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.
There are three degrees you can choose from in the nursing program:
- Nursing Degree (Day) NU: For new students beginning in the nursing program
- Nursing Degree (Evening) NUE: For students looking to begin classes to fit their schedule
- LPN to ADN Bridge Option (NUP): For LPNs who already work in the nursing field looking to advance their education
No matter which degree path you choose, you will learn in a motivating environment that encourages enthusiasm and pride in the profession of nursing. Begin your rewarding career with a Nursing degree from MWCC and become a health advocate for patients, families, and your community.
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. The deadline for applications for NU and NUE degrees is in January. The application deadline for LPN Bridge degree for March enrollment is in November.
Choose the NU or NUE Option
The NU and NUE Nursing degree options both follow the same curriculum. However, you can choose between the NU program to take day classes or the NUE to take evening classes, so you can fit your classes into your schedule. These traditional programs include introductory nursing classes as well as a wide range of biology, psychology, and anatomy courses to provide you with the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed.
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 one year 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
- 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.
The Nursing program 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.
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).