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Nurses: At the Forefront of Healthcare

Every day, nurses make decisions and take action to improve patient health while adhering to safety practices. If you are looking to begin a challenging and highly rewarding career in nursing, MWCC is here to help you start. With a Nursing degree from MWCC, you will be trained to think critically and solve problems while refining your healthcare skills to better the lives of your patients.

The first, the Associate Degree in Nursing – or ADN program – is designed for students who have not previously studied nursing. This two-year program prepares students to sit for the national exam to become Registered Nurse.

The second is our Practical Nursing program. This one-year certificate program prepares students to sit for the national exam to become an LPN. Prior healthcare experience isn’t required, but many CNA’s choose this program to help advance their careers.

Finally, our LPN to RN Bridge program is what it sounds like – a bridge between the Practical Nurse program and the Associate Degree program. It provides LPNs with an abbreviated curriculum to earn their Associates Degree in Nursing and become Registered Nurses.

No matter which program choose, you will learn in a motivating environment that encourages enthusiasm and pride in the profession of nursing. Your nursing education will include classroom, lab, and clinical components, both on campus and off-campus at partnering healthcare organizations. Our nursing students are trained to think critically and problem solve as they develop the crucial skills needed to better the lives of patients.

Please note that the Nursing degree is a selective program and requires additional application components. Many students begin at MWCC in the Allied Health major before applying to a selective nursing program.

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Choose the LPN Bridge Option

The LPN to ADN Bridge Option (NUP) is for those already working in the nursing field as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with at least six months of experience. You can jump on the fast track to earn your associate’s degree to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Your experience may permit you to begin your education with more advanced coursework and earn credits for introductory courses without taking them.

Earn Your Registration with the NCLEX

By the end of your program, you will be well prepared to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX), which is the test that officially registers you as an RN. MWCC nursing graduates have historically achieved a high passing rate on the NCLEX-RN and have been successful in finding jobs.

Be in Demand as a Registered Nurse

After you graduate, you can expect to find a job fast as an RN. The nursing field is projected to grow 15%* over the next ten years, which is much faster than the national average! The aging population and growing rates of chronic conditions will demand more healthcare services, which means thousands of nursing jobs will open up all over the country. As an RN, you can make $70,000* annually!

Learn to Give the Best Care

You will take classes in:

  • Nursing Care of Children and Family
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Psychiatric Nursing
  • Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family
  • Medical-Surgical Nursing

Gain Hands-On Experience in Nursing Care

In your NUR220 Medical Surgical Nursing, Part 1 and your NUR222 Medical Surgical Nursing, Part 2 courses, you will get to work hands on in a clinical setting. You will provide nursing care to groups of patients so you can refine and improve your hands-on skills while putting your theoretical knowledge into practice.

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

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The Nursing program is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing: ACEN; 3390 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326 (800) 669-1656, ext. 153 or website www.acenursing.org.

The PN Certificate is approved by the Massachusetts Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing: ACEN; 343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326 (800) 669-1656, ext. 153 or website www.acenursing.org. Graduates take the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

"I’ve always been caring so I thought majoring in nursing would be a great idea. I just love taking care of people and the medical field as well – anything illnesses or medicine has always been interesting."

Elizabeth Brown, 2017, Nursing

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