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

  • Accepted as a NCMC student
    • Students can apply online at
    • Official transcripts from previous institutions must be submitted
  • Nursing Application and notarized Waiver Form
    • These must be submitted to the student’s first choice site (see “How to Apply” section in Pre-Admission Packet)
  • Pre-Entrance Test – ATI TEAS Test taken within the last 2 years
    • Minimum score of 58.7% is required to be considered for acceptance
    • Early acceptance (March) requires minimum score of 67.1%
    • 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
    • See the Pre-Admission Packet for testing dates and instructions on how to register for a test
  • 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 from high school or college
    • All university or college coursework attempted will be considered when determining a student’s cumulative grade point average
    • College transcript supersedes high school transcript
  • 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 (must be completed at least by the semester prior to the nursing program starting):
    • 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 an additional science course with lab.
    • 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 PN to ADN Program Director
    • Our clinical partners have the right to deny placement to any student.  Students denied clinical placement for any reason will not be able to complete the program requirements; therefore, they will be withdrawn from the program. North Central Missouri College will NOT seek additional areas for clinical placement should a student be denied placement.
    • 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
    • If an applicant has graduated the NCMC PN program within the last year, they will not need to complete the background check for the PN to ADN program, only the drug screening.
    • Students with criminal findings on the background check and/or a positive drug screen who are denied clinical placement will not be able to complete the program, therefore, they will be withdrawn from the program.

There is no age specification on acceptance into the nursing program; however, some clinical facilities may not allow students under a designated age to complete clinical time in their facilities. Therefore, students under 18 who are unable to meet the clinical requirements of those facilities may be unable to complete the clinical objectives set for each student within the program, hence jeopardizing student completion.

*Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee acceptance into the program