Since Henry Ford was named a community College in 1949, it has strived to offer higher learning to residents of Southeastern Michigan, Dearborn and Dearborn Heights. It offers entry level two-year accredited programs which are fully transferable to four year colleges. With about 100 associate and certificate programs to choose from, Henry Ford Community College is the place to kick-start your higher education dreams; either for immediate employment prospects or for future career outlook.
Nursing at Henry Ford Community College
The nursing program at Henry Ford Community College (HFCC) is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing. Two Associate in Applied Science lead to the two-year nursing degree.
Associate in Applied Science- Nursing
This is a two year program which leads to the awards of an Associate degree in nursing. The program is offered in Henry Ford’s East campus on a full time basis. Students are expected to complete the 65 credits required for graduation and eligibility for NCLEX-RN exam. All students are expected to complete all their general education and nursing courses in a maximum of three year beyond which, dismissal is possible.
Students interested in the program must also be ready to take non-consistent clinical placements at either early mornings or evening classes. The school of nursing registry advises students who cannot meet these inconsistent clinical classes’ variations not to apply to the program.
Advanced Placement LPN to RN
Licensed practical nurses who wish to pursue their associate degree in nursing are welcome for the advanced placement program at Henry Ford’s community college school of nursing. The program takes-in licensed practical nurses that are accredited in Michigan State and have current-active such licenses. Just like the normal associate degree in nursing, the school of nursing requires that students finish the program within three years from time of admission.
Students are able to earn credit transfers from their LPN licenses from the total 66 credits needed for the completion of the program. Successful completion lead to the awards of an associate of nursing degree from Henry Ford Community College and eligibly to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam towards becoming a registered nurse.
Nursing Aide Certificate
The program is designed to be competed in five weeks after which, the student is able to become a certified nurse aide/ certified nurse assistant. The program is a combination of extensive 40 hours of classroom nursing theory and 50 hours of clinical practice. For those interested, it is good to know that classes are offered full time from 9 to 3 pm-four days in a week.
Henry Ford Community College Transfer Information
Nursing students from Henry Ford are welcome to take advantage of transfer opportunities to four-year degree programs. The university has established articulation agreements for nursing students with the following universities:
- Wayne State University
- Oakland University
- Eastern Michigan University
- Michigan State University
- Madonna University
- University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
- University Of Detroit Mercy
Henry Ford Community College
5101 Evergreen Road, Dearborn,