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Practical Nursing (PN)


The Practical Nursing program at MCC prepares students interested in helping others in the healthcare field. This is a one-year certificate program.

Practical nurses perform a variety jobs in public and private healthcare organizations. They care for the sick, check vital signs, assist with patient care planning and more under the direction of a physician, nurse or nurse practitioner.

Students who successfully complete the program and the subsequent NCLEX-PN examination through the State Board of Nursing can practice as an entry-level PN in the United States.

Students who complete the MCC Practical Nursing program can continue onto the College’s Nursing program to receive an associate degree.

Job & Salary Outlook

Degrees & Certificates Offered


Richelle 'Ricki' Christensen, RN, MSN, program director/instructor
Diana Blum, RN, MSN, instructor
Kristin Dolezal, RN, MSN, instructor
Nancy Pares, RN, MSN, instructor
Troy Peterson, RN, BSN, instructor
Lori Saville, RN, MSN, instructor
Katelyn Schweitzer, RN MSN, CSM, instructor
Alex Winter, RN, MSN, EdD, instructor


for more information

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact the program director at the email provided above or at 531-622-3004.  If you are ready to get started with program requirements or the application process, please call 531-622-2400 to schedule your advising appointment with a Success Navigator or Academic Advisor. You can also use this link to help navigate your next steps:

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NOTE: For accommodations concerning the application above, please contact our Disability Support Services.