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2024-2025 College Catalog 
2024-2025 College Catalog

ADN Concurrent Program with Saginaw Valley State University

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Students planning to enter the concurrent program with Saginaw Valley State University 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 (Kirtland Community College and Saginaw Valley State University), students will officially declare the concurrent program as their program of study.

Kirtland Prerequisite Requirements

Total Prerequisite Credits: 21-22

Kirtland Program Requirements

Successful completion of all Kirtland Nursing courses is required each semester in order to continue in the Nursing Program.

Total Kirtland Nursing Credits: 49

Saginaw Valley State University Program Requirements

  • 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.


Saginaw Valley State University General Education Requirements

  • Category 1 Literature course 3 cr.
  • Category 2 Art course 3 cr.
  • Category 4 Natural Sciences course (with or without lab) 3-4 cr.
  • Category 5 History/Philosophy course 3 cr.
  • Category 7 Social Institutions course 3 cr.
  • Category 8 International Systems course 3 cr.
  • Category 9 Oral Communication course 3 cr.
  • Category 10 Written Commuication course 3 cr.
  • Upper Division Electives 9 cr.

Total SVSU Credits: 62

Saginaw Valley State University accepts a maximum of 62 credits towards the 124-credit degree requirement. A minimum of 31 credits must be taken at SVSU to meet the residency requirement.

Sequence of courses:

Year 1 (Summer) KCC

  • SVSU Category classes may be taken during this semester.

Year 2 (Fall) 12 credits KCC +1 cr@SVSU

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

Year 2 (Summer) 12cr@SVSU

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

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

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

Year 3 (Summer) 9 cr@SVSU

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

Year 4 (Fall) 6 cr@SVSU

  • SVSU-NURS-479–Nursing & Helathcare System Change
  • SVSU Upper Division elective

Year 4 (Winter)

** Any additional credits needed to equal 124 credits.


  • All nursing programs are subject to change.
  • A minimum of 31 Saginaw Valley State University credits should be earned to meet their residency requirement.
  • Kirtland minimum GPA for program entry is 2.4. SVSU minimum GPA for entry is 3.0.
  • 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 classes may only be repeated once for the required grade, failure to be successful after the second attempt will disqualify you from the ranking process (withdrawing and transfer classes do count).
  • Entrance TEAS exam with required score of 65% 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.
  • Integrity is expected of students. Thus, any form of academic dishonesty in the prerequisite requirements, including plagiarism will be cause for disciplinary action and may result in ranking ineligibility. Please review the Nursing Academic Honesty Policy to learn more.

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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