Apply to Alpena Community College
An admission application must be completed for all new students and also for any returning student who has not been
actively enrolled at ACC for the past two years. To apply follow the Easy Steps to Getting Started at ACC guidelines found
on the ACC website, http://discover.alpenacc.edu/admissions/apply_for_admission/index.php
Advising and Assessment
Contact the Nursing Program Secretary at 989-358-7217 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an advising appointment if
you have not met with a nursing advisor as a pre-nursing or LPN student.
Grade Point Average (GPA)
Attain a 2.0, “C”, or better grade with a minimum average GPA of 3.0, “B”, in all ACC PN Pre-Nursing courses and PN
courses. If the GPA is below 3.0 Boost courses can be taken after denial to the program is received to improve GPA.
ACC PN Pre-Nursing courses include Microbiology (BIO 140 + lab), Human Anatomy (BIO 201 + lab), Human Physiology
(BIO 203 + lab), General Chemistry (CEM 111 + lab), English Composition I (ENG 111) and Dosage Calculations (NUR 133).
Current ACC PN nursing students who complete the PN Program with a minimum average GPA of 3.0, “B”, in all ACC PN
Pre-Nursing and ACC PN nursing program courses will be granted admission to the ADN Nursing Program in the first
available semester after graduation. Successful completion of the NCLEX-PN exam and proof of licensure must be
demonstrated within three months of beginning the ADN Program. Any student unable to provide licensure will be
suspended from the Program.
Apply to Nursing Program
Complete current ADN Nursing Program Application. You may submit your application once your prerequisite/PN
courses have been completed or while enrolled in your last semester of prerequisite/PN courses. The open
application period is February 1 – April 10 and September 1 – November 10. Late applications are accepted.
Obtain a criminal background check from the Michigan State Police (ICHAT).
Obtain Central Registry Clearance from the State of Michigan Department of Human Services.
For ACC PN graduates who exit after the PN program for one or two semesters you must additionally submit a
copy of your current unencumbered license from the State of Michigan and submit a copy of any previously
earned degree that was not issued by ACC.
For ACC PN graduates who exit after the PN program for greater than two semesters or for current LPNs who
have obtained their LPN license from another nursing program you must additionally submit documentation on
agency letterhead of six months of full-time equivalent hours of work experience as a LPN within the last two
years (1040 hours), a copy of your current unencumbered license from the State of Michigan and a copy of any
previously earned degree that was not issued by ACC.
Alpena Community College admits students to the ADN Nursing Program following a selective admission process using
Admission Process Qualified Student Selection Forms (Tables A & B) which means we do not have a waitlist. Students
denied admission must reapply. Please be aware that meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee an opening in
either nursing program. The criteria for ADN admission is based on: Grades (GPA of ACC PN Pre-Nursing courses and PN
courses), number of credits earned at ACC, previously earned degrees, healthcare work experience documented within
the last two years, and proof of students having an unencumbered LPN license.