Professional Nursing

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Program Overview

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 second Wednesday in January through the fourth Wednesday in January. For spring, the first Wednesday in August through the third Wednesday in August.

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.

Accreditation:

We meet the highest standards in the nursing field. Our program is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, and fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

 

Last Modified: 3/6/14