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Nursing Program Requirements

Nursing Program Requirements

Requirements for Clinical Placements

Prior to the beginning of the clinical course (NURS-1165) students must have the following requirements completed:

Health Requirements

  • Complete history and physical exam by a Licensed Health Care Provider
  • Titers to determine immunity to communicable diseases (Rubella, Rubeola, Mumps, Varicella and Hepatitis B)
  • Hepatitis B vaccine
  • Tdap
  • TB test or Chest X-ray
  • Drug Screen
  • Annual seasonal influenza vaccine (institution specific)

CPR Certification

  • Students need to complete the American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers course and maintain certification for the duration of the time they are completing clinical training. (Certification may be obtained by taking PHED-2076 or 2070)

Criminal Background Check

  • Macomb Community College's clinical partners may not accept students who have been convicted of certain crimes into a clinical learning environment. Therefore, students must undergo a Criminal Background Check in order to be considered for admission to the Nursing Program. The Michigan Board of Nursing may deny an RN license to an applicant who has been convicted of a crime. See the Nursing Selective Admission Application for specific information.


  • All students enrolled in the Macomb Nursing Program are required to participate in the Alliance for Clinical Experience (ACE) online learning and rotation certification management system. The ACE MAPP system consists of three on-line learning modules and accompanying tests. The modules are HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Act), and Bloodborne Pathogens. ACE MAPP on-line modules must be completed and passed within a designated 30 day time frame that finishes one week prior to the student's start of nursing courses. The learning modules must be repeated yearly.

Transportation, Uniforms and Supplies

  • Students are responsible for all transportation and parking fees to clinical agencies, uniforms and supplies which include: stethoscope, bandage scissors, identification badge, watch capable of counting seconds, and pen light flashlight.