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Frequently Asked Questions about the Virtual/Hybrid Associate Degree Nursing Accelerated Admissions Option

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

Admissions packets are available on the MACC website www.macc.edu. They are also available by contacting the Allied Health office at 1-660-263-4110, ext.11250..

If I already have a degree is it necessary for me to have an ACT Score of 20?

Yes. A minimum ACT score of 20 is a requirement.

Is there a time frame for my ACT score?

Yes. The ACT must be repeated if completed five years or more before the date of entry into the Accelerated ADN program.

What are the NLN Challenge exams?

The NLN Challenge exams are comprehensive exams which assess the understanding of nursing care during the antepartal, intrapartal, postpartal, and neonatal periods. They also address nursing care of hospitalized children and adolescents.

What do I have to score on the NLN Challenge exams? How many times can I take the exams? What happens if I don't score a 62% or greater?

The applicant will have a total of 2 attempts on each exam to achieve a score of 62% or greater. Successful achievement on the exams is necessary to meet one of the required admission criteria. Should an applicant not be successful on the second attempt of the exam, his/her application will be withdrawn from the applicant pool.

Who do I contact to take the NLN Challenge exams?

Please refer to the admissions testing link on the college website. Here you will find exam dates and a study guide. Students will register for the exam on the NLN website at www.nln.org. An NLN Exam information page is located in the admission packet.

What pre-entry courses are required for the program?



Human Anatomy 4
Physiology 4
General Psychology 3
Human Lifespan 3
Composition I 3


(Please note Physiology and Microbiology must be repeated if completed five years or more before the first nursing course date of the Virtual/Hybrid Accelerated ADN program.)

How many credit hours are required before starting the program?

Prior to beginning the program 23 credit hours of general education coursework must be completed including: 17 credit hours of required pre-entry courses (Human Anatomy, Physiology, General Psychology, Composition I, and Human Lifespan) and an additional 9 credit hours of college-level courses that pertain to the Accelerated ADN curriculum.

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.

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.

Can I apply if I am a Graduate Practical Nurse?

Yes; however, admission is contingent on successfully completing the NCLEX-PN prior to beginning the Virtual/Hybrid Associate Degree Nursing Accelerated Admissions Option program.

Can I apply if I currently do not have the required 23 hours of college credit?

Yes; however, admission into the program is contingent on successful completion (a "C" or better) of the required 23 credit hours by the beginning of the program.

Can I have my references write a letter of recommendation instead of completing the required reference forms?

References must be completed on the required reference forms. You will find them in your admissions packet.

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.

When does the program start?

Classes for the Virtual/Hybrid Accelerated Associate Degree Nursing program will start in January of each year. Please refer to the Recommended Course Sequence page.

Will I be able to sit in the classroom during a class lecture?

Yes. Please keep in mind the lecture will be given at one of our three locations (Moberly, Kirksville, and Mexico) and will be transmitted via the web.

How much does the program cost?

Cost including tuition and program specific cost can be located on the college website at www.macc.edu.

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”.

Additional information can be found in the admission packet. Please refer to the admission packet located on the website.