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Mineral Area College offers an educationally-centered, college-controlled program in Licensed Practical Nursing. Two program entry options are available within this program: Option A (Generic) and Option B (Fast Track). They provide a total of 54 or 60 credit hours (not including prerequisites) respectively comprising a 3 semester curriculum leading to a Certificate in Practical Nursing. PN students desiring to become an RN have the opportunity to further their education without repetition of successfully completed courses and allow educational completion to occur in a timely manner

Pre-requisites must be met prior to being accepted into this selective nursing program. Additional information including cost lists and applications, visit the Allied Health Department.

For more information:

Sheila Beard
Office Phone: (573) 518-2172
E-Mail: Sheila@MineralArea.edu

Entrance Requirements for the LPN Program

  1. Be a graduate of an approved high school or the equivalent as determined by appropriate accrediting agencies.
  2. Applicants are required to have basic computer knowledge as evidenced by:
    1. A high school computer course with approved course substitution form.
    2. A college computer course, or
    3. Pass the CIS test-out exam given by Mineral Area College.
  3. Prerequisite courses : Must be completed by the end of the Fall Semester with a grade of C or above.
    1. Elementary Algebra
    2. English Composition I
    3. Introductory Chemistry (FOR OPTION B ONLY)
    4. Equivalent high school courses may be substituted if completed in the past five years with a grade of C or above:(substituted does not mean college credit is granted. These courses for college credit will be required for a baccalaureate degree.)
      1. English Comp I - for college credit
      2. Math - Algebra I and Algebra II
      3. Chemistry
  4. *American College Test (ACT) or ACT Compass
    1. ACT -Applicants must have taken the ACT within the past 3 years, be scheduled to take the test on or before the December test date, and have the following minimum scores:
      1. English - 18*
      2. Math - 19* and a grade of C or better in Elementary Algebra
      3. Composite - 19
    2. ACT Compass - Applicants must have taken the ACT Compass within the past 3 years and have the following minimum scores:
      1. Writing - 68
      2. Algebra - 36

      The deadline for taking the COMPASS is December 15th and it can be scheduled in the Student Services Office or by calling (573) 518-2202.

  5. Have a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or above.
  6. Evidence the personal qualification necessary for a nursing career as determined by Mineral Area College.
  7. Applications will be accepted from Feb. 1 until Dec. 15 of each school year. Application deadline may be extended.
  8. The following credentials must be on file in the Allied Health Department prior to Selection. It is the students responsibility to assure these documents are on file. There is a $20 application fee.
    1. Application form
    2. High school transcript or GED scores (official copies, not hand-carried)
    3. ACT or ACT Compass scores
    4. College or University transcripts (official copies, not hand carried)
    5. List complete names and addresses for references on application. A College form letter will be sent to those listed.
    6. Handwritten autobiography (3-5 pages)
  9. All applicants who have been accepted into the program are considered on conditional status pending completion of the physical examinations by a qualified physician, stating they are free of emotional, physical, infectious, and/or contagious disease, passing the drug screen, passing the background check, and successfully completing all pre-requisite courses.
  10. Persons who do not meet the above requirements should contact the Chairperson of the Allied Health Department or the Vocational counselor.
  11. No classes may be added after the first three days of fall & spring classes without permission of the dean.
  12. A personal interview may be required.

NOTE: For possible course substitutions due to curriculum changes, please contact the Allied Health Department.

Acceptance of High School students will be considered conditional until a final High School transcript is submitted. Selection is based on 7 semesters of High School credit.

MINERAL AREA COLLEGE
CURRICULUM PLAN FOR THE PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM

OPTION A (Generic)
Credit Hours
OPTION B (Fast Track)
Credit Hours
Pre-requisites:
Pre-requisites:
MAT 0950 Elementary Algebra
3
MAT 0950 Elementary Algebra
3
ENG 1330 English Comp I
3
ENG 1330  English Comp I   
3
    PHS 1250  Intro Chemistry        
5
       
First Semester
NUR 1290 Fundamentals of Nursing
6
NUR 1290 Fundamentals of Nursing
6
NUR 1300 Therapeutic Nutrition
3
NUR 1300 Therapeutic Nutrition
3
NUR 1310 Personal & Voc Concepts
1
NUR 1310 Personal & Voc Concepts
1
NUR 1370 Basic Pharmacology
2
NUR 1370 Basic Pharmacology
2
BIO 2600  Human Anatomy
5
BIO 2600  Human Anatomy
5
PSY 1250  Human Growth & Dev
3
PSY 1250  Human Growth & Dev
3
Hours:
20
Hours:
20
 
 
Second Semester
NUR 1350 Maternity Nursing
4
NUR 1350 Maternity Nursing
4
NUR 1430 Mental Health Nursing
4
NUR 1430 Mental Health Nursing
4
PSY 1130  General Psychology
3
PSY 1130 General Psychology
3
NUR 1420 Pediatric Nursing
3
NUR 1420 Pediatric Nursing
3
NUR 1320 Geriatric Nursing
2
NUR 1320 Geriatric Nursing
2
Hours:
16
BIO 2620 Human Physiology
5
    Hours:
21
Third Semester
NUR 1380 Medical Surgical Nursing
12
NUR 1380 Medical Surgical Nursing
12
NUR 1410 Applied Pharmacology
1
NUR 1410 Applied Pharmacology
1
NUR 1270 Body Function
2
ENG 1340 English Comp. II
3
HLT 2400  Intravenous Therapy
3
HLT 2400  Intravenous Therapy .
3
Hours:
18
Hours:
19
     
Pre-requisites
6
Pre-requisites
11
Total credit hours
60
Total credit hours
71
       
    Student could take general education courses such as Government or Sociology for ADN program if desired during third trimester if English Comp. II already completed.
       
    Upon successful completion of the above curriculum, graduates that qualify for Advanced Placement may be selected to the sophomore year of the ADN program.