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This selective admissions program prepares you for the National Council Licensing Examination and a career as a registered nurse. Your nursing and general education courses are reinforced with directed clinical experience in a hospital or other health care facility. Your nursing courses will introduce you to both theory and patient-centered practice as you explore possible nursing specialties. You will also learn the framework of the nursing process and will develop critical thinking skills in caring for culturally diverse patients and their families.

A Nursing Program Seminar covering selective admissions requirements is held each year. Registration is required and seating is limited. Contact Counseling and Academic Advising Services for information about seminar availability.

National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) Pass Rates:

2018 - 93.0%
2019 - 92.0%
2020 - 93.0%

Program Completion Rates: 

2019 - 81%

Macomb Nursing graduates successfully completed the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) at an average pass rate of 92.3% over the past three years. Additionally, 84% of the nursing students complete the program within a three-year time frame, and 95% are employed within six months of graduation. Of those employed, 98% work in an acute care environment providing direct patient nursing care.

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Nursing

  1. Macomb’s Human Patient Simulator Lab includes a state-of-the-art, computer-controlled mannequin, providing a unique educational opportunity
  2. Save $20,000 by starting here - over 80% of our students leave debt free
  3. Nearly 250 private and transfer scholarships available, including ones specifically for nursing students

Nursing Courses at Macomb

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • General Microbiology
  • Pathogenic Microbiology
  • Fundamentals of Nutrition
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Health Assessment in Nursing
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 1
  • Introduction to Clinical Nursing Skills
  • Integration of Nursing Practice
  • Health Assessment in Nursing Skills
  • Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 2A & 2B
  • Introduction to Clinical Nursing Practice
  • Introduction to and Intermediate Adult
    Medical-Surgical Nursing A, B & Clinical
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing A, B & Clinical
  • Childbearing Family Nursing
  • Complications of Childbearing Nursing
    Childbearing Family Nursing Clinical
  • Transition into Professional Nursing
  • Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing

Career Opportunities in Nursing

Macomb has teamed up with Burning Glass Technologies to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the careers that you will be qualified for upon successful completion of this program.

Job-posting data can give you insights about employers seeking job applicants, where those jobs are located, and the average salary being offered. Use the Career Insights Tool to see national, state or metropolitan area information.

Data are provided by Burning Glass Technologies and drawn from large area samples. Data are not drawn from Macomb Community College-specific student or program outcomes.



Career Services

Macomb’s Career Services is your bridge from education to employment. It offers a variety of free resources, including skill and interest assessments, resume building, success workshops, job placement and more.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in this program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan and can be applied toward a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN).

Read the program guides below to see how to transfer from Macomb to other universities to earn your BSN.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a BSN, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.


The Associate Degree nursing program at Macomb Community College at the Center Campus located in Clinton Township, Michigan is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

Technical Standards for Admission, Progression and Graduation

The goal of the Health and Public Services Division is to prepare every student to think critically and practice competently and compassionately in rapidly changing environments. All efforts are designed to build knowledge, enhance practical skills, and promote patient and the population’s safety. Furthermore, the program is designed to foster professional integrity and ultimately improve the health outcomes and protection of patients, families, and communities across the continuum of care and practice. Students must possess certain functional abilities, essential for the delivery of safe, effective clinical care and protection of the public during clinical and internship training activities in the field. Therefore, the faculty has determined that certain technical standards are required for admission to, progression in, and graduation from the Health and Public Services (HPS) programs.

In addition to classroom learning, clinical and internship learning occurs throughout the HPS programs and involves considerations (such as patient and population safety and clinical and internship facility safety) that are not present in classroom accommodations. Applicants or students interested in HPS programs who seek accommodations prior to or immediately after enrolling in the college are highly encouraged to also request an assessment of the types of reasonable accommodations needed for the clinical and or internship components of the program.

An individual must be able to independently, with or without reasonable accommodation, meet the following technical standards of general abilities: (1) observation; (2) communication; (3) motor skills; (4) intellectual, conceptual, and quantitative abilities; (5) essential behavioral and social attributes; and (6) ability to manage stressful situations. Individuals unable to meet these technical standards, with or without reasonable accommodation will not be able to complete the programs and are counseled to pursue alternative careers.

SPECIAL SERVICES STATEMENT: Students may individually discuss the essential functions and technical standards with a college counselor from our Special Services department. In compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American Disability Act of 1991, academic accommodations may be provided to students who have a documented disability.

For further information, visit Special Services.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Nursing program?

For more information, contact Teri Hupfel at 586.286.2074 or

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