If you're an LPN, the next step up the career ladder, higher salary, more responsibility and greater opportunity is to become a registered nurse (RN).
A RN is one of the top ten professions in the country. They have a wide range of duties and can get involved in diagnosing and treating, health teaching, health counseling and executing medical plans prescribed by a physician. RN's provide direction to licensed practical nurses (LPNs) and nursing aids.
Our one-year program takes into account your training and experience so you can "bridge" the gap to an associate degree in nursing (ADN) and prepare you to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.
You'll get hands-on experience and excellent instruction in our state-of-the-art Health Science Institute.
Online applications are only available during open application periods. Applicants must submit their application online.
Starts Summer 2023 (June)
Apply February 1 to February 21, 2023
Starts Fall 2023 (August)
Apply May 1 to May 22, 2023
Starts Summer 2024 (June)
Apply February 1 to February 21, 2024
Starts Fall 2024 (August)
Apply May 1 to May 22, 2024
After you complete admission requirements and submit an application to the LPN-ADN program, you will be ranked based on criteria listed in the program information.
The health care experience form (PDF) must be completed as part of the application. The health care experience form cannot be signed by the applicant. It must be signed by a direct supervisor/educator.
Our A.A.S LPN to ADN degree program gives you hands-on experience and excellent instruction in our state-of-the-art Health Science Institute. Our program prepares you to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. *Completing the program does not guarantee licensing from the State Board of Nursing. For additional information, go to Missouri State Board of Nursing website.
We meet the highest standards in the nursing field. Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. and fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Visit the MoSCORES website for information on MCC's programs, including length, credit hours, and wage and employment data. Search Metropolitan Community College. Note: The historical data listed is informational and can vary based on the number of credit hours students earn, local wage conditions and other factors.
This includes the total program cost including nursing courses plus prerequisites.
|Credit hours needed||74-80|
|In-district @ $116.00 per credit hour||$8,584-$9,280|
|Out-of-district MO resident @ $228.00 per credit hour||$16,872-$18,240|
|Out-of-state or international @ $307 per credit hour||$22,718-$24,560|
|Other program fees|
|Supplies (scrubs, practice bag, stethoscope, etc.)||$700|
|National Student Nurse Association (NSNA) membership||$35|
|EHR GO Perfect EHR per the program||$155|
|$400 per course for program cost||$1,600|
|Clinical student background check||$130|
|Family safety care registry: Student must obtain||$15|
|NCLEX fee (Pearson VUE testing)||$200|
|Background check (Missouri State Board of Nursing requirement to be performed three months prior to graduation)||$50|
|Total program costs|
*Costs are subject to change without notice.
Many MCC students plan to transfer. Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily. That's why we're experts at it.
We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities, so make sure you speak with an academic advisor before enrolling, particularly since transfer agreements can change based on curriculum revisions.
If you are already and LPN, you can earn an Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing in just three semesters, following completion of admission requirements including five prerequisites courses.
The ADN or Associate of Applied Science is a two-year degree. The BSN or Bachelor of Science is a four-year degree. MCC offers the ADN degree.
Graduates of both types of nursing programs are eligible to apply to take the licensing exam to become a registered nurse in all fifty states. In addition, our degree can transfer, if you wish to pursue a bachelor's degree.
The LPN bridge program is for LPNs who wish to continue their education and complete an ADN. Basically, it allows an LPN to get an ADN and RN exam eligibility with three more semesters of study.
There are specific admission requirements and a unique application for the LPN bridge program.
The nursing curriculum is rigorous and time intensive. You will be expected to attend 4-6 hours of class and approximately 16 hours of clinical a week.
There is a significant amount of extra time required in preparation for class and clinical. It will be important for you to consider the time commitment in advance of entering the program, and to discuss with your family and any employers.
We have articulation agreements with several local four-year colleges and universities making it easy to complete a four-year degree. These agreements allow all of your Associated of Applied Science degree courses from MCC to count toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
Schools that MCC has articulation agreements include the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Columbia and Rockhurst University.
No, all admission requirements must be met prior to submitting an application. Any applications submitted prior to the applicant completing the admission requirements will not be considered.
The ACCUPLACER® is the entrance examination required by Metropolitan Community College to test for readiness for college level courses.
Official transcripts from all non-MCC colleges and universities you have attended must be sent to:
Metropolitan Community College
Student Data Center
Kansas City, MO 64111.
Admission to and graduation from the nursing program does not ensure eligibility for state licensure, nor does it guarantee passing the licensure examination.
Any candidate for licensure who has ever been charged or convicted of a misdemeanor or a felony will be required to submit documentation of the court proceedings for that charge or conviction to the State Board of Nursing in which licensure is sought.
Upon completion of the program, the graduate is expected to file an application with the Missouri State Board of Nursing to write the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for the registered professional nurse.
After successful completion of the examination, a license will be granted for the graduate to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Missouri.
If the student has had a criminal conviction in the past, please contact the nursing division chairperson. A conviction may delay or prevent the issuance of a license.
For further information, refer to the Statues of Missouri found in the MCC-Penn Valley Associate Degree Nursing program student handbook or on the website of the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
State licensure boards have the responsibility of determining that each applicant who will practice as a professional healthcare provider / nurse have good moral character.
The boards have the legal right to deny licensure to individuals found to have violated any local, state or federal law. A record of a felony conviction is a factor which must be considered by licensure boards while applying to sit for the licensure examinations.
For detailed information on this, within the State of Missouri, refer to the Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 335 Nurses, Section 335.066 of the Missouri Nurse Practice Act. The Missouri State Board of Nursing also has a link to the statutes.
The Missouri State Board of Nursing will make the decision whether or not to allow an individual to take the licensure examination.
Questions may be directed to:
Missouri State Board of Nursing
3650 Missouri Boulevard
Jefferson City, MO 65102
We meet the highest standards in the professional nursing field. Our program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, the major U.S. nursing school accrediting authority.
To learn more, contact Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326