February 04, 2021

Sedalia, MissouriFeb. 4, 2021 – Beginning this fall on the Clinton campus, State Fair Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program (registered nursing) will be offered in a hybrid format in which a portion of the coursework is online. Nursing students will also be offered the option to attend designated classes through web conferencing instead of attending on-campus. The Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN) approved the college’s petition last month to offer this format starting Aug. 23.  

This new format improves access to the program for students who would have difficulty traveling to the Clinton campus for class. Also, it is easier for students to balance family and work schedules with nursing school. 

SFCC’s competency-based bi-level program prepares students to meet the requirements to become a licensed practical nurse (Year One), then transition seamlessly to associate degree nursing (Year Two) if the goal is to become a registered nurse. Those who are already certified LPNs or paramedics can apply to the Year Two program. 

SFCC’s Nursing programs are approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. At the completion of Year One, students apply to the MSBN for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam for practical nursing. At the end of Year Two, students apply to the MSBN to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam for registered nursing. Completion of these programs does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure exams. Both programs are ranked #1 by PracticalNursing.org and RegisteredNursing.org. 

Program admission is competitive, and class size is limited. May 1 is the application deadline for fall 2021 nursing program. The requirements and application form are available at sfccmo.edu/nursing. There is no cost to apply.  

For more information, contact Mindy Beebe, Health Sciences Community Liaison, at mbeebe@sfccmo.edu.

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