Department of Health Science - Nursing
Greetings and welcome to McDowell Technical Community College (MTCC). As the Director of the Practical Nursing Education (PNE) program, I was drawn to MTCC because as a former graduate I knew firsthand of MTCC's vision to be a leader in the transformation of nursing in McDowell county and beyond. Our nursing programs are committed to providing access to quality education with diverse clinical learning experiences throughout enrollment across various clinical facilities within the McDowell county area. The nursing faculty and staff at MTCC have chosen to be a part of a diverse and caring community because they believe in the mission of promoting the health and well-being of individuals within our community by fostering excellence and innovation in nursing education and healthcare.
Students who are admitted into an MTCC nursing program will have opportunities to learn among knowledgeable experts and can fully engage in the experience of connecting with nursing leaders, clinicians, and teachers and who are committed to improving health and health care.
Nurses have always been on the frontlines, and in these times of challenge through the COVID-19 pandemic, the work that nurses do is increasingly recognized as important and integral to health and healing. The world has seen how nurses respond with care and compassion, commitment, and expertise. Nurses are increasingly visible in their extraordinary efforts, facing daily challenges with bravery, courage, resilience, and professionalism.
We congratulate graduates of our programs who have joined this vibrant and intellectual profession. We welcome those of you who want to pursue nursing as a potential career and encourage you to consider MTCC for your education. Nursing is a remarkable profession and MTCC is an outstanding place to study and serve the citizens of McDowell county while obtaining a quality, cost-effective nursing education close to home.
With Warm and Welcoming Regards,
Dr. Lora Bartlett
Director Nursing Education
Prospective students should be aware that upon admission to a health science program with a clinical component, criminal background checks and or drug testing may be required by the clinical facilities used for clinical sites. Criminal background checks are handled through a designated third party vendor. McDowell Technical Community College is an open door college and will not refuse admission to anyone based on a criminal record. However, the clinical site reserves the right to refuse someone with a criminal record, positive drug test, and/or visible tattoo the use of its facility. If a student does not complete the clinical portion, he or she will not be able to successfully complete a health science program at McDowell Technical Community College.
Nursing Information Meetings are held for those who want to learn more about the nursing programs or have specific questions. These meetings are held periodically to avoid interference with regular academic classes.
ADN/PN program: Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) preparation information: