Nursing Admissions

KCC nursing student

Applications for Kellogg Community College’s Fall 2019 full-time program will be accepted through June 1, 2019. Applications for the Spring 2020 part-time Nursing Program will be accepted beginning Jan. 15, 2019 – Aug. 15, 2019.

If you have completed all of the admissions requirements listed below, you may submit an application to the KCC Nursing Program here. If you have not yet completed all of the necessary admission requirements but would like to begin working on them at KCC, please start by submitting a General Application to KCC and selecting Nursing as your academic program.

If you are currently a licensed LPN and would like to complete your RN degree, applications for Fall 2019/Spring 2020 is now available. Click here to download the 2019-2020 LPN to RN Advanced Placement application. The deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2019. All completed applications must be submitted to the Admissions office. If you are located near one of our Regional Academic Centers, you may submit your application to that center’s main office.

For information about KCC’s Nursing Program, see:

PANS and Kaplan Admission

Required Kaplan Pre-Registration

For students applying to the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 Nursing program, Kaplan will be available beginning in Sept. For more information about the Kaplan and how to pre-register for the test, click here!

View the Kaplan Prep Guide to help you prepare for the test.

Nursing Admissions

Admission to KCC’s nursing programs is selective due to space limitations, enrollment limitations imposed by regulatory bodies, and program admission requirements. Please refer to the Nursing Program web page for descriptions of the nursing programs and specific admission requirements.

Laddered Nursing Program

Admission Requirements

Nursing Admission packets will be accepted from candidates who provide a complete packet of documentation. Admission required courses must also be completed before a student can apply to the Nursing Program. 2018-19 admission requirements for both the full-time and part-time options of the Laddered Nursing Program are as follows:

Non-Course Requirements

  • Official transcripts from all other colleges attended
  • Grade point average of 2.5 or higher from all colleges attended
  • 18 years of age at the start of nursing program
  • Proof of high school graduation or GED (high school seniors must provide proof of graduation prior to start of program)
  • Pre-admission Nursing Session (PANS)

Course and Testing Requirements

Courses must be completed in no more than two attempts with a B- (2.67) or higher, this includes all attempts made at KCC and all previous institutions. Course attempts completed within 6 years of the program start date will be considered for admission. Course attempts greater than six years old will not be counted as an attempt.

  • Biology requirements: BIOL 201 (Human Anatomy) and BIOL 202 (Human Physiology)
  • Mathematics requirements: ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra score of 85 or higher OR MATH 101 (Practical Algebra) OR MATH 102 (Beginning Algebra) or higher
  • Kaplan Admission Test
    • Students must have their admission requirements for the nursing program completed or be registered for the last semester of their admission requirements in order to register for the Kaplan Admission Test, which is offered and administered at KCC. One Kaplan Admission Test if permitted per student. Test retakes are prohibited unless two years have passed since the date of the initial test. In that instance, a new test is required.

Optional Additional Coursework or College Degree

  • ENGL 151 or 152 (Freshman Composition)
  • PSYC 220 (Developmental Psychology)

Advanced Placement Option

Fall 2019/Spring 2020 will be available beginning Aug. 1, 2018

Admission Requirements for 2019-2020

Applications will be accepted from candidates who provide a complete packet of documentation showing the following:

  1. Official college transcripts from all colleges or universities attended, showing a GPA of 2.0 or higher at each institution.
  2. Successful completion of the following courses with a “C” (2.0) or higher:
    • Communication 101 or 111 or 207 or equivalent
    • English 151 or equivalent
    • Psychology 201 or equivalent
    • Psychology 220 or equivalent
  3. Successful completion of the following courses with a “B-” (2.67) or higher
    • Mathematics 101, Mathematics 102 or equivalent, or higher, or a COMPASS algebra score of 40 or higher
    • Biology 201 or equivalent
    • Biology 202 or equivalent
  4. Current Michigan licensure as an LPN
  5. 18 years of age at the start of nursing program. (Clinical education partners may require students to be 18 years of age to participate in clinical learning experiences.)
  6. Submit Nursing Advanced Placement Program Application Writing Assignment with program application (see Advanced Placement Checklist)
  7. Recommended — Attend an Advanced Placement Pre Admission Nursing Session (dates will be available in the Fall semester)

Applicants who have a complete packet and documentation of the above requirements will be admitted to the program by their date of packet completion.

LATEX Environment Statement

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 types of clinical facilities serving as sites for student clinical education, the certified nurse assistant (CENA), dental hygiene, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), nursing, paramedic/EMS, physical therapist assistant (PTA), and radiography (RADI) programs are NOT latex free environments. Students with latex allergies considering any of these health programs should direct questions to their physician to ensure it is safe for them to participate prior to applying to the program.