Prospective Student Nurse

Mid has a selective admission process to the nursing program. This involves several application processes and steps.

  • Students are only eligible to apply for the nursing program AFTER prerequisite courses are completed.
  • Additionally, the HESI Entrance Exam must be completed by the application due date.


  • Completion of all prerequisites courses listed on the Curriculum Guide with a minimum grade of “C” with the exception of BIO 141/142 or BIO 138 which requires a minimum grade of “B-“. BIO 141 and BIO 142 must be taken at the same school.
  • Anatomy and Physiology courses cannot be older than five years from the date the student is accepted into the program.
  • Prerequisites may only be taken twice and withdrawals count as an attempt of taking the class.
  • Please follow rules of the Exemption Policy (See Accordion Dropdown that follows) if prerequisites have been taken more than twice.

To be academically eligible for application to the Mid Michigan College nursing program, prerequisite courses may be repeated only once; this includes withdraw or failure. If a student needs to repeat a prerequisite course for the second time, they MUST receive prior approval for an exemption for the course.

To apply for an exemption for a prerequisite course the student must submit their request, in writing, to the Dean of Health Sciences/Director of Nursing.

The request for an exemption must include:

  1. Student name and ID number
  2. The prerequisite course for which the student is requesting an exemption
  3. An explanation as to why the student failed or withdrew from the course
  4. Detailed plan of academic readiness to retake the course for the second time. The plan needs to include how the student will be successful if given the opportunity to take the course again.

All exemption requests MUST be in writing. Each request for exemption will be evaluated on an individual basis.

Forward all exemption requests to:

Barb Wieszciecinski,
Dean of Health Sciences & Director of Nursing
Mid Michigan College
1375 S. Clare Ave. Harrison, MI 48625

Fax (989) 386-6666


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 Exam (35% of total)
  • Number of credits taken at Mid (10% of total)
  • Previous earned degrees (10% of total)
  • Previous health care experience (10% of total)

Mid admits nursing students twice a year: Fall semester cohort at the Harrison campus and Winter semester cohort at the Mt. Pleasant campus.

When students have their prerequisite courses completed, they are then eligible to apply to the cohort of their choice. Because course rotation may vary from locations, the student will be required to complete their courses at the location accepted at the beginning of the program. Students are NOT permitted to switch campus locations during the middle of their program.

Note: It is the students' responsibility to make sure all Mid credits, transfer credits, test outs, are all in order by the application deadline. This can be done by making an appointment with an advisor.

Final acceptance into the nursing program is pending until the student completes a criminal background check and drug screening. Please be aware that if a student has a felony or certain misdemeanors, they WILL NOT be admitted to the nursing program