America needs registered nurses. It is one of the top 10 professions in the country.
RN's have a wide range of duties including:
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 degree and prepares you to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
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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 is required.
The Metropolitan Community College - Penn Valley associate degree program has full approval by Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBON)
3605 Missouri Boulevard, P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
The associate degree nursing program at MCC-Penn Valley located in Kansas City, MO is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is continuing accreditation.
To send comments about the program, email email@example.com or call 816.604.4175.
|Student achievement data||2018||2019||2020|
|MCC NCLEX pass rate||87.6%||85.9%||87.0%|
|Missouri NCLEX pass rate||88.3%||91.2%||89.9%|
|National NCLEX pass rate||88.3%||88.18%||86.5%|
|MCC ADN program retention rate||86%||93%||91%|
|MCC ADN nursing graduates||99||91||95|
|Graduate employment rate (within six months)||95%||95%||98%|
|Credit hours needed||72 - 76|
|In-district cost per credit hour $116||$8,352 - $8,816|
|Out of district cost per credit hour $228||$16,416 - $17,328|
|Out of state/ international cost per credit hour $307||$22,104 - $23,332|
|Supplies (scrubs, practice bag, stethoscope, etc.)||$700|
|National Student Nurse Association (NSNA) membership, $35 dollars first and third semester||$70|
|EHR GO Perfect EHR per the program||$195|
|$400.00 per course for program cost||$3,600|
|Clinical Student (background check)||$130|
|Family Safety Care Registry:(Student must obtain)||$15|
|NCLEX fee (Pearson VUE testing)||$200|
|Background Check (Missouri State Board of Nursing requirement to be performed three months prior to graduation)||$50|
|Total program costs|
|In-district||$15,112 - $15,576|
|Out of district||$23,176 - $24,088|
|International / Out of state||$28,864 - $30,092|
Note: All costs are subject to change without notice
Our practical nursing program is a quick way to enter the nursing field. It is a one-year day program. Graduates receive certificates and are eligible to apply to take the licensing exam to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Our associate degree professional nursing program (ADN) is a two-year program with a day and an evening/weekend option. Graduates receive an Associate in Applied Science degree and are eligible to apply to take the licensing exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN).
Professional nurses command higher salaries, have more opportunities for advancement and more responsibilities.
The ADN or Associate of Applied Science is a two-year degree. The BSN or Bachelor of Science is a four-year degree. We offer the ADN degree.
Graduates of both types of nursing programs are eligible to apply to take the licensing exam to become a registered nurse in all fifty states. In addition, our degree will transfer, if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree.
The LPN bridge program is for LPNs who wish to continue their education and complete an ADN. Basically, it allows an LPN to get an ADN and RN exam eligibility with three more semesters of study.
There are specific admission requirements and a unique application for the LPN Bridge program.
Our nursing program is rigorous and time intensive. You will be expected to attend four-six hours of class and approximately 16 hours of clinical a week.
There is significant extra time required in preparation for class and clinical. Consider this time commitment in advance of entering the program and to discuss with your family and any employers.
You'll learn in the classroom and through hands-on work in our skills lab. You'll also complete clinical rotations at local hospitals and community health care facilities, such as Children's Mercy Hospital, Truman Medical Center - Hospital Hill and Lakewood, Research Hospital Belton, Research Medical Center, Research Psychiatric Center, St. Mary's Hospital of Blue Springs and Saint Luke's Hospital.
You'll experience plenty of personal attention, in a hands-on, interactive learning environment that is encouraging and challenging.
No, all admission requirements must be completed prior to making application to the program
The ACCUPLACER is the entrance examination required by Metropolitan Community College to test for readiness for college-level courses.
All three sections must be completed for entry into the program and must not be greater than three years old. Even if you have a degree from another college, you must take it.
If you've taken the COMPASS test and scores are older than three years old, you must take the ACCUPLACER exam.
Official transcripts from all colleges that you have attended should be sent to:
Student Data Center- Metropolitan Community College
Kansas City, MO 64111
Admission to and graduation from the nursing program does not ensure eligibility for state licensure, nor does it guarantee passing the licensure examination.
Any candidate for licensure who has ever been charged or convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony will be required to submit documentation of the court proceedings for that charge or conviction to the State Board of Nursing in which licensure is sought.
Upon completion of the program, the graduate is expected to file an application with the Missouri State Board of Nursing to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for the registered professional nurse.
After successful completion of the examination, a license will be granted for the graduate to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Missouri. If the student has had a criminal conviction in the past, please contact the nursing division chairperson. A conviction may delay or prevent the issuance of a license.
For further information, refer to the Statues of Missouri found in the MCC-Penn Valley Associate Degree Nursing Program Student Handbook or on the website of the Missouri State Board of Nursing. State licensure boards have the responsibility of determining that each applicant who will practice as a professional healthcare provider / nurse have good moral character.
The boards have the legal right to deny licensure to individuals found to have violated any local, state or federal law. A record of a felony conviction is a factor which must be considered by licensure boards while applying to sit for the licensure examinations.
For detailed information on this, within the State of Missouri, refer to the Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 335 Nurses, Section 335.066 of the Missouri Nurse Practice Act. The Missouri State Board of Nursing also has a link to the statutes.
The Missouri State Board of Nursing will make the decision whether or not to allow an individual to take the licensure examination.
Questions may be directed to:
Missouri State Board of Nursing
3650 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65102
We meet the highest standards in the professional nursing field. Our program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, the major U.S. nursing school accrediting authority.
To learn more, contact Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326