Monroe County Community College Nursing Program Reviews

Last Updated on September 8, 2022 by Alvina Ibe

Monroe County Community College Nursing Program Review

In pursuit of fulfilling the higher education needs of the residents of Monroe County, the Monroe County Community College came into being. From 1964, the community college has been offering two-year degree programs for the residents of Monroe and Detroit.  The college has great expansion on educational infrastructure on its 215 acre land on Raisinville Road and a satellite campus at Temperance, Michigan.

Health Sciences Division

At Monroe County Community College, the division of health sciences has one two-year nursing degree program and three certificate nursing programs. The programs have been approved and accredited and by the Michigan Board of Nursing and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission respectively. Detailed information about the nursing programs at the community college is as follows:

Registered Nursing Two-Year Associate Degree

This program aims at training professional nurses on a full time basis as part of their preparation in taking the NCLEX-RN exams. Students are expected to complete a total of 72 credits including general education courses. During the course of the study, students are expected to participate in clinical practicum sessions held in health agencies in Michigan and Ohio.

 It is important to note that since the college does not have onsite nursing labs, students are expected to undertake all their practical sessions outside the college at designated sites. In this case, students must cover the costs of their clinical sessions in terms of commuting to and from clinical facilities. The college also accepts LPN transfer students who wish to have advanced placement for this associate of Science in nursing degree.

Practical Nursing Certificate

The program prepares students to work under registered nurses by offering basic patient and bedside care training. It requires 38 credits to complete so that students can be eligible for NCLEX-PN exam and licensure in Michigan. For nurses who are coming-in as certified nursing assistants, two credits are exempted in recognition of the CNA certificate.

Nurse Aide Certificate

At Monroe County Community College, students have the chance to take one course; entailing 5 credits to become nurse assistants. Completion of the credits and 48 clinical hours place the students in a position to sit for certification exams to become certified nurse aides.

Phlebotomy Certificate

The program aims at providing training to students wishing to get fast entrance into nursing. Students are trained on blood drawing techniques including venipunctures, specimen transportation and storage. Students must be aware that the program may be offered during the day and evening for the practical sessions depending on health agencies schedule. The practical sessions takes 40 hours per week while the classroom theory portion is 20 hours per week. A total of nine credits must be completed for students to be eligible for the phlebotomy technician exam.

Just like the registered nurses program, certificate programs students must cater for their own transportation to health care agencies in Ohio and within Michigan. The costs of this are not included in the fees for the programs.

Contact:
Monroe County Community College
1555 S. Raisinville Road, Monroe,
MI 48161

NURSING, REGISTERED

HEALTH SCIENCES DIVISION

Registered Nurse

NursingProcess.org has ranked Monroe County Community College’s Registered Nursing program No. 1 in Michigan for 2020. Learn more about MCCC’s Registered Nursing Program

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The associate of applied science degree with specialization in nursing prepares graduates to function as beginning registered nurse clinicians and members of the health care team in the care of acutely and chronically ill individuals. Registered nurses are qualified for employment in structured practice settings, including acute care hospitals, extended care facilities, nursing homes, clinics and physicians’ offices. With experience, nurses may also participate in providing skilled care in more specialized areas, including psychiatric units, emergency departments, pediatric and obstetric units, critical care units and home health settings. Job pay is exceptional, averaging $73,300 annually for practicing nurses, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2019), and nursing is a flexible and mobile career choice.

Program Approval

Upon program completion, students will be prepared and eligible to apply for licensure in the State of Michigan. Students must meet the Michigan Board of Nursing eligibility requirements and successfully pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) in order to become a licensed registered nurse.

The MCCC Registered Nursing Program is fully approved through the Michigan Board of Nursing.

Michigan Board of Nursing
Department of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs
Bureau of Professional Licensing
611 W. Ottawa
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909
517-373-8068
Michigan Board of Nursing

ACEN AccreditationPROGRAM ACCREDITATION

The Associate of Applied Science – Nursing program at Monroe County Community College located in Monroe, Michigan is accredited by the 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.  View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.com/accreditedprograms/programsearch.htm

PUBLIC NOTICE OF UPCOMING ACCREDITATION REVIEW VISIT BY THE ACCREDITATION COMMISION FOR EDUCATION IN NURSING

Monroe County Community College wishes to announce that it will host a site visit for continuing accreditation of its Associate of Applied Science – Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). You are invited to meet with the site visit team and share your comments about the program.

LICENSURE

The Board of Nursing can be contacted at:
Bureau of Health Professions
Board of Nursing
611 W. Ottawa
P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170

Monroe County Community College ADN-RN Nursing Program Prerequisites & Reviews

March 26, 2017 by GREGORY Leave a Comment

Nursing program

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
  1. 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

Address/contact:

Monroe County Community College

Main Campus:

1555 S. Raisinville Rd. | Monroe, MI 48161

734.242.7300

Whitman Center:

7777 Lewis Avenue | Temperance, MI 48182

734.847.0559