Schoolcraft gives students multiple choices when preparing for a career in this vital healthcare field:
- The nursing assistant training course may be taken alone are as part of the nursing assistant training program skills one year certificate program. Preparation provides students with opportunities for entry-level positions, primarily in extended care facilities.
- The nursing licensed practical (LPN) certificate is an option at the end of the first year of the registered nurse program and may be completed within the first academic year. Preparation provides students with eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN).
- The nursing registered (RN) associate degree in applied science (AAS) qualifies students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEXRN) and provides the academic background needed for further education in a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree program.
- Another option allows Michigan licensed practical nurses (LPNs) advanced placement into the associate degree registered nursing program for eligibility to take the NCLEXRN examination.
The nursing assistant preparation course is approved by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) Bureau of Community and Health Systems. A minimum overall grade of 75% for theory and satisfactory completion of lab and clinical competencies is needed for successful course completion. This seven-week course (three days a week) is offered throughout the year.
Schoolcraft nursing programs are approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and provide nursing theory, lab, and clinical practice in caring for adults, children, and families to prepare students for entry-level positions in a variety of healthcare settings.
PN and RN nursing program courses must be taken in sequence and a minimum grade of 80% plus a satisfactory clinical performance evaluation in specific nursing courses is required for progression to the next course. Academic courses other than nursing must be completed according to program requirements. Students are admitted to the practical or registered nursing program on an ongoing basis and start the program in the fall semester.
Selective Admissions for Limited/Restricted Enrollment Programs
Students must be officially admitted through an additional selective admissions process for this limited/restricted enrollment program prior to enrolling in core/major courses.