Tag «Health Science Institute»

National poll ranks nurses high on honesty and ethics

According to Gallup’s annual poll that looks at honesty and ethical standards among various fields, nurses top the list once again with 84% of the public rating their standards as “high” or “very high. This is the 15th year in a row that nurses have been ranked with this honor. College teachers were also high on …

Clean-up continues at HSI after water main break

If there’s any upside to the flood at MCC-Penn Valley’s Health Science Institute, it’s that it happened during intersession. A broken water main sent hundreds of thousands of gallons of water into the sub-basement and zero level of HSI between Friday evening, July 29, and Monday morning, Aug. 1. The water was some 8 feet …

MCCA film to showcase MoWINs talent

On Friday, a film crew visited the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute to get footage for a video about the MoWINs program.  It will be shown at the Missouri Community College Association conference next month in St. Louis.    The video will highlight a unique feature about each college’s MoWINs program.  For MCC, that feature is the MoHealthWINs’ intensive tutoring …

MCC student plants tree in honor of Health Science Institute

It really means a lot to MCC staff and faculty when a student goes out of their way to say thank you—but Susan Kurtenbach, MCC-Penn Valley student, really touched our hearts by having a tree planted in honor of MCC’s Health Science Institute. Susan, 53, enrolled at MCC last year through the MoHealthWINs program, which …

Leading Medical Simulation Org. Hosts Conference at MCC

Medical experts from the world’s largest medical simulation community recently trained healthcare instructors at conference that was held at MCC. The MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute played host to the Central Region Human Patient Simulation Network (HPSN) Conference in mid-June. “The MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute is a model healthcare simulation program in the United …

Grandparents University Introduced Kids, Grandparents to Healthcare Careers at HSI

Grandparents are known for baking cookies with their grandkids. But what about helping these youngsters to map out their future career paths as well? Grandparents University teaches grandparents and their grandchildren about hospitals, the medical field, nursing, and careers in health care. This interactive event was recently held at the MCC-Penn Valley Health Science Institute, …

LINCWorks Program Hosts Event to Honor Graduates

Today, MCC staff and faculty celebrated students who have completed LINCWorks Training.  Sixteen students were awarded certificates in various healthcare courses including certified nurse assistant, Level 1 Medication Aide, CPR, mental health first aid, and phlebotomy.  Four of the students were also recognized for obtaining their GED. LINCWorks is a partnership between the MCC Institute …

Biden visit garners regional, national attention

When Second Lady and community college instructor Dr. Jill Biden visited MCC this week, along with Asst. Labor Secretary Jane Oates, the two community college advocates not only brought to light the great things Missouri’s community colleges are doing, but they also drew considerable local, regional and national media attention to MCC. Many news outlets covered …