2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    May 21, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing - Advanced Placement, AAS

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Associate Degree and Certificate Programs

Program Description

278A (full-time) - 60 Credits

279A (part-time) - 60 Credits

The Nursing Program at Kellogg Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. The Advanced Placement Nursing program is for students who already hold an LPN license in the State of Michigan and wish to complete the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing to be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and become an RN. The program is offered in both full-time and part-time options. It consists of lecture-based classes as well as weekly clinical assignments in lab settings, hospitals, nursing homes, or other patient care facilities.

After successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to complete the Registered Nurse (RN) licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) to become an RN. Information about nurse licensure exams is available at https://www.ncsbn.org/nclex.htm.

Registered Nurses’ are health professionals who serve individuals, families, and communities with actual or potential health care needs. They are leaders, communicators, advocates, educators, and care providers in the management of actual and/or potential health problems. RNs work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, schools, home health agencies, primary care agencies and in hospice settings. More information about nursing in Michigan is available at http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-72600_72603_27529_27542—,00.html.

Accreditation and State Board Approved

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program at Kellogg Community College is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000 http://www.acenursing.org/, and is approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing.


See the following link for program admission information: http://www.kellogg.edu/admissions/nursing-admissions/.

Clinical Education Access Requirements

Students formally accepted to participate in Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services, or Nursing programs are required to comply with clinical access requirements prior to, and potentially during clinical education placement in a hospital, outpatient clinic, or other clinical education provider. The Program’s Director or Coordinator will provide students with detailed direction and timeline for completing all clinical access requirements.

  • Students are required to undergo a physical examination, immunizations, a drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Students are required to secure and maintain CPR certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from American Heart Association or Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers from American Red Cross throughout their clinical education participation.
  • Students are required to maintain professional liability insurance according to College policies as required by clinical education providers. The College ensures students are covered with professional liability insurance with the cost collected through lab fees.
  • Students are required to adhere to the uniform and personal appearance standards according to program policies determined by clinical education providers.

Clinical access requirements are determined by the College according to the policies of clinical education providers.

Clinical education providers reserve the right to impose additional requirements at any time to ensure the safety of patients, employees, and students.

Students participating in clinical education are not employees of a clinical education provider or of the College, and therefore are not covered by Workman’s Compensation insurance. It is highly recommended that students maintain personal health insurance while enrolled in an educational program.

Compliance and cost of clinical access requirements are the responsibility of the student.

Latex Environment Statement

Students participating in Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services, or Nursing courses are likely to have contact with latex throughout their educational experience. Due to the broad range of equipment, manikins, materials and supplies used in the College’s practice and simulation laboratories, and within a vast number of hospitals and other clinical education facilities, students with latex allergies considering any of these programs should direct questions to their physician prior to applying to the program to ensure safe participation in a latex environment.

Required General Education Courses

All first-time KCC students must complete the FYS 101 - First Year Seminar  course with a grade of C or higher.
See an Academic Advisor for course completion and/or any questions pertaining to the FYS course.


All Nursing coursework, and general education courses, must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher to progress in the program and meet graduation requirements.

For more Nursing program information, see the program webpage: http://www.kellogg.edu/academics/departments/nursing/.

To apply to the Nursing program and begin mapping your course sequence, use this link advising@kellogg.edu to make an appointment with an academic advisor.

Return to {$returnto_text} Return to: Associate Degree and Certificate Programs