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Webpage revised 01/31/2024 (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.

Licensure Results

  2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
NCLEX-PN  98.00%   98.00%   97.00% 100% 100%
NCLEX-RN 87.50% 86.40%   94.60%   94.60%   96.00%

Bi-Level Nursing Program

Jefferson College offers two separate nursing programs:

  • Level I/PN [Certificate]
    • Current Level I/PN students meeting progression requirements (i.e. maintain a cumulative 85% average in all Level I/PN courses) are automatically admitted to the Level II/RN program.
  • Level II/RN [Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree]
    • A limited number of already practicing LPN's are admitted to the Level II/RN program on a space available basis only as Bridge students.

Having two separate nursing programs means there will be differences in program requirements for both applicants & current students.

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. 

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.


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).

Nursing Student Handbook

Student Handbook:      Program Entry:
2023-24 Bi-level Nursing Student Handbook      FA23 PN & RN Day / SP24 PN & RN Evening
2022-23 Bi-level Nursing Student Handbook      FA22 PN & RN Day / SP23 PN & RN Evening
2021-22 Bi-level Nursing Student Handbook      FA21 PN & RN Day / SP22 PN & RN Evening

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.

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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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