For our Online PN to ADN Program, all course work is delivered in the online format. Online chats and faculty tutoring are regularly available to students in the program. Onsite labs, at the main campus in Trenton or outreach site in Savannah, and some weekday and/or weekend clinical are required. Clinicals are to be completed at NCMC’s clinical sites in Missouri. This program has 36 seats and starts each August.
Out of state applicants: Please validate with your State Board of Nursing to ensure a program of this nature will meet your state’s educational requirements for licensure. Admission preference for the online program will be offered to those who reside in Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, or Nebraska, as all clinical is completed in Missouri.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How many days per week do I need to be on campus?
Answer: Students will need to attend an orientation session in July and during the first week of classes in August. There will be 2-3 additional times per semester that students will need to travel to campus for simulation activities. These dates are posted in advance so that students can plan accordingly.
How is clinical set up?
Answer: Clinical is scheduled in block rotations (2-4 days per month). Some are week days and some weekends, so students may request their preference according to their work schedules. Please note that we may not be able to accommodate all preferences based on the availability of the clinical site. Clinical schedules are posted as the semester begins so that students can plan accordingly for work and other outside commitments.
Where is clinical?
Answer: All clinical for the Online PN to ADN program is currently held at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, MO and the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia, MO.
Can I do my clinical rotations at a location close to where I live with a preceptor?
Answer: No, this program does not utilize preceptors. Since this is a pre-licensure ADN program, all clinical must be done on location at Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph, MO or on the NCMC campus.
Do I need to find a proctor for exams?
Answer: No, all testing can be completed at home. The NCMC Nursing Department utilizes a secure online testing software that students subscribe to each semester.