Associate Degree nursing
The associate degree nursing (ADN) program prepares students a successful career in the health profession that is rewarding, challenging, stimulating and demanding. Graduates are eligible to take a national licensure examination to become a registered nurse. 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.
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-General Education courses||Courses include: BIO-271 (171), BIO-272 (172), ENG-101, ENG-102 , PSY-180, PS-101, HE-101, HE-210||4.0|
|25%||Number of credits toward degree||Potential courses include: Same as above.||24|
|50%||HESI score (average)||Average scores of five tested areas: Grammar, reading comprehension, vocabulary, math and anatomy & physiology. Critical thinking is tested, but is NOT part of the admission criteria.||100|
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.)
ADN 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, Aug. 16, 2022||1 to 2 p.m.||Join Microsoft Teams|
|Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2022||10 to 11 a.m.||Join Microsoft Teams|
The normal application deadline for the traditional program is April 1.
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?