Admission Requirement

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To Apply

Campus: MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Interim Director of Nursing: Shelli Ely
For program information please call 816.604.4175.
Application period: For fall semester, the first Thursday in January through the third Thursday in January (4:30 p.m.). For spring, the first Thursday in August through the third Thursday in August (4:30 p.m.)

Please note: New admission requirements go into effect on November 1, 2012.

  1. Apply to MCC online at www.mcckc.edu/apply.
  2. Request official copies of all non-MCCKC transcripts be sent to:
    Metropolitan Community College
    Student Data Center
    3200 Broadway
    Kansas City, Mo., 64111

    Submit all official non-MCCKC transcripts to the Student Data Center - Transcripts (from all colleges and universities you have attended except MCCKC) must be received and evaluated by the Student Data Center prior to the start of any given application period. If a transcript is received in the Student Data Center on the first day of the application period or any time during or after the application period, the application will not be considered.
  3. Take the COMPASS test
      • This is a requirement for all applicants.
      • If your test is more than three years old from the start of the application period, you must retake it before the start of the application period. The Compass test must be taken prior to the START of the application period for which the individual is applying. If the individual takes the Compass on the first day of the application period or any time during or after the application period, the application will not be considered.

    Required Compass scores for this program:

    • Reading 85
    • English 70
    • Algebra 60
    • Any developmental courses required based on Compass scores must be completed with a grade of "C" or better before applying.
    • ACT/SAT scores will not be accepted in place of Compass scores.
  4. Take prerequisites
    • Introduction to Cell Biology (BIOL 100) OR Introductory Chemistry for Health Sciences (CHEM 105).
    • General Psychology (PSYC 140).
    • Anatomy and Physiology (BIOL 109) OR Human Anatomy (BIOL 110) and Human Physiology (BIOL 210).
    • All prerequisites and courses within the curriculum plan must be completed with a minimum grade of "C".
      • Science courses in the curriculum cannot be over five (5) years old at the time of application.
      • If BIOL 208, Microbiology, is five (5) or more years old at the time of application, it is expired and cannot receive the ranking point for having it completed. You will be required to repeat BIOL 208.
      • With the exception of BIOL 208, Microbiology, if science courses in the curriculum were taken more than five (5) years prior to the application date, but are less than ten (10) years old, they may be accepted ("grand-fathered") by taking a higher level science in the curriculum. Any science course in the curriculum that was taken ten (10) or more years prior to the application period must be repeated prior to the application period.
      • BIOL 110, Human Anatomy, and BIOL 210, Human Physiology are the equivalent of BIOL 109, Anatomy and Physiology, and, therefore, considered one course and cannot be split for BIOL 210 to grandfather BIOL 208.
    • Any course taken for credit by examination (CLEP) will receive a grade of "C."
  5. Meet GPA requirement
    • A combined 2.75 GPA for above prerequisite courses is required.
  6. TEAS - V exam
    • The TEAS - V exam must be taken prior to the start of any given application period. A minimum total adjusted score of 51.3% must be obtained on either a first or second attempt in taking the exam. A third attempt on the exam to obtain the required score would make you ineligible to apply to the program. Please attach a copy of your TEAS test to your application.  If you have taken your TEAS test at another facility you must contact ATI (www.atitesting.com) to have scores sent electronically to the nursing division to be received prior to the start of any given application period. You can register for the TEAS by clicking on the red button labeled "Register for TEAS" in the right hand column above.
  7. Application deadline (Program Application- pdf)
    • Application deadlines are as follows:
      • Applications for fall semester will be accepted from the Second Wednesday in January through the end of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on the Fourth Wednesday in January. 
      • Applications for the spring semester will be accepted from the first Thursday in August through the end of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on the third Thursday in August. 
      • Applications must be postmarked by these dates or date stamped received in nursing division office by 4:30 p.m. on the last application received date. 

        After completing all portions of the application, mail the form to:

        MCC-Penn Valley
        Nursing Division, Box 124
        3201 Southwest Trafficway
        Kansas City, Mo., 64111

        The form can also be submitted in person:

        MCC-Penn Valley
        3444 Broadway
        Kansas City, Mo. 64111
        Nursing Division
        Health Science Institute, room 408
         
      • Applications are not accepted outside of the defined application periods.
      • Faxed applications will not be accepted.
      • Currently the evening/weekend session admits students in January of every even numbered year (i.e. 2014, 2016, etc). Applications for evening/weekend will be accepted from the first Thursday in August through the end of the business day (4:30 p.m.) on the third Thursday in August of odd numbered years (i.e. 2013, 2015, etc.). 
    • If you are not admitted to the semester you applied for, you must reapply for subsequent semesters.
    • If you are transferring from another nursing program, applications are accepted throughout the year. To ensure identification as a transfer application, be sure to write in red ink on the top of your application, "Transfer Student." 
  8. Selection Process
    • Applicants will be selected based on ranking points.
  9. Ranking
    • We will rank applicants following completion of admission requirements 1-6. Ranking points will be assigned as follows:
      • Prerequisite GPA (to the hundredth). Up to a maximum of four (4) points based on pre-requisite courses only
      • One point for having completed microbiology with a minimum grade of "C" prior to the time of application and within five years of the time of application. Microbiology without a lab does not count.
      • A maximum of five (5) possible ranking points can be obtained.
  10. Procedure for notification
    • If you are admitted, or are selected as an alternate, you will be mailed a packet of information with instructions which will include the following:
      • Student health history form
      • Physical exam form
      • Criminal background information
      • CPR requirements
      • Form for recent photo
      • Family care safety registry information
      • Drug screen information
    • Official documentation of health and other requirements must be submitted before final admission into the program can be granted. Some of the health requirements may take four-six weeks to complete. Please see Required Documentation for details.
  11. Other requirements post-admission
    • Reliable transportation – Assignments to clinical sites are done on a random basis. Many sites are not accessible by public transportation and may be sixty (60) or more miles from your residence.
    • Child care, if needed
    • Flexible work schedule to accommodate class and clinical requirements
    • Plan for payment of program costs. MCC requires payment on the day of enrollment. Payment information can be found here.
    • Health requirements: physical, immunizations
    • CPR certification
    • Background check and family care safety registry confirmation
    • Drug screen
Last Modified: 10/28/13