Tracy Zammaron, Nursing Instructor and students

Registered Nursing, A.A.S.


Where To Go From Here

This program prepares students for employment opportunities as nurses. It is designed to provide the credits necessary for eligibility to take the nursing licensure examination, and transferability for a bachelor’s degree in nursing.


Why This Degree

Students who earn an associate of applied science degree will be prepared for national licensure as a registered nurse. Job opportunities in this field offer great variety, as they treat patients, educate patients and the public about medical conditions, and provide emotional support to patients and family members. This degree provides the foundation for continued study at the bachelor-degree level including BSN programs at various universities in Michigan. Most RN’s, earning $64,270 to $100,920 per year, advance to head nurses or into management positions such as assistant unit manager.


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Nursing Program Application Information

View MCC’s nursing program application packet for students applying for admission into the nursing program and more details below.

Click here to view the Application Packet


The application cycle for spring 2025 admission will be open October 1-22, 2024. Students will need to email to be added to the admission Canvas application site. All applications will be reviewed electronically through Canvas during this application cycle. Applicants will be notified of acceptance via MCC Student email. For more information, contact the Health Careers Office at (989) 328-1271 or email



A criminal background check will be required as part of the nursing program admission process. If a student steps out of the program and needs to re-enter an additional criminal background check will be required. When students complete the nursing program they are eligible to apply to take the national nursing licensure exam. At the time of application the Michigan Department of Licensing will require a criminal background check with fingerprinting. If a student is deemed not eligible to sit for the national licensure exam Montcalm Community College will not be responsible.

Click above to view a how-to video created by MCC Counselor Brandy Bunting explaining the nursing program application process.

Nursing Program Costs

View the PDF linked above to see a semester break down of nursing program costs including tuition, bookstore charges, certification and testing fees and more.


Nursing Health RequirEMENTS (PDF)

Once accepted into the nursing program these are the health requirements that will be required to maintain a seat in the nursing program. Students are encouraged to start working on this process ahead of time.


Nursing GPA Calculator

Download and open the Nursing GPA Calculator in Excel.  Please make sure you flip to the calculator tab at the bottom and it is there you will see the GPA calculator.  Please make sure to adjust your Math to a 3 or 4 credit class depending on the class you took.



Nursing Handbook and Policies


2024 - 2025 Nursing Handbook

Program Measures

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Montcalm Community College’s Nursing Program has full approval from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs-Board of Nursing; 611 W. Ottawa; P.O. Box 30004; Lansing MI, 48909.


The Montcalm Community College Associate Degree in Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202-909-2526.