For All Nursing Programs...
- New students admitted January and August of every year
- Located in the Health Science Building on Airport Campus
- Classroom instruction coordinates with clinical practice
- Low student/faculty ratio in the clinical settings
- Variety of clinical settings used...all hospitals in the Columbia area, doctor's offices, clinics, schools, and nursing homes
- Individual advisement/counseling to promote success
- Faculty have excellent academic credentials, having been educated in some of America's finest graduate schools
- Excellent first-time passage rate on NCLEX exams
Practical Nursing (PN)
Practical Nursing at Midlands Technical College is designed to help students develop basic nursing skills in medical, surgical, obstetric, and pediatric nursing. The course of study balances classroom instruction with relevant clinical experience and provides the opportunity for students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to become effective practitioners of practical nursing.
Students will develop the technical skills necessary to care for people with health needs as well as learn the technical language of the medical field. Through hours of experience in the clinical lab and clinical setting, students become familiar with the nursing skills necessary to deliver practical nursing care.
The Practical Nursing Diploma curriculum is three semesters in length beginning with NUR 101. After successfully completing the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination and, upon satisfactory completion, they will be designated as Licensed Practical Nurses.
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Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
The Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to incorporate a base of biological and social sciences with the knowledge and skills necessary for the practice of nursing in the Registered Nurse (RN) role. Students develop skills in assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care and in critical thinking necessary to provide safe and effective patient care in today's health care environment. The curriculum is competency-based and includes classroom instruction and practice in simulated laboratories and various clinical settings.
The Associate Degree Nursing Program curriculum is five semesters in length beginning with NUR 101. After successfully completing the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination and, upon satisfactory completion, they will be designated as Registered Nurses.
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LPN Advanced Placement
The LPN Advanced Placement option is designed to facilitate the LPN licensed in South Carolina to become eligible to take the Registered Nurse NCLEX exam by giving exemption credit for prior coursework and LPN licensure. The LPN must be licensed in South Carolina with an active unrestricted license. A copy of the license must be submitted to the Admissions Office. LPNs interested in the Advanced Placement option must meet the admission requirements of the Associate Degree Nursing Program and complete the required prerequisite courses to be admitted into NUR 201, the Transition course. If the LPN is a graduate of MTC's Practical Nursing Program of December 2002 or later, NUR 201 will not be required if the student returns within thirteen months.
The LPN Advanced Placement curriculum is three semesters in length beginning with NUR 201. If the student is exempt from NUR 201, the curriculum is two semesters in length. After successfully completing the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination and, upon satisfactory completion, they will be designated as Registered Nurses.
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