*A minimum grade of C is necessary in all required nursing courses for continued matriculation in the program. A student who fails to achieve a C in the fourth semester nursing course will be ineligible for graduation. Nursing is a high demand, competitive program. Readmission to the nursing program is not automatic and is dependent on several factors. Students seeking readmission to the program should refer to the "MCC Department of Nursing Student Related Policies" on the Department of Nursing website. Readmission, if approved, is always on a space available basis.
FIRST SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
BIO 144 Human Anatomy and Physiology I*#
NUR 110 Foundations of Nursing*
NUR 111 Fundamentals of Nursing - WR*
MTH 104 OR MTH 150 OR MTH 160 or higher except (MTH 164 and 166)##
SECOND SEMESTER: 18 Credit Hours
ENG 101 College Composition OR
ENG 200 Advanced Composition
BIO 145 Human Anatomy and Physiology II*#
PSY 212 Developmental Psychology - Lifespan
NUR 112 Nursing Care of the Adult and Child I - WR*
THIRD SEMESTER: 16 Credit Hours
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
BIO 202 Microbiology*#
NUR 210 Issues in Nursing*
NUR 211 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (1/2 semester) - WR*
NUR 212 Maternal - Neonatal Nursing - WR (1/2 semester)*
FOURTH SEMESTER: 12 Credit Hours
NUR 214 Nursing Care of the Adult and Child II - WR*
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#Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II (BIO 144 & 145), and Microbiology (BIO 202) grades must be no more than seven years old for the grade to be considered when the applicant is accepted for admission into the nursing program.
**Humanities Elective: Any 3 credit course listed as fulfilling MCC General Education Requirements for Humanities is acceptable.
## MTH requirement must be fulfilled prior to beginning NUR 112 course. Eligibility to take the math requirement for the Nursing program during the first semester may make it necessary to plan for additional math courses prior to admission. Please speak to an advisor to discuss an appropriate sequence. LPNs seeking admission with advanced standing must have already completed the MTH requirement at time of admission.
Credit Hours: Laboratory hours in the Nursing Program are credited at a ratio of 1:3 (every 3 clock hours of laboratory is equivalent to 1 credit hour).
Advanced Standing 3-Semester Option of LPN’s: (NU02)To exempt Fundamentals of Nursing (NUR 111), a score of B on the Excelsior College Examination for Fundamentals of Nursing must be attained. The Excelsior College Examinations must be completed prior to matriculation. Graduates of The Isabella Graham Hart School of Practical Nursing within the past three years can exempt both NUR 111 and the Excelsior College Examination for Fundamentals of Nursing.
Three semester LPN students are admitted in the Fall and Spring semesters if space is available.
Advanced Standing 2-Semester Option for LPN’s: (NU03) To exempt Fundamentals of Nursing (NUR 111), a score of B on the Excelsior College Examination for Fundamentals of Nursing must be attained. To exempt Nursing Care of the Adult and Child I (NUR 112), students must pass a Department of Nursing challenge exam with a grade of C or higher. Two years of recent clinical experience is required. Two semester LPN students are admitted only in the Fall semester if space is available.
For either Advanced Standing Option, Excelsior College scores may not be more than three years old and must be available when a student is first matriculated. Students beginning either option are required to take Foundations of Nursing (NUR 110) prior to or concurrently with the first clinical course. Students must take Application of the Nursing Process (NUR 050) prior to beginning the first clinical course. The department reserves the right to withhold transfer credit until the student has demonstrated competence in a clinical nursing course at MCC.
PRE-NURSING ADVISEMENT SEQUENCE FOR LPNs (LA04 or LA05)
A Pre-Nursing advisement sequence for LPNs preparing to enter the nursing program is available for those who meet criteria. Please contact the Admissions Office at 292-2200 for further information.
Extended Option for High School Graduates (NUE1): An advisement sequence for high school graduates seeking admission in the fall semester immediately following their graduation is intended to provide an opportunity for the student to complete the program over three years. This option was designed to create an environment that promotes success for the student who is new to the rigors of college level work.