Associate Degree Nursing Transition Program
This program is for licensed health care providers who want to become registered nurses. The program is an accelerated course of study designed to expand upon previous education and experience. Students are expected to apply prior knowledge to all nursing courses.
Applicants must have a current unencumbered Michigan Practical Nurse or Paramedic license. Other Health Care Provider licenses will be accepted on a case-to-case bases. No certificates are accepted in place of State of Michigan licenses.
The Nursing Schools Almanac currently ranks SC4 as the 10th best nursing school in the Detroit metropolitan area among both two- and four-year institutions. It’s ranked No. 4 among community colleges in Michigan.
This link will take you to the current working catalog. On that page, you may also select other available catalog years from the drop-down menu located in the upper right.
Program Cost: Tuition and fees can be found on the Tuition page. Please note there are additional cost for books, uniforms, graduation pins, and the NCLEX exam/license application to consider.
|25%||GPA-Program prerequisites and general education courses||Courses include: ADN-203, BIO-272, |
HE-101, HE-224, ENG-101,
ENG-102 , PSY-180, PS-101, HE-210
|25%||Number of credits toward degree||Potential courses include: |
Same as above.
|50%||HESI score (average)||Average scores of 5 tested areas: |
Grammar, reading comprehension,
vocabulary, math, anatomy
and physiology. Critical thinking
is tested, but NOT part of the
Steps to apply for SC4 Nursing programs
- Apply to SC4
- Apply to a specific health sciences program
- Attend a mandatory group advising session (View upcoming dates and times below.)
Transition Nursing 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.
|Tuesday, March 21, 2023||3 to 4 p.m.||Join Microsoft Teams|
|Monday, August 14, 2023||10 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|
For academic programs leading to professional licensure
SC4 Health Sciences Programs prepare students for State and National exams leading to professional licensure. Please be aware that additional steps (background checks, applications, fees, etc.) may be required to apply for licensing in the state of Michigan or other states. It is recommended that you contact the appropriate licensing agency in your state if you are considering an academic program leading to a professional license. To easily find professional nursing licensure requirements (RN and APRN programs), please visit the website of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. and select the states/jurisdictions where you want to know their professional licensure requirements. It is your responsibility to understand the requirements in your state of residence.
Following is the technology requirements for taking an online course at SC4:
- A Microsoft Office 365 compatible laptop or PC with a webcam and microphone.
- Minimum iOS to support the learning management system (LMS) Canvas and the lockdown browser for testing.
- Reliable Internet access (dial-up supported, but Cable or DSL (Broadband) preferred)
- Updated anti-virus software
Please refer to the Online Classes page to review supported browsers and a more detailed list of hardware and software applicable to different systems.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Questions about HESI Testing?