MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Director of Nursing Programs: Gina Taylor, DNP, MSN RN
Program Coordinator: Lee Ann Townsend
Office Hours: 816.604.4175; Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Online applications are only available during open application periods. Applicants must submit their application online on the Apply to the Program page
Starts Fall 2021 (August)
Apply May 1 to May 22, 2021
Starts Summer 2022 (June)
Apply February 1 to February 21, 2022
Starts Fall 2022 (August)
Apply May 1 to May 22, 2022
Starts Summer 2023 (June)
Apply February 1 to February 21, 2023
Starts Falls 2023 (August)
Apply May 1 to May 22, 2023
Starts Summer 2024 (June)
Apply February 1 to February 21, 2024
Starts Falls 2024 (August)
Apply May 1 to May 22, 2024
If you're an LPN, the next step up the career ladder, higher salary, more responsibility and greater opportunity is to become an RN. Registered Nurse is one of the top ten professions in the country. They have a wide range of duties and can get involved in diagnosing and treating, health teaching, health counseling and executing medical plans prescribed by a physician. RN's provide direction to licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and nursing aids.
Our one-year program takes into account your training and experience so you can "bridge" the gap to an associate's degree in nursing (ADN) and prepare you to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
You'll get hands-on experience and excellent instruction in our state-of-the-art Health Science Institute.
Degree(s) and/or Certificate(s) Offered
Related Degree Program:
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, Inc, and fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Growth will be driven by technological advances in patient care, which permit a higher number of health problems to be treated, and by an increasing emphasis on preventive care. In addition, the number of older people, who are much more likely than younger people to need nursing care, is projected to grow rapidly.
What Registered Nurses Do: Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.
Work Environment: Registered Nurses assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required. Source: O*NET