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Department Hours: Monday - Friday 8am-4pm.
Faculty member office hours vary.

Our Mission 
The mission of the MCC Nursing Program is to promote success through educational excellence and to graduate nurses who are able to provide empathetic, evidence-based nursing care to diverse populations.

The Profession of Nursing
What is Nursing?
According to the American Nurses Association, “nursing is the protection, promotion, and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response, and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities, and populations.” Nursing is a professional practice of caring grounded in science, technology and knowledge.

What do Registered Nurses Do?
To have a positive effect on health, nurses must be able to correctly identify problems, analyze options, implement the best solution and evaluate the outcome of care. This requires the application of knowledge from many disciplines and the ability to apply that knowledge in patient care situations. Nurses care for culturally and socioeconomically diverse patients in multiple healthcare settings including hospitals, long-term care, clinics, patient’s homes and communities, physician offices, prisons, churches and schools.

The MCC Nursing Program
This program prepares students for entry level positions in nursing and for taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). It has been approved by The New Jersey Council of Presidents, and accredited by the New Jersey Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

NCLEX Pass Rates:

Licensure Exam Pass Rate for First Time Takers
   2011  2012  2013  Three-Year Mean
MCC Pass Rate  92.75%  93.65%  82.43%  89.61%
National ADN
Pass Rate
 86.99%  89.32%  81.43%  85.91%
National Pass Rate
All Programs
 87.89%  90.34%  83.04%  87.09%