About the Practical Nursing Program

  1. FINANCIAL AID IS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS WHO QUALIFY. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO APPLY AT THE MACC FINANCIAL AID OFFICE. DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID. APPLY IMMEDIATELY TO DETERMINE YOUR ELIGIBILITY. Grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Student Affairs and Financial Aid as early as possible to ensure the best chance of securing financial aid.
  2. The Practical Nursing Program is a one-year program. The program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The Missouri State Board of Nursing approves the college to admit 32 students (Moberly); 30 (Mexico); and 30 (Columbia).
  3. Upon successful completion of program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council of Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses. The State of Missouri Nurse Practice Act, Section 335.066, provides additional criteria for eligibility to apply for licensure as a practical nurse. Successful completion of the program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensing examination. Satisfactory performance on this exam will qualify the student for licensure as a practical nurse. The State Board of Nursing may deny you the privilege of sitting for the exam if you have ever been convicted of a crime or have an addiction to drugs.
  4. A great deal of material is covered in a short period of time. This requires a dedicated student. We recommend two hours of study for every one hour of class time. It is recommended that student nurses be employed no more than 16 hours per week. (A backup babysitter may be necessary.)
  5. Clinical experience is an extremely important part of your education. Clinical experience is mandatory. Please be advised that clinical facilities request criminal background checks, a drug screen, health insurance, immunization information, and current BLS certification for the healthcare provider is required.
  6. Most health care facilities the program uses for clinical experience are smoke free environments. It is mandatory the program follows the policies of each facility that are utilized.
  7. Each program determines their specific clinical days. Clinical hours vary; the majority will be days (6:30-3:00 pm). The Practical Nursing Program uses several health care facilities in the area for clinical site rotations. Transportation to and from clinical is your responsibility. (Students may car pool.)
  8. Students may be required to attend educational workshops (usually one per nursing class.) The fee for these workshops vary.
  9. Purchase of scrubs and other clinical equipment that will be needed will be discussed the 1st week in class, and are the student’s financial responsibility.
  10. Professional Malpractice Insurance is required of all nursing students. The insurance is obtained as a group policy by MACC. The college can certify 100% coverage to the clinical facilities. This policy only covers you as you function in the student nurse role and NOT while working in any other capacity.
  11. There is one critical skills exam in the Practical Nursing program, Intravenous Therapy. This exam has to be passed to progress within the Practical Nursing program.
  12. The Student Practical Nurses Association is an active pre-professional organization here at MACC. All students are encouraged to join. (Missouri State Association of Licensed Practical Nurses).
  13. The MACC graduation ceremony is held in May. Participation is optional for Practical Nursing students. This signifies that two semesters have been successfully completed, and the student is entering their final phase of the program. The student is required to apply for graduation and take the HESI exams.
  14. Class hours vary, but are a complete day. Classes are held Monday-Friday. Class hours are subject to vary with each semester.
  15. No student is admitted after 5 class days have passed.

1981-82 National Championship Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran
Ball Boy – Troy Halterman
Eleanor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Brenna Kelly
Carmela McMullen
Tammy Harryman
Janet Thompson
Kim Cooley
Lisa Brown
Georgia Hinson
Kathy Schulz
Denise Derrieux
Margrett Bassett
Jackie Glosson
Marion Fitzsimmons
Manager – Debbie Brown
Manager – John Peveler

1980-1981 Women's Basketball Team

Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
Sandy Moore
Pat Seger Zeitlow
Lisa Linathcum Holt
Patty Rapp Thorne
Renne Skaggs Brown
Vickie Crigler
Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
Sara Figg Gillilan
Manager Roxie Robinson
Manager Debbie Brown

1977-78 Women’s Team

Coach Joyce Campbell
Assistant Coach Steve Hunter
Mary Smiley Wohlford
Linda Connor Seidt
Robin Fitzsimmons Trammell
Janet Jackson
Debbie Stith Head
Kristie Richards Musick
Donna Farris David
Brenda Rucker
Neal Head, trainer
Cara Sue Bowden Cockerham, manager