How to Apply

If the Nursing Program sounds interesting, here's what to do:

  • Review the general Nursing program information, which includes prerequisite information and program model schedules.
  • Complete the NMC Admission process and inform the Admissions office of which nursing program you prefer (ADN, PN, or ADN-C).
  • For a formal review to transfer prerequisites taken at other colleges, please send official transcripts to:
    Northwestern Michigan College
    1701 E Front Street
    Traverse City, MI 49686
  • Refer to the Transfer Guide for questions regarding transferred courses.
  • If you have attended a previous school of nursing, please submit a letter of good standing from your previous college's Director of Nursing to Tamella Livengood, Director of Nursing and Allied Health, at
  • Next make an appointment with an NMC advisor to get enrolled for the prerequisite nursing courses. Find an advisor
  • Once your prerequisites are complete, you may apply to the nursing program of your choice. You may contact Tamella Livengood (, Director of Nursing & Allied Health, to make inquiries regarding eligibility if you are unsure of your status.
  • To apply to the ADN program, please access the application via MyNMC. You will find the application under Self-Service and then click on Admissions. The application is open during the following timeframe:
    • April 1-June 1 for Fall semester admission consideration
    • August 1-October 1 for Spring semester admission consideration
  • Admission to the ADN program is competitive and points are given based on this rubric.
  • To be added to the PN waitlist, once all prerequisites are completed, you may submit the following form:
  • Students must complete the HESI A2 Admission Exam to be eligible for admission to either the ADN or LPN programs. This test may be completed during the application period.
  • To be added to the ADN-C waitlist, once all prerequisites are completed, you may submit the following form:

Please do not hesitate to reach out to Tamella Livengood ( for any admission questions you may have following completion of your pre-requisite courses.

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