Associate of Science in Nursing (Traditional & Hybrid Tracks)

Associate of Science in Nursing

Application Deadline: Traditional Track Option - March 1/Hybrid Track Option - August 1

This is an LPN to ASN program, applicant must be a Licensed Practical Nurse to apply.

The OTC Associate of Science in Nursing program has been awarded accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Nursing Education and has received full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. The program is designed as an LPN to RN program that permits the qualifying LPN to complete the RN nursing courses in 36 weeks. Graduates are eligible to apply to write the NCLEX-RN exam, to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that the employment outlook for RNs is expected to increase faster than average for all occupations. Graduates may go to work in hospitals, in inpatient and outpatient departments, physician offices, nursing care facilities, home health care services, government agencies, and outpatient care centers.

The OTC Associate of Science in Nursing program will prepare the students to:

  • provide quality health care
  • function as a member of the interdisciplinary team to promote health
  • aply critical thinking skills
  • promote community health to individuals, groups and communities
  • function in the role of provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing

The OTC Associate of Science in Nursing program has two completion options: the Traditional Track and the Hybrid Track.

Traditional track option - consists of classes scheduled during the daytime hours and require students to attend all classes in a "seated" format on the Springfield campus.

Hybrid track option - consists of classes primarily delivered in an online format, but require some face-to-face laboratory and clinical time on Springfield campus and/or surrounding health care facilities.

All applicants are encouraged to attend a nursing advising session to learn what is required prior to and during the application process. Nursing program advising sessions are offered frequently and no appointment is necessary.

Current OTC Practical Nursing students, that are scheduled to graduate in July and have applied for the OTC ASN program, are encouraged to contact to learn more about the "conditional acceptance" opportunity.

Questions that cannot be answered via the provided links should be emailed to or contact the Allied Health office in Lincoln Hall, room 210, on the OTC campus, (417) 447-8803, 447-8954 and 447-8804.


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