The program offers licensed practical nurses (LPN’s) the prospect of evolving their career in nursing. LPN’s pursuing this degree who have attended an accredited LPN program and acquired an active Michigan PN license can apply to the nursing program at HFCC as advanced placement students.
LPN students will get credit for past learning for first semester courses with proof of a valid LPN license and upon successful completion of NSG 091.
The program is endorsed by the Michigan State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly known as the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
About the school
Henry Ford College (HFC), situated in Dearborn, Michigan in Metro Detroit is a public two-year college established in 1938. The school is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Michigan Commission on College Accreditation.
Originally named Fordson Junior College when it was founded in 1938, the college was adopted as Dearborn Junior College in 1946, before embracing the name Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) in 1952, which was named after the Henry Ford Trade School that closed down. The name was abbreviated to Henry Ford College in 2014.
Annual total price of $5,846
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Admission is competitive. The program has a limited enrollment and admits students in the fall and winter semesters. To be considered, applicants must:
- Be admitted to the college and designate Associate of Science Degree with a specialization in Pre-Nursing as their program of study.
- Have a GPA of 2.7 or better.
- Submit a nursing program application with all required documentation. The application deadline is January 30th for the fall semester and June 30th for the winter semester.
- LPN to RN students must make an appointment with the nursing admission specialist and submit a nursing program application with all required documentation by the application deadline.
- Complete all Required Courses for Admissions with a “C” grade or better (no C minus grades). Required Courses for Admissions:
- BIO 131: Introduction to Biology, or its transfer equivalent or better or a High school grade of “A” or “B” throughout a one year laboratory Advance Placement course
- BIO-233: Anatomy and Physiology I
- BIO-234: Anatomy and Physiology II
- Math:Complete one of the following options:
- Other Courses
- Successfully complete the Nursing Admission Test (NAT) objectives.
- The required Nurse Admission Test (NAT) is offered by the College and must be taken at HFC.
- Only two attempts are allowed.
- The NAT exam must be passed within two years prior to admission dated into the Nursing Program.
- The Learning Laboffers free assistance to prepare for this exam.
- The NAT requirements are:
- Math proficiency at 80%.
- Reading composite proficiency at 80%.
- Grammar proficiency at 80%.
- Vocabulary proficiency at 80%.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student’s responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
General Education Requirements:
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Applied Science degrees require at least 15 credits total including at least three credit hours, unless otherwise noted, from each of the five areas below.
- Civil Society & Culture: Complete the following:
- Communication: The following is required for admissions, complete with a “C” or better (no C minus):
- Computer Technology: The following is required for admissions, complete with a “C” or better (no C minus):
- Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete the following:
- Quantitative Literacy: One of the following options are required for admissions, complete one of the following options with a “C” or better (no C minus):
NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 16 (10 of which is required prior to admissions to the program)
Fulfill the Required Admissions and Required Core Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
NSG-091: Nursing Systems II for Articulating L.P.N. Transition Registration is granted after acceptance to program. If passed, CPCLL credit for NSG-101, NSG-115 and NSG-117 is granted
NSG-101: Beginning Health and Physical Assessment
NSG-115: Pharmacology for Nursing Practice 1
NSG-117: Medical-Surgical Nursing 1
NSG-118: Pharmacology for Nursing Practice II
NSG-119: Medical-Surgical Nursing II
NSG-121: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
NSG-201: Pharmacology for Nursing Practice III
NSG-202: Medical-Surgical Nursing III
NSG-206: Pharmacology for Nursing Practice IV
NSG-208: Women’s Health and Maternity Care
NSG-209: Medical-Surgical Nursing IV
NSG-212: Professional Transitions
Minimum Credit Hours:
Required Courses for Admissions
BIO-233: Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO-234: Anatomy and Physiology II
ENG-131: Introduction to College Writing
HCS-131: Computers in Health Care
MATH-110: Intermediate Algebra or MATH-1091, MATH-1092, MATH-1093, and MATH-1094, or MATH-115, OR MATH-141, OR MATH-175, OR MATH-180
PSY-131: Introductory Psychology
Minimum Credit Hours:
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate:
72.0 (Including Options/Electives)
Additional Program Requirements:
Applicants must attend informational and orientation meetings scheduled by the Associate Dean of Health Sciences. Final acceptance is contingent upon fulfilling and maintaining minimum program requirements and proof of the following by specified deadline dates:
- An official transcript from the applicant’s practical nursing school
- Proof of a current Michigan LPN license
- Verification of most recent work experience to include at least 2000 hours (equal to one year of full time employment) within the last two years as an LPN
- Submission of a resume (including job description and daily nursing activities)
- Health Insurance
- Physical examination
- TB testing/screening
- Immunizations as required
- Titers from previous immunizations
- BLS for Healthcare Professionals certification
- Must pass drug screening
- Criminal background check
- ACE Clinical Passport Requirements
- Clinical uniform and program supplies
Specific procedures for the Advanced Placement track may be obtained from the nursing admission specialist in Advising located at the Welcome Center. Once admitted to the program, nursing administrative staff located in the School of Nursing – East Campus, in room N-120 can assist advanced placement students.
Henry Ford College
5101 Evergreen Rd. Dearborn, MI 4812
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