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Campus: MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute

Program Coordinator: Robin Bellamy 

Director of Professional Nursing: Evelyn Claiborne

For program information please call 816.604.4175

 

Starting with the August 2017 application period, paper applications will no longer be accepted for the Professional Nursing Program.  Applicants must submit their application online through the link provided under "To Apply." 
*NOTE:  Applications are only available during open application periods. 
 

Click here to apply now for the Evening/Weekend program Spring 2018 semester

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Printable Program Requirements

PROFESSIONAL NURSING ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 All requirements must be met by all applicants prior to the start of any given application period. This includes those students with degrees and previous college course work.

All requirements must be met by all applicants prior to the start of any given application period. This includes those students with degrees and previous college course work.

  •  Apply to MCC.
  •  Submit all non-MCCKC official transcripts to the Student Data Center. Transcripts must be received from all colleges and universities you have attended before the start of any given application period. Send official transcripts to:  Metropolitan Community College, Student Data Center, 3200 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111.
  •  Take the Accuplacer test at MCC.  Test scores must be less than three (3) years old. Student must meet or exceed the required scores in all three sections; Algebra, Reading, and Writing. All required scores must be obtained on either a first or second attempt when taking the test. Failure to meet the required scores on the second attempt will require the student to take the indicated required classes. Students will not be eligible to apply until the required course(s) listed (see table below) have been completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to the start of any given application period. Failure to take all three sections of the Accuplacer will result in the application being removed from the applicant pool.
  • ACT/SAT scores will not be accepted in place of Accuplacer scores.

Subject

Score  Required

Your Score

Required Classes

 

Algebra

 

86

20 through 40

41 through 65

66 through 85

MATH 20, Math 40 & Math 110 in that order

Math 40 & Math 110 in that order

Math 110

 

Reading

 

85

20 through 45

READ 10/30, READ 11/31, READ 100, in that order

46 through 72

READ 11/31 &  READ 100, in that order

73 through 84

READ 100

 

Writing

 

86

 

20 through 54

ENGL 28/80 & ENGL 30/90, in that order

55 through 85

ENGL 30/90

 

  • Complete the three pre-requisite course requirements with a grade of “C” or better AND a minimum pre-requisite of 2.75 GPA.  GPA is based on program pre-requisites only.

           Any course taken for credit by examination (CLEP) will receive a grade of "C."

 

             PSYC 140, CHEM 105, plus BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 and BIOL 210.  These must be completed prior to the start of any given application period.  Science courses   

           cannot be greater than five (5) years old at the time of application.

 

          *If BIOL 100 Intro to Cell Biology was completed, it cannot be greater than five (5) years old at the time of application. 

            If BIOL 100 is greater than five (5) years old at the time of application, CHEM105 will need to be completed prior to applying.

 

          If CHEM 105, BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 & 210are greater than five (5) years old prior to the start of the application period but are less than ten (10) years old, they

          will be “grandfathered” by BIOL 208Microbiology, as long as BIOL 208 Microbiology is not greater than five (5) years old at the time of the application. (BIOL 100

          will not be grandfathered, review statement above with asterisk *)

 

          If BIOL 208Microbiology is greater than (5) or more years old at the time of application, it is expired and cannot receive the ranking point for having it

          completed.

 

         If any of the science courses mentioned above were taken ten (10) or more years ago, they must be repeated prior to the application period.

 

  • Take the ATI TEAS exam.  The TEAS exam must be taken prior to the start of any given application period. A minimum total adjusted score of 60.0% must be obtained on either a first or second attempt in taking the exam. Failure to meet the required scores on the second attempt will make you ineligible to apply to the program.Go to ATI website (www.atitesting.com), print a copy of the ATI TEAS, attach it to the application, and submit during application period. 
  •  Submit your program application.  Applications will be accepted January 11 - January 25 during normal business hours for a fall semester start date, and August 1 - August 15 during normal business hours for a spring semester start date.  The application period ends at 4:00 p.m. the last day of the application period.

 

Professional Nursing Admission Ranking Points

 

  • Applicants will be selected based on ranking points.  A maximum of 5 possible ranking points can be obtained
  • Pre-requisite GPA: Up to a maximum of 4 points based on pre-requisite courses
  • Microbiology: 1 point for having Microbiology completed at the time of application, as long as BIOL 208 Microbiology is not greater than five (5) years old at the time of the application.

         Admission criteria to the program are subject to change without notice.  If changes are made to the admission criteria, the applicant will need to meet all requirements that are in effect at the time of application. Plus, successful completion of the requirements necessary for admission to the program does not guarantee acceptance to the program

 

  • Once accepted into the nursing program, students will attend a mandatory meeting to discuss the following next steps and the required information below:
    • Background check
    • Health records
    • Certified Profile
    • Physical exam
    • Immunizations for:  chicken pox, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, influenza, hepatitis B (waiver accepted for Hepatitis B immunization)
    • Recent photo on file
    • CPR training
    • Family Care Safety Registry
    • Drug screen to be done at the site required by MCC.  A positive screen may result in further requirements and a delayed entry into the program.
    • Reliable transportation:  Assignments to clinical sites are done on a random basis.  Many sites are not accessible by public transportation. NOTE: Clinical sites are within the 60 mile ratios of MCC-Penn Valley.
    • Child care, if needed.
    • Work schedule that is flexible to accommodate class and clinical requirements.  NOTE: Clinical schedules are not typically available until close to the start of the semester.
    • MCC requires a plan for payment of program costs on the day of enrollment.

 

Our A.A.S Professional Nursing Degree two-year program gives you hands-on experience and excellent instruction in our state-of-the-art Health Science Institute. Our program prepares you to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. *Completing the program does not guarantee licensing from the State Board of Nursing. For additional information, go to www.moga.mo.gov.

 

Last Modified: 8/9/17