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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, Online & Savannah 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 Psychology 3
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 I 6
RN205 Mental Health Nursing2
RN204 PN to ADN Transition1
BI243Microbiology 4

Second Semester

RN202Adult Nursing II4
RN200Leadership in Nursing 2
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!

Patient-Centered Care

Demonstrate patient-centered, caring, culturally sensitive nursing care based on complex physiological, psychosocial and sociological needs of patients.

Teamwork and Collaboration

Collaborate with members of the interprofessional health care team to promote continuity of patient care and achievement of optimal outcomes.

Evidence Based Practice

Use best current evidence, expert opinion, and clinical expertise as a basis for quality nursing practice and clinical judgment.

Quality Improvement

Promote the development and implementation of quality improvement strategies to advance health care services.


Create a safe environment for patients, self, and others.


Integrate information technology resources into the provision of patient care.


Integrate leadership and management skills when directing and influencing patient care.


Model nursing practice using professional, ethical, legal, and humanistic principles within regulatory guidelines.

    • 70% of students will complete the program within 150% of program length.
    • 90% of graduates will pass the NCLEX-RN on the first attempt.
    • 90% of graduates who respond to the 6-12 m Graduate Survey will be employed.
    • 90% of employers rate new graduates as 3 or better on a 4-point scale on how well the graduate outcomes prepared students for their current role as a practicing nurse.
    • 90% of alumni 6-12 month post-graduation score 3 or better (4 ranking highest degree of satisfaction) of overall program satisfaction.

Title IV: NCMC’s program is designed to prepare students for the NCLEX examination, which is required for nursing licensure and employment in Missouri and other states. To ensure we provide only accurate and current information, NCMC does not actively monitor changes to licensing requirements in other states. Therefore, we have not made an official determination whether this program meets all current licensure or certification requirements for other states or U.S. territories. Students intending to work in other states are strongly encouraged to verify licensing and certification requirements with the appropriate state board.

Program Contact Information

Keri Johnson

Nursing Administrative Specialist – Trenton
[email protected]
(660) 357-6316

Pam Albert

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

Kelly Claycomb, RN, MSN

Director of PN to ADN Program
[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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