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Metropolitan Community College LPN to ADN Bridge Program

Apply to LPN to ADN Bridge Program

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute

Interim Director of Nursing:  Dr. Gina Taylor
Program Coordinator: Andrea "Ollie" Trejo
Office Hours: 816.604.4175; Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm


Application Periods

Starts June 2021 (summer):
Apply February 1 through February 21, 2021 Day program ONLY

Starts August 2021 (fall):
Apply May 1 through May 22, 2021 Day program ONLY

Before Applying to the Program: Read the LPN to ADN Bridge Admissions requirements. Meet with an  Academic Advisor


LPN to ADN Bridge Admission Requirements

All requirements must be met by all applicants prior to the start of any given application period. This includes those students with degrees and previous college course work, taking the ACCUPLACER and TEAS exams, and completing any pre-requisite courses.

  • Complete the five pre-requisite course requirements with a grade of “C” or better AND a minimum pre-requisite of 2.75 GPA. GPA is based on program pre-requisites only. Apply to MCC.
  •  Submit all non-MCCKC official transcripts to the Student Data Center. Transcripts must be received and evaluated from all colleges and universities you have attended before the start of any given application period. Send official transcripts to: Metropolitan Community College, Student Data Center, 3200 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64111.
  •  Take the ACCUPLACER test at MCC.  Test scores must be less than three (3) years old. Student must meet or exceed the required scores in all three sections; Algebra, Reading, and Writing. All required scores must be obtained on either a first or second attempt when taking the test. Failure to meet the required scores on the second attempt will require the student to take the indicated required classes. Students will not be eligible to apply until the required course(s) listed (see table below) have been completed with a grade of “C” or better prior to the start of any given application period.
    Subject Score  Required Your Score Required Classes
    Algebra 237
    (AAF)
    If not a 237 in the Advance Algebra & Functions (AAF) level
    *200 through 240 MATH 31 & MATH 95 in that order
    *241 through 300 MATH 95
    * Tested into Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra & Statistics (QAS) level
    Reading 256 213 through 229 READ 10/30, READ 11/31, READ 100, in that order
    230 through 247 READ 11/31 & READ 100, in that order
    248 through 255 READ 100
    Writing 246 200 through 231 ENGL 28/80 & ENGL 30/90, in that order
    232 through 245 ENGL 30/90
  • ACT/SAT scores will not be accepted in place of the ACCUPLACER scores.
  • Students with degrees and previous college course work must still take the ACCUPLACER.
  • The ACCUPLACER must be taken BEFORE the application period begins
  • Any course taken for credit by examination (CLEP) will receive a grade of "C."

PSYC 140, PSYC 243, CHEM 105, BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 and BIOL 210, plus BIOL 208.  These must be completed prior to the start of any given application period.  Science courses cannot be greater than five (5) years old at the time of application.

If CHEM 105, BIOL 109 or BIOL 110 & 210 are greater than five (5) years old prior to the start of the application period but are less than six (6) years old, they will be “grandfathered” by BIOL 208 Microbiology, as long as BIOL 208 Microbiology is not greater than five (5) years old at the time of the application.

If BIOL 208 Microbiology is greater than five (5) or more years old at the time of application, it is expired and will need to be retaken prior to applying.

If any of the science courses mentioned above were taken six (6) or more years ago, they must be repeated prior to the application period.

  • Take the ATI TEAS exam.  The TEAS exam must be taken prior to the start of any given application period. A minimum total adjusted score of 60.0% must be obtained on either a first or second attempt in taking the exam. Failure to meet the required scores on the second attempt will make you ineligible to apply to the program. Go to ATI website (www.atitesting.com), print a copy of the ATI TEAS, attach it to the application, and submit during application period
  • Submit your program application.  Applications will be accepted February 1 – February 21 during normal business hours for a fall semester start date, and May 1 - May 15 during normal business hours for a spring semester start date.  The application period ends at 4:00 p.m. the last day of the application period.
  • Submit with your application. Copy of your current Missouri Practical Nursing license. 
LPN to ADN Bridge Admission Ranking Points
  • Applicants will be selected based on ranking points.  A maximum of 6 possible ranking points can be obtained
  • Pre-requisite GPA:  Up to a maximum of 4 points based on pre-requisite courses
  • Health Care Experience:  Experience as an LPN must be documented on the LPN Experience Verification Form, which is located in the LPN to ADN website.
  • PN MCC graduates: Will received 1 point for completing our PN certificate

Admission criteria to the program are subject to change without notice.  If changes are made to the admission criteria, the applicant will need to meet all requirements that are in effect at the time of application. Plus, successful completion of the requirements necessary for admission to the program does not guarantee acceptance to the program

  • Once accepted into the nursing program, students will attend a mandatory meeting to discuss the following next steps and the required information below:
    • Background check
    • Health records
    • Certified Profile
    • Physical exam
    • Immunizations for:  chicken pox, measles, mumps, rubella, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis, influenza, hepatitis B (waiver accepted for Hepatitis B immunization)
    • Recent photo on file
    • CPR training
    • Family Care Safety Registry
    • Drug screen to be done at the site required by MCC.  A positive screen may result in further requirements and a delayed entry into the program.
    • Reliable transportation:  Assignments to clinical sites are done on a random basis.  Many sites are not accessible by public transportation. NOTE: Clinical sites are within the 60 mile ratios of MCC-Penn Valley.
    • Child care, if needed.
    • Work schedule that is flexible to accommodate class and clinical requirements.  NOTE:  Clinical schedules are not typically available until close to the start of the semester.
    • MCC requires a plan for payment of program costs on the day of enrollment.

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..