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MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Director of Nursing Programs:   Gina Taylor, DNP, MSN RN
Program Coordinator:
Nursing Office: 816.604.4175, Monday through Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Application Periods


Online applications are only available during open application periods. Applicants must submit their application online on the Apply to the Program page

Spring 2022 (January) Day Program & Evening/Weekend Program
August 14 - September 5, 2021

Fall 2022 (August) Day Program Only
January 16 – February 5, 2022

Spring 2023 (January) Day Program Only
August 14 – September 5, 2022

Fall 2023 (August) Day program Only
January 16 – February 2, 2023

Spring 2024 (January) Day Program & Evening/Weekend Program
August 14 – September 5, 2023

NOTE: Can only apply to one program.


Students are strongly encouraged to read the Professional Nursing Admissions requirements,  BEFORE applying.  We also urge students to meet with an academic advisor before applying. 


Degree(s) and/or Certificate(s) Offered

Related Degree Programs:

America needs Registered Nurses. It is one of the top 10 professions in the country. RN's 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

RN's 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.

Job Outlook

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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

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