McLennan Community College Nursing Program Review

Established in 1965 and located on 200 acres in Waco, Texas, McLennan Community College (MCC) has 9,500 students enrolled per semester. Half of the students are in arts and sciences and the other half are enrolled in workforce programs. Eighty-six percent of students say that they would recommend McLennan Community College. McLennan Community College also owns Highlander Ranch, which is a horse farm located in Bosqueville.

Students at MCC can take part in courses that will lead to four-year university or technical career training. Training is available in over 40 technical fields, computer fields, commercial music, health careers, emergency services and veterinary programs. MCC also offers their bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees on campus or online, through four-year universities

Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN)

McLennan Community College’s one-year Licensed Vocational Nursing program is established through classroom teaching, lab work and clinical rotations.Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVNs) are responsible for beside patient care like, taking vital signs, applying dressings and administering prescribed medications. LVNs are also in-charge of reporting on symptoms, treatment and medication reactions and patient progress. Upon successful completion of the Licensed Vocational Nursing program at MCC, graduates are able to apply for vocational nurse licensure.

MCC’s Vocational Nursing Program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing.

Individuals who complete the LVN program, often go on to apply to baccalaureate programs at accredited institutions, in order to further their nursing career and obtain a Registered Nurse (RN) licensure and work as a Registered Nurse in various healthcare institutions.

The Curriculum

The Vocational Nursing Program is comprised of four academic courses and 13 nursing courses. Courses include Essentials of Medication Administration, Basic Nursing Skills, Pediatrics, and Maternal-Neonatal Nursing among others. In order to continue in the Vocational Nursing program, students have to pass the theory and clinical parts of every course. Students must also be registered in a clinical and theory course in every semester.

Admission Criteria

Points are assigned for ranking applications by using categories A+B+C+D – HESI Admission/Assessment Test, GPA, prerequisite course grades and “proof of residence.” Prospective students can apply to McLennan Community College online. Transcripts from any college or university must be submitted and a $20 fee is mandatory. The Fall admission deadline is June 15th and Spring admission deadline is October 15th. After applying, prospective students can attend the Vocational Nursing General Information session.Students will then need to complete the HESI Admission/Assessment Test with a reading score of 75, and a math score of 75.

Students will then be required to show proof of a complete immunizations and CPR certification. Students must be immunized against Hepatitis B, varicella, mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria/tetanus and tuberculosis skin test or chest x-ray. Students must also pass a drug screen and a criminal background test.

McLennan Community College
1400 College Drive,
Waco, TX 76708