Nursing

A career in healthcare is a great choice. Jobs are available in our community, and the training and education you receive at SC4 can also take you anywhere in the United States – or around the world!

Nurses are passionate about helping others. Great nurses also have a strong interest in science and are good problem solvers. Being able to explain treatments and procedures to their patients, who are often a bit confused and afraid, can reduce their concerns and make the whole healthcare experience a positive one, as well as improving patient results.

There are three programs for nursing at SC4:

If this sounds like you, SC4 can help you get started in the critical field of nursing. As one of the first Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs in Michigan, SC4 nursing graduates have the clinical and critical thinking skills needed to help patients in our community and beyond. Our ADN program prepares you to take Michigan’s licensing exam (NCLEX). When you receive your license as a registered nurse (RN), you’ll have potential employment opportunities in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, urgent care clinics and home care nursing.

SC4’s nursing faculty are knowledgeable and caring, and have thousands of hours of actual patient care experience to share with their students. Our facilities are state-of-the-art and always improving, with simulation lab manikins and other equipment that allow our nursing students to experience real-world situations long before they face them in a clinic, hospital or other setting. This video explains the benefits of gaining experience in our labs during your SC4 nursing education:

However, an associate degree in nursing may not be the right first step for you. You can still start at SC4 by considering taking our one-year Practical Nursing (PN) certificate. As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or other licensed healthcare provider (such as a paramedic), you can then apply to our transition nursing program to complete the ADN degree to become a registered nurse.

Approvals and accreditation

  • The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and Practical Nursing (PN) programs at SC4 are approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing, Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, P.O. Box 30670, Lansing, MI 48909.
  • The Associate Degree Nursing program at SC4 is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 or acenursing.org.

Nursing Information Sessions (Group Advising Sessions)

Attending a mandatory Group Advising Session is your first step toward attaining a nursing degree. For the August 12 session, we are only doing a virtual/online Microsoft Teams meeting.  Please choose the session(s) applicable to your goal and click on the applicable link below at the time listed. Please give yourself time to download and setup the Microsoft Teams app on your computer or device.

*Dates and times are subject to change; check this page before coming to campus.

Associate Degree Nursing

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Wednesday, Aug. 12, 20203 to 4 p.m.Online Teams Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 20205 to 6 p.m.Health Sciences Building, Room 203

Practical Nursing

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Wednesday, Aug. 12, 20202 to 3 p.m.Online Teams Meeting
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 20204 to 5 p.m.Health Sciences Building Room 203

Transition Programs (LPN to ADN, Health Care Professional to ADN)

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Wednesday, Aug. 12, 20201 to 2 p.m.Online Teams Meeting

Resources

Rebekah Smith, former CEO, Lake Huron Medical Center

“SC4’s nursing instructors are very good about teaching theory and also real-life situations. You can read and read and read, and it’s never going to prepare you for what to do once you really are faced with having a patient’s life in your hands.”

Rebekah Smith, former CEO, Lake Huron Medical Center