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Nursing Associate in Science

There are special admission requirements for the Nursing program. Acceptance into this program is competitive and based on a point system. Applicants are awarded points based on grades earned in program-specific prerequisite coursework. All accepted students are required to pass a criminal background check and drug screen prior to admission into the program. Contact Academic Advising at (269) 927-8128 or the Health Sciences office at (269) 927-8768 for complete details. An Academic Advisor will help you determine prerequisites that are required and designed to prepare you for training in the program.

Application deadline for Fall 2020 is May 12, 2020. Download important program documents using the links below:

The Application and Brochure linked above are for the Fall 2020 program start. Students who wish to be considered for the Fall 2020 program must submit their application by May 12, 2020. Admission is not guaranteed.

The Spring 2021 program application, brochure, and application due date will be posted to this page in Spring 2020 and will have its own, separate due date. Students admitted for a Spring 2021 start will begin Nursing program classes in January 2021. 

For questions regarding biannual admission or program requirements, please contact your academic advisor, or the Health Sciences office at 269.927.8768. 

The Associate in Applied Science Nursing Program is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326. The ACEN phone number is 404-975-5000. The website is This agency is a resource for information about length of programs and required tuition and fees.

The Nursing Program at Lake Michigan College has been accredited since 1981.

General Education Requirements Credit Hours
Biology 101, Biological Science, or Biology 110, Basic Human Anatomy & Physiology 4
English 101, English Composition 3
English 102, English Composition 3
Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Mathematics 122, Intermediate Algebra, or Mathematics 123, Quantitative Reasoning 4
Psychology 201, Introduction to Psychology 3


Major Requirements Credit Hours
Biology 205, Human Anatomy 4
Biology 206, Principles of Human Physiology 4
*Chemistry 104, Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biochemistry 4
Nursing 130, Pharmacology I 2
Nursing 135, Pharmacology II 2
Nursing 180, Nursing Fundamentals 6
Nursing 185, Maternal and Newborn Health 3
Nursing 186, Medical-Surgical Nursing I 3
Nursing 187, Medical-Surgical Nursing II 3
Nursing 280, Community Mental Health 3
Nursing 281, Medical-Surgical Nursing III 3
Nursing 282, Medical-Surgical Nursing IV 3
Nursing 285, Children’s Health 3
Nursing 286, Medical-Surgical Health V 3
Nursing 287, Medical-Surgical Health VI 3
Nursing 288, Current Issues in Nursing or Nursing 289, Current Issues in Nursing (Online) 1



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