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Covid-19 vaccine requirements

Students enrolled or intending to enroll in any of GRCC's Health Programs that include off campus clinical components (credit or non-credit) are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This vaccine is in addition to any other vaccination and program requirements dictated by accreditation standards and clinical placement requirements. This decision will best ensure the health and success of our students. As a reminder, regardless of any exemption granted by GRCC, this does not guarantee an exemption from the vaccine requirement at individually assigned clinical sites, and thus may impact a student's ability to progress. While some facilities may allow a GRCC exemption to stand, other clinical partners will require students to follow their own process for seeking an exemption.

A person is considered fully vaccinated 2 weeks after completion of a two-dose mRNA series or one dose of Janssen vaccine.

Futures for Frontliners Scholarship Program

The Futures for Frontliners scholarship provides eligible frontline workers with tuition-free access to pursue an associate degree or a certificate at their local community college.

For more information, please visit our Futures for Frontliners website.

Nursing programs 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.

Degree and certificate programs

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

See our Nursing Program Licensure Pass Rates.

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 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.

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(616) 234-4234
601, College Park Plaza

Office Hours

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


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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Jodie Boelens

Jodie Boelens

Health Sciences Resource and Tutorial Lab Coordinator
(616) 234-4320

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