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Associate Degree Nursing

The two-year Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program provides a combination of subject matter and clinical experiences designed to prepare you to provide high-quality, safe, effective, patient-centered care to individuals or groups of individuals with well-defined health problems.

After graduating from the ADN program, you can function as a manager of patient care under the direct or indirect supervision of a more experienced professional nurse and assume some responsibility for guidance of the skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled members of the nursing team.

After successfully completing the program, you are eligible to apply to take the National Council of Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses. Missouri Nursing Practice Act, Sec 335.066, which 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 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 of Higher Education and the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Courses with an NUR prefix are only taken by students in the traditional Associate Degree Nursing Program after they have been approved for admission. Courses with an NUA prefix are only taken by students in the Accelerated Associate Degree Nursing Program after they have been approved for admission.

The A.D.N. professional coursework (NUR and NUA courses) must be completed in sequence as outlined on the academic map.

A grade of “C” or better must be obtained in all required courses.

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