COVID-19 Update: Nursing faculty have been receiving messages from upset students who are hearing rumors of classes being cancelled, of not being able to graduate, of Kaplan being on hold, pinning being canceled, not being able to sit for NCLEX, etc…

We wanted to send a message of clarification to all students. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a time of uncertainty and a rapidly changing world. These are unprecedented times for everyone.

We want to assure you that Jackson College and the Nursing Department are committed to your success and program completion/progression while following CDC and governmental guidelines to maintain everyone’s health and safety.

We have been working tirelessly and are ready to begin online content delivery on Monday, March 23, 2020. All faculty have specific plans to progress Nursing students through their programs while maintaining Michigan State Board of Nursing and NLN CNEA guidelines and standards.

No one can predict the course of COVID-19 in the United States and what recommendations will be made in the coming days and weeks. Please know that we are committed to your success and will keep you updated as things develop. If there are delays in clinical/lab courses we are committed to developing plans to help students achieve Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) as quickly as possible once restrictions are lifted.

Recognize this situation is not just affecting Jackson College Nursing Students but nursing programs across the country. We ask that you consider that rumors and untruths are coming from a place of fear and uncertainty. If you have questions do not hesitate to reach out to your Nursing Faculty, but realize that we may not have the definite and concrete answers you are looking for. As the situation develops and new information is learned we will communicate with all students in a timely fashion.

Jackson College Practical Nursing Certificate (LPN) program is 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 202-909-2526. Interested parties are invited to submit third party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lesleyan Jackson, NLN CNEA Manager of Accreditation Services, no later than August 26, 2021.

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An associate degree is necessary to become a registered nurse; many will continue on to complete a bachelor’s degree. Registered nurses must also be licensed. Candidates successfully completing the AAS-N program are eligible to apply for the licensing examination (NCLEX-RN) required for licensure as a registered professional nurse (RN). Nursing is a second-admit program, meaning students must take certain general studies and prerequisite class and then apply for admission to the program. Admission is based on a competitive point system. All nursing students will complete clinical experiences in area hospitals as part of their program.

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Registered nurses work in a variety of settings: hospitals, physician’s offices, nursing and residential care facilities, home health care services, government agencies.


Wages begin at about $50,800, with a median wage of $71,730, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook (2018)

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