Nursing Programs

Nursing Students at GRCC

Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit by ACEN

Grand Rapids Community College wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree and Practical Nursing Certificate programs.
You are invited to meet the site visitors and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 2018, at 11:00 am in room 124 ATC (Wisner-Bottrall Applied Technology Center), at Grand Rapids Community College.
Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Attn: Marsal P. Stoll, EdD, MSN, Chief Executive Officer-ACEN
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or email:
All written comments should arrive at ACEN by February 14, 2018

Program Information:

The Nursing Department at GRCC provides individuals with learning opportunities that enable them to attain licensure as a Registered Nurse or Practical Nurse, and empowers them to succeed in a changing healthcare environment.

This program is designed to provide the credits necessary for eligibility for practical nursing licensure, registered nursing licensure and transferability for a bachelor's degree in nursing.

The Nursing Department offers the following programs:

  • Nursing: Associate Degree
  • Practical Nursing: Certificate

Our programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education (ACEN), as well as the Michigan Board of Nursing.

For information on licensure (the exam is often referred to as the NCLEX, National Council Licensure Examination) or an application packet, please see the Michigan Board of Nursing website link above.

Upon Successful Completion:

These programs can move you into the workplace or transfer easily to four-year degree programs at other Michigan colleges and universities.

GRCC is the Certified Nurse Aide Regional Testing Center for the West Michigan Region. A list of the Michigan Dept of Licensing & Regulatory Affairs approved training programs may be found above under "Nursing Blackboard Site & other helpful links."