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Pre-Nursing Program Checklist for Success

  • Apply for admission to NMC at nmc.edu/apply-now — indicate either the Pre-Associate Degree Nursing program, Pre-LPN-ADN completion option, or Pre-Practical Nursing program.
  • Transfer student from a Michigan college or university? Check how credits transfer to NMC at mitransfer.org.
  • Request official transcripts to be sent to the Admission’s Office at NMC (High School, GED, and/or any accredited college):
    • Mail:
      NMC Admissions
      1701 E. Front Street
      Traverse City, MI 49686
    • Fax: (231) 995-1339
    • Email: admissions@nmc.edu
  • Anatomy & Physiology courses beyond 5-year limit? If taken at NMC or transferred with a 2.5 or greater, you may be eligible to take the competency test. Please contact Nursing Office Assistant Melanie Griffith at (231) 995-1238 to schedule.
  • Create a FSA I.D. for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at studentaid.gov.
  • Apply for FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at studentaid.gov/fafsa.
  • Sign up for New Student Orientation at nmc.edu/orientation. In addition to an information meeting, you will meet with an advisor and register for classes. Returning students do not need to attend orientation again.
  • Review the Health Occupations website at nmc.edu/nursing for specific nursing program criteria.
  • Be sure to check your NMC email regularly for important information regarding admission requirements, financial aid, the nursing program and more.
  • Purchase books and get ready to start classes. Welcome to NMC!

Degrees & Certificates


Nursing Programs Policy Manual (PDF)

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.