Practical Nursing

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Program Overview

APPLICATION PERIOD

For enrollment into the spring semester -applications are accepted during the  first two weeks of September.

For enrollment into the fall semester - applications are accepted during the first two weeks of March.


Campus:MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Director of Practical Nursing:  Evelyn Claiborne
For program information please call 816.604.4262

Certificate Awarded

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent or disabled under the direction of physicians and registered nurses. They provide basic bedside care, which can include:

  • Function in the role of Charge Nurse providing supervision and delegation to CNAs in long term care settings.
  • Applies nursing skills, concepts, and judgement in selected clinical settings
  • Performs a variety of basic procedures based on sound scientific evidence
  • Starts and monitors select IV fluids to include fluids for hydration and antibiotics
  • Monitors, measures and performs dressing changes for a variety of wounds
  • Administers medication via a variety of different routes: oral, intradermal, subcutaneous, and intramuscular
  • Coordinates care with other disciplines to revolve around a patient-centered approach
  • Knowledge of and performance of activities of daily living to promote health maintenance and promotion
  • Teaches the client and family skills and practices which can be used following discharge
  • Administers palliative care and provides support and comfort to the client and family when death is the inevitable outcome
  • Assist in the development of care plans and assuring compliance
  • Potential for advancing to management in long term care or selected settings

In one year you will gain quick entry into the nursing field from the only Practical Nursing Program in the state of Missouri that holds an accreditation from the National League of Nursing Accreditation Commission. You'll receive hands-on experience and excellent instruction in our state-of-the-art Health Science Institute. You will be prepared to take the National Council of State Boards of Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Completing the program however does not guarantee licensing from the State Board of Nursing. For additional information go to www.moga.mo.gov.

Accreditation:

Conditionally approved by Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) with warning.

 To send comments about the program to the Missouri State Board of Nursing, email Evelyn Claiborne or call 816.604.1000. 

Last Modified: 9/12/14