Area of Study

Nursing students participate in both classroom instruction and supervised patient care experiences, which focus on the prevention of disease and the promotion of a healthy lifestyle.

Degree Options:

ADN nursing student learns how to set up an IV

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

This program provides an excellent education that prepares the learner to become a member of the nursing profession, meeting the needs of diverse populations.

Career Outlook for Registered Nurses: 

bachelor of science in nursing graduation james carwin in his job at the east morgan county hospital

RN to BSN Degree

The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program is the most affordable RN to BSN option in our region and is designed for the working registered nurse who has already earned an associate degree or diploma. 

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Nursing class of students 2024

Pictured: MCC Nursing Class of 2024

Why choose MCC for your nursing education?

  • Small Classes
  • Highly Qualified Faculty
  • Affordable
  • Accredited Programs
  • Rigorous Curriculum
  • Dedicated Advisors
  • Excellent Career Opportunities
  • High Pass Rates for National Exams
  • Highly Active Student Nursing Association (SNA)

Need Help Getting Started?

As a nursing student at MCC you will have a dedicated advisor that can help you from the first steps of planning your educational path, all the way through graduation. Contact us today to get started!

Shelli Crandall

Shelli Crandall

Health Occupations Student Success Advisor

(970) 542-3164
Office: Cottonwood 136, inside Welcome Center

Meet the Nursing Faculty

Charlene Carrera

Nursing Faculty

Charlene received her CNA and RN through Morgan Community College; then her BSN through Grand Canyon University and MSN through Western Governors University. She has experience in long-term care, pediatrics, mental health, and labor and delivery. 

Teaching statement:

“All students learn differently, and teaching should be adapted. Using evidence-based information to teach is something to include in the classroom and clinical setting. I think it is important to keep an open mind, be positive, and promote safe practice. Slow down, think about it, and then respond. There is something to be taught and learned every day.”

MCC staff member Sarah Frenier

Sarah Frenier

Nursing Faculty

Sarah has been a registered nurse since 2011 and was recently the Clinical Coordinator of ICU, MedSurg, and Obstetrics at St. Elizabeth Hospital.  She previously was a part-time clinical instructor for MCC.  Sarah has an MSN and BSN from Western Governors University, and an Associate Degree in Nursing from Central Community College in NE. 

Teaching statement:

“As a teacher, I want to come alongside students and inspire growth. My goal is to engage and challenge students with different adaptable teaching styles and to foster critical thinking while supporting a growth mindset and positive learning environment.”

MCC staff member Raylene Larson

Raylene Larson
MSN, BSN, CMSRN, Clinical Scholar

Nursing Faculty

Raylene received her ADN from Morgan Community College in 2014, then later obtained BSN from Colorado Technical University, where she is currently working towards her master’s degree in nursing education. She is certified as a Medical-Surgical RN and took a course to become a clinical scholar. Specialties include Medical-Surgical, as well as floating to other units such as Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and infusion/oncology outpatient clinic.  

Teaching statement:

I will be a teachable teacher that will demonstrate patience at interactions. Through empathy and compassion, I will help others learn to their best ability.

Bridget Sandoval

Nursing Faculty

Bridget has been a nurse for over 13 years and received her ADN from Morgan Community College and her BSN from Walden University. Her experience includes working on a medical-surgical unit and in labor-delivery-recovery-postpartum (LDRP) unit. 

Teaching statement:

“My professional philosophy is to be kind, show people grace, and smile at everyone! As nurses we connect to people during the best and worst of life’s events. I am hopeful that I can pass this along to nursing students and help them become well-rounded in their career.”

Renee Sperry

Nursing Faculty

Renee earned her ADN from Morgan Community College in 2009 and went on to earn her BSN from Western Governor’s University. Renee is currently working on her Masters of Nursing Education and is a certified lactation counselor and certified childbirth educator. She is experience in a variety of nursing areas including Medical-Surgical, Geriatric Behavior Health Unit, Labor and Delivery, and the Clinics.

Teaching statement:

“Everyone can do it. All you need is hard work, dedication, perseverance, and the will to succeed.”

Dr. Jennifer Thistle

Director of Nursing Education

Jennifer specializes in women’s health, neonatal intensive care, pediatrics, and medical-surgical nursing.  Jennifer earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Grand Canyon University, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Nursing from University of Northern Colorado. 

Teaching statement:

“Teaching the next generation of nurses is an honor.  Beyond striving to ensure nursing students learn essential content, my goal is foster critical thinking and engage a new generation of nurses that support a culture of evidence-informed practice, care, professional support and nobility.”