Associate Degree in Nursing

The two-year Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program, located at the Moberly Campus, 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.

Program Outcomes
When students complete an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) at MACC they will be able to: ADN-program-outcomesThis is our program promise.

  2. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a two year program.
  3. The program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The Missouri State Board of Nursing allows the college to admit 50 students per year, 25 students are admitted each fall and spring.
  4. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to apply to take 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 the student for licensure as a registered nurse. The 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.
  5. Please be advised that clinical facilities request criminal background checks, drug screens, and health insurance for nursing students doing clinical practicums in their facilities. This will be at the student’s expense.
  6. A great deal of material is covered in a short period of time, this requires a dedicated student. We recommend 2-4 hours of study for every 1 hour of class time. It is recommended that student nurses be employed no more than 16 hours per week.
  7. Clinical experience is an extremely important part of your education. Clinical experience is mandatory. All absences must be made up. If more than 20% of clinical is missed, it will be necessary for you to drop that course. The course can be repeated if you are doing satisfactory work and are in compliance with policies outlined in the ADN Student Handbook.
  8. There are two critical skills in the ADN program and they are for intravenous therapy and medication administration. These two courses must be successfully completed to progress within the ADN program.
  9. We use several health care facilities in our area. Transportation to and from clinical is your responsibility (students can car pool).Clinical sites are subject to change. Current sites may include the following: Adult Nursing I & II and Obstetrics/Pediatrics
    • SSM – Audrain – Mexico
    • Columbia Regional Hospital – Columbia
    • Boone Hospital – Columbia
    • University Hospitals & Clinics – Columbia
    • Northeast Regional Medical Center – Kirksville
    • Samaritan Hospital – Macon
    • Truman VA
    • Missouri Veterans Home
    Mental Health
    • Valley Hope – Boonville
    • University of MO Psychiatric Center
    Fundamentals of Nursing
    • North Village Park Nursing Home – Moberly
    • Moberly Regional Medical Center – Moberly
    • Lenoir Health Care Center – Columbia
    • Loch Haven Nursing Home – Macon
    • Samaritan Memorial Hospital – Macon
    • Boone Hospital Center – Columbia
    Additional sites are used for 1-day observations.
  10. 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 responsibility of the student.
  11. Most of the health care facilities that we use for clinical experience are or soon will be smoke free environments.
  12. Clinical times and hours vary with each course. While most clinical are during the day, there are some evening and weekend clinical. There is a nursing course lab fee and it is assessed per credit hour.
  13. Courses with a clinical component are charged an additional clinical fee upon calculating your tuition and fees each semester, this covers the additional costs incurred for simulation, laboratory and clinical experiences.
  14. Grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify. Contact Student Affairs and Financial Aid as early as possible to ensure the best chance of securing aid.
  15. Proper uniform and other equipment needed will be discussed the first week in class.
  16. 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 you as you function in the student nurse role and NOT while working in any other capacity.
  17. Clinical facilities require current proof of BLS (basic life support) certification. Each student is responsible for obtaining certification prior to entering the clinical area. The BLS certification must be an American Heart Association CPR course for health care providers.
  18. If accepted, a physical exam, 10 panel urine drug screen + oxycodone, additional criminal background checks, and immunization information are required.
  19. The Student Nurses Association (SNA) is an active professional organization here at MACC. All students are encouraged to join.
  20. 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.
  • TEAS Test score of 58% or better
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or better
  • The program requires MTH140 or higher. If the math requirement is not met prior to entry, you must have a placement score or assessment measure that places you directly into MTH140 or higher, passed MTH042 with a “C” or higher, or have completed MTH095 or equivalent.
  • A grade of “C” or better must be obtained in all required courses.


Is your Physiology and Microbiology up to date?

  • If you’ve previously taken Physiology or Microbiology it must have been within 5 years of your first nursing course!


Is English your second language?

  • If so, you must have scored 560 on the TOEFL exam, or 86 on the TOEFL IBT exam, or have an ACT English score of 20 or greater or completion of LAL101 Composition I with a grade of C or better.


  • Complete the MACC Admissions Application
  • Complete the ADN Application before posted deadline (see Application packet)
  • Submit all transcripts to MACC’s Registrar from your High School and any other college’s attended—it is the applicants responsibility to ensure all transcripts are ordered and sent to MACC. This should occur 4-6 weeks prior to application deadline to ensure sufficient time for transcript evaluation by the MACC Registrar.
  • Complete a criminal background check at and attach the results to your ADN application
  • Students seeking admission into the ADN program may complete the required general education coursework with a “C” or above prior to the date of entry into the program. These courses are not pre-requisites; however, it is beneficial to complete as many of the courses as possible while waiting for admission into the program. If the student utilizes financial aid, care should be taken to ensure there are sufficient general education courses still needed upon beginning the program to ensure a full time load which may be required to maintain financial aid, please speak with the Health Sciences Advisor regarding this.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Health Sciences Office
Moberly Area Community College
101 College Avenue
Moberly, MO 65270
660-263-4100 ext. 11250

STUDENT AFFAIRS: General information on program admissions, costs, and other features of Moberly Area Community College.

FINANCIAL AID: Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, loans, work study, and scholarships or a combination of these. Additional information is available from the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Office
101 College Ave.
Moberly, MO 65270
(660) 263-4110 ext.11296 or
(800) 622-2070, ext.11296

Nondiscrimination Statement
Moberly Area Community College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital or parental status, religion, genetics, ancestry, or veteran status, in admissions, educational programs, activities, and employment.

Inquires concerning Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which guarantees access to education regardless of disability, should be directed to:

Stacy Donald
Director of Access and ADA Services
601 Business Loop 70 West, Suite 216
Columbia, MO 65270
573-234-1067, ext.12120

All other inquires concerning nondiscrimination, including equal opportunity and Title IX, should be directed to one of the following people:

Todd Martin
Vice President for Instruction
101 College Avenue
Moberly, MO 65270
660-263-4110, ext.11264

Career and Placement Services
101 College Avenue
Moberly, MO 65270
660-263-4110, ext.11232

To meet the requirements for graduation from MACC, you must meet the requirements of the degree and:

  1. Complete 15 semester hours of college level credit applicable to the degree at Moberly Area Community College.
  2. Associate Degree in Nursing graduates must also meet the following requirements: a.) complete the HESI exam before or during the last semester of enrollment prior to completion of the ADN degree; b.) earn a total of 75 hours of credit; and c.) earn a grade of “C” or above in all required courses that are part of the ADN curriculum,
  3. Submit an application for graduation.,
  4. Participate in graduation ceremonies (requests to be excused from commencement ceremonies will be reviewed by the Dean of Student Affairs), and
  5. Pay in full all fees due to Moberly Area Community College.

Students seeking any Associate’s degree must also meet the following requirements:

  • pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Exam as specified in Senate Bill 807 with a score of 70% or higher (beginning Fall 2019);
  • complete the state Constitution requirements as specified in Section 170.011 RSMo (Supp. 1987). This requirement is met by taking HST105, HST106, PSC103, or PSC105 or transferring an equivalent MOTR course. Students transferring an appropriate government or political science course from another institution may take an example to satisfy this requirement.

Upon successful completion of MACC’s ADN program and passing the NCLEX-RN exam, graduates are eligible to apply to institutions such as, University of Missouri-Columbia, Central Methodist University, Chamberlain College of Nursing and Blessing Reiman College of Nursing. These institutions have articulation agreements in place with MACC to promote seamless transition into their baccalaureate nursing programs.

  • Staff nursing in generalized and specialized hospitals
  • Private duty nursing
  • Nursing in clinics
  • Private physician’s office nursing
  • Long-term care facility nursing
  • Public school nursing
  • Nursing in government service
  • Industrial nursing
  • Home health nursing

I want to apply to the program. How do I get an admission packet?

Admissions packets are available on this page under the “Application Packet” tab.  They are also available by contacting the Health Sciences office at 1-660-263-4110, ext.11250.

Do you round GPAs? (Example: My GPA is a 2.67; do you round it to a 2.70?)

No, GPAs are not rounded. Please refer to the admissions criteria for the GPA requirement of each program.

Do I have to have my high school transcript??

Yes. Your high school transcript is required as part of the admissions packet.

Do I have to have all of my college transcripts?

Yes. All college transcripts must be present in order to evaluate the cumulative GPA. A transcript is required for each individual school you have attended.

If I am currently a MACC student, do I still need to send a transcript in my admissions packet?

If it has been less than 5 years since you have attended MACC, you do not need to include your MACC transcript. If it has been greater than 5 years since you last attended MACC, you will need to include the MACC transcript in your admission packet.

Can I submit my admissions packet even though it is not fully completed?

Admissions packets must be complete when submitted. A checklist is located in the packet to help ensure you have completed all of the items. Packets missing required admissions items will not be accepted.

When will I be notified of the admissions committee’s decision?

Letters of acceptance or regret will sent via the mail 60 days after the admissions deadline.

How much does the program cost?

Cost including tuition and program specific cost can be located on the college website at

If I am accepted in the program where should I expect to travel for clinical experiences?

A list of possible clinical locations is listed on the nursing website in the screen titled “Things You Need to Know”.

If I have many of the non-nursing courses already completed, can I take nursing courses all together and get the program done in less than 2 years?

No, the nursing courses follow a set sequence with the first nursing class starting in the fall semester.

Student Nurse with Mannequin
The application deadline for Fall 2023 admission into the Associate Degree Nursing program is March 15, 2023.
The application deadline for Spring 2024 admission into the Associate Degree Nursing program is September 30, 2023.

ADN Application Packet


ADN Fall Degree Map

ADN Spring Degree Map

Additional Graduation Requirement

Missouri law, included in Senate Bill 807, requires every college student pursuing an associate’s or bachelor’s degree at a public institution to pass the Missouri Higher Education Civics Achievement Examination with at least a 70 percent to graduate. The rule will apply to the incoming class of first-time college students in the fall of 2019 and all students thereafter.

These academic maps are not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represent a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to meet the academic objectives of the college. MACC specifically reserves the right to modify, delete, or add to any academic map at any time within the student’s period of study at the college.

Program Contact Information:
Health Sciences Office
Moberly Area Community College
101 College Avenue
Moberly, Missouri 65270-1304
(660) 263-4110 ext. 11250