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About the Associate of Science in Nursing Program

Application Deadlines

February 15 (June – March)
April 15 (August – May) 
July 15 (October – July)
September 15 (January – October)

  • This is an LPN to ASN and Paramedic to ASN program.
  • Applicants must be an LPN with a license to practice in Missouri or in a Compact state or a Paramedic with a Missouri State or national license.


About the Associate of Science in Nursing Program

Learn more about the Associate of Science in Nursing program! The OTC Associate of Science in Nursing program has been awarded accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Nursing Education. Our program received full approval by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. We designed our program as an LPN to RN program that permits the qualifying LPN to complete the RN nursing courses in 36 weeks. Graduates who are eligible to apply should write the NCLEX-RN exam to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. The Bureau of Labor Statistics states that it expects the employment outlook for RNs 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
  • Apply critical thinking skills
  • Promote health to individuals, groups and communities
  • Function in the role of provider of care, manager of care and as a member within the discipline of nursing

Hybrid Track

The OTC Associate of Science in Nursing program is a hybrid program which consists of classes primarily delivered in an online format but may require lab, simulation, and clinical time in Springfield, Branson and/or healthcare facilities in the surrounding area.

Advising Sessions

The program encourages applicants to attend a nursing advising session to learn what it will require prior to and during the application process. We offer nursing program advising sessions frequently and no appointment is necessary.

Conditional Acceptance

Conditional acceptance is granted in certain situations.  To learn about Conditional Acceptance,  please sign up for an ASN program information session or e-mail Dr. Tena Wheeler at

Contact Us

Questions that cannot be answered via the provided links should be emailed to, or you can contact the Allied Health office in Lincoln Hall, room 210, on the OTC Springfield campus at the following numbers: 417-447-8803, 447-8804 or 447-8954.


The Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) awarded the OTC Associate of Science in Nursing program accreditation. The location of the ACEN is 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. You can reach the commission at 404-975-5000, by fax at 404-975-5020 or by email at Or visit their website at

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