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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.

National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) Pass Rates:

2016 - 88.0%
2017 - 89.0%
2018 - 93.0%

Macomb Nursing graduates successfully completed the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) at an average pass rate of 90% over the past three years. Additionally, 85% 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 $18,000+ by starting here - 80% of our students leave debt free
  3. More than 190 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

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing, you will be qualified for positions that include Registered Nurse.

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.


This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, Phone: 404.975.5000.

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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