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Program Type: Certificate

Pre-Nursing

Where To Go From Here

Students must successfully complete the Pre-Nursing Certificate to be eligible for admission into MCC's Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. Upon successful completion of the Pre-Nursing Certificate and submission of the Nursing Program Application, students will be placed on the Nursing Program Tracking List. Applications are accepted between December 15-January 15, May 1-31, and August 1-31. If an application is received from a non-qualified student it will be returned and may be resubmitted after the application requirements have been met.

Once a student is placed on the Nursing Program Tracking List they will receive an email invitation to join its Campus Group on the MyMontcalm website. Each student on the list will be able to track their status and receive regular updates regarding the nursing program.

 

Why This Degree

Completion of MCC's Pre-Nursing Certificate provides eligibility for admission into MCC's Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. This certificate could be a stepping stone to landing a career as a Registered Nurse (RN) earning $51,640 to $76,570 per year.

MCC Nursing Handbook

Nursing Handbook

Gainful Employment

Learn more about the program and employment opportunities upon completion at www.montcalm.edu/GE/PreNursing/Gedt.html

  • Program Requirements

    Students must successfully complete the Pre-Nursing Certificate to be eligible for admission into Montcalm Community College’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. Students who intend to apply to the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program must meet the standards required by the health care profession. This includes (but is not limited to) drug screens, criminal background checks, immunizations, and other required documentation. See full list of Nursing Program Requirements for both new students and advanced standing students.

    Prerequisite courses may apply to this program.

    Program Requirements (in required sequence)

    Course Name Course # Credits
    College Success for Health Occupations1 GNST105 0.5
    Anatomy & Physiology I2 BIOL202 4
    Freshman English I 3 ENGL100 3
    Elementary Algebra 4 MATH100 4
    Or Intermediate Algebra 4 MATH104 4
    General Psychology3 PSYC120 3
    Anatomy & Physiology II 2 BIOL203 4
    Introduction to Social Science 3 POLI110 4
    Or American Political System 3 POLI240 3

     

    Humanities3: 3-4 credits

    Minimum of three credits from the following: PHIL222 (recommended) or HUMN270, ARTS120, ARTS225, ENGL195, ENGL200, ENGL201, ENGL212, ENGL220, ENGL221, ENGL230, ENGL235, ENGL236, ENGL265, FREN120, FREN121, GERM101, GERM102, HUMN100, HUMN110, HUMN200, HUMN201, HUMN271, MUSI101, MUSI110, PHIL220, PHIL221, SPAN130, or SPAN131

    Microbiology 2 BIOL201 4
    Introductory Chemistry 5 CHEM105 4
    Communication Concepts in Nursing 6 NRSG120A 1.5
    Computer Concepts in Nursing 7 NRSG120B 0.5
    Or Computer Literacy 8 CMIS101 3
    Or Introduction to Computer Information Systems 9 CMIS115 3
    Nutrition & Diet Therapy in Nursing 6 NRSG110 2
    1 — Should be taken in the 1st semester of the Pre-Nursing Certificate or as soon as minimum compass scores have been attained.
    2 — 3.0 grade or higher in last four years prior to program entry/maximum of two attempts
    3 — 2.0 grade or higher
    4 — 3.0 grade or higher in last four years prior to program entry
    5 — 2.0 grade or higher in last four years prior to program entry
    6 — 2.3 grade or higher in last 18 months prior to program entry/maximum of two attempts;core nursing course
    7 — 2.3 grade or higher/maximum of two attempts; competency test available
    8 — 2.3 grade or higher; competency test available
    9 — 2.3 grade or higher
    10 — Competency test available