at the end of their second semester. This option gives the ADN students the opportunity to complete the PN program, take the NCLEX-PN exam, and work as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) while completing the remainder of the ADN program.

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.

Degrees & Certificates

Nursing Programs Policy Manual (PDF) »

ADN Program Outcomes (PDF) »

PN Program Outcomes (PDF) »

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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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