LPN to ADN Bridge


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.

Application Information

Application periods

Online applications are only available during open application periods. Applicants must submit their application online.

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

Students are strongly encouraged to read the LPN to ADN bridge admissions requirements (PDF), BEFORE applying. We also urge students to meet with an academic advisor before applying.

Health care experience

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.

Career and salary information

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.

Program costs

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
Books $1,000
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
Immunizations (varies) varies
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
In-district $12,469-$13,165
Out-of-district $20,757-$22,125
Out-of-state $26,603-$28,445

*Costs are subject to change without notice.

Transfer made simple

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.

Learn more about MCC's seamless transfer

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