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Associate Degree Nursing (AAS)

NCMC’s Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is designed to prepare LPN’s for the role of a Registered Professional Nurse (RN).   NCMC offers three ADN programs: Trenton, OnlineMaryville all of which are 9 months in length, running August – May.


NCMC’s PN to ADN program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and NCMC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Associate Degree in Nursing (PN to ADN) program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue NW; Washington, DC, 20037; (202) 909-2526.


BI240Anatomy (with lab)4
BI242**Physiology (with lab) OR4
**Any additional science course w/lab if needed3-4
PY121General Psychology3
EN101*English I3
SP175Speech OR
SP220Interpersonal Communications3

Note:  A minimum grade of “C” is required for all courses in the nursing curriculum plan, theory, lab, and/or clinical.
*Testing Placement Score must be on file
*BI240 Anatomy is a pre-requisite for BI242 Physiology
** Students from Practical Nursing Programs with less than the required eight (8) credit hours of Anatomy and Physiology, will be required to take additional science coursework. Transcripts are evaluated on an individual basis.


First Semester

RN201Adult Nursing I6
RN205Mental Health Nursing2
RN204PN to ADN Transition1

Second Semester

RN202Adult Nursing II4
RN200Leadership in Nursing2
RN206Maternal & Child Health Nursing4
HI103American History to 1877 OR
HI104American History from 18773
PL216National Government3

**Microbiology and History/Government may be taken prior to or concurrently while in the PN to ADN program
*Please see your advisor or the NCMC Academic Catalog for specific course choices in each area.

  • Dual credit/Transfer credit – This plan is designed for students with no dual or transfer credit. Consider any prior college credit to avoid repeating coursework. We will need official transcripts for these courses.
  • Workshop Courses – This plan assumes the student does not need to take Workshop courses. Placement test scores determine whether or not the student will need to complete Workshop courses. You can learn more about Workshop courses in the NCMC Academic Catalog.
  • Tracking classes – It is very important to meet with your advisor prior to enrollment every semester. Your advisor will be sure that you are staying on track to graduate, taking appropriate courses that will transfer, meeting transfer requirements, and you remain eligible for any financial aid.
  • Financial Aid – Financial Aid can be affected by the number of credit hours you take each semester. Speak with a Financial Aid Representative if you have questions or want to withdraw from a class.
  • Changes – Keep your advisor informed of any degree changes or future educational goals. If you start to struggle, your advisor can assist you in developing a plan to get you back on track!

Program Contact Information

Keri Johnson

Nursing and Health Science Administrative Assistant – Trenton Program
[email protected]
(660) 357-6316

Kaitlyn Coleman

Nursing Administrative Specialist – Online and Maryville Programs
[email protected]
(660) 357-6799

Kelly Claycomb, RN, MSN

Director of PN to ADN Program and Nursing Faculty
[email protected]
(660) 357-6312

Sophia Swink, RN, MSN

Maryville PN to ADN Program Coordinator
[email protected]
(660) 359-3948 ext. 1903

Ashley Lamma, RN, MSN

Trenton PN to ADN Program Coordinator
[email protected]
(660) 359-6802


Student Success Coordinator
[email protected]
(660) 357-6309

Sue Nichols, RN, BSN

PN to ADN Online Nursing Coordinator
[email protected]
(660) 357-6361

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