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					      Careers in

      Nursing & Health Sciences
                          Make a difference in this challenging
                          and rewarding career field.

                          Nature of the field
                          Nursing is poised to change the face of health care. According
                          to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment among RNs
                          will grow faster than most occupations through 2016.
                          Hospital nursing is only one of the many areas where
                          nurses practice. Other settings include clinics, corporations,
                          extended care centers, health and wellness centers, health-
                          related industries, home care, military service, offices, private
                          practice, public health and schools.
                          The profession of nursing offers a wide variety of specialties.
                          From pediatrics to geriatrics, nursing’s impact is felt across
                          all generations. Specialty areas include ambulatory care,
                          burn care, developmental disabilities, emergency, home care,
                          intensive care unit, oncology, operating room, psychiatric
                          nursing, rehabilitation and research.

                          Salaries for nurses vary according to geographic location,
                          speciality, years of experience and level of education. For
                          specific salary ranges, visit the online career resources on the
                          back page of this guide.

                          Is nursing for you?
                          Successful nurses enjoy helping and working closely with
                          people. They prefer activities of a scientific and technical
                          nature, use reason and logic to reach a decision, work well
                          under pressure and emotional stress, and work within precise
                          standards of accuracy such as preparing medications.
                          Successful nurses strive to maintain good physical and
                          emotional health to meet the demands of this occupation.

                          SC4 certificate and degree programs
                          • Traditional RN – Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
                          • LPN – Licensed Practical Nurse certificate program
                          • Transitional/Articulation to RN (ADN) Program:
                                  For currently Licensed Practical Nurses
                                  For licensed health care providers
                          • Associate degrees and transfer programs in various
                            health fields.

St. Clair County Community College        
Study your options
                             LPN – Licensed Practical                 Traditional RN –                            Transitional/Articulation
                             Nurse certificate program                Associate Degree in                         to RN (ADN) program
                                                                      Nursing (ADN) program                        • For currently Licensed Practical
                                                                                                                   • For licensed health care

Where courses                Port Huron and Bad Axe                    Port Huron                                 Port Huron or online
are offered*

Number of students           60 Port Huron campus                      90 Port Huron campus                       30 Port Huron campus – LPN
accepted each year           30 Bad Axe campus                                                                    25 online – HCP

About the program            One-year certificate                      Two-year associate degree                  The articulation program for LPNs
                             The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)        The Associate Degree in Nursing            and licensed health care providers
                             program prepares you to provide           (ADN) program prepares you to              (HCP) entering the Associate Degree
                             direct patient care with supervision.     enter the profession of nursing. Upon      Nursing program is designed to
                             Upon successful completion of             successful completion of the required      expand upon previous education
                             the required courses, you will be         courses, you will be eligible to take      and experience. Upon successful
                             eligible to take a national licensure     a national licensure examination to        completion of the required courses,
                             examination to become a Licensed          become a Registered Nurse.                 you will be eligible to take a national
                             Practical Nurse.                                                                     licensure examination to become a
                                                                       The ADN program includes both              Registered Nurse.
                             Students completing the program in        liberal arts and nursing courses.
                             Port Huron may select a one-year,         Because liberal arts courses may be        After completion of prerequisite
                             full-time schedule or a two-year,         taken prior to admission to the ADN        courses, the articulation program is
                             part-time schedule to complete the        program, students are encouraged           one year in length and includes both
                             required courses. The Bad Axe LPN         to complete these courses prior to         liberal arts and nursing courses.
                             program is a one-year, full-time          admission into the program.                Because liberal arts courses may be
                             program.                                                                             taken prior to being accepted to the
                                                                                                                  Associate Degree Nursing program,
                                                                                                                  many students choose to complete
                                                                                                                  these courses prior to admission into
                                                                                                                  the program.
Structured                   All nursing programs follow a structured course schedule established by the Nursing Department.
schedules                    It is not possible to take only evening classes.

Pre-admission                • Must have high school diploma or      • Must have minimum cumulative college       • Must prove 1,040 hours of work
requirements                   GED.                                     GPA of 2.7 in select courses (high          experience as LPN or health care
                             • Must have minimum GPA of                 school GPA of 3.0).                         provider within the past five years.
                               2.3 (high school or cumulative        • BIO 171 – Human Anatomy/Physiology I       • Must have minimum GPA of 2.7 in
Review each check              college).                                must be completed with a grade of C or      select courses.
list to see if you qualify   • Must take SC4 Compass                    higher before starting the ADN program.   • Must take SC4 Compass
before applying to an          assessments in reading, writing           High school students may apply             assessments (or submit ACT
SC4 nursing program.           and math (or submit ACT scores).         for admission with evidence of one          scores). Transfer students must
                               An 11th grade reading level is           year of chemistry and biology, but          provide proof of assessments
                               required.                                must complete BIO 171 and HE 101            or completed college level
                                                                        requirements before starting program.       coursework in English and math.
                                                                      • Must take SC4 Compass assessments         • Must provide copy of professional
                                                                        in reading, writing and math (or submit     license.
                                                                        ACT scores). Transfer students            • All prerequisite courses must be
                                                                        must provide assessment scores or           successfully completed prior to
                                                                        completed college level coursework in       start of the articulation program.
                                                                        English and math.                         • Must have HE 101 – Math Related
                                                                     • Must have competitive score on pre-          to Drug Administration.
                                                                        admission exam.                           • Must have competitive score on
                                                                     • HE 101 – Math Related to Drug                pre-admission exam.
                                                                        Administration must be completed with
                                                                        a grade of C or better before starting
                                                                        ADN program.

Deadline for
application                   June 1                                   Jan. 15                                     Oct. 1

                             Applicants planning to pursue a nursing career who have a criminal record of felony or misdemeanor convictions
Background check             should contact the Nursing Department to determine employment restrictions based upon these convictions.
*Locations                   SC4’s Port Huron campus is about 60 miles northeast of Detroit and 70 miles east of Flint.
                             The Bad Axe campus is 84 miles north of Port Huron. Visit

Each year, hundreds of students seek admission to SC4’s renowned nursing programs. Admission is competitive for all programs.
Each year, the 235 spots are offered to the most-qualified applicants, based on a combination of GPA, testing and prerequisites
program, ideally by completing liberal arts and prerequisite courses to build a competitive GPA.
 If the nursing program fits your interests and                                                    If you need another career
 qualifications, take the following steps.                                                         option, explore these.

 Steps to enroll at SC4                                                                            Other
                                                                                                   health care
                                                                                                   career paths
       Apply for admission to SC4.
       Apply for financial aid. (Optional, but highly recommended.)
           (Visit to complete an online application.)
       Submit high school, GED or previous college transcripts.
                                                                                                   CNA – Certified Nurse Aide
       Complete assessments in reading, writing and math or                                       (non-credit)
        provide ACT scores or transcripts showing college-level                                    This 96-hour, state-approved training
        English and math grades.                                                                   program qualifies participants to take
                                                                                                   the Michigan CNA Exam. The program
       Complete online orientation.                                                               is offered by SC4’s Workforce Training
       Meet with an academic advisor.                                                             Institute on the Port Huron campus and
        (It is highly recommended that you see an advisor before you                               in Bad Axe. For information, visit
        attend the Nursing Information Session.)                                          or call
                                                                                                   (810) 989-5788.
       Complete pre-requisite classes for your chosen nursing
        program.                                                                                   Prepare-to-work training
       Apply to the nursing program.                                                              programs (non-credit)
                                                                                                   (See details at
        (You must complete a separate nursing application.)
                                                                                                   Medical coding and billing
       Attend a MANDATORY Nursing Information Session.                                            Pharmacy technician
       Complete Nursing Department test.
                                                                                                   SC4 associate degrees in
 You may access some of the above items online at
                                                                                                   applied arts and science
                                                                                                    Administrative medical assistant
Get started now                                                                                     Medical clinical assistant
Prospective nursing students who complete the following liberal arts course                         Radiologic technology
requirements in addition to prerequisites prior to applying to the nursing                          Therapeutic massage
program may enhance their competitive standing as an applicant.
LPN                                              Traditional RN – ADN                              Transfer programs:
                                                                                                   Associate degrees in arts,
BIO 160 Anatomy & Physiology for Health Care
                                                   ENG 101
                                                   ENG 102
                                                             English Composition I
                                                             English Composition II
                                                                                                   business and science
HE 101 Math Related to Drug Administration         PS 101    Introduction to Political Science     Transfer programs can be developed
                                                   PSY 180   Introduction to Psychology
                                                   PSY 220   Life Span Developmental Psychology
                                                                                                   for a variety of degree programs at four-
                                                 * HE 101    Math Related to Drug Administration   year universities. Examples include:
                                                   HE 210    Health Care Delivery Systems
                                                   HE 224    Altered States of Adult Health
                                                                                                    Nursing (BSN)
                                                 * BIO 171   Human Anatomy/Physiology I             Biology
                                                   BIO 172   Human Anatomy/Physiology II            Chemistry
                                                 * Program prerequisites                            Health care administration
                                                                                                    Medical records
NOTE: Completion of the above classes does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.
                                                                                                    Occupational therapy

                                                           Transferring credits                     Physical therapy
                                                           from other colleges                      Pre-medicine
                                                                                                    Pre-radiologic therapy
                                                             Transfer students must                 Pre-veterinary medicine
                                                             submit official college                Psychology
                                                                                                    Social work
                                                             transcripts to be evaluated by
                                                             the SC4 registrar for possible        To learn more:
                                                             transfer credit and for college
                                                             GPA calculations.

 Questions about SC4 nursing programs and the admissions
 process are answered at the free Nursing Information Sessions held
 throughout the year. To learn more:
We can help you make the right career choice.
 Online resources                          Career resources
    SC4 NURSING PROGRAMS                  SC4 STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER                         (810) 989-5520

INDIVIDUAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES          Advising and career services
            IN NURSING                   • Personalized educational planning
                                         • Transfer information and planning
    NURSES FOR A HEALTHIER               • Career information
         TOMORROW                        • Web-based career exploration tools               • Personality and career assessments

                                           Support services
                                                                                                  APPROVAL                                                                     SC4 nursing programs are approved
                                                                                                  by the Michigan State Board of
  BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS                                                                      Nursing.
OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK            SC4’s 25-acre campus                 in downtown Port                                         MISSION STATEMENT
                                                                                                  It is the mission of St. Clair County
            O*NET ONLINE!                Huron provides a                •
                                                                             SC4 Bad Axe center
                                                                                                  Community College to provide quality
                                                                                                  learning opportunities.
   Making occupational information       full range of
   interactive and accessible for all.   student support                                          ACCREDITATION
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                                           classrooms                                    Huron
                                         • Financial aid                                          NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
                                                                                                  SC4, an equal opportunity institution,
                                           and scholarships                                       is strongly and actively committed
                                         • Free tutoring                                          to increasing diversity within its
                                         • On-site child care
                                         • Free lifetime employment services                      PUBLICATION
                                                                                                  June 2009
                                                                                                  Information subject to change
                                              Make your move to a
                                              career in NURSING
                                            NURSING information:
                                                                    (810) 989-5675
                                            ENROLLMENT information:
                                                                    (810) 989-5500
                                            ADVISING information:
                                                                    (810) 989-5520

                                                                 St. Clair County
                                                                 Community College
                                                                 323 Erie St., P.O. Box 5015, Port Huron, MI 48061-5015

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