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Nursing Program Ranked Highly Again

November 02, 2020

Group of nursing students in a lab

Schoolcraft College’s Nursing program continues to be highly ranked by third-party groups as ranked Schoolcraft College among its 10 Best Nursing Schools in Michigan Offering ADN Programs. (ADN stands for Associate Degree in Nursing.)

“We are pleased that Schoolcraft College’s Nursing program has earned this recognition, which is a testament to our dedicated and experienced faculty members and other college team members, who always put the needs of our students first,” said Dr. Debi Vendittelli, DNP*, ANP-BC**, and nursing program associate dean.

Earlier this year, Schoolcraft College was recognized as a top nursing school in Michigan for 2019 by Nursing Schools Almanac, which has been ranking institutions since 2016.

Schoolcraft offers several educational options for aspiring nurses:

  • Entry-level candidates can quickly complete a six-credit nursing assistant seven- or four-week course for eligibility to take the Michigan Nurse Aide Exam.
  • Registered nursing (RN) students complete associate degree program requirements. The program traditionally starts in the fall, but the College also has added an additional cohort that starts in the winter semester due to increased interest in the program at Schoolcraft.
  • Students also may attain a practical nursing (PN) certificate after completing nursing courses during the first year of the registered nursing program. These students take one additional course in the summer for eligibility to take the NCLEX***-PN exam. These students may then work as LPNs (licensed practical nurses) while continuing on to complete the second year of the registered nursing program.
  • Individuals who already have a Michigan LPN license may take second-year nursing courses in the LPN to RN Option sequence to become registered nurses and attain an associate degree.

Despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, Schoolcraft College graduated its largest cohort ever during the 2019-2020 academic year with nearly 200 nurses this year.

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*DNP stands for Doctor of Nursing Practice

**ANP-BC stands for Adult Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified

***NCLEX stands for National Council Licensure Examination