2021-2022 College Catalog 
    Jul 06, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ADN Concurrent Program with SVSU

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Students planning to enter the concurrent program with SVSU should first declare the Associate in Science and Arts degree, then work closely with their advisor to choose appropriate courses for transfer.  Once accepted into both programs (KCC and SVSU), students will officially declare the concurrent program as their program of study.

Prerequisites and General Education Requirements

Total Prerequisite & General Education Credits: 30-32

Total Kirtland Nursing Credits: 49

SVSU Courses

  • NURS-301 Evidence-Based Practice in Professional Nursing 3 cr.
  • NURS-302 Intro to Baccalaureate Nursing 1 cr.
  • NURS-377 Nursing Care of Populations 3 cr.
  • NURS-379 Health Promotion for Diverse Populations 3 cr.
  • NURS-401 Nursing Leadership and Ethics  3 cr.
  • NURS-479 Nursing and Healthcare System Change (must be licensed) 3 cr.
  • Cat 1 SVSU Category 1 Literature course (General Education) 3 cr.
  • Cat 2 SVSU Category 2 Art course (General Education) 3 cr.
  • Cat 5 SVSU Category 5 History/Philosophy course (General Education) 3 cr.
  • Cat 8 Category 8 International System course (General Education) 3 cr.
  • Upper Div SVSU Upper Division Electives 9 cr.


Total SVSU Credits (up to 12 may be taken at KCC) 37

Sequence of courses:

Year 1 (Fall) 12 credits KCC +1 cr@SVSU

Year 1 (Winter) 12 credits KCC + 3 cr@SVSU

Year 1 (Summer) 12 cr@SVSU

  • SVSU-NURS 377 Nursing Care of Populations
  • SVSU-NURS 379 Health Promotion for Diverse Populations
  • Category 1 course SVSU (possibly taken at Kirtland)
  • Category 8 course SVSU (possibly taken at Kirtland)

Year 2 (Fall) 13 credits KCC +3 cr@SVSU

Year 2 (Winter) 12 credits KCC +3 cr@SVSU

Year 2 (Summer) 9 cr@SVSU

  • Category 5 course (possibly taken at Kirtland)
  • Category 2 course (possibly taken at Kirtland) 
  • SVSU Upper Division elective 

Year 3 (Fall) 6 cr@SVSU

  • SVSU-NUR-479 Nursing and Healthcare System Change (must be licensed) 
  • SVSU Upper Division elective 

Year 3 (Winter) SVSU courses

  • Any additional credits needed to equal 124 credits. 


  • All nursing programs are subject to change.
  • A minimum of 31 SVSU credits should be earned to meet their residency requirement.
  • Minimum GPA for program entry is 2.0.
  • BIO-25000 (Human Anatomy) and BIO-25100 (Human Physiology) are accepted if previously taken and a “B-” or better was earned in each course.
  • Timeframe on science pre-requisite courses (A&P 1 and 2, Med Term) accepted is within five years of application to the program.
  • Prerequisite courses may be repeated one time only to obtain the required grade. This rule applies to transfer courses as well.
  • Entrance HESI exam with required score of 75% or higher will be necessary to be accepted into the program. Entrance exam may be taken three times; if the applicant does not meet the required score on the 3rd attempt, the applicant must wait three years to attempt the exam again and be considered for admission.
  • If student has failed out of another nursing program, they may meet with Director of Nursing for consideration of entrance to our program.
  • Felony convictions and certain misdemeanor convictions will prohibit admission to the nursing program. For more information, please check with the Health Sciences Office at NursingHS@kirtland.edu.
  • Drug testing and background checks of all students will be required prior to final program acceptance.
  • Applications are accepted biannually, January 15th through May 15th for fall admission and January 15th through September 15th for winter admission. Students need to meet with their academic advisor to begin the application process.
  • Immunization records and a recent physical exam are required for final admission.
  • Nursing programs may have cohort groups in the fall and winter semesters. Please note that the Nursing Program is a full-time program that requires attendance in lecture, lab, or simulation Monday through Sunday at any time. Clinical may be assigned during day or evening hours. This will require the ability to maintain a flexible schedule from any applicant. Accommodations for work or personal schedules cannot be guaranteed.

Students should seek additional information and/or advising from their academic advisor.

For an appointment, please call (989) 275-5000, ext. 280.

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