State Fair Community College

Associate Degree Nursing Advanced Placement - Year Two

Why get an associate degree in nursing?

Prospective students wanting to become a registered nurse will find program information under the Practical Nursing web page for our Bi-level Associate Degree Nursing Program.  Students may complete the requirements for the NCLEX-RN (licensing exam for RN) in two years if the student is not already a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).

If you are an LPN and want to advance your career, this is the program for you. This is year 2 of a two year program. It consists of a transitions course and two full semesters of classes. Pre-requisite courses are listed under the selection criteria link at the bottom of this website.

For financial aid assistance, please visit the Financial Aid Web page listed under the Services for Students link for information on how to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid and other scholarship opportunities. Another source for free nursing scholarships and other financial aid resources can be accessed at

SFCC's Associate Degree Nursing program is offered in Sedalia (August and January starts) and in Eldon at the Eldon Career Center (January start). Applications are reviewed monthly for acceptance when all requirements are met and received. Accepted students are assigned the next available seat.


The mission of the Associate Degree Nursing program is to prepare students to become registered professional nurses Through a bi-level program in an educational environment that promotes critical thinking, growth of the individual student and a holistic view of health care. The student is expected to be caring, conscientious, flexible, professional, and accountable for their actions. In addition, education is a learning process that results in behavioral change and is most effective as a shared responsibility. For more information, view the AAS in Nursing program guide sheet.

The Associate Degree Nursing program requires an application for admission in addition to the SFCC Application for Admission. Please go to the Applications page to access both required applications. Select the Associate Degree Nursing (Year Two) application link to learn about the selection process, application guidelines such as State Board of Nursing requirements, costs, and forms. 

Admission Criteria   Essential Qualifications
Statement of Philosophy   Outcome Criteria

 View COURSE CATALOG for program requirements.

Transferable credit

Many courses at SFCC are transferable to four-year institutions. With this type of flexibility, you can receive an affordable Associate Degree in Nursing at SFCC with immediately marketable skills, and still have the option of pursuing a plan to transfer to a four-year institution, just let your SFCC advisor know prior to enrollment.

Bachelor's degree

Students can also earn a bachelor's in nursing on the Sedalia campus from Central Methodist University (CMU). For more information, click on CMU.


Rhonda Hutton Gann
Heckart Science and Allied Health Center, Room 839
(660) 596-7228

The program is approved by the Missouri Board of Nursing.

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