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MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Director of Nursing:  Dr. Gina Taylor
Program Coordinator: LeeAnn Townsend
Nursing Office: 816.604.4175, Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Application Periods

Spring 2021 (January) Day Program Only
Application will open August 14 and close September 5, 2020

Apply to the Program

Fall 2021 (August) Day Program Only
January 16 - February 5, 2021

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.