Southwestern Michigan College Nursing & Health Careers

Nursing and Health Careers Info Meetings

Contact Information

Dowagiac Campus Student Service Center
David C. Briegel Building
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, Michigan 49047
800-456-8675, ext. 1499

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed

Niles Campus Student Service Center
33890 U.S. Highway 12
Niles, MI 49120
800-456-8675, ext. 4811

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Feb. 14, 1-3 p.m.
Feb. 16, 5-7 p.m.

Mathews Conference Center West

Want to begin or advance your health care career? Attend one of these meetings for information about SMC’s nursing and health care programs, including how to apply, course and paperwork requirements, financial aid and more.

About Nursing at SMC

Southwestern Michigan College has one of the best nursing programs in the region. We require the highest GPA for admission and accept only the best qualified students—there is no waitlist. The pass rate for SMC nursing students on the licensure exam is consistently well above average. The curriculum is challenging, but it consistently produces superior nurses well-prepared for the workforce. That is why our nursing graduates have such a good reputation among local employers and why 100% of graduates are employed in the field. Learn more about the nursing degree here.

About Health Care Programs at SMC

SMC offers degrees and certificates in everything from phlebotomy to medical assisting, including the only accredited health information technology program in the region. All our programs are rigorous and highly regarded among employers in the area. Learn more about our health programs here.

What Employers Say About Nursing and Health Care Programs at SMC

"Every SMC nursing graduate is someone that I would clearly define as a high performer in our organization. They have stepped up and taken leadership roles and continue in them as they define what nursing means for Borgess Lee and the community they serve. They have all used the skills they learned in their ADN program to provide exemplary care at the bedside, and they continue the drive for excellence and the desire for knowledge as was portrayed to them by SMC. The quality of graduates from this program is superior."

Janice K. Troeger, MSM, BSN, NECP
Chief Nursing Officer
Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital

"The Health Information Technology (HIT) program at SMC is an outstanding program that results in individuals well-trained for the workforce. SMC HIT graduates are well prepared to apply the various skills and knowledge gained in their program to a variety of positions in the HIT field. As an active member of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), the program’s director is on the cutting-edge of curriculum development for HIT. She and the students are passionate about the field, which is what makes the program successful and contributes to a quality HIT workforce."

Janice K. Crocker
Business Office Manager
South Bend Specialty Surgery Center

"I hired Caleb Adams (ADN, ‘11) in the ER. He had confidence in his training and it shows. He is an amazing clinical nurse and is a very reliable part of
our team."

Candace Andresen, RN
Director, Emergency Department
Memorial Hospital of South Bend

What Graduates Say About Nursing and Health Care Programs at SMC

"SMC has prepared me well for my future in nursing. The instructors genuinely cared about my success and took every opportunity to expose me and my fellow students to different situations and treatments so we would all be familiar and ready to accept any situation with experience and confidence."

Kim Gabrielson, ADN ‘16
Graduate Nurse, Acute Care Unit
Bronson Lakeview Hospital