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Welcome to North Central Missouri College’s Online PN to ADN Program!

For our Online PN to ADN Program, all coursework is delivered in an asynchronous online format. Faculty members are accessible for virtual or phone meetings to aid students as needed. Additionally tutoring and mentoring services are readily available to support students throughout their journey, complemented by a range of other NCMC student services.

While the majority of the program can be completed online, students will be required to attend on-campus lab and simulations as well as attend clinical. Clinical rotations will take place at NCMC’s clinical sites in Missouri. Clinicals can potentially be on any day of the week. Weekends and night shifts will be required.

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.

How many times will I travel to campus?

Answer:

Fall:

  • Students will attend the in-person orientation held in July.
  • Students will attend the first day of class on campus in August.
  • There will be at least 3 additional times in the fall semester that students will need to travel to campus for lab or simulation activities. 

Spring:

  • Students will attend NCMC’s Health Science Day 
  • Students will be required to travel to campus for  simulation activities at least 4 times.
  • Graduation 

These dates are posted in advance so that students can plan accordingly. This does not include travel for clinical rotations.

How is clinical set up?

Answer: Clinical is scheduled in block rotations (2-4 days per month). Some are weekdays, weekends, and day or night shifts will be required. 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.

How many hours per week should I expect to spend on my learning?

Answer: Students should be able to devote, on average, 40 hours per week to this program. The asynchronous format  requires students be able to organize their time and discipline themselves to cover the shared material.

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION

Andrea Schuelke, MSN, RN
PN to ADN Online Nursing Coordinator
[email protected]
(660) 357-6902

Keri Johnson
Nursing Administrative Specialist – Online
[email protected]
(660) 357-6316

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