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Program Overview

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Director of Nursing Programs: Gina Taylor, DNP, MSN RN
Office Hours: 816.604.4175; Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Application Periods

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

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

Before Applying to the Program: Read the LPN to ADN Bridge Admissions requirements. Meet with an Academic Advisor.

News Release:

Metropolitan Community College seeks continuing accreditation for its ADN nursing program

January 25, 2022 - The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley is seeking continuing accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and continued full approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing.

Read the release.

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 Offered

The link below redirects to academic catalog

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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.

Job Outlook

MCC Job Preparation Services:
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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