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
St. Clair County Community College www.sc4.edu/nursing
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
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
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
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 www.sc4.edu/directions.
NURSING PROGRAM ADMISSION IS HIGHLY COMPETITIVE
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
NO WAIT LIST IS CARRIED OVER FROM YEAR TO YEAR. Prospective students MUST RE-APPLY EACH YEAR to the nursing
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
Apply for admission to SC4.
Apply for financial aid. (Optional, but highly recommended.)
(Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov 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.) www.sc4.edu/training or call
Complete pre-requisite classes for your chosen nursing
program. Prepare-to-work training
Apply to the nursing program. programs (non-credit)
(See details at www.sc4.edu/training)
(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 www.sc4.edu/nursing.
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
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
* BIO 171 Human Anatomy/Physiology I Biology
BIO 172 Human Anatomy/Physiology II Chemistry
* Program prerequisites Health care administration
NOTE: Completion of the above classes does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.
Transferring credits Physical therapy
from other colleges Pre-medicine
Transfer students must Pre-veterinary medicine
submit official college Psychology
transcripts to be evaluated by
the SC4 registrar for possible To learn more:
transfer credit and for college www.sc4.edu/catalog
Questions about SC4 nursing programs and the admissions
process are answered at the free Nursing Information Sessions held
throughout the year. To learn more: www.sc4.edu/nursing
We can help you make the right career choice.
Online resources Career resources
SC4 NURSING PROGRAMS SC4 STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER
www.sc4.edu/nursing (810) 989-5520
HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES email@example.com
FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW firstname.lastname@example.org
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
www.nursesource.org • Personality and career assessments
MICHIGAN CAREER PORTAL
www.michigan.gov/careers SC4 nursing programs are approved
by the Michigan State Board of
BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS Nursing.
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