Welcome to the Department of Allied Health, Nursing Division:
Fall of 2016:
You must apply to Bay College and to the Nursing Program by April 1, 2016, to be awarded a seat in the LPN & ADN classes, Fall 2016. This process happens in a set of steps provided to your Bay College email. Emails for 2016 will be sent during Fall semester.
The Department of Allied Health offers courses in health, nursing, emt and paramedic.
The field of healthcare involves providing a variety of services to the general population in a variety of settings from the Public Health Department to the Hospital. Specific services provided are directly related to the educational preparation, certification and/or licensure of the individual. These services may include assisting the elderly client with activities of daily living such as laundry, bathing and cooking in their home, to providing extensive care to the client in the intensive care unit of a hospital. Additionally, healthcare providers may choose to practice in a specialty area with a specific population focus that may range from the neonate to the geriatric, from wellness to hospice or may focus on specific areas of practice related to body systems such as mental health, cardiology, oncology, nephrology, etc.
With the healthcare industry continuing to be the largest area of employment growth across the nation, jobs for registered nurses and licensed practical nurses are expected to be in high demand for the next several decades. Students who complete the RN program can expect to see 100% employment upon passage of State Boards.
Programs: With the multitude of opportunities available in the healthcare arena many different levels of educational preparation are needed. Educational preparation in the healthcare field ranges from certificate programs to degree programs. Educational opportunities available at Bay de Noc Community College to prepare individuals to enter the healthcare field include (click the program you are interested in for more information):
- Health Careers Certificate
- Practical Nursing Certificate
- Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing
Health Careers Certificate
This certificate provides the foundation for students interested in careers in the health care field prior to being admitted into a variety of health-related degree programs. Students will take core courses in English, Math, Biology, and Chemistry as well as other courses that will assist in their chosen occupation. This certificate also provides an opportunity for students to complete a Co-op experience.
- Students will be required to complete 25 semester hours or more with a grade point average of 2.0, possess Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers certification, current immunizations and physical, and have the ability to pass a criminal background check prior to placement in a Co-op.
- Students will incur additional expenses to cover specific costs such as: immunizations, physicals, criminal background checks.
- For more information, see Degrees & Certificates
Practical Nurse Certificate- for 2016 there will be a stand alone PN certificate
You must apply to Bay College and to the Nursing Program by April 1, 2016, to be awarded a seat in the LPN, Fall 2016. This process happens in a set of steps provided to your Bay College email. Emails for 2016 will be sent during Fall semester.
This certificate program in Practical Nursing (PN) is designed to prepare students who can demonstrate entry level competencies as practical nurses. Graduates of the program meet the educational requirements to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN). Students learn how to provide basic nursing care to all age groups. The curriculum includes background in the biological sciences, the social sciences, general education and nursing theory. Students receive supervised clinical experiences in hospitals, home health care agencies, long term care facilities, and physicians’ offices.
- For more information, see Degrees & Certificates
Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing
You must apply to Bay College and to the Nursing Program by April 1, 2016, to be awarded a seat in the ADN program, Fall 2016. This process happens in a set of steps provided to your Bay College email. Emails for 2016 will be sent during the Fall semester.
The curriculum is designed to assist students to think critically as they apply scientific, theoretical, and practical knowledge to clinical situations in a variety of health care settings. Registered Nursing students who successfully complete our program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). The program prepares students to demonstrate entry level competencies as registered nurses. Students can attend on a full-time or part-time basis.
- For more information, see the Degrees & Certificates tab to the left
- NOTE: All students accepted into nursing programs are required to purchase uniforms. Arrangements for liability insurance are made by the college. Students are encouraged to maintain a personal health insurance policy whenever possible.
- Prior to program acceptance, students must successfully pass a criminal background check.
- Students are required to pass a physical exam and be immunized for contagious diseases, at their own expense. Students must be certified in Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation through the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider. In addition, students must have a background check, drug screening, and an immunization complete before going to their first clinic rotations.