Virtual ADN – Bridge

Virtual Associate Degree Nursing - Bridge Option

The Virtual Associate Degree in Nursing – Bridge (VADN) program provides licensed practical nurses the opportunity to obtain their ADN in 12 months. This virtual/hybrid program combines the benefits of web-based and traditional face-to-face instruction. The web-based classes bring the education to the comfort of the student’s own home. And the hands-on classroom, lab, and clinical experiences offer face-to-face faculty engagement, experience with state-of-the-art simulation equipment and real-life clinical experiences, on one of five campuses: MACC-Moberly, MACC-Mexico,
MACC-Columbia, and MACC-Hannibal.


After successfully completing the program, the VADN graduate is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Missouri Nurse Practice Act, Sec. 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.

Program Outcomes

When students complete the Virtual Associate Degree in Nursing – Bridge (VADN) program at MACC they will be able to: VADN program outcomesThis is our program promise.

Admission Packet Deadline – September 1st each year
Evening/Weekend option Available!

Virtual ADN – Bridge 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.

This academic map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between MACC and the student, but represents 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

  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 Affairs and Financial Aid as early as possible to ensure the best chance of securing assistance.
  2. The Virtual Associate Degree Nursing – Bridge program is a one-year program. The Moberly, Mexico, Kirksville, Hannibal and Columbia locations are fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
  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 and/or drug screens for nursing students doing 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 more than 20% of clinical time is missed, it will be necessary for the student 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.
  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

    • Boone Hospital – Columbia
    • University Hospitals & Clinics – Columbia
    • Northeast Regional Medical Center – Kirksville
    • Hannibal Regional Hospital
    • Samaritan Hospital – Macon

    Mental Health

    • Valley Hope – Boonville
    • Mid-MO – Columbia
    • Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital – Columbia
    • Preferred Family Healthcare – Kirksville
    • Fulton State Hospital – Fulton

    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. Clinical hours vary with each course. There is a nursing course lab fee and it is assessed per credit hour. These fees are subject to change.
  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, 10 panel + oxycodone 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.
  16. Students must have current health insurance.

  • TEAS Test score of 58% or better
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or better
  • Completion of the required pre-requisite 23 college credit hours of general education courses (see academic map)
  • Licensed as a Practical Nurse at the time of admission
  • If you’ve previously taken Physiology or Microbiology it must have been within 5 years of your first nursing course!
    • Complete MACC Admissions Application
    • Complete the VADN Application Packet before posted deadline
    • Submit all high school and other college transcripts to MACC’s Registrar. No need to submit MACC transcripts. 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 VADN application
    • Obtain a letter of recommendation from your current employer on employer’s letterhead or if it has been less than 1 year since you completed your practical nursing program, obtain a letter of recommendation from one of your Practical Nursing Instructors.

    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

    I want to apply to the program. How do I get an admission packet?
    Admission application packets are available at the links above. They are also available by contacting the office at 1-660-263-4110, ext.11250.

    What pre-entry courses are required for the program?



    Human Anatomy4
    General Psychology3
    Human Lifespan3
    Composition I3
    Math 140 or higher math3

    (Please note Physiology and Microbiology must be repeated if completed five years or more before the first nursing course date of the Virtual Associate Degree in Nursing – Bridge 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.

    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 Associate Degree in Nursing – Bridge 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.

    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 Associate Degree in Nursing – Bridge program will start in January of each year. Please refer to the Academic Map for recommended course sequence.

    Will I be able to sit in the classroom during a class lecture?
    Yes. Any MACC campus is open to students to utilize Wi-Fi and study space but keep in mind that program lectures are 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

    If I am accepted in the program where should I expect to travel for clinical experiences?
    A list of possible clinical locations is listed above under “About the Virtual Associate Degree in Nursing – Bridge Admissions Option.”

    Additional information can be found in the admission packet.

    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 VADN program and passing the NCLEX-RN exam, graduates are eligible to apply to institutions such as, University of Missouri-Columbia, Central Methodist University, and Chamberlain 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