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Professional Nursing

Program Overview

Campus: MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Director of Professional Nursing: Evelyn Claiborne

Program Coordinator:  Robin Bellamy

For program information please call: 816.604.4175

Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 8am to 4:30pm.

 The link to the application for the Professional Nursing Program is now closed. 

If you experience any difficulties with your application, please contact Student Support Services at 816-604-1000.

The next application period will be from August 14, 2018 to September 5, 2018.  Applicants may apply online during this time only. 

*NOTE:  Applications are only available during open application periods.


Degree Awarded

America needs Registered Nurses. It is one of the top 10 professions in the country. RNs have a wide range of duties:

  • Record patient medical histories and symptoms
  • Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results
  • Consult with physicians
  • Start IV lines
  • Operate medical equipment
  • Administer treatments and medications
  • Help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation
  • Teach patients and their families how to manage illness or injury
  • Explain post-treatment home care needs
  • Recommend diet, nutrition and exercise programs
  • Show how to self-administer medication and physical therapy
  • Educate the public on warning signs and symptoms of disease
  • Provide general health screening or immunization clinics, blood drives and public seminars
  • Provide advice and emotional support to patients and family members

RNs provide direction to licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and nursing aids.

Our two-year program gives you hands-on experience and excellent instruction in our state-of-the-art Health Science Institute. Our program gives you an associate's degree and prepares you to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.



Last Modified: 3/13/18