Part-Time Nursing Program applications due Aug. 17 at KCC

KCC Nursing students work with a patient simulator in a Nursing Lab on campus.

Kellogg Community College is accepting applications for the next cohort of students for its Part-Time Nursing Program – the only local associate-degree-level nursing program to offer a part-time option in addition to the traditional full-time model of instruction.

Applications for the program are due Aug. 17.

Students in the program will begin classes in January 2021 and continue for seven semesters (two fall and summer semesters and three spring semesters). Application materials and detailed information about applying to the Part-Time Nursing Program are available on the KCC website at www.kellogg.edu/nursing-admissions.

The Nursing Program and Profession

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses in the U.S. earned an average of $73,300 per year in 2019, and the occupation has a projected growth rate of 12% through 2028 – much faster than the average growth rate of 5% for all occupations.

KCC Nursing graduates themselves consistently report an excellent job placement rate; program graduates responding to the College’s latest graduate survey reported a 95.1% job placement within six to nine months after graduation.

The KCC program prepares students for careers in the nursing field using state-of-the art, high-fidelity patient simulators in every Nursing course, along with comprehensive clinical experiences at health care facilities across Southwest Michigan. The College offers several opportunities for individuals interested in pursuing a career in nursing, including an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing, a Practical Nursing Certificate and Advanced Placement (LPN to Associate in Nursing degree) options to fit students with diverse needs and schedules.

The Part-Time Nursing Program at KCC is important for students with busy personal or professional schedules. Part-time students generally meet for class two times per week and for clinical experience once per week in the first semester. The remaining six semesters require class meetings once per week and clinical once per week.

Accreditation and Admissions

The KCC Nursing Program is approved and authorized by the Michigan Board of Nursing, and the College’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. (For more information about the ACEN, contact the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, or at 404-975-5000 or visit www.acenursing.org.)

These accreditations let students and future employers know that KCC’s program meets the most rigorous and highest national standards of nursing education, and provide graduates with further employment, educational and scholarship opportunities only available to students from nationally accredited nursing programs.

Admission to KCC’s Nursing programs is selective due to space limitations, enrollment limitations imposed by regulatory bodies and program admission requirements, and a limited number of applicants are accepted to the programs each year. Applicants seeking admission into KCC’s health programs must first fill out a general KCC application and complete the required courses for each program before submitting a program-specific application.

For general information about KCC’s Nursing Program, visit www.kellogg.edu/nursing. For more information about admission to KCC’s Nursing Program, including links to applications and other important admissions materials, visit www.kellogg.edu/nursing-admissions.

Additional information is also available by contacting KCC’s Selective Admissions office at seladm@kellogg.edu or 269-965-4153.

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