If you are looking for a career where your daily work makes a difference, then nursing is for you! The HFC Nursing Program is designed to prepare graduates to be caring, compassionate nurses.

Our program provides a concept-based curriculum that is designed to develop your skill in both the art and science of nursing. By the time you finish, you will be capable of using current scientific and clinical evidence and technology to deliver individualized care, be well-versed in the critical thinking and problem-solving skills necessary to meet the needs of patients, and be thoroughly prepared for entry-level employment in the nursing profession. You will also be qualified to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Our program offers you the opportunity to learn both inside and outside of the classroom. We have a state-of-the-art simulation laboratory where you can practice on life-like mannequins in simulated scenarios, and you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience at clinical sites at more than 20 different hospitals. We also offer articulation agreements with Eastern Michigan University (EMU), Madonna University and the Chamberlain College of Nursing if you are interested in working towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFC.

Program Description

Provides students with the general academic background to be successful in their chosen health care field. For students pursuing admission to the Nursing program, please follow these steps:

  1. Complete the program admission requirements including NAT exam
  2. Apply to the Nursing program
  3. Complete the remaining Nursing program admission requirements
  4. This degree does not have to be completed to be eligible for admission/entry to the Nursing program

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Civil Society and Culture: Compare and contrast the United States globally with other nations or regions, addressing one or both of the following: (1) social, economic, political and cultural issues or (2) patterns of diversity or inequality, including racial, ethnic, religious or gender differences.
  2. Communication: Effectively communicate ideas appropriate to their discipline using Standard English, through written and verbal communication.
  3. Computer Technology: Demonstrate skills for computer technology, including internet, network and advanced file operations. Skills will include organizing, managing, and presenting data using office productivity software. Students will also identify security and integrity threats and identify unethical actions within their social or professional environments.
  4. Critical Thinking/Information Literacy: Demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate information and identify the need for research to draw conclusions, formulate inferences, solve problems and make decisions. Students will also demonstrate information literacy skills by locating, evaluating, selecting, organizing, synthesizing, and ethically documenting information from multiple sources using both informal and formal formats, as appropriate for diverse writing situations.
  5. Quantitative Literacy: Apply quantitative skills to analyze situations and make decisions in a variety of contexts.

Simulation Lab

practice on life-like mannequins in simulated scenarios. You will learn how to respond in an emergency such as a “code blue,” administer medications, or care for a mom and baby after birth.

Real Life Experience

Students have the opportunity to participate at clinical sites at more than 20 different hospitals where they receive hands-on learning experiences.

Student Testimonials

Andrea Corrie

HFC Nursing Student

The stellar reputation of HFC's SNA and their achievements was a fringe benefit to being in the nursing program. Every faculty/staff member is more than willing to help students. It is very obvious that they are passionate about nursing and the success of their students."

Brooke Tarrant, RN

Blue Cross, Blue Shield

I’ve always felt that I was extremely lucky to have attended the nursing program at HFC because it truly prepared me for real life. The skills I acquired during the program were extremely beneficial, not only for achieving my degree but learning time management as a nurse.

The teachers were always kind and motivating and you really knew that they wanted to be there. I can positively say that attending the nursing program at HFC was the best choice I ever made."

Aubrey Clark

HFC Nursing Student

HFC has a reputation of graduating top notch nurses. Choosing HFC was an easy choice over other area programs due to its well-known standard of excellence in preparing future nurses.

HFC's East Campus provides us our own building just for nursing students. This makes coming here feel like coming home to your family."

Career Opportunities

Intended to prepare candidate for admission to HFC Nursing program or transfer to another academic institution.

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Last updated April 3, 2019
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