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The Classroom Experience

nursing students take each other's blood pressureLake Michigan College's Nursing program gives you a hands-on, reality-based experience that prepares you to be a well-qualified nursing professional ready to care for patients.

Nursing classes are intense and require dedication. Scheduling is concentrated. As a student, it is important to remember that studying and focused learning are your jobs. The nursing course sequence begins each fall semester and must be taken in order. College requirements and support courses may be taken prior to admission to the nursing program.

Along with the nursing courses, you will also take courses in biology, chemistry, psychology, sociology, and physical education. These courses will give you a broad background.

LMC Nursing classroomExpectations & Skills Taught
If you are planning on pursuing nursing education, you should have a strong science background, be committed to caring for people, and possess strong communication and people skills.

In LMC's program, you will discover what a nurse does and is. You will learn about the diseases and conditions that your patients might have and what care needs to be given, how to give that care, and what types of results to expect.

You will gain practical experience in the nursing lab on the Napier Avenue campus. There, skills such as administering IVs and injections, making a patient's bed while the patient is in it, and what to do when specific problems arise will be taught.

Group work and cooperation are emphasized in this program. You will have the opportunity to meet professionals who work in nursing homes, hospitals, and outpatient facilities. The skills taught in the classroom will allow you to practice the medical and interpersonal skills you will need once you begin working in the nursing field. Along with assigned bookwork, you will be requires to attend and participate in clinicals.

Nursing Education Center
The Lake Michigan College Nursing Education Center is a state-of-the-art nursing training facility where students can learn, practice and demonstrate real-life skills. The high-tech simulation equipment allows students to experience routine and unique emergency situation without the risk to real human patients.

Math/Science Computer Help Lab
If you need additional assistance with an idea or concept presented during class, go to the help lab.

The Help Lab is located at the Napier Avenue Campus in room C303.

Registered Nursing Program
Lake Michigan College's associate degree nursing program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accredition Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road N.E., Suit 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326, phone: (404) 975-5000. This agency is a resource for information about length of programs and required tuition and fees.

Licensed Practical Nursing Program
Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
Licensing Bureau of Health Care Professions
P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-1820

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