Important Program Updates
Thank you for your interest in the Nursing Program at Glen Oaks. All information posted is current but there are a few important updates to the program that we want all students to be aware:
NOTE: Your transcripts from other colleges and high school must be. You will be contacted by email stating that your transcripts have arrived at Glen Oaks.
College transcripts MUST be evaluated by the Registration Department. It is your responsibility to contact the Registration Department to have them review your transcripts once you have been notified of their arrival.
The Associate of Science in Nursing Degree from Glen Oaks Community College is fully approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing.
Michigan NCLEX – First Time Pass Rate
January – December, 2018
|1/1/18 – 12/31/18 (PN)||Total Delivered||Total Passed||% Pass Rate|
|1/1/18 – 12/31/18 (RN)||Total Delivered||Total Passed||% Pass Rate|
Potential Nursing Student
Students who are not currently nurses, and are interested in pursuing the Nursing program at Glen Oaks Community College, must meet with the Director of Nursing (DON) ideally before, and no later than during, their first semester at Glen Oaks Community College. Students who are not currently nurses should not enroll in their second semester of classes until they have met with the DON. Current LPNs must meet with the DON before enrolling in any classes.
GOCC offers the Registered Nursing education program. Students can enter the program based upon a competition for available seats. Students must successfully complete the Associate Degree in Nursing program to become eligible to complete the nationwide NCLEX exam in order to obtain a state-issued nursing license.
This program prepares you to take the NCLEX exam in the state of Michigan. Graduates who want to practice in other states should review those requirements via that Board of Nursing. For Board of Nursing requirements in other states, please see the NCSBN website.
Please review the following information as it pertains to all current Nursing Division students:
Criminal background checks are mandatory for all nursing students at the student’s own expense.
All information gained will be held in strictest confidence.
Students with felonies or certain misdemeanor convictions will NOT be admitted as outlined below.
Students entering a nursing program must give permission to do a criminal history check to comply with Michigan Compiled Laws, Section 333.20173. No student will be admitted to the program if convicted of a felony, or attempt/conspiracy to commit a felony within 15 years preceding the date of admission; or a misdemeanor conviction involving abuse, neglect, assault, battery, criminal sexual conduct, fraud, theft (or similar misdemeanor in state or federal law) against a vulnerable adult within 10 years of conviction.
Additionally, ANY criminal convictions may prevent admission to the nursing program. Applicants should know that criminal activity of any sort may prevent:
- Clinical placements in the program (making success in the program impossible).
- The ability to be licensed as a nurse.
- Employment in the field of nursing. Employers do not have to hire anyone with a criminal background and some employers are refusing to hire those who have past criminal history.
Criminal activity associated with substance abuse is particularly damaging to the candidacy of an applicant.
Currently the Michigan State Board of Nursing investigates candidates eligible to sit for nursing licensure for the following issues:
- Felony conviction
- Misdemeanor conviction punishable by imprisonment for a maximum of 2 years
- Treatment for substance abuse in the past 2 years
- Malpractice settlements. Awards or judgments in the past 5 years
- Having federal or state health professional license or registration revoked, suspended, or otherwise disciplined; been denied a license; or currently with disciplinary action pending against the applicant
- Having been fired, censured, or requested to withdraw from a health care agency staff or have your staff privileges involuntarily modified
- Filed or written a licensing application in another US jurisdiction
- Filed a license application in Michigan
- Hold another license in another state
A determination is made by the state at that point whether or not the candidate may be licensed as a nurse. No one at GOCC can make the decision about eligibility for licensing as a nurse. We can only confer a certificate or degree, not a state license to practice nursing or any other healthcare occupation. Questions or concerns about licensing should be directed to the MSBON or to the state agency regulating other healthcare occupations.
Due to recent enactment of a new Michigan law, many health care employers are routinely not hiring anyone with criminal backgrounds, regardless of licensure status. Also, all health care agencies routinely drug screen applicants for jobs and employees randomly to maintain patient safety and to curtail the employer’s liability.
Immunization policy records are maintained by the Nursing Office to meet the requirements of contracts maintained with clinical sites participating in the education of our student nurses. This policy must be adhered to by ALL nursing students. Entry into the program will be denied to anyone not willing to follow the policy since Glen Oaks would not be able to place you in clinicals; therefore, you would not be able to complete the program.
Nursing Program Packet
If you would like a PDF version of this packet please download it from the Program Packets area located on this page.
The Glen Oaks Community College Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree Program begins yearly in August.