Second Year Nursing Completion - Modified Career Ladder Graduates (NUR.RNE.APP)

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Associate in Applied Science

Health Sciences

Southfield Campus

This program may not be offered every year dependent on enrollment.

Graduates of the Modified Career Ladder Practical Nurse Education (PNE) certificate have the option to apply for selection into the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing Program (RNE Track). The course of study requires completion of 34.5 credits and leads to an associate in applied science degree. Successful completion of the second year requirements qualifies the graduate to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Satisfactory achievement on this exam qualifies the graduate for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

Registration in the nursing courses (designated "NUR") is possible only after the student is admitted to the RNE track through a selection process. For a complete listing of the admission requirements (including HESI-A2 admission testing) and selection procedures, refer to the Nursing Admission Guide at  Application to the RNE track must be made by October 15 of the year preceding intended enrollment in the nursing program.

A mandatory criminal history check with fingerprinting and drug screening will be conducted on all students selected to the Nursing program prior to the start of the program, at the student's expense. 

  1. Conviction of a felony or conviction of any attempt to commit a felony within the fifteen years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check; or
  2. Conviction of a misdemeanor within the ten years immediately preceding the date of the criminal history check, and/or a positive drug screen will preclude eligibility for admission.

Students must obtain a grade of "C" or better in all required supportive courses and general education requirements and a grade of "B-" or better in all nursing courses for successful completion of the program. For all other policies, refer to the Nursing Student Handbook.

The ADN program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, www.acenursing.org404.975.5000, and has full approval of the Michigan Board of Nursing. Note: Conviction of a felony or misdemeanor may preclude eligibility for licensure. For more information contact the Michigan Board of Nursing, 517.335.0918.

In addition to the regular tuition, Nursing students incur extra costs including, but not limited to; liability insurance, health examination, uniforms, required vaccinations, supplies, travel, and certification fees. For further details contact the Nursing Department at (248) 233-2914.

Pre-Admission Requirement
Practical Nurse Education Modified Career Ladder Certificate46.5-47.5
Major Requirements
NUR 1520Nursing of Adults - Mental Health and Maladaptive Behavior4
NUR 2512Nursing of Children/Families2
NUR 2520Nursing of Adults II4
NUR 2530Nursing of Adults III4
NUR 2540Transition to Graduate Nurse Role4.5
Required Supportive Courses
SOC 25101Sociology 3
Select one of the following ENG courses:3-4
Composition II 3
Professional Communication 4
Recommended Elective
CHE 13201Survey of Organic and Biochemistry 4
Total Credit Hours for Program-Related Courses24.5-25.5
General Education Requirements
Communication / English (3-credits)
Fine Arts / Humanities (3-credits)3
Mathematics / Science (3-credits)3
Physical Education (1-credit)1
Social Science (3-credits)
Written Communicatoin (3-credits)
POL 1510American Government3
Additional elective credits needed to meet requirements for an Associate in Applied Science degree0
Total Credit Hours81-83

Course may be used to meet General Education requirements.

A minimum cumulative 2.00 grade point average (GPA) overall is required for graduation.