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What’s Required For Each Program?

Professional Nursing (RN)

  • Prerequisites completed before the application deadline.
  • 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

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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?

The deadline to apply for the Professional Nursing (RN) program is April 1, 2020.

All other programs do not have a deadline to apply; however, the sooner you apply and complete the admissions checklist, the better your chances are at receiving a seat.

We fill our programs, excluding the RN program, in the order of applicants who become qualified for the program. During the qualification period, all of the items on the Admissions Checklist must be completed by the applicant, the college, and external agencies. Once the checklist is marked complete, the applicant’s file will be reviewed for qualification into their desired program. If the applicant qualifies, they will be accepted if seats are available, or added to the waitlist if all seats are taken. If the applicant does not qualify, admissions counseling is recommended for next steps.

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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 Professional Nursing Bridge program and Professional Nursing (RN) program have pre-requisites.

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. See RN Bridge page for the list of pre-requisite classes. 

The RN program requires 8 credit hours to be completed before the application deadline. See RN page for the list of pre-requisite classes.

All other programs do not have prerequisites.

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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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