The associate of applied science degree with a specialty in nursing readies graduates to perform as beginning registered nurse practitioners and members of the health care group in the care of severely and chronically ill persons with common illnesses.
Registered nurses are eligible for employment in organized practice settings, including nursing homes, acute care hospitals, clinics, extended care facilities, and physicians’ offices. With experience, nurses may also partake in providing skilled care in more specific areas, including pediatric and obstetric units, psychiatric units, critical care units, emergency departments, and home health settings.
Following program completion, students will be qualified to apply for licensure in the State of Michigan. Students must meet the Michigan Board of Nursing admissibility requirements and successfully pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a licensed registered nurse.
About the school
Monroe County Community College (MCCC) is a public community college situated just west of the city of Monroe, Michigan with an extension, the Whitman Center, situated in Temperance. The major campus is just south of M-50 within Monroe Charter Township.
MCCC was established in 1964 and is the sole higher education institution in Monroe County. While the college was founded in 1964, it did not commence for students until 1967.
MCCC has a general education program for students looking to transfer to a four-year university or those in quest of a career in a vocational education. The college has a highly selective and regarded nursing school. The highest degree that one can achieve through MCCC is an associate degree. Some neighboring universities, such as Siena Heights University and Eastern Michigan University offer some of their undergraduate courses at Monroe County Community College for the ease of those in certain programs. Therefore, one can acquire a bachelor’s degree without ever leaving MCCC’s campus.
MCCC also has a student-operated newspaper known as Agora, Formula SAE chapter, and programs available in distance learning, online courses and courses on video.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Registered Nurse Program Class Selection Criteria
*Criteria effective beginning June 2017*
The registered nursing program is a selective admissions program. Nursing program applicants must meet established minimum criteria to be considered for the nursing program. Applications will be accepted two times per year, in June and October. Only applicants who meet established minimum criteria by the first Monday in June or the first Monday in October will be considered for the nursing program.
The potential nursing applicant needs to be aware that meeting minimum standards does not ensure admission to the nursing program. Applicants for the nursing program tend to be well qualified and will be accepted until each class is fully enrolled. Returning students in good standing with the program will be considered for reenrollment/readmission first. New applicants will be accepted according to the selection criteria outlined below until a class is fully enrolled; up to 30 students per class.
MINIMUM CRITERIA TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THE PROGRAM:
- Graduation from high school or successful completion of the G.E.D. (General Education Development) test. High school students may apply, but acceptance in the program is contingent upon successful completion of high school and nursing program prerequisites.
- Completion of MATH 092 or MATH 150 or qualifying score on accepted placement tests or waived by transfer coursework.
- Completion of ENGL 090 and RDG 090 or qualifying scores on accepted placement tests or waived by transfer coursework.
- A cumulative grade point average of 2.7 (4.0 system) from the most recent academic institution attended (high school, college, university). The cumulative grade point average is computed based on the cumulative grade point average at the end of the winter semester for June/summer semester for October for college students or the most recent grading period for high school students.
- Minimum Overall Score of 60 on the ATI TEAS V nursing entrance exam.
- Official transcripts are required from the applicant’s high school, college, or universities attended (including LPN and RN programs attended, if applicable). College transcripts must be sent directly to the MCCC Registrar’s Office from the college or university in order to be considered official.
- MELAB (80 percentile) or IBN TOEFL (79-80) tests may be required to show proof of English language proficiency for individuals whose native language is not English.
- Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee admission into the nursing program and are subject to change. For the most current requirements, students should contact the Admissions Department or visit the program’s website at
- NURSING PROGRAM SELECTION CRITERIA
Nursing applicants will be awarded points based upon the following criteria:
- Earned grade point average (GPA) from high school OR most recent college or university attended
- College credits completed at the most recent academic institution attended
- Credits completed at MCCC
- Highest earned ATI TEAS V Overall Score
- Highest earned ATI TEAS V Science Score
- Monroe County residency
- Prior alternate status for the nursing program
These point values and criteria were developed by the MCCC nursing faculty. The points will be totaled only for applicants who meet the established minimum criteria by the application deadline. A rank ordered list of nursing applicants by point total will be developed. Points are calculated according to the following criteria:
GRADE POINT AVERAGE (GPA)
The cumulative grade point average from the most recent academic institution attended is calculated. The cumulative grade point average is computed based on the cumulative average at the end of the winter for June or summer for October term for college students or the end of the most recent term for high school students.
GPA POINTS AWARDED
2.7 – 2.79 0
2.8 – 2.89 2
2.9 – 3.09 4
3.1 – 3.29 6
3.3 – 3.49 8
3.5 – 3.69 10
3.7 – 3.89 12
3.9 – 4.0 14
COLLEGE CREDITS COMPLETED
These points are calculated based upon the number of college credits completed at the most recent college attended. A high school student who earns college credit through dual enrollment will be awarded points for courses successfully completed with a grade of “C” or better.
SEMESTER HOURS POINTS AWARDED
Less than 3 0
3 – 6 1
7 – 9 2
10 – 12 3
Greater than 12 4
ATI TEAS SCORE (ATI TEAS V results will be accepted through the June 2017 application deadline)
The points are calculated from your highest ATI TEAS V Overall Score (only 3 attempts permitted)
60 – 67.9 0
68 – 77.9 3
78 – 89.9 7
90 or greater 11
ATI TEAS SCIENCE SCORE (ATI TEAS V results will be accepted through the June 2017 application deadline)
45 – 55.9 2
56 – 65.9 4
66 – 73.9 6
74 – 80.9 9
81 or greater 12
COLLEGE CREDITS COMPLETED AT MCCC POINTS AWARDED
Non-MCCC student 0
MCCC student (1-11 credits) 1
MCCC student (12 or more credits) 2
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Rd. | Monroe, MI 48161
7777 Lewis Avenue | Temperance, MI 48182
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