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until the next semester starts.

First come, first qualified, first accepted.

What’s Required For Each Program?

Professional Nursing (RN)

  • General entrance exam
  • TEAS exam
  • Background check
  • Official High school/GED/College transcript

RN Bridge

  • Prerequisites completed before the application deadline
  • Undisciplined Missouri LPN License
  • ATI PN Comprehensive Predictor exam
  • Background Check
  • Post-Secondary Official transcript
  • IV Certification

Practical Nursing (LPN)

  • General entrance exam
  • TEAS exam
  • Background Check
  • Official High school/GED/College transcript

Medical Assistant (MA)

  • General entrance exam
  • Background check
  • Official High school/GED/College transcript

CNA

  • 50% of tuition paid upfront
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Family Care Safety Registry Background screening

CMT

  • 50% of tuition paid upfront
  • CNA license for 6+ months
  • TABE exam
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Letter of recommendation from your Director of Nursing

Q&A

How do transfer credits work?
After starting your application with us, if you have college credits from another school, you may request an official transcript be sent to us from that institution. Once we receive your BTC application and official transcripts from your previous institution, o ur registrar will evaluate your transcript and we will let you know which classes, if any, are eligible for transfer.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept transfer credits for our core nursing classes; only general education classes will be evaluated. For transfer credit eligibility, please see our Student Catalog for a list of requirements.
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What entrance exams do I need to take?

If you are applying for the Medical Assistant program or general education classes, you will take the Wonderlic exam.

If you are applying for one of the nursing programs, but are taking gen-ed classes before the program begins you will take the Wonderlic exam.

If you are applying for the LPN or RN program, you will take the Wonderlic exam and the TEAS exam.

If you are applying for the LPN to RN Bridge program, you will take the Wonderlic exam and the ATI LPN Comprehensive Predictor that asks nursing related questions.

If you are applying for the CMT program, you will take the TABE test.

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What is the deadline for your application period?

We fill our programs on a first come, first qualified, first served basis, so our application deadline is when the program becomes full. Anyone who gets accepted after the program is full will be put on a waitlist and will take the place of anyone who decides not to start the program.

If the program isn’t full, the deadline is 2 weeks before the program start date. That allows applicants time to complete the application process before the first day of classes.

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Can I fill out the application online?

Not at this time. However, you can print off the official application and fill it out to bring with you to your appointment. Simply click here and print.

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What prerequisites do I need for my program?

The only program that has prerequisites is the Professional Nursing Bridge program. The RN Bridge program is for current licensed LPNs. If you are applying for the Bridge program you will need to complete the 18 credit hours BEFORE the program begins.

All other programs do not have prerequisites, so you can get started right away.

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Besides the application, what all do I need to do to get into the program?

That depends on the program, so the best answer is to give us a call. In general, we will need copies of a few documents, two satisfactory background screenings, an entrance exam or two completed, and some medical records. Call us for the checklist though!

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