PN to ADN Requirements:


The following criteria must be met in order to be eligible for acceptance into the North Central Missouri College Associate Degree Nursing Program (Trenton, Maryville & Online Programs):

Trenton, Maryville and Online programs

  • 1st-Be accepted as an NCMC student
    • Students can apply online at www.ncmissouri.edu
    • Official transcripts from previous institutions must be submitted to the NCMC Admissions office
  • 2nd-Submit Nursing Application and notarized Waiver Form
    • These must be submitted to the student’s first choice site (see “How to Apply” on next page)
  • 3rd- Complete the Pre-Entrance Test – ATI TEAS Test.  Previous results accepted but must be taken within the last 2 years. 
    • Minimum score of 58.7% is required to be considered for acceptance for the Trenton and Maryville campuses
    • Minimum score of 67.1% is required to be considered for acceptance for the Online program due to the rigorous nature of the online learning environment.
    • Maximum number of attempts is 3 per calendar year
    • Applicants must wait 30 days between testing dates.  If a student tests more than one time in a 30-day period, the second test score will be void
    • The ATI TEAS may be taken at a site of the student’s choosing.  Information on the TEAS test offered at NCMC campus locations is outlined on page 22. 
    • It is the student’s responsibility to ensure the nursing program receives the student’s TEAS test score.
  • Unencumbered current license as an LPN with IV certification
    • Students graduating from a PN program after June 1 of the current year have until November 1 of the PN-ADN program to submit proof of an unencumbered LPN license with IV certification.
    • If currently licensed at the time of application, applicants must provide proof of licensure and IV certification with their application
  • Graduate of from a state-approved LPN program
    • Students currently enrolled in a PN program may be accepted contingent upon completion of the PN program by the start of the PN to ADN program
  • Must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0
    • Students must have a 2.0 GPA with NCMC and/or a cumulative 2.0 GPA including all college coursework
  • Admission is contingent upon maintaining a 2.0 cumulative grade point average
  • Applicant must be in good academic standing with NCMC
  • Complete pre-requisite classes with a “C” or greater.  Students can be admitted to the program prior to fully completing the pre-requisite classes.  All pre-requisite classes must be completed by the semester prior to starting the nursing program.
    • Anatomy & Physiology (BI238) – 8 credit hours with a lab
      • Can be taken as two separate 4 credit hour courses with lab (BI240 and BI242)
      • If applicant is transferring in credit from another institution and A&P is not equal to 8 credit hours with lab, the applicant will be required to complete a Biology or Chemistry class of 3 hours or greater to meet the 8 hour A&P requirement
    • General Psychology (PY121) – 3 credit hours
    • Speech (SP175) – 3 credit hours
    • English I (EN101) – 3 credit hours
  • Admission is contingent upon completing a satisfactory background check, negative drug screening and completion of all required immunizations.  Admission to the program does not guarantee licensure.
    • Any applicant who has been convicted of felonies and/or misdemeanors must discuss this matter with the Program Director
    • Clinical facilities may restrict attendance based on felony.
    • If an applicant’s drug screen is positive, the student must submit written proof of a current prescription for the appropriate medication.  Failure to provide documentation will result in the student’s dismissal from the program. Legally prescribed medical marijuana is not allowed as it is against federal regulations and prohibited by clinical sites