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Program Overview

Campus: MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Director of Professional Nursing: Evelyn Claiborne

Program Coordinator:  Robin Bellamy

For program information please call: 816.604.4175

Applications will be accepted January 11th  through January 25th during normal business hours for a fall start date (August), and August 1st through August 15th during normal business hours for a spring start date (January).  The application period ends at 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  If the an application period ends on a Friday, applications must be submitted by 3:00 p.m.


Office Hours: Monday thru Thursday 8am to 4pm and Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Degree Awarded

America needs Registered Nurses. It is one of the top 10 professions in the country. RNs 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

RNs 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.



Last Modified: 7/20/17