Adult Practical Nursing Program

The MCS Practical Nursing Program is not accepting enrollment applications at this time.

The Marion Community Schools Practical Nursing Program is operated by Marion Community Schools, in Grant County, Indiana.  The program is located at Tucker Career & Technology Center.

The Marion Community Schools Practical Nursing Program covers a twelve month period on a full-time basis and is composed of foundational, progressive, and transitional components.

The purpose is to provide a satisfactory blend of didactic teaching concurrent with practical application of nursing skills, in regard to the nursing process, in preparing for practical nursing practice and the state board exam.

The program consists of classroom lectures, demonstrations, discussions, laboratory and clinical practice under the supervision of a qualified nurse instructor. Experience is offered in the care of medical-surgical adult patients (including the acutely ill, the dying chronically ill, aged, and convalescents patient), care of mothers, infants and children.

Classes are held during the day while clinicals are scheduled for either morning or evening rotations for all students. The program begins on or about the second Friday in August.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Marion Community Schools Practical Nursing Program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate applicatory skills of communication techniques (verbal, nonverbal, and written) in structured nursing care situations
  • Implement "Holism" in nursing care
  • Teach patients and families practices which help to prevents illness, promote health, rehabilitate and/or help to restore wellness
  • Demonstrate the ability and willingness to ethically of the highest quality patient care.
  • Demonstrate the ability to follow guidelines as listed by the national, state and local health care delivery systems in the performance of nursing care
  • Demonstrate interest in personal management and growth
  • Function under the supervision of a physician and/or professional (registered) nurse, assuming responsibility for nursing patients and nursing situations that are relatively free from complexity and assisting the professional nurse in giving care to patients in more complex situations.

Financial Aid

PELL grants and Stafford Loans are accepted for the Licensed Practical Nursing program.  Once an applicant has been accepted into the nursing program and has filed for their FAFSA, they may apply electronically for their Direct Loans online.  More information will be given upon acceptance into the program.

The MCS Practical Nursing Program is not accepting applications at this time.

*Tucker Career & Technology Center does not discriminate, deny benefits to, nor exclude anyones participation on the basis of sex, race, national origin, religion, handicap, age, limited English proficiency or color of skin.