Kellogg Community College this fall will offer a brand-new “Nights and Weekends Part-Time Nursing Program” to provide a more flexible option for students with busy schedules interested in pursuing a Nursing degree.
Applications are available now at kellogg.edu/nursing-admissions and will be accepted through May 22.
KCC is the only regional college to offer a part-time associate degree Nursing Program option in addition to a full-time option, but the current part-time program begins in the spring and requires weekday classes. The new program introduces a fall cohort start and a schedule requiring just one weeknight of classes each week with clinical experiences offered on Saturdays.
After the first three semesters, Nights and Weekends Part-Time Nursing Program students will have earned a Practical Nursing Certificate making them eligible to take the practical nurse licensure exam (NCLEX-PN) to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The full program results in an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing degree allowing graduates to complete the registered nurse licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
The Part-Time Nursing Program generally takes students seven semesters or approximately two and a half years to complete, including three fall semesters, two spring semesters and two summer semesters.
Full-Time Nursing Program
KCC is also accepting applications for the next cohort of students for its Full-Time Nursing Program. Applications for the Full-Time Nursing Program are also due May 22.
The Full-Time Nursing Program offers the same instruction as the Part-Time Nursing Program but generally takes students approximately two years to complete, including two fall semesters two spring semesters.
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 $77,600 per year in 2021, the latest year statistics are available.
KCC Nursing graduates themselves consistently report an excellent job placement rate; program graduates responding to the College’s latest graduate survey reported a 100% 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.
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 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, or at 404-975-5000 or visit 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 Nursing 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 kellogg.edu/nursing. For more information about admission to KCC’s Nursing Program, including links to applications and other important admissions materials, visit kellogg.edu/nursing-admissions.
Additional information is also available by contacting KCC’s Selective Admissions office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 269-565-2625.
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