Nurse (RN and LPN)

Health Careers

About the Career

Known as “the profession of caring,” nursing is one of the most exciting and fulfilling careers in the world today. A decision to become a nurse is a decision to help people when they need it the most. The role of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) focuses on the technical skills, general knowledge, and judgment necessary to organize and provide caring interventions to patients with commonly occurring medical conditions. Practical nurses are prepared to give basic, therapeutic, rehabilitative, and preventive care to clients with commonly occurring health problems in a variety of health care settings under the direct supervision of the registered nurse and/or other health care provider. The registered nurse (RN) builds on the basic knowledge and practice of the practical nurse, and is able to function with greater independence, in more complex situations and with more acutely ill patients. The RN serves a vital role in teaching patients about their condition, develops the plan of care, and has supervisory responsibilities for licensed practical nurses, nursing assistants, and other health care workers.

Academic Programs

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.

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Practical Nursing (PN)

The Practical Nursing program is designed to help students develop basic nursing skills in medical, surgical, obstetrical and pediatric nursing.

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The Pre-Nursing certificate provides a structured curriculum for those students seeking to qualify for nursing without testing.

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Nursing Assistant

The Nursing Assistant certificate will provide a foundation in health care careers, communication, soft skills, computers, and anatomy and physiology.

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Training Programs

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

Get certified to be a CNA! In this continuing education program, students receive 112 hours of training in basic nursing care through a combination of classroom lecture, simulated laboratory care, and hands-on clinical experience in a local long term care facility. This DHHS-approved course prepares students to sit for the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Services Exam.

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Patient Care Technician

Students who complete this continuing education course of study will be able to work in a variety of healthcare settings. The program includes successful completion of Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Phlebotomy, Cardiac Care Technician and EKG classes. Medical Terminology is a prerequisite for both Phlebotomy and EKG. Cardiac Care Technician is a prerequisite for EKG.

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Academic students are taking courses for credit toward a degree, certificate, or diploma. They can earn a degree, certificate, or diploma at MTC or transfer to another school to complete their studies. Academic students must apply to and enroll at the college.

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Training students—sometimes called "Continuing Education" students—can take individual courses or earn certificates and certifications. They don't have to apply to the college; they can register directly for classes. Training courses don't earn college credit or transfer to other institutions.

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