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Associate Degree Nursing

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The two-year Associate Degree in Nursing program, housed at the Main Campus in Moberly, provides a combination of subject matter and clinical experiences designed to prepare a person to provide high-quality, safe, effective, patient-centered care to individuals or groups of individuals with well-defined health problems.

Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to apply to take the National Council of Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses. Missouri Nursing Practice Act, Section 335.006, provides additional criteria for eligibility to apply for licensure to practice nursing. Successful completion of the program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensing exam. Satisfactory performance on the examination will qualify the student for licensure as a registered nurse.

The program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and is approved by the Coordinating Board for Higher Education and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Division of Career Education.



 Additional Program Information

  • Physiology and Microbiology must be repeated if completed five years or more before the date of entry into the program.
  • The nursing component of the degree is composed of nine nursing courses taken in four semesters. Each course must be taken in sequence and generally includes classroom and clinical experiences. Clinical experiences will be provided at hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and other selected facilities. The student should anticipate additional time for preparation in nursing courses as well as in the non-nursing courses.
  • Students must maintain a letter grade of "C" or above in all required courses to continue in the ADN program.
  • Prior to clinical experience, a physical examination, urine drug screen, documentation of immunizations and a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) course are required.
  • Students are expected to provide their own transportation to clinical sites. Clinical sites are located throughout Central and Northeast Missouri.
  • For additional admission information, please see the ADN Application located on the MACC website or call Mark Chambers, Health Sciences Advisor at ext. 11288 or the Health Sciences Office at ext. 11249.