The Mineral Area College Allied Health Department offers an Associate Degree Nursing Program, an Advanced Placement Program (LPN to RN), and a Practical Nursing Program. The programs offer a variety of nursing experiences within the college community, including providing direct patient care based on the nursing process for all age groups in a variety of health settings including: medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, psychiatric, gerontological and home health. Students practice management, delegation, and organizational skills required to provide competent nursing care to various groups of clients.
The Nursing Programs are approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Students considering a nursing career should be able to meet the academic demands of the program, have good communication skills, and be willing to commit time, energy, and motivation to learn. Graduates of the ADN and PN Programs are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses or Practical Nurses respectively.
Please note that an individual who has been convicted of a felony may be subject to refusal to be licensed to practice as a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse in the state of Missouri per statute 335.066. Successful completion of the program does not guarantee permission to write the State Board Exam. Please see Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 335, Nurses, Section 335.066 for complete information.
Advanced Placement Hybrid LPN to RN Program
This program provides the opportunity for LPNs desiring to become RNs to further their education and allows completion to occur in a timely manner. Classroom learning is done off campus via online courses. Students complete skills labs and simulation experiences at the college. Clinical rotations are completed in hospital settings; schedule may require daytime, evening and/or weekend hours. Classes for the two (2) semester program begin in January and are completed in October.
To be considered for acceptance into the program, an applicant must be a graduate of an approved program in Practical Nursing, have completed or be enrolled in all prerequisite courses and successfully meet all entrance requirements.
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Short Term Courses:
Emergency Medical Technician-Basic
This sixteen (16) week course provides the basic instruction for persons responsible for the delivery of emergency medical services. The eight credit hour course meets three evenings per week. In addition to the 110 hours of classroom instruction, four twelve (12) hour emergency department rotations, and three twelve (12) hour ambulance rotations are required. Successful completion of a practical exam and a written exam will allow the student to be enrolled in the national Registry of EMT’s and apply for a Missouri State EMT license.
Prerequisites for EMT: A score of 60 or above on the Reading section of the Compass Test or successful completion of an English Comp I class.
Students must be age eighteen (18) or above before taking the state examination at the completion of the course.
Enrollment for EMT : Students need to complete an application for admission if not currently enrolled at Mineral Area College . The college will notify students after their application is processed and information for registering for classes will be sent. If you are a former student you may complete and Application for Admission for a Former Student form. A Reading score on the Compass Test is required. The compass test can be scheduled by calling Nancy Crader at (573) 518-2202 after receiving the above information.
Emergency Medical Technician Refresher (EMT Refresher)
The refresher/recertification course is a three (3) credit hour course to enhance the knowledge and experience of the recertifying EMT-B. The course is designed to assure maintenance of a uniformly high level of proficiency in skills and training among the EMT’s and keep their training and competency equivalent to those of the basic level graduate.
Twenty-four (24) clock hours of in-hospital training and observation are required in at least one of five areas of emergency medical services. Also, 24 hours of field training in pre-hospital care is required.
Prerequisite: Completed a state approved EMT Program.
Paramedic Technology Program
Mineral Area College offers a Certificate in Paramedic Technology and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Paramedic Technology. The certificate program is an extended three semester curriculum consisting of 45 credit hours and the Associate of Applied Science degree consists of an additional 34 credit hours.
Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to apply to take the National Registry Exam. Satisfactory achievement on the examination will qualify the graduates for licensure as a Paramedic.
1. Must have EMT-B license
2. Paramedic Anatomy & Physiology (PAR-2100) OR course substitution for
an equivalent Anatomy & Physiology course
3. Medical Terminology/Intro to Pathology (HLT-2350)
Please see brochure or catalog for additional entrance requirements.
This three (3) credit hour course prepares students to perform IV Therapy. It is designed to teach knowledge, skills, competencies and administration of intravenous therapy, which will qualify the LPN to perform this procedure safely within the limits defined by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Prerequisite: LPN with current license in Missouri, current MAC Practical Nursing Student, or currently enrolled radiology student.