Former NMC nursing program students Karissa Havens and Callie Leaman
Former nursing students in NYC

Karissa Havens and Callie Leaman fought COVID-19 in the pandemic's epicenter.

Former NMC nursing program student Tami Putney
Alumna heads Munson nursing

Tami Putney serves as Chief Nursing Officer/VP of Patient Care.

NMC nursing students at vaccination clinic
Nursing students staff clinics

Senior practice students volunteered at mass vaccination clinics.

Nursing Degrees and Certificates

Northwestern 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.

The nursing programs at NMC located in Traverse City, Michigan are accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000).

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the nursing programs is continuing accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding these programs at

How to Apply

Articulation Agreements

Tuition and Fees

Tier I Tuition

Residency Status

Tuition Rate

In-District ( Grand Traverse County residents) Tuition

$147.00 per contact hour

In-State ( other Michigan counties) Tuition

$299.00 per contact hour

Out-of-state Tuition

$387.00 per contact hour

International Tuition

$438.00 per contact hour

General Fee for all residencies:

Other fee of $33.00 per contact hour is a general fee covering a portion of costs for technology, orientation, placement, career testing, Student Government Association, and other student service activities.

$33.00 per contact hour

General Fee for all residencies for Nursing courses (HNR)

$23.00 per contact hour

Nursing Exam Software Fee for students in ADN & PN programs

$28.75 per semester

Cost of Attendance

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Note: For more information on how COA component estimates are calculated, see the bottom of the Tuition and Fees page.

Enrolled students can find their own calculated Cost of Attendance in NMC Self-Service under Financial Aid. Others can use the Net Price Calculator to estimate the total annual cost of attending NMC based on their program and enrollment plans, along with financial aid eligibility.

How To Apply

Learn how to apply to NMC's Nursing Program.

Contact Admissions

Call, email or schedule a visit.

Degrees & Certificates

Nursing Programs Policy Manual

Pre-Nursing Program Checklist

ADN Program Outcomes

PN Program Outcomes

Criminal Background Checks


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.

BSN Program Information Request

NMC is partnering with Davenport University to offer a BSN in Traverse City starting in May 2023. Fill out the form to stay up to date.

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