NURSING

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:

Recommended course sequences:

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

2019 2020 2021
KCC Average 86.77% 84.26% 80.87%
National Average 88.18% 86.58% 82.48%

KCC NCLEX-PN Performance

2019 2020 2021
KCC Average 88.61% 92.00% 95.29%
National Average 85.63% 83.09% 79.60%

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.

 

Nursing Careers


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.

Program Options

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.

Employer Feedback

“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
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Web: acenursing.org

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, LPN to RN Advanced Placement and Practical Nursing certificate programs are approved by the Michigan Board of NursingFor 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.

Mission

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.

Philosophy

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.

Nursing Contacts

Kimberly Barnes-Kalkowski

Kimberly Barnes-Kalkowski

Faculty, Nursing

Debra Buck

Debra Buck

Faculty, Nursing

Kate Dulaney

Kate Dulaney

Department Assistant, Nursing Education

Elizabeth Fluty

Elizabeth Fluty

Faculty, Nursing

KellyAnne Garthe

KellyAnne Garthe

Instructor, Nursing Education

Jaclyn Gibbs

Jaclyn Gibbs

Faculty, Nursing

Angela Green

Angela Green

Assistant Director, Nursing Education

Lisa Harvey

Lisa Harvey

Faculty, Nursing

Karen Kulhanek

Karen Kulhanek

Faculty, Nursing

Renee Mielke

Renee Mielke

Director, Nursing Education

Marciene Morgan

Marciene Morgan

Faculty, Nursing

Jennifer Rodriguez

Jennifer Rodriguez

Faculty, Nursing

Temple Stovall

Temple Stovall

Faculty, Nursing

Liia Thatcher

Liia Thatcher

Faculty, Nursing

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