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Program Overview

Director of Nursing Programs: Gina Taylor, DNP, MSN RN

MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute, Office hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

MCC-Penn Valley Program Coordinator: Crystal Oldham MSN, RN-BS

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Application Periods:
March 1 to 30, 2022
September 1 to 29, 2022
March 1 to 30, 2023
September 1 to 29, 2023

Online applications are only available during open application periods. 
Applicants must submit their application online.

Certificate Offered

The link below redirects to academic catalog

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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 judgment 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 an accredited practical nursing program and you'll receive hands-on experience and excellent instruction in our state-of-the-art Health Science Institute.

In addition, you'll be  prepared to take the National Council of State Boards of Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Completing the program does not guarantee licensing from the State Board of Nursing. For additional information visit the Missouri State Board of Nursing website.

Job Outlook

MCC Job Preparation Services:
Student Employment Services
Career Central Job Bank

Where you can work: physician's clinics, industrial health programs, insurance companies, long-term care facilities, outpatient centers, schools, private duty.

Work environment: Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses Care for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required. Source: O*NET

Learn more about Practical Nursing's job outlook on O*NET