Practical Nursing Certificate Completion

When students complete a certificate in Practical Nursing (PN) at MACC they will be able to:

  • Function within the practical nursing role as a contributing member of the health care team.
  • Utilize the nursing process to formulate client plans of care.
  • Function within the scope of the practical nurses as described in the Missouri Nursing Practice Act.
  • Prioritize nursing actions to meet the physiological, psychological, sociological, and cultural needs of the client.
  • Apply nursing skills in the restorative, maintenance, and health promotion and end of life situations.
  • Demonstrate responsibility and accountability for personal and professional growth and a commitment to lifelong learning.
  • Apply culturally sensitive care in the local and global community.
  • Demonstrate appropriate communication techniques in interacting with clients and their support persons, colleagues, and other members of the health care team.
  • Provide safe, legal, and ethical care in the practice setting.
  • Utilize leadership and management concepts within the practical nursing role.
  • Apply appropriate principles of teaching and learning with clients and families.
  • Complete the program requirements to become eligible for the NCLEX-PN exam.


Upon successful completion of the program, the student will be eligible to apply to take the National Council of Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses. The State of Missouri Nursing 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 exam. Satisfactory performance on this examination will qualify the student for licensure as a Practical Nurse.

The program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and is approved by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Career Education.

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
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Coach Dick Halterman
Coach John Cochran 
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Elenaor Carr
Rochelle McKenzie
Sheri Sills Schneider
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Neal Head, trainer
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