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Webpage revised 12/15/2022 (Information is subject to change without notice)

Thank you for your interest in the Jefferson College Bi-level Nursing Program; please take a moment to browse our website for answers about applying to our program.

Nursing program applications are accepted year-round for the Level I/PN and Level II/RN Bridge programs!

The information presented within this website is Jefferson College Bi-level Nursing Department's official up-to-date policies and procedures. Nursing program information referring to Jefferson College that is found outside of the Jefferson College Nursing website is null and void.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Pre-requisite courses, program entrance exam, application for admission, etc.

GROUP NURSING TOURS: Our group nursing tours are offered twice a month and are hosted by the Jefferson College Office of Admissions in conjunction with the Nursing Department. If you would like to join us for a guided group nursing tour, please reserve your spot here.

ENTRANCE EXAM: The Jefferson College Bi-Level Nursing Program is in the process of transitioning from the HESI A2 entrance exam to the ATI TEAS entrance exam.

  • Fall 2023: The TEAS exam will be administered to all nursing applicants. Unexpired HESI A2 scores (within 2 years of the program start date) will also be accepted.
  • Spring 2024: Only the TEAS exam will be accepted.
  • The ATI TEAS exam may be completed at the Jefferson College Hillsboro and Arnold Testing Centers; exams are proctored.

    • An appointment is not required; walk-ins for the TEAS exam are welcome!

    • Exception: If testing accommodations are required, please contact the Disability Support Services office to schedule the TEAS entrance exam.

  • Students can retake the ATI TEAS exam once every 60 days. During the waiting period students are strongly encouraged to remediate the areas they scored basic or developmental. A Focused Review will be available in your ATI account. Jefferson College will not accept test scores taken prior to the end of the two‐month waiting period, regardless of the score obtained.

PN and RN BRIDGE Application for Admission Deadline

  • FALL 2023 (Day program)
    • The nursing application for admission deadline is TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2023 (by 4:30 p.m.).
      • Applications for Admission MUST be completed in full; ALL questions must be answered.
      • ALL application materials MUST be turned in (see application process).
    • Applicants will be notified of their application status by April 30th (at the latest), through their Jeffco student email.
    • Mandatory Orientation for accepted applicants will take place in June 2023: Date/time to be determined.
    • Clinical Requirement Checklist - applicants may begin gathering their immunization records or receiving immunizations, or having titers completed to show immunization.
    • RNR138 Intro to Bridging Course: RN Bridge accepted applicants are required to take and successfully complete the RNR138 (1 credit hour) course.
      • Semester: Summer 2023
      • Dates: To be determined
      • Course Day/Time: To be determined


Jefferson College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

The Nursing Level I/PN and Level II/RN programs have Full Approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN).

Admission Information & Progression

The Bi-level Nursing Program admits all beginning nursing students to Level I/PN, with students progressing to Level II/RN after graduation from Level I/PN. A limited number of already practicing LPN's are admitted to Level II/RN on a space available basis only. All students progressing within the program must meet progression requirements, including licensure as an LPN by midterm of the first semester of Level II/RN. Once progression requirements are met, admission to Level II/RN is automatic; reapplication is not necessary. 

Nursing Student Handbook

Student Handbook:      Program Entry:
2021-22 Bi-level Nursing Student Handbook      FA21 PN & RN Day / SP22 PN & RN Evening
2020-21 Bi-level Nursing Student Handbook      FA20 PN & RN Day / SP21 PN & RN Evening
2019-20 Bi-level Nursing Student Handbook      FA19 PN & RN Day / SP20 PN & RN Evening

Licensure Results

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
NCLEX-PN   97.62%   98.00%   98.00%   97.00% 100%
NCLEX-RN 78.79% 87.50% 86.40%   94.60% 94.60%

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Jefferson College’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for Jefferson College. The policy statements address Jefferson College’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, for example, policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses.

Additionally, this report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, fire safety, Jefferson College Campus Police Department enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of importance related to security and safety on campus. Also included are crime statistics for three previous calendar years which were reported to have occurred on campus, in or on off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the school, and on public property within or immediately adjacent to the campus.

This report is available online at:

You may also request a paper copy from the Jefferson College Police Department by phone at 636-481-3500 or at Jefferson College Hillsboro-802 Mel Carnahan Drive, Apartment 214, Hillsboro, MO 63050; Jefferson College Arnold-1687 Missouri State Road, Arnold, MO 63010; or Jefferson College Imperial-4400 Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold, MO 63010.

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