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 four 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.

Program Contact Information

Health Sciences Office
Moberly Area Community College
101 College Avenue
Moberly, MO 65270-1304
660-263-4100 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, 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 carpool).

    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.

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.

  • Complete the ATI TEAS exam and score a 58% or higher – this test can be scheduled through the MACC website at https://www.macc.edu/testing-at-macc/

  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher

  • Completion of the Required Pre-Entry Courses (23 hours required for acceptance) listed below:

    CLASS

    CREDIT HOURS

    BIO205 Human Anatomy            4
    BIO209 Physiology            4
    PSY101 General Psychology            3
    PSY205 Human Lifespan Development             3
    LAL101 Composition I            3
    MTH140 or higher math            3
    SOC101 Sociology            3
  • Licensed as a Practical Nurse at the time of admission.

Deadline for completed applications is September 1 of each calendar year.

  • Complete the MACC Admissions Application

  • Submit all official transcripts to MACC’s Registrar to include your High School/GED/HiSET and any other colleges attended (including as a Dual Credit Student)—it is the applicant’s 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.

  • To apply to the Virtual ADN – Bridge Program:
    (
    *DEADLINE FOR COMPLETED APPLICATIONS IS SEPTEMBER 1 OF EACH CALENDAR YEAR.)

    1. Once you have completed your MACC Admissions Application and received your username and password information, log in to myMACC.

    2. Click on the Student Tab.

    3. On the left-hand side, click on Program Applications.

    4. Click on the Virtual ADN – Bridge Application Form.

    5. Complete and submit the form.

  • Complete a criminal background check name search at www.machs.mshp.dps.mo.gov and email the results (as an attachment) to healthsciencesapplications@macc.edu

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
https://www.macc.edu

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.

Inquiries 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 inquiries 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

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 a 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. Pay in full all fees due to Moberly Area Community College.

Students seeking any Associate 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

What pre-entry courses are required for acceptance into the program (23 hours required)?

CLASS

CREDIT HOURS

BIO205 Human Anatomy            4
BIO209 Physiology            4
PSY101 General Psychology            3
PSY205 Human Lifespan Development             3
LAL101 Composition I            3
MTH140 or higher math            3
SOC101 Sociology            3

Do I have to have my high school transcript?
Yes. Your high school transcript is required as part of the admissions requirements. Submit all official transcripts to MACC’s Registrar to include your High School/GED/HiSET and any other colleges attended (including as a Dual Credit Student)—it is the applicant’s 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.

Do I have to have all of my college transcripts?
Yes. All college transcripts (including dual credit) must be present in order to evaluate the cumulative GPA. A transcript is required for each individual school you have attended. Submit all official transcripts to MACC’s Registrar to include your High School/GED/HiSET and any other colleges attended (including as a Dual Credit Student)—it is the applicant’s 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.

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 https://www.macc.edu/tuition-and-fees/

If I am accepted into 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.”

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