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Why Nursing at GRCC

  • Our Nursing program provides students 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.
  • GRCCs Nursing Programs prepare individuals to take the program’s corresponding NCLEX exam in the state of Michigan, upon program completion. Graduates who wish to practice nursing in other states should review the licensure requirements for each state through their individual Boards of Nursing.
  • Our programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), as well as the Michigan Board of Nursing.

Areas of study


Associate Degree Nursing Program

CostAssociate Degree Nursing Cost

Practical Nursing Certificate Program

CostPractical Nursing Program Cost

Advanced Standing for Associates Degree Nursing Program

CostAdvanced Standing Program Cost

Upon completing your program

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


Contact Info

(616) 234-4234
601, College Park Plaza

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Future students - How to apply

Nursing students

Apply to GRCC

Your first step to becoming a Nursing student is to apply to GRCC as a degree seeking student in the Health and Exercise Sciences Pathway.
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Become a Nursing student

Step two, complete the Health Admissions Application selecting Nursing program. Contact Health Admissions with questions at


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Affirmative Action Statement

No student at Grand Rapids Community College is to be insulted, embarrassed, harassed, ridiculed, intimidated or in any way made to feel discriminated against because of age, gender, sexual orientation, race, religious preference, handicap or ethnic background. 

Equal Opportunity and Non-discrimination Statement

Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, height, weight, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam Era veteran, and/or any other legally protected class not heretofore mentioned, in any of its education programs and activities, including admissions and employment. The above measures, in conjunction with other related state laws and the College’s policies and procedures, will assure all individuals opportunity for consideration or redress of complaints of illegal discrimination. 

Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity, and American Disabilities Act information may be obtained from the: Human Resources Department Grand Rapids Community College 143 Bostwick Avenue NE Grand Rapids, MI 234-3972


Alec Faliki
I had gone to college right out of high school, and I had quickly learned that I was not ready. When I decided to pull the trigger again, GRCC was waiting for me with open arms.
Alec Faliki, nursing student

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