The Integrated Nursing program provides a seamless educational curriculum with two exit points allowing you to choose a career as a PN or RN.
Upon completion of the first year of the nursing program, you can elect to take the PN exit course, NIP 140. This course prepares you to assume the role of a graduate practical nurse. Upon completion, you will receive a diploma and will be eligible to apply for licensure as a practical nurse.
If you exit as a PN during the summer, you will be allowed to join your cohort group in the fall semester. If you exit as a PN in the spring semester and leave your cohort group then you will have to apply to come back to the program to complete your second year of nursing school. You will need to take the STEPtest and must score a minimum of 75% in order to be considered for admission in the second RN portion of the program. Following the successful completion of the second year, you will receive the Associate in Applied Science degree, allowing you to apply for licensure as a registered nurse.
Students licensed as practical nurses may apply to complete the RN track MCC’s Integrated Nursing Program. PNs must take the STEPtest and score a minimum of 70-74.9% to be considered for admission in the 2nd semester of the RN program and a minimum of 75% to be considered for admission in the 3rd semester of the RN program. All pre-requisites must also be completed successfully for admission consideration.
For a printable copy of program course requirements, click an option above or, consult the Madisonville Advising Plan.
Both Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses are employed in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, community health centers, schools and home health.
Graduates of the associate degree nursing program are eligible and encouraged to continue pursuit of their education at a four-year university for completion of a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. Transfer information is available via the MCC website. (Put in link to the transfer information.)
The overall outlook for employment in nursing is excellent. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics gives the following wage information (2010 rate):
The overall outlook for employment in nursing is excellent. Thousands of job openings are expected to occur due to the replacement of experienced nurses leaving the nursing field with retirement.
Applicants to the Integrated Nursing program are chosen through a selective admission process based on cumulative points. The Admission Evaluation Form will be given during each Pre-Admission Conference. Pre-Admission Conference date's can be accessed HERE. In addition to MCC’s general admission requirements, candidates to the program must:
Submit the following to the nursing office by March 1 for the fall semester or July 1 for the spring semester to be considered for admission:
Students completing the diploma will exit the program after three semesters and will be qualified to apply for licensure as a practical nurse. To practice as a PN, graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Students completing an associate in applied science degree will exit the program after four semesters and will be qualified to apply for licensure as a registered nurse. To practice as an RN, graduates must pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN)
All students must complete prerequisite general education requirements with a grade of C or better prior to admission to the program. Additional requirements are based on selection of the PN or RN exit option. Licensed practical nurses can apply for consideration of admission to the third semester of the program.
Marsha Woodall MBA, MSN, RN, Program Coordinator
Kay Hawkins, Nursing Division Assistant
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.