Feb 29, 2024  
2011-2013 Catalog-EXPIRED 

Nursing, A.D.N.

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(Students should initially enroll in Code 321.)

Suggested GRCC Program:

Associate in Nursing

The Associate Degree program contains a pre-nursing semester and 41/2 semesters of nursing course work It is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and accredited by the NLNAC, 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326. The new applicant for licensure will be asked about substance abuse and/or felony conviction. According to public statute, previous felonies or misdemeanors for substance abuse, physical abuse, and/or criminal sexual conduct are likely to prevent an applicant from completing the program, taking the licensure exam NCLEX-RN and/or employment. Upon request, the Nursing Director will provide a list of rules and regulations governing licensure and employment in Michigan.

Program Requirements:

In order to be eligible for admission into the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, students must:

  1. Be high school graduates or have passed the high school equivalency GED (General Educational Development) Test.
  2. Have a high school grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5.
  3. Have completed one-year courses in high school chemistry, biology and algebra with “C-” or higher in each. (Suitable equivalent courses available at GRCC are CHM 110 , BI 117 , or any Biology with a lab, and MA 98 .)
  4. Have a negative urine drug screen and complete the criminal background check process. Students will not be allowed to enter the program until cleared by GRCC police. This is a requirement of the Nursing Programs as clinical facilities are required to follow Michigan Public Acts 27, 28, and 29 of 2006. Without a clear criminal background, it is possible a student would not be allowed to participate in clinical activities and thus, be unable to complete the GRCC Nursing Programs. For additional information, refer to the Health Programs general information page.
  5. Score at least 75% on the HESI test (fee). This test assesses knowledge in reading, vocabulary, grammar, and math. To be eligible for ADN, students must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. All Biology courses must be successfully completed within two attempts with a grade of “C-” or higher. In addition, once in the program, students must achieve at least 80% in each of the required Associate Degree Nursing courses to be eligible for graduation.

Students who fail to complete any or all Biology courses within two attempts with a grade of C- or higher, will be withdrawn from the ready list and unable to reapply to the Associate Nursing Degree Program until successfully completing BI 121 , BI 122 , and BI 126  or BI 127 .

Opportunities exist for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) with current unencumbered licenses to enter the ADN program with advanced standing. Contact the Director of Nursing Programs or view the Nursing Programs Web site (www.grcc.edu/nursing) for additional information.

Life science courses must  have been completed within eight years of graduation/completion of the specific Health program at GRCC.

Transfer credit from college-credit-granting institutions for nursing courses may be granted if completed within three (3) years of application and a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher was earned. The determination of the transferability of course credit rests with the Program Director and Associate Dean of the School of Workforce Development. In case of conflict, the Dean of the School of Workforce Development shall render a judgment.

Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program may transfer all or part of the credit earned at GRCC to several colleges and universities toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.

Pre-Nursing Semester

Total Credits: 16

First Semester

Total Credits: 13

Total Credits: 11/13

Third Semester

Total Credits: 15

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 14

Fifth Semester

Total Credits: 72

* CR = Credit Hours

CH = Contact Hours: The number of class hours of attendance required per week.

MT = Meeting Time: The number of 60-minute class hours of attendance required per week. A virgule (/) separates “lecture” hours (listed first) from “laboratory” or “clinical” hours. Break time is not included in this total.

** Courses are prerequisite to NUR 101  or NUR 102 .

*** Courses may be taken prior to formal admission.

A grade of C- or higher is required in BI 121 , BI 122 , BI 126 , or BI 127 .

Transfer Opportunities:

The Transfer Guide for many bachelor’s degree majors offered at Michigan colleges and universities is available at the Counseling and Career Center and online at www.grcc.edu.

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