Welcome to a Career in Nursing

  • Have you ever thought about a career in nursing? If so, you may want to consider a career as a practical nurse. Practical nursing is a great first step in a nursing career and provides an excellent academic and clinical foundation in only 10 and a half months.

    The job forecast is strong for practical nurses with numerous opportunities for future employment in medical clinics, doctor's offices, home health services, nursing care facilities and medical/surgical hospitals. Practical nurses fill a very important role as a member of the healthcare team, working under the supervision of a registered nurse or physician.

    Our next program will start in January 2024 with applications being accepted starting May 1, 2023. Contact us for more information and let us help make the future work for you!

    Mari Beth Linder, PhD, MSN, Rn-BC, CNE
    Practical Nursing Program Coordinator

  • Accreditation Public Comments

    Carthage Technical Center is seeking comments from the public regarding the upcoming site visit of the Practical Nursing Program.
    The Missouri State Board of Nursing will conduct a site visit on December 12 and 16, 2022.
    The public is invited to submit written comments regarding the program. Comments may be sent electronically to Practical Nursing Coordinator, Coeta Ogle, at oglec@carthagetigers.org.