Nursing Program

A Legacy of Excellence

Since Mid's first graduating class of 21 nurses in 1969, the College has conferred over 3,500 nursing credentials.

The College's nursing faculty and staff are committed to developing excellent and compassionate professionals. Our graduates serve locally and across the state and nation.

Real Skills for Future Nurses

Our state-of-the-art simulation labs in both Harrison and Mt. Pleasant allow students to practice nursing skills without leaving campus. Learn more about our nursing labs and simulation equipment. In addition, students gain clinical experience in both acute care and long-term care facilities. Students are prepared as entry-level Associate Degree Registered Nurses, ready to begin employment immediately after graduation. Upon graduation, our students are eligible to sit for licensure by taking the NCLEX-RN exam.

Selective Admissions Means No Wait List

In 2010, Mid transitioned from a wait list-based nursing program to selective admissions. The college welcomes 96 nurses each year (48 per cohort), based on the strength of their applications to the program. Learn more about our selective admissions process.

Save on BSN Prerequisites & Transfer to Complete

There are various options available to those pursuing an Associate Degree in Nursing to complete additional courses at significant savings and in a familiar environment as they prepare to transfer. Students can then complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree at the four-year university of their choice. Future nurses working toward this goal often complete their associate degree, enter the workforce, and take advantage of employer tuition reimbursement to complete their bachelor's degree. Check out transfer guides to universities across the state.

Career Overview

Registered Nurses are nurses involved in direct patient care. These health care professionals assess patients, help to design and carry out treatment plans, monitor the results of treatments, and keep patients and their families informed about their medical options and health issues.

Job/Career Outlook


National Average: $70,000/year. MI Average: $67,690/year.

Employment Outlook (2016-2026)*: 15% - Much faster than average.

* Information from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2017 figures.

Research Careers

O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development, HR professionals, students, researchers, and more!

Summary Report for Registered Nurses

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Program Assessment Data

The Associate Degree Program at Mid Michigan College strives to provide quality educational programs through continuous program assessment. Faculty review all program outcomes on a regular basis and make adjustments as needed. The following achievement data are used to assess the ADN program outcomes.

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates: The goal of the nursing faculty is to be at or above 80% as reported by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing for all students that take the National Council Licensure Exam-RN (NCLEX) for the first time.

Mid Michigan College ADN Pass Rate Data Comparison
Year Mid Michigan College Michigan National
2022 HA 86.1%; MP 83.3% 78.9% 79.9%
2021 HA 100%; MP 100% 82.37% 82.48%
2020 HA 92.6%; MP 100% 89.85% 89.58%
2019 79% 87.9% 85.1%

*2019 Report Rate was combination of both Harrison and Mt. Pleasant campuses

Program Completion Rates: The goal of the nursing faculty is for at least 70% of the Mid graduates of the ADN program to graduate within 150% of the program length; excluding students who withdrew for personal reasons or were dismissed from the program.

Mid Michigan College ADN Program Completion Rates
Academic Year Percentage
2021/2022 86%
2020/2021 72%
2019/2020 87%

Job placement Rates: The goal of the nursing faculty is for at least 80% of the Mid graduates of the ADN program seeking employment attain employment within 6 months of obtaining licensure.

Mid Michigan College ADN Job Placement Rates
Academic Year Percentage
2021/2022 100%
2020/2021 100%
2019/2020 98%

Important Dates / Application Announcements

Nursing Program Admissions

Fall 2024 Admissions (Harrison Campus)

The Fall 2024 admissions application will be available in January 2024. The accepted cohort begins August 2024.

Winter 2025 Admissions (Mt. Pleasant Campus)

Winter 2025 admissions application will be available in June 2024. The accepted cohort begins January 2025.

Upcoming Nursing Program Information Sessions

Plan on attending a Nursing Information Session if you are: working on prerequisites, looking to apply to the nursing program, or would like more information in general about the program.

Contact with any questions.

If you have immediate questions to discuss, please schedule an appointment with your Mid Mentor by calling (989) 386-6626.

Mid Nursing Students Achieve 100% Licensure Pass Rate

Recent events, from the COVID-19 pandemic to flooding throughout the central Michigan region, have challenged Mid Michigan College students like never before. For those students actively enrolled in the College’s rigorous Nursing Program, exceptional dedication was required to persevere during these unprecedented times.

“Even though our students have and continue to face difficult situations, they also continue to work hard and succeed beyond expectations,” shared Barbara Wieszciecinski, Dean of Health Sciences and Director of Nursing in Mt. Pleasant at Mid.

Upon the completion of their educational requirements, Mid’s nursing students must successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to obtain their license.

Nationally, the NCLEX pass rate for students with an associate degree saw a steep decline of 4.72% since 2019, from 85.17% to 80.45%. The decline is largely attributed to COVID-19 related challenges.

In 2020, Mid’s Mt. Pleasant nursing students achieved the first 100% NCLEX pass rate for their cohort, and just one year later in 2021, Harrison nursing students have also achieved their cohort’s first 100% NCLEX pass rate. Each cohort continues to see high pass rates as future cohorts have completed testing.

Throughout every challenge encountered, Mid students and instructors continue to demonstrate excellence and the College continues to offer an exceptional opportunity for those students who seek to become nurses in this rapidly changing world.

CNEA Accreditation

Program Accreditation

Effective April 30, 2019
Updated November 4, 2019

The Mid Michigan College Associate Degree in Nursing is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202-909-2526.

Campus Safety, Security, and Non Discrimination, Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Information

In its commitment to providing a safe environment, Mid Michigan College actively endeavors to broaden our diversity, promote equal opportunity and prohibits any form of discrimination in its programs, activities, and conditions of admission or employment. Learn more about these efforts and policies by visiting ,,

Mid strongly encourages anyone who observes or experiences any acts of harassment, discrimination, inequitable treatment, or sexual misconduct to report the incident and seek assistance from the College’s Title IX/Civil Rights Coordinator as follows:

Martricia (Tricia) Farrell, Director of College Compliance & Ethics, Title IX/Civil Rights Coordinator; 1375 S. Clare Ave., Harrison, MI 48625, Office: Business Services & Payroll, Room 205; 2600 S. Summerton Rd., Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858. Office: Center for Liberal Arts & Business, Room 168C (located inside Library and Learning Services) ; (989) 386-6622 x394;

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