Health Professions


To provide an enlightened, enriched, and student-centered academic environment for the purpose of educating individuals to become competent health professionals.


To be the preferred provider of nursing and allied education in Central Texas community colleges, providing exceptional student-centered learning opportunities in nursing and Health Professions disciplines.

Core Values

Learning: The Health Profession division values the learner, the principles of teaching and learning, and the professional growth of our faculty and staff. As a community of scholar practitioners, we strive to provide positive, active, student-centered learning and teaching environments, making learning our highest priority.

The Health Professions division values excellence in all that we do, constantly seeking the highest standards of performance through assessment, accountability, and continuous improvement strategies.

Honesty and Integrity
The Health Professions division values honesty and integrity as essential tenets of an ethical institution. We believe honesty and integrity are the foundations for fairness, truth, open communication, mutual respect and effective leadership. Mutual trust is the foundation for a successful relationship between faculty and students; truthfulness is the expected standard for communication between all parties.

The Health Professions division values the concept of accountability as a foundation of institutional excellence and ethical resource management and the fostering of public trust. We believe that all persons are responsible for their actions and the outcomes of their actions.

Inclusiveness and Belonging
The Health Professions division supports an environment of inclusiveness and belonging for students, faculty, and staff, and respects their uniqueness, cultural and life experiences, and ideas. We are committed to the ideal that our students, faculty, and staff reflect the communities that we serve.

The Health Professions division values the establishment of mutually beneficially partnerships with our internal and external stakeholders that address the educational, economic, and cultural needs of the community. We believe in the concepts of civic responsibility, community involvement, and volunteerism.


The goals of the Health Professions division are focused on student learning and success, both in the programs and after graduation from McLennan Community College. The goals of the division are:

  • To provide students with the best in classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction in order to assure a broad foundation of Health Professions knowledge.
  • To facilitate the development of critical thinking skills, analysis, observation, reflection and application skills.
  • To provide students with the latest knowledge and development in their chosen vocational field.


For More Information:

Explore the program pages or contact Glynnis Gaines, Dean, Health Professions. 

For students in these programs who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or program director. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.