Registered nurses (RNs) are health professionals who serve individuals, families and communities with actual or potential health care needs. They are leaders, communicators, advocates, educators and care providers in the management of actual and/or potential health problems.
KCC offers an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing and a Practical Nursing Certificate, with full-time, part-time and Advanced Placement options to fit students with diverse needs and schedules.
For more information about KCC’s Nursing Program, see:
- Our Nursing Admissions page
- Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (Full-Time)
- Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (Part-Time)
- Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (Advanced Placement Full-Time)
- Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (Advanced Placement Part-Time)
- Nursing (NURS) course descriptions
- Nursing Student Handbook
- Clinical Orientation Manual
- KCC’s Nursing Research Guide
Recommended course sequences:
- Full-Time Nursing Program Course Sequence
- Part-Time Nursing Program Course Sequence
- Advanced Placement LPN to RN Nursing Program Course Sequence
Advising & Transfer
KCC Nursing Program graduates may elect to continue their professional development by entering baccalaureate nursing programs that grant Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees or an RN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program. One option is the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at Olivet College.
Click here to view transfer guides outlining additional opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Contact Academic Advising at 269-965-4124 or [email protected] to schedule an appointment to plot a personal transfer plan.
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Student Achievement Data
The following is KCC Nursing student achievement data for the past three years.
KCC NCLEX-RN Performance
KCC NCLEX-PN Performance
Job Placement & Completion Rates
Job Placement: 100% of 2019-20 associate degree graduates replying to our survey within six to nine months after graduation reported they were employed in a position related to the nursing field.
Completion Rate: 35% of KCC Associate of Applied Science in Nursing students starting the program in 2020 completed the program by 2022.
End of Program Student Learning Outcomes
|Human Flourishing||Supports nursing advocacy for patients and families in diverse patient populations.||
95% of Nursing 286 students will meet the Level II Nursing 285 Course student learning outcomes for Human Flourishing on the final clinical evaluation tool.
80% of students will achieve or exceed 78% on the Nursing 286 discussion board (5 Days at Memorial)
May 22: Aggregate data (FT, AP/FT, PT, AP/PT) ELA met 115/115 (100%) met the outcome for Human Flourishing on the final clinical evaluation Tool.
May 22: Aggregate data (FT, AP/FT, PT, AP/PT) ELA met 113/115 (98%) achieved or exceeded 78% on the discussion board (5 Days at Memorial).
|Spirit of Inquiry||Incorporates evidence that underlies nursing practice to improve quality of care for patients and families, and communities in diverse patient populations.||
95% of Nursing 286 students will meet the Level II Nursing 285 Course student learning outcomes for Spirit of Inquiry on the final clinical evaluation tool.
80% of Nursing 286 students will achieve or exceed 78% on the cumulative score for Nursing 286 capstone Evidence Based Project (EBP)
May 22: Aggregate data (FT, AP/FT, PT, AP/PT) ELA met 115/115 (100%) met the outcome for Spirit of Inquiry on the final clinical evaluation Tool.
May 22: Aggregate data (FT, AP/FT, PT, AP/PT) ELA met 115/115(100%) achieved or exceeded 78% on the capstone EBP.
|Nursing Judgement||Incorporates evidence to provide safe, quality care in diverse patient populations.||
95% of Nursing 286 students will meet the Level II Nursing 286 Course student learning outcomes for Nursing Judgment on the Nursing 286 final clinical evaluation tool.
80% of Nursing 286 students will attain a minimum of 60 percentage of their total grade from Nursing 286 from the cumulative exam scores for Nursing 286 exams.
May 22: Aggregate data (FT, AP/FT, PT, AP/PT) ELA met 115/115 (100%) met the outcome for Nursing Judgment on the final clinical evaluation Tool.
May 22: Aggregate data: ELA met. 77/115 (78%) met the outcome for nursing judgment by attaining a minimum of 60 percentage of their total grade from Nursing 286 from the cumulative exam scores for Nursing 286 exams.
|Professional Identity||Models professional, ethical and legal responsibility for safe, quality care.||
95% of Nursing 286 students will meet the Level II Nursing 285 Course student learning outcomes for Professional Identity on the final clinical evaluation tool.
80% of students will achieve or exceed 78% on the Nursing 286 discussion board (The Shift).
May 22: Aggregate data (FT, AP/FT, PT, AP/PT) ELA met 115/115 (100%) met the outcome for Professional Identity on the final clinical evaluation Tool.
May 22: Aggregate data (FT, AP/FT, PT, AP/PT) ELA met 114/115 (99%) achieved or exceeded 78% on the discussion board (The Shift).
Registered nurses are qualified for employment in various settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, health clinics, schools, home health agencies, primary care agencies and hospice facilities.
With further education, possible job titles for graduates with an education in nursing include:
- Clinical nurse specialist
- Nurse anesthetist
- Nurse educator
- Nurse executive
- Nurse midwife
- Nurse practitioner
Projected Job Outlook & Salary Info
For the latest employment and wage estimates for nursing careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm.
Why Study Nursing at KCC?
KCC’s Nursing Program is student-centered with both full- and part-time options. Our program offers state-of-the-art learning experiences including high-fidelity patient simulators. Local employers say KCC Nursing graduates are some of the best prepared nurses they hire.
KCC’s Nursing Program is the only local associate degree Nursing Program to offer a part-time program option in addition to the traditional full-time program.
State-of-the-Art Nursing Simulation
State-of-the-art, high-fidelity patient simulators are used in every KCC Nursing course. True-to-life patient simulations allow KCC students opportunities to practice providing patient care before providing nursing care to patients in a live health care setting.
“KCC grads continue to be the best prepared out of all our schools/graduates.”
“The graduates that we have hired from KCC have been compassionate and caring individuals, and seem to be more aware of nursing status/what is coming/what to expect in nursing careers. They seem to be prepared and know how to physically take care of patients from the assessments to the bathing to the discharge. Overall well-rounded nursing care.”
Accreditation, Mission & Philosophy
The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program at Kellogg Community College is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
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The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, LPN to RN Advanced Placement and Practical Nursing certificate programs are approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. For information about Michigan requirements for eligibility for nurse licensure visit michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27542—,00.html.
KCC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
The Kellogg Community College Nursing Program provides excellent educational experiences that integrate knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to prepare safe and competent nurse generalists who provide quality nursing care in a culturally diverse, global society. Through the spirit of inquiry and professional identity the nurse generalist develops sound clinical judgment that promotes teamwork, collaboration and personal growth.
Nursing discipline and nursing education are essential to the preparation of the nurse generalist to practice in a global, culturally diverse, and rapidly changing health care environment. A culture of integrity and civility is embraced in which open communication, personal reflection and ethical decision making are encouraged.
Our actions demonstrate our commitment to ourselves and others in the larger community by advocating for the individual, family and community through caring behaviors in an effort to build helping relationships and promote a healing environment.
Patient-centeredness is embraced utilizing a holistic caring approach incorporating culture, values, traditions and spiritual beliefs. Nursing education is research-based, reflective of health care trends, incorporating quality, patient safety, innovative technology and creative instructional methods.
A culture of excellence is fostered reflecting a commitment to continuous growth, improvement, integrity and understanding.
The KCC Nursing Program recognizes that each student brings diverse knowledge, skills, attitudes, life experiences, learning needs and styles requiring varied approaches to the learning process. Nurse educators design student-centered, individualized learning experiences for diverse student populations. The role of the nurse educator within the KCC Nursing Program is one of guiding, facilitating and mentoring to promote lifelong learning.