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Nursing Associate in Applied Science

Prerequisite Credit Hours Contact Hours
BIOL 110 Human Anatomy & Physiology (or BIOL 101 Biological Science or comparable prerequisite for BIOL 205 Human Anatomy)  4 5

 

Prerequisite Ranking Courses Credit Hours Contact Hours
Chemistry 104, Fundamentals of General, Organic and Biochemistry 4 6
Biology 205, Human Anatomy 4 5
Mathematics 122, Intermediate Algebra, or Mathematics 123, Quantitative Reasoning 4 4

 

Prior to Start of Program Credit Hours Contact Hours
Biology 206, Principles of Human Physiology 4 6
HEAL 121 Calculations for Healthcare Professionals 1 1
English 101, English Composition 3 3

 

Level 1 - First Semester Credit Hours Contact Hours
PSYC 201 Introduction to Psychology 3 3
NURS 180 Nursing Fundamentals 6 10
NURS 131 Pharmacology I 2 2
Semester Total 11 15

 

Level 2 - Second Semester Credit Hours Contact Hours
ENGL 102 English Composition II 3 3
NURS 181 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 (7 weeks) 5 10
NURS 182 Community Mental Health Nursing (7 weeks) 3 6
NURS 136 Pharmacology II 2 2
Semester Total 13 21

 

Level 3 - Third Semester Credit Hours Contact Hours
Humanities/Fine Arts Course** 3 3
NURS 290 Advanced Health Assessment 1 1
NURS 291 Medical-Surgical Nursing 2 (7 weeks) 4 8
NURS 292 Maternal & Child Nursing (7 weeks) 5 9
Semester Total 13 21

 

Level 4 - Fourth Semester Credit Hours Contact Hours
NURS 293 Medical-Surgical Nursing 3 (7 weeks) 4 8
NURS 294 Medical-Surgical Nursing 4 (7 weeks) 5 10
NURS 288/289 Current Issues in Nursing 1 1
Semester Total 10 19

 

  Credit Hours Contact Hours
Program Total 71 106

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.

New Student Applications

  • Fall Cohort Applications – Due May 12 for a September start
  • Spring Cohort applications – Due September 12 for a January start
  • Other types of applications:
    • Advanced Standing Application
    • Nursing Program Transfer
    • Returning to the LMC Nursing Program

HESI A2 and TOEFL Information for Nursing Students

Core Values

  1. Caring
  2. Communication
  3. Diversity
  4. Ethics
  5. Excellence
  6. Holism
  7. Integrity

Integrating Concepts

  1. Patient-Centered Care
  2. Personal/Professional Development
  3. Evidence-Based Practice
  4. Information Management
  5. Teamwork and Collaboration
  6. Quality Improvement and Safety

Associate Degree Program Outcomes

  1. Promotion of Holism
  2. Nursing Judgement
  3. Professional Identity
  4. Spirit of Inquiry  

Outcome Data

The program's most current 3 year data is as follows:

NCLEX Pass Rates

2017: 95%
2018: 96.3%
2019: 95.7%

Job Placement Rates

2017: 98%
2018: 92.9%
2019: 97.9% (Most up to date data)

Program Completion Rates (150%)

2016: 49%
2017: 55%
2018: 71%

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. More information can be found by calling 404-975-5000 or visiting their website. 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.

After acceptance and enrollment in the program, students are required to read and understand the contents of the Nursing Handbook (1st and 2nd year students have different handbooks for the 2020-21 academic year):

1st Year Nursing Student Handbook (pdf download)

2nd Year Nursing Student Handbook (pdf download)

Academic Advisor

Ken Kettler is the Academic Advisor for Health Sciences programs at Lake Michigan College.

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Nursing Program Chair and Faculty

Education: Doctorate of Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner Valparaiso University Valparaiso, Indiana 2010-May, 20

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Part-Time Faculty, Nursing

Master of Science, Nursing; Bachelor of Science, Nursing

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Faculty, Nursing

Education: Ball State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing University of Phoenix Master of Science in Nursing

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Faculty, Nursing and Simulation & Skills Lab Coordinator

She has worked as a staff nurse in the medical, obstetric and psychiatric areas.

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Faculty, Nursing

Education: University of Michigan, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, 1998Bethel College, Master of Science in Nursing Educat

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Faculty, Nursing

Education: Valparaiso University BSN Aurora University MSN

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Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology, Associate in Applied Science, Nursing

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Part-Time Faculty, Nursing

Master of Science, Nursing; Bachelor of Science, Nursing

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Part-Time Faculty, Nursing

Bachelor of Science, Nursing- BSN Completion; Associate in Applied Science, Registered Nursing

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Bachelor of Science, Nursing-BSN Completion; Associate in Applied Science, Nursing

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Faculty, Nursing

Education: Rochester Community College, Rochester, MN, ADN Augsburg College, Minneapolis, MN, BSN Michigan State Universi

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Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Associate in Applied Science, Nursing

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Faculty, Nursing

Denise has been a nurse for over 20 years, and a part of nursing education for 12 years.

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Nursing Education Center Manager

Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Associate in Applied Science, Nursing

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Part-Time Faculty, Nursing

Master of Science, Nursing; Bachelor of Arts, American Studies

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Master of Science, Nursing; Bachelor of Science, Nursing

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Bachelor of Science, Nursing

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Faculty, Nursing

Education: Loyola University of Chicago: Master of Science in Nursing Northern Illinois University: Bachelor of Science in

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Master of Science, Nursing; Bachelor of Science, Nursing

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Master of Science, Nursing; Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Associate, Nursing

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Master of Science, Nursing; Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Associate, Nursing

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Part-Time Faculty, Nursing

Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Associate of Applied Science,

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Bachelor of Science, Nursing- RN to BSN

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Administrative Coordinator, Health Sciences
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Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Associate in Applied Science, Nursing

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Bachelor of Science, Nursing

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Master of Arts, Edu & Devel Psychology; Master of Science, Nursing-Clinical; Bachelor of Science, Nursing

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Part-time Faculty, Nursing Clinical Instructor
Part-Time Faculty, Nursing

Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Associate in Applied Science, Nursing

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PT Faculty, Nursing
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Bachelor of Science, Nursing

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Master of Science, Nursing: Education; Bachelor of Science, Nursing; Associate of Science, Nursing

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Master of Science (BS-MSN program), Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Marketing: minor Psychology

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Part-Time Faculty, Nursing

Master of Science in Nursing, Nursing; Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Nursing; Associate in Applied Science, Nursing

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Master of Science in Nursing, Advance Practice Nursing

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