Gogebic Community College


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Nursing Program Overview

  • Associate Degree
  • 2 Years
  • Both Campuses


Start working as a Registered Nurse in as little as 2 ½ years! GCC Nursing students graduate with the skills necessary to confidently care for acute and chronically ill patients in a wide variety of hospital and community settings. 

Unique Features

  • Interactive classroom environment with experienced, certified faculty
  • A wide variety of hands-on lab and patient care simulation experiences
  • Clinical experiences with real patient interactions 
  • Articulation agreements allowing for smooth transitions to RN to BSN programs 
  • Opportunity to earn the following: LPN Certification, Associate Degree Nursing, Advanced Standing LPN to RN Associate Degree  


  • Photo Identification, background check, drug screen, and immunizations
  • Completion of pre-requisite classes before admission, within the required timeframe and minimum grade
  • 3.0 GPA in BIO 250, ENG 101, and PSY 101; proof of math competency 
  • Current CNA Certification  

*Year 2 of the program is based in Ironwood with hybrid classroom options.

The Gogebic Community College, practical nursing and associate degree nursing programs, are pursuing pre-accreditation candidacy status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone 202-909-2487. Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA (cneaaccreditation@nln.org) no later than November 24, 2022. 


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Courses at Gogebic

Prefix Title Credits
BIO 251 Human Physiology 4
NUR 140 Fund. Concepts of Nsg. Practice Across the Lifespan 7
NUR 141 Clinical Experience of Fundamental Concepts 1
NUR 142 Clinical Reasoning in Current Nursing Practice 2
Prefix Title Credits
NUR 144 Concepts of Nursing Practice in the Care of Patients with Uncomplicated Conditions 9
NUR 145 Clinical Experience of Nursing Practice I 4
NUR 150 OPTIONAL Practical Nursing Exit Course: for those students who wish to complete the NCLEX-LPN Examination and receive a certificate 3
Prefix Title Credits
Humanities Course Humanities Course 3
NUR 240 Concepts of Nursing Practice Care of Adults with Stable/Unstable Conditions 5
NUR 241 Clinical Experience of Nursing Practice 4
Prefix Title Credits
NUR 244 Concepts of Nursing Practice Care of Patients Across Lifespan Complex Conditions 4
NUR 245 Clinical Experience of Complex Patients 4
NUR 246 Transition to Nursing Practice 2
Communications (ENG 102, ENG 250, SPE 101, OR SPE 105) Communications Course 3
Total Credits: 64

Additional Information

Students must complete pre-admission requirements of COL102, BIO250, ENG101, and PSY101 and apply to the program. Licensed LPN's can enroll in the Advance Standing LPN to RN Program.

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