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Nursing, Registered (APNURS)

Associate in Applied Science Degree


The WCC Nursing Program prepares students for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Credit earned in the nursing program can transfer to a BSN completion program. Learning opportunities are in the classroom, simulation lab, clinical setting and community. Students will be prepared to succeed in a dynamic healthcare environment.


Chamberlain College of Nursing, BSN degree;
Concordia University - Wisconsin, RN-BS-Nc degree;
Eastern Michigan University, BSN degree;
Siena Heights University, BSN degree;
University of Michigan - Flint, BSN degree.

Copies can be obtained from the Counseling Office, a program advisor, or from the Curriculum and Assessment Office Web site: www.wccnet.edu/curriculum/articulation/levelone/colleges.

Admissions Requirements

Washtenaw Community College uses a competitive admission process for high demand programs in health care. There are multiple requirements that must be completed prior to submitting an application for admission. For detailed information regarding admission to this health care program, please visit our Welcome to Health Care home page at: www.wccnet.edu/health

Contact Information

Health Sciences
Nursing and Health Dept
Susan Travis


(Items marked in orange are available online.)
Major/Area Requirements
Class Title Minimum Credits
BIO 111 Anatomy and Physiology - Normal Structure and Function 5
HSC 101 Healthcare Terminology 1
Current or expired C.N.A. certification 0
BIO 111 and HSC 101 are taken prior to admission to the program. 0
Total 6
First Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
ENG 111 Composition I * 4
COM 101 or Fundamentals of Speaking *
COM 102 or Interpersonal Communication *
COM 200 Family Communication * 3
MTH 167 Math Applications for Health Science * 3
BIO 147 Hospital Microbiology ** 1
BIO 212 Pathophysiology: Alterations in Structure and Function * 4
Total 15
Second Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
HSC 147 Growth and Development * 3
NUR 102 Fundamentals of Nursing 2
NUR 106 Fundamentals of Nursing - Lab and Clinical Practice 4
NUR 115 Pharmacology 3
Total 12
Third Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
HSC 138 General and Therapeutic Nutrition * 2
NUR 123 Medical-Surgical Nursing I 3
NUR 124 Medical-Surgical Nursing I - Clinical Practice 2
NUR 131 Nursing of the Childbearing Family 3
NUR 132 Nursing of the Childbearing Family - Clinical Practice 2
Total 12
Fourth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
NUR 223 Medical-Surgical Nursing II 3
NUR 224 Medical-Surgical Nursing II - Clinical Practice 2
NUR 255 Mental Health Nursing 3
NUR 256 Mental Health Nursing - Clinical Practice 2
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology * 3
Total 13
Fifth Semester
Class Title Minimum Credits
NUR 231 Nursing of Children 3
NUR 232 Nursing of Children - Clinical Practice 2
NUR 283 Medical-Surgical Nursing III 3
NUR 284 Medical-Surgical Nursing III - Clinical Practice 3
PHL 244 Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care * 3
Total 14
Total Credits Required


*Courses noted may be taken prior to admission to the Nursing program, but no later than the scheduled semester.
**If you are planning to pursue a BSN degree, it is strongly recommended that you take BIO 237 Microbiology, in place of BIO 147.
BIO 147 will not transfer to a four-year university.

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