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Degrees in Nursing


Ryan Madis
(989) 275-5000, ext. 258

Anne Essmaker
Academic Advisor for students with last names L-Z
(989) 275-5000, ext. 416

Shawn Ott
Adacemic Advisor for students with last names A-K
(989) 275-5000, ext. 426


Kirtland offers LPN (Licensed Practical Nurse) and  RN (Registered Nurse) degrees.  We also now offer an RN to BSN degree.

Get your Nursing degree at Kirtland Community College.

NEW! – Kirtland is now offering an RN to BSN program on the Kirtland Community College campus through a partnership with Saginaw Valley State University.

A partnership between Kirtland Community College and Saginaw Valley State University (SVSU) will bring advanced career opportunities for nurses in northern Michigan.  SVSU announced this month they will offer the RN-BSN nursing degree as a hybrid program through Kirtland beginning Fall 2013.

Through SVSU’s RN-BSN program, nurses will be able to pursue a BSN degree in courses offered one day a week, either on Kirtland’s Roscommon campus or in a hybrid format.  [ Read more… ]

SVSU RN-BSN Program Announcement

Transfer Guide Kirtland/SVSU at Kirtland Community College RN to BSN Program

Kirtland Community College has one of the top rated nursing degree programs in Michigan

You will be employable in almost any community you choose to live in throughout your lifetime with a nursing degree from one of the best nursing colleges in Michigan. A variety of jobs within the nursing profession will be yours for the taking when you complete Kirtland Community College’s nursing degree program.

Kirtland’s Registered Nurse and Licensed Practical Nurse programs offer courses at Kirtland’s main campus near Roscommon; supervised hands-on patient care in area health care facilities; and a Practical Nursing outreach program at the M-TEC site in Gaylord.

Kirtland’s practical nursing program is the foundation for the entire nursing curriculum program, which is based on the ladder concept. You may choose to exit the program after you complete Practical Nursing Level I curriculum and receive a practical nursing certificate or complete the Registered Nursing Level II curriculum for your associate degree.

One of Michigan’s top rated nursing degree programs, the nursing program at Kirtland will prepare you to pass Michigan’s state exam and become certified as either a licensed practical nurse or a registered nurse.

Kirtland also allows transfer opportunities from other practical nursing programs. You may begin as an LPN (Level I), and return to Kirtland to obtain your associate’s degree to become an RN (Level II). Nursing Level I & II are taught at the central campus in Roscommon. Nursing Level I is also taught at the M-TEC site in Gaylord.

Kirtland’s nursing degree program includes both classroom study and supervised clinical practice (actual patient care) in health care facilities around the region, so you’ll have a first-hand look and experience in the field.

Kirtland has everything you need to achieve upward mobility as your career goals evolve.

Beyond the impressive lineup of available courses, impressive instructors and excellent hands-on opportunities lies the real beauty of the program: its flexibility.

The Health Sciences certificate and degree programs at Kirtland are designed to provide upward mobility because your educational goals may change over time. You may start out as a Licensed Practical Nurse and return to Kirtland to earn an associate’s degree and become a Registered Nurse.

Each one of the programs offers the potential for a good income, benefits, job mobility, leadership opportunities, flexible work schedules and the opportunity to help people in a time of need.

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Kirtland Community College…be the future!