Upon notification of acceptance, students must indicate via email by the stated deadline (in the acceptance email) their intention to enroll or their position will be given to the next eligible alternate. If applying to multiple schools, students
are asked not
to notify more than one school to acceptance of an admission offer and to immediately notify the MHCC Nursing program office if for any reason their acceptance decision changes or if their phone number, email,
or mailing address changes.
Mandatory Orientation – A mandatory orientation will be held during the summer for admitted and alternate students. Attendance is required, or the next eligible alternate will be given your assigned place in the program.
Proof of Immunizations – Accepted and alternate students must submit proof of the following immunizations by the stated deadline or their space will be given to the next eligible alternate. You must provide evidence of:
- Immunity to measles, mumps, rubella, and varicella (chicken pox)
- 2 step PPD Skin Test or TB Gold test (if either test is positive they will need a chest x-ray report)
- Tetanus-Diphtheria-Pertussis Toxoid within the last 10 years
- Hepatitis B — The series must be started when invited for an interview and must be completed before starting the program. More information will be provided if accepted to the program.
- Current BLS Card — Each accepted and alternate student must provide current Basic Life Support certification approved by the American Heart Association.
- COVID-19 Vaccine — at this time it is mandatory as clinical sites are not allowing student exemptions and you cannot successfully complete the program without enough clinical hours.
Criminal Background Check: If accepted into the Nursing program, your acceptance will be provisional until you pass a national criminal background check which is conducted through a national standardized tracking system the
nursing program has a contract with. Information for accessing the system will be available to students once they have been accepted into the nursing program. (Please note: The accepted applicant pays for the background check, and the
background check process requires a social security number.)
All admitted students are required to complete a Drug Screen prior to starting the nursing courses. Please note, this drug screening may also check for prescription drugs that contain amphetamines, barbiturates, opioids, benzodiazepines and
marijuana. If you are taking any prescribed medication that may contain these drugs you will need to meet with the program director before completing the drug screen.
Accepted nursing students must complete all prerequisite credit hours by the date listed in the acceptance letter or they will forfeit their acceptance.
Clinical Rotation: Clinical arrangements will be assigned by the Dean of Nursing and may not be finalized until the week prior to starting the term. Attempts will be made to accommodate a student’s schedule under extenuating
circumstances; however, no guarantee can be made around day, time, location, etc. Students with specific accommodation needs will need to notify program faculty and Dean after being accepted into the program to specify circumstances and
to identify what accommodations are being requested. Please note while every effort will be made to accommodate specific needs, a guarantee of time, day, and/or location cannot be made and students are asked to be flexible in their assignment.
Clinical assignments may be scheduled for the day, evening or night shift, and may also be scheduled for any day of the week, including weekends and holidays.