Mclennan Community College
1400 College Drive
Waco, Texas 76708
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
MCC's two-year Associate Degree Nursing curriculum prepares students to become competent registered nurses to give patient-centered care in hospitals and other health care agencies.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. The program admits a class of students in the fall and spring each year. Class size is limited, and a considerable number of applications are received each year. Excluding prerequisites, the ADN Program requires two academic years for completion. The curriculum provides students with nursing theory and clinical experiences that prepare them to be eligible to write the examination for licensure as a registered nurse, as defined by the Texas Board of Nursing. Current LVNs may choose advanced placement, which has special requirements.
LPN Program Details
The faculty wants each student to have a positive learning experience and to be successful. We believe in safe practice, honesty and integrity. Workforce skills such as punctuality will be stressed. Competence in nursing is developed through diligence and participation in the classroom, learning lab and all clinical rotations. Students are considered active partners in the learning process.
Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) provide direct bedside patient care that includes activities such as taking vital signs, applying dressings, and administering prescribed medications. They observe and report on patients' symptoms, reactions to treatment and medication, and progress. LVNs may also supervise nursing assistants or aides. The work is active and physical but rewarding and full of opportunities.
MCC's Vocational Nursing Program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing. After completing this one-year program, students receive a Certificate of Completion and are eligible to apply for vocational nurse licensure.