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Some of the things you need to know

About the Associate Degree in Nursing program:

  1. Financial aid is available for students who qualify. It is your responsibility to apply at the MACC Financial Aid Office. Do not wait until the last minute to apply for financial aid. Apply immediately to determine your eligibility.

    Grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Student Services and Financial Aid as early as possible to ensure the best chance of securing assistance.

  2. The Associate Degree Nursing program is a two-year program and is fully accredited by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The Missouri State Board of Nursing allows the college to admit 50 students per year.
  3. Upon successful completion of the program, you are eligible to apply to the National Council of Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses. The State of Missouri Nurse Practice Act, Section 335.066, 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 this examination will qualify you for licensure as a registered nurse. The Missouri State Board of Nursing may deny you the privilege of sitting for the exam if you have ever been convicted of a crime or have an addiction to drugs.
  4. Please be advised that clinical facilities request criminal background checks,  immunization information, drug screens and health insurance for nursing students performing clinical practicums in their facilities. This will be at the student's expense.
  5. A great deal of material is covered in a short period of time; this requires a dedicated student. We recommend two hours of study time for every one hour of class time. It is recommended that student nurses be employed no more than 16 hours per week.
  6. Clinical experience is an extremely important part of your education. Clinical experience is mandatory and all absences must be made up. If the student is absent for more than 20% of the clinical time, it will be necessary for the student to drop that course. The course can be repeated if the student is doing satisfactory work and is in compliance with policies outlined in the ADN Student Handbook
  7. We use several healthcare facilities in our area. Transportation to and from clinical sites is the student’s responsibility (students can car pool).

    Clinical sites are subject to change. Current sites may include the following:

    Adult Nursing I & II and Obstetrics/Pediatrics

    • Moberly Regional Medical Center - Moberly
    • Audrain Medical Center - Mexico
    • Columbia Regional Hospital - Columbia
    • Boone Hospital - Columbia
    • University Hospitals & Clinics - Columbia
    • Northeast Regional Medical Center - Kirksville

     

    Mental Health

    • Valley Hope - Boonville
    • Mid-MO - Columbia
    • Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital

     

    Fundamentals of Nursing

    • Lenoir Health Care Center - Columbia
    • Moberly Regional Medical Center - Moberly
    • Loch Haven Nursing Home - Macon
    • Samaritan Memorial Hospital - Macon

    Additional sites are used for one-day observations. Students may be required to attend educational workshops (usually one per nursing class). The fee for these workshops may vary from free to $80.00. Transportation to all clinical sites/workshops is the student’s responsibility.

  8. Most of the healthcare facilities that we use for clinical experience are, or soon will be, smoke-free environments.
  9. The usual clinical days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Mental Health nursing clinical days are scheduled on Friday. Clinical hours vary with each course, but usually fall between 6:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. It is possible that some evening or Saturday clinical will be required. There is a nursing course lab fee and it is assessed per credit hour.
  10. Proper uniform and other equipment needed will be discussed the first week in class.
  11. Professional Malpractice Insurance is required of all nursing students. The insurance is obtained as a group policy by MACC. The College can certify 100% coverage to the clinical facilities. This policy only covers nursing students functioning in the student nurse role and NOT while working in any other capacity.
  12. Clinical facilities require current proof of BLS (basic life support). Each student is responsible to obtain certification prior to entering the clinical area. The BLS certification must be the course for health care providers.
  13. If accepted, a physical exam, 14 panel urine drug screen, additional criminal background checks, and immunization information are required.
  14. The Student Nurses Association (SNA) is an active professional organization at MACC. All students are encouraged to join.
  15. Upon acceptance to the nursing program each student will be assigned an ADN faculty advisor. Please feel free to contact your advisor about any problems or concerns.