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Nursing Programs at North Central Michigan College

Employment in nursing careers is projected to grow by 12% for Registered Nurses and 11% for Licensed Practical Nurses through 2028, adding nearly 450,000 jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This rapid employment growth is due to several factors, including a growing emphasis on preventive care, increasing rates of chronic conditions and an aging population. 

To meet demand, health care providers are constantly looking for well trained, qualified professionals to care for patients. Nursing careers are personally and professionally rewarding, and opportunities vary according to job responsibilities, patient groups, professional settings and educational requirements.

North Central's nursing program utilizes a combination of classroom, clinical and lab experience to provide students a hands-on educational experience. The National Council of State Boards of Nursing ranked North Central among the best nursing schools in the state, and in the top tier of ADN-RN programs nationwide.

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Your journey to becoming a healthcare hero starts with choosing the right degree.

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Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN-RN)

Registered Nurses often work independently to develop and implement patient care plans in a variety of health care settings. RNs can provide higher levels of patient care and have more responsibilities than Licensed Practical Nurses.

Graduates of North Central's ADN-RN program are prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which they pass at rates above the state and national average.

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Practical Nurse Certificate (PN-LPN)

Licensed Practical Nurses practice under the supervision of Registered Nurses in a variety of health care settings. LPNs provide direct care for stable individuals with acute and chronic illnesses.

Graduates are prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) and, upon successful completion, begin practice as entry-level Licensed Practical Nurses.

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

North Central's partnership with Davenport University provides NCMC nursing graduates with a structured pathway to earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (BSN).

Davenport University's BSN completion program is designed for graduates of North Central's three-year Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program* as well as other registered nurses seeking to continue their education.

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Brent LaFaive
Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences


Advance your career with a BSN degree!

Ready to move from RN to BSN? North Central's articulation agreements with Eastern Michigan University and University of Michigan - Flint can help you take the next step in your nursing career!

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Eastern Michigan University Articulation 

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University of Michigan-Flint Articulation

Take the next step today!

Questions about which program will help you meet your career goals? Make an appointment with a North Central advisor to get started today! Call 231-348-6605.


"North Central Michigan College provided the knowledge base and practical skills I needed to continue my education and provide life saving treatment and education to individuals in need around the world."

Kelly Suter - Class of 2008


“North Central offered a hands-on learning experience, and I loved the small class sizes and clinical groups. Education was more personal, and the instructors were easily accessible.”

Hillary Taylor - Class of 2019


“Community colleges and those who help you there, will help give you the insights to achieve personal and professional success. Find your inner grit and never let it go.” 

Randel Richner - Class of 1978

56%Nursing Program Completion Rate
2022 Graduates Program Completion Rate
88.8%NCLEX-RN First-Time Pass Rate
2022 Graduates NCLEX RN First Time Pass Rate
100%Nursing Program Job Placement Rate (Six Months Post-Graduation)
2022 Graduates Job Placement