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 Outlook
  • $79K
    Median Salary for Michigan (Registered Nurses)
  • 6,350
    Projected Annual Job Openings in Michigan
  • 8%
    Growth in Michigan Jobs

Ready to apply to the Nursing Program?

If you've completed your prerequisites, take your next step and complete the Nursing Program Application today!

Apply to Mid's Nursing Program today!

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. 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.

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.

Mid offers an Associate in Nursing Degree through the related Guided Pathway.

Mid admits students to the Nursing Program under a Selective Admission Process. The criteria for admission will be based on:

  • GPA in prerequisite courses (35% of total)
  • HESI Entrance Testing (35% of total); the A&P section of HESI account for 10% of the total
  • Number of credits taken at Mid (10% of total)
  • Previous earned degrees (10% of total)
  • Previous health care experience (10% of total)

RN-to-BSN Opportunities.

Many students begin their Nursing education at Mid Michigan College, finishing with an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and sit for their Registered Nurse exam. In recent years, more students than ever continue their education towards a Bachelor's degree (BSN) or beyond.

To meet the needs of our students, Mid has partnered with several four-year institutions in the area so that ADN students can make a seamless transition, with many of their Mid credits counting towards their BSN.

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.

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

Contact Alex Carter, Administrative Specialist to the Academic Deans, at with any questions.

If you have immediate questions schedule an appointment with your Mid Mentor.

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.

Accreditation & Assessment

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.

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Effective April 30, 2019 | Updated November 4, 2019

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%

Nursing Labs & Facilities

Mid Virtual Nursing Simulation Lab Gives Students Real-World Clinical Experience

Mid Michigan College's state-of-the-art nursing simulation labs at both the Harrison and Doan Center locations provide Mid nursing students with clinical experience in a risk-free virtual reality environment. The simulation lab allows students the opportunity to respond in real time to patient situations. It also promotes appropriate, timely decision-making in a safe, repeatable environment. The goal is accuracy and competency of skills before the student enters the clinical environment.

nursing skills lab view

Each simulation lab has multiple programmable mannequins, including SimMan, a computer based programmable human patient simulator. This has put Mid in the forefront of nursing education today by providing our students with the real-world clinical experience they need to transition quickly into the role of an independently functioning caregiver. By providing simulation, it eliminates the serious risks inherent in practicing health care skills on live patients and creates a stress-free learning environment that incorporates practice and reflective learning.

sim man in skills lab

State-of-the-art clinical simulation equipment allows practice of nursing skills in a realistic clinical environment. Having a full spectrum of simulation equipment from task trainers to virtual skill simulators allows critical thinking practice for a wide range of conditions. Scenarios can range anywhere from common medical conditions such as croup or asthma to more critical conditions like cardiac arrest or grand mal seizure. These simulated scenarios will give nursing students the opportunity to learn correct interventions in a risk-free environment. Errors can be allowed to occur and play out, providing students with information and feedback about their individual performance and work as a team.

The Mid Lab Coordinator has advanced training in "simulation" and has developed specialized scenarios, many of which incorporate psychological components.

Each of the mannequins comes equipped with a laptop computer for programming medical scenarios, and monitors for tracking the results of the medical interventions undertaken by the students. The labs also include an IT system for documenting classroom training, student testing, and for immediate feedback via group debriefing of cognitive, behavioral, and affective skills.

nursing lab student training

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.

Background Checks & Drug Screenings REQUIRED

Both Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screenings are required at the expense of the student for all students accepted into Health Sciences programs.

Nursing Faculty

Barbara Wieszciecinski

Dean of Health Sciences, Director of Nursing Mt Pleasant, Adjunct Instructor - Nursing
Phone: (989) 386-6622 x525
HA 257

Bethany Corner

Full-Time Faculty - Nursing / Director of Nursing - Harrison
Phone: (989) 773-6622 x648
DC 212

Stephanie Kereluk

Full-Time Faculty - Nursing

Mehgan Klein

Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) Coordinator
Phone: (989) 386-6622 x300

Elizabeth Kogelman

Full-Time Faculty - Nursing
Phone: (989) 386-6622 x161
HA 257

Julie Hipkins

Full-Time Faculty - Nursing
Phone: (989) 386-6622 x633
HA 257

Brooklyne Sniegocki

Full-Time Faculty - Nursing
Phone: (989) 386-6622 x649
HA 257

Jennifer Swartz

Full-Time Faculty - Nursing
Phone: (989) 386-6622 x528
HA 257

Leslie Peterson

Full-Time Faculty - Nursing
DC 212
Barbara L. Wieszciecinski

Dean of Health Sciences, Director of Nursing

(989) 317-4625

Bethany Corner

Director of Nursing-Harrison Campus; Nursing Faculty

(989) 386-6648

Office of Admissions

Related Programs & Pathways

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Faculty please use this form if you feel a student(s) needs additional practice in the CSC.



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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;