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Associate of Science in Nursing Faculty

Melissa Helm, BSN, RN, Freshman Program Coordinator

Office Phone: (573) 518-2208

Email: MHelm@MineralArea.edu

Ms. Helm graduated from the Associate of Science in Nursing program at Mineral Area College in 2014 and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Central Methodist University in 2016. She served as a Clinical Instructor for the ADN Sophomore Class at MAC before beginning her faculty career in the Allied Health Department at MAC in 2017. Ms. Helm instructs both Freshman and Sophomore courses for the ADN program. Prior to joining MAC, she worked as a full-time RN supervisor in the acute care setting, along with rotations in ER and outpatient surgery.

Education:

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, Mineral Area College, 2014

Baccalaureate of Science Degree in Nursing, Central Methodist University, 2010

Catherine Hutcheson, MSN, RN

Office Phone:  (573) 518-2241

E-Mail:  CHutches@MineralArea.edu es@MineralArea.edu

Ms. Hutcheson came to Mineral Area College in 2007 as a full-time instructor and is now the coordinator of the freshman year of the ADN Program. She began her teaching career in the Practical Nursing Program in Sikeston.  She later taught in the Associate Degree Nursing Program at Three Rivers Community College. Previous nursing experience includes:  staff nurse and charge nurse in a telemetry unit, Clinical Nurse Manager of a Wound Clinic, Clinical Nursing Instructor for Mineral Area College, and Nursing Instructor for Sikeston R-6 and Three Rivers Community College.

Education:

Licensed Practical Nurse, Sikeston Public School LPN Program

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, Park College

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Southeast Missouri State University

Master of Science in Nursing, Central Methodist University

Esther Blum, MSN, RN, Sophomore Program Coordinator
Office Phone: (573) 518-2175

E-Mail: EBlum@MineralArea.edu

Ms. Blum has been with Mineral Area College since 1996 and is the Coordinator of the sophomore year of the ADN Program.  She teaches Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Medical-Surgical Nursing II, Nursing of Children, and the LPN-RN Bridge course.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, University of Missouri -Columbia
Master of Science in Nursing, University of Missouri -Columbia

Melissa Capps, BSN, RN

Office Phone:

Email:MCapps@MineralArea.edu

Mrs. Capps began her teaching career at Mineral Area College in the Associate Degree Program in the Sophomore year in 2018.  Prior to teaching at MAC, she served as a charge nurse on an adult telemetry/medical-surgical unit in the acute care hospital setting for 11 years.  Mrs. Capps has also worked as a clinical instructor for 2 years.

Education:
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Saint Louis University, 2007
Master of Science Degree in Nursing, Webster University, 2016

 

Program in Practical Nursing Faculty

Pamela Junge, MSN, RN, Program Coordinator
Office Phone:  (573) 518-2209
E-Mail:  PJunge@MineralArea.edu

Ms. Junge began her teaching career at Mineral Area College in 2012 after working in the hospital and home-health settings for five years and serving as a clinical instructor for two years. Mrs. Junge assumed the role of Program Coordinator in 2013. She is a full-time instructor in the Practical Nursing Program and team-teaches all courses in the PN Program.

Education:
Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, Mineral Area College
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Maryville University

Master of Science Degree in Nursing, Central Methodist University

Jayne Mahnken, BSN, RN, CCRN

Office Phone:  (573) 518-2200

E-Mail:  JMahnken@MineralArea.edu

Ms. Mahnken began her teaching career at Mineral Area College in 2013 after working in adult critical care for 34 years. She is a full-time instructor in the Practical Nursing Program and team-teaches all courses in the PN Program.

Education:

Certificate in Practical Nursing, Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center

Associate of Science Degree in Nursing, Southeast Missouri State University

Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, Southeast Missouri State University

Carla Lay, BSN, RN

Office Phone: (573) 518-2336

Email: CLay@MineralArea.edu

Ms. Lay began her teaching career at Mineral Area College in 2017 after working with pediatrics in the home-health setting, mental health clients as a community nurse, and medical-surgical nursing in the hospital setting. Ms. Lay served as a clinical instructor at MAC for almost two years prior to assuming the full-time faculty role in the Program of Practical Nursing as well as instructing clinical groups for the Freshman class of the ADN program.

Education:

Associate of Science in Nursing, Mineral Area College

Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing, Central Methodist University