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.
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 49503-3295, firstname.lastname@example.org, (616) 234-3972
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.