The mission of the Health Sciences Division is to provide high-quality, evidence-based education to students enrolled in health-related courses, certificate and degree programs. Students are prepared to have a positive impact on society in relation to health and wellness and to succeed in becoming productive members of the healthcare industry.
MCCC’s nurse aide program is designed to prepare an individual to fulfill the role of direct caregiver/nursing aide. The course emphasizes the skills and behaviors that are significant to employers of nurse aides, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Upon completion of this course, students will be eligible to take the clinical and written exams required for certification as a nurse aide in the State of Michigan.
Respiratory therapy, or respiratory care, is an allied health profession specializing in cardiopulmonary disorders and diseases. A respiratory therapist can be instrumental in assisting in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of a wide spectrum of disorders affecting the heart and lungs. Graduates of MCCC’s program are prepared for basic or advanced respiratory care positions in hospitals, nursing homes, subacute care centers, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities, home care companies, asthma clinics, sleep disorders laboratories and pulmonary function laboratories.
Division Spotlight: Top Marks on Nursing Licensure Exams
MCCC’s practical nursing class that tested in 2017 earned a 100 percent first-time pass rate on the National Council Licensure Exam for Practical Nurses. First-time NCLEX pass rates for registered nursing program students were also well above the national average. The most recent annual pass rate (2016) was 97 percent, while the national average was 81 percent.