St. Clair County Community College

Higher education for the Blue Water Area and beyond



A career in healthcare is a great choice. Jobs are available in our community and around the nation!

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 nursing programs at SC4:

If this sounds like you, SC4 can help you get started in the critical field of nursing. SC4 is one of the first Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs in Michigan and is currently ranked the 10th best nursing school in the Detroit metropolitan area among both two- and four-year institutions (No. 4 community college in Michigan) by the Nursing Schools Almanac.

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 Nursing Program at Sc4 located in Port Huron, Michigan is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

Steps to apply for SC4 Nursing programs

  1. Apply to SC4
  2. Apply to a specific health sciences program
  3. Attend a mandatory group advising session for the program of your interest (View upcoming dates and times below.)

Nursing Information Sessions (Group Advising Sessions)

Attending a mandatory Group Advising Session is an important step toward attaining a nursing degree. 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

Tuesday, February 7, 202310 to 11 a.m.Join Microsoft Teams
Tuesday, February 7, 20233 to 4 p.m.Join Microsoft Teams
Monday, March 20, 20232 to 3 p.m.Join Microsoft Teams
Tuesday, October 3, 20239 to 10 a.m.Join Microsoft Teams

Practical Nursing

Tuesday, February 14, 202310 to 11 a.m.Join Microsoft Teams
Monday, July 17, 20239 to 10 a.m.Join Microsoft Teams
Tuesday, July 18, 20233 to 4 p.m.Join Microsoft Teams
Monday, August 14, 20231 to 2 p.m.Join Microsoft Teams

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

Tuesday, March 21, 20233 to 4 p.m.Join Microsoft Teams
Monday, August 14, 202310 to 11 a.m.Join Microsoft Teams
Wednesday, August 30, 2023 10 to 11 a.m.Join Microsoft Teams
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 1 to 2 p.m.Join Microsoft Teams


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