Description: A licensed practical nurse (LPN) participates in direct and indirect nursing care, health maintenance, teaching, counseling, collaborative planning, and rehabilitation. LPNs work under the direction of registered nurses, physicians, and/or dentists. MWCC’s Practical Nursing Certificate provides short-term education leading to a rewarding healthcare career. The college credits earned in this program may be applied toward a nursing degree.
Exam: Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Accreditation: The program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing: ACEN; 61 Broadway – 33rd Floor; New York, NY 10006; (800) 669-1656, ext. 153; www.acenursing.org. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Description: This program is designed to provide current basic emergency medical technicians with one year’s work experience the opportunity to advance to paramedic level certification.
Exam: This program will prepare students to be eligible to take the Massachusetts psychomotor exam for paramedics and the written National Registry Exam for Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) as paramedics.
Accreditation: MWCC will seek programmatic accreditation through the Commission on Accreditation of Education Programs for Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP), as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.