yeah it's changed. it sucks, the requirements have tripled for lpns so i'm not going to take their prog now.
our records indicate that you expressed an interest in the nursing
program at schoolcraft college. the schoolcraft college nursing
department is excited to announce the nursing career ladder
curriculum (nclc) which was recently approved by the michigan board
of nursing. the nclc will be replacing the current associate degree
nursing (adn) and the practical nursing (pn).
this new innovative program was designed to increase flexibility for
the nursing student to move from a pn program to an adn program. the
nclc contains both the adn and pn program. following successful
completion of the pn program requirements, students may apply for
licensure as a licensed practical nurse (lpn) and have the option of
continuing into the adn program without further application or
admission requirements. upon successful completion of the adn
program, graduates may apply for licensure as a registered nurse
the nclc is rigorous and challenging. it requires a high level of
student commitment and mastery of content in many academic areas.
other important information about the nclc includes;
one-hundred-twenty (120) students are admitted once a year in the
first year courses are scheduled into one 15 week fall semester, two 7 1/2 week winter sessions, one 7 week spring semester and one 4 week summer semester which is optional for adn students. to complete the adn program, the second year courses are scheduled into four 7 1/2 week sessions.
the program is primarily a day/afternoon program. classes generally
meet three days per week.
in addition to lecture and laboratory, clinical practice is required. students must furnish and maintain uniforms and supplies as required by the department and clinical facilities. applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
some prerequisites, admission criteria and supportive courses have changed. please review the new guidelines for admission to the nclc available at [color=#0000cc]http://www.schoolcraft.edu/pdfs/admissions/nclc.pdf
we will be providing information sessions to assist with answering any questions you may have about these changes. please plan on attending one of the following sessions:
friday, october 17, 2008, 3:00-4:00pm waterman wing room 210
monday, october 27, 2008, 10:00-11:00am waterman wing room 210
after attending the information sessions any additional questions can be answered through the nursing department (734)462-4401, or scheduling an appointment with an academic advisor/counselor (734)462-4429 or by contacting the financial aid department at (734)462-4433 if appropriate.
joy a. pollard rn, phd, acnp-bc
director of nursing programs