2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Sep 16, 2019  
2019-2020 Catalog

Practical Nursing (PN) Certificate (PNC)


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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 Nursing, AAS degree 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 Prerequisite Requirements 
A minimum score of 60 on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) test. 

Application Requirements 
1. Completed application 
2. 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 additional requirements, so once a student is accepted into any Nursing program this information is included in the acceptance packet.

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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