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 Amanda Woodruff, Nursing Office Assistant at 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 Amanda Woodruff ( for any admission questions you may have following completion of your pre-requisite courses.

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