Midland College Nursing Program Review


Midland College (MC) was established in 1969 and expanded in 1972. Today the current student population is 7,000. As well as a college, the school also runs an Advanced Technology Center, Cogdell Learning Center, an Aviation Maintenance Technology Hangar, Professional Pilot Preparation Hanger, Child Care Center, and the Petroleum Professional Development Center in the community. Midland College has over fifty associate degree and certificate options. Students studying at Midland College can receive upper-level degrees on campus from four-year universities.

The degrees available at Midland College are; Bachelor of Applied Technology, Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Science in General Studies, Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Arts in General Studies.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

At Midland College, students can take a two-year nursing program, which eventually leads to the degree of associate of applied science. There is also a transition option for Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) to take the Associate Degree Nursing program (LVN-ADN Transition Program). Upon completion of the course, students can take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed as a registered nurse.

Admission

The admission criteria consists of the Health Sciences Application, transcripts from college courses, proof of TSI requirements, copy of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) scores, proof of C.N.A. certification, proof of all three Hepatitis immunizations a criminal history background check and TOEFL scores for students applying internationally.

Vocational Nursing Program

The Vocational Nursing Program is one-year long and leads to a certificate. Once the program is completed, the student can apply to the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN), which will permit the individual to practice as a vocational nurse. After graduation, you will be able to work in an acute or long-term care facility, physician’s office or nursing agency.

The Vocational Nursing program at Midland Campus is offered through the Williams Regional Technical Training Center (WRTTC) in Ft. Stockton. In order to graduate, students must complete the courses with a minimum “C” grade, and completing the achievement test at the end of the course.

The curriculum is organized so that nurses will have a combination of theory and supervised practice. The cost of the program is currently roughly $6,000 and there are scholarships and grants available through the Midland College Financial Aid Office. Clinical experience is gained through hospitals, nursing homes and physician’s offices, as well as additional health care facilities. The Vocational Nursing program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing.

In order to apply to the Vocational Nursing program, students must complete a Health Science application to the Vocational Nursing program. Applicants must also submit a high school or college transcript with required courses. Applicants must also pass an entrance exam and can practice online before writing the test. The pre-entrance exams include the TSI, TEAS, and the TABE. Applications must be submitted by March 25 for the summer classes, by July 25 for the fall semester and by October 20 for the spring session. Upon being accepted into the Vocational Nursing program at Midland College the Health Science Division Health Form must be completed, as well as current immunizations, drug testing, CPR certification and health insurance must be purchased. A students Hepatitis B series must also be completed before he or she is able to begin the Vocational Nursing program.

Contact:
Midland College
3600 N. Garfield,
Midland, TX 79705
(432) 685-4500

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