Registered nurses can be found in almost every healthcare setting, including hospitals, home health, outpatient care, and more. These highly-skilled professionals receive hours of training to administer medication, evaluate patients, and maintain medical records, and can specialize in areas such as critical care, ER, obstetrics, or pediatrics.
McHenry County College’s nursing program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), is designed to prepare students to function as professional nurses in a variety of healthcare settings.
“We’re proud to offer our community a program that meets the highest standards in nursing education,” said Dr. Betsy Schnowske, director of the nursing program at MCC. “The accreditation guarantees our students receive top-quality training using the latest technology and information available.”
Nursing students spend 12 hours a week receiving hands-on, clinical instruction in a hospital or healthcare setting throughout the program, exploring the most advanced equipment, systems, and procedures used in healthcare today. At the end of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing Examination (NCLEX-RN), the exam required for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN).
Available at a fraction of the cost of a four-year university, MCC’s nursing program boasts impressive success with 100% of the graduates passing the NCLEX-RN in 2019, a rate that is above both state and national averages for associate and bachelor degree programs. Students interested in pursuing a BSN program after graduating can easily transition to many four-year institutions that partner with MCC.
To learn more about MCC’s Nursing Program, visit www.mchenry.edu/nursing.