2018-2019 Catalog 
    
    Dec 16, 2018  
2018-2019 Catalog

Practical Nursing (PN) Certificate (PNC)


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**The Practical Nurse Certificate program is not accepting applications for the Fall 2018 semester in order to allow time for the curriculum redesign to be fully approved. Applications for Spring will be accepted.

The Practical Nurse (PN) certificate program is designed to prepare the student for a career as a Practical Nurse. The student will develop skills that prepare them to work in long-term care environments, correctional facilities, home health-based agencies, and hospitals in the areas of Medical-Surgical, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Psychiatrics. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the graduate will be prepared to take the National Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The program is approved by the Arizona State Board of Nursing. 

Once the student successfully completes the NCLEX-PN, they are eligible to enter the Registered Nurse in the third semester. This accelerated entry point means the student can complete the program in one year. 

According to the Institute of Medicine, “improving the education system and achieving a more educated workforce, specifically increasing the number of nurses with baccalaureate degrees” can be accomplished through a number of different programs and educational models, including educational collaboratives that allow for automatic and seamless transitions from an ADN to a Bachelor of Science in nursing degree (BSN). To facilitate this, MCC has partnered with several four-year institutions to establish transfer agreements and concurrent enrollment programs. Visit the Transfer and Affiliations webpage at https://www.mohave.edu/admission-to-mcc/transfer-partners/ 

Program Pre-requisite Requirements 
1. Student must successfully complete (with a B or higher) the following courses: 
  a. BIO 100  - Biology Concepts with Lab Credits: (4) OR BIO 181  - General Biology I (Majors) with Lab Credits: (4) 
  b. BIO 201  - Human Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab Credits: (4) 
  c. ENG 101  - English Composition I Credits: (3) 
  d. PSY 101  - Introduction to Psychology Credits: (3) 

Application Requirements 
1. Completed application
2. A minimum GPA of 2.85 in pre-requisite courses
3. A minimum score of 60 on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test
4. Official transcripts sent directly to: 
  Mohave Community College Office of the Registrar 
  1971 Jagerson Avenue 
  Kingman, Arizona 86409 

Requirements for Clinical 
MCC relies on various clinical placement agencies to provide clinical experiences for our students. These sites have several requirements so once a student is accepted to the Registered Nurse program, they are required to have a drug screen and a background check. This information is included in the acceptance packet. In addition, the student will be required to submit the following: 
  - Evidence of measles, mumps, rubella, and TDAP immunizations 
  - Evidence of varicella titer 
  - Evidence of Hepatitis B vaccination (HBV) series or a completed declination form 
  - Evidence of a two-step tuberculosis (TB) screening within the past year 
  - Evidence of a flu shot within the past 12 months 
  - Evidence of a physical examination within six months of beginning the program

Requirements for Graduation

No D or F grades in any program required courses and completion of all field of study courses with a “Bor better.

Note: For a course to be eligible for transfer, the student must receive a “C” or better. Acceptance of a transfer course is determined by the receiving institution. Most courses have a lab and clinical component.

Required Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6

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