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Degree Programs

Medical Assistant

Academic Associate of Science Degree

The Medical Assistant program is designed to provide the student with fundamental skills that will enable them to function at entry level as a Medical Assistant in the health care setting.  The student will possess a broad range of administrative skills to educate patients and support business aspects of the medical organization.  The classes listed below are not necessarily taught in the sequence shown.  The Medical Assistant student will possess the requisite skills and knowledge to obtain a national Medical Assistant certification at the end of course study.

Program Prerequisites: None


Professional Nursing (RN)

Academic Associate of Science Degree in Nursing

The Professional Nursing (RN) Program is designed for students who have chosen to pursue a career as a Registered Nurse. The program consists of 72 credit hours with clinical in various health care facilities. A student will be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN and upon successfully passing the NCLEX and upon State licensure, can become a Registered Nurse (RN). Professional Nursing (RN) from Bolivar Technical College will provide the students with training in: Fundamentals of Nursing, Pharmacology, Medical-Surgical, Maternal/Child Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, and Leadership and Management. Classes listed are not necessarily taught in the sequence shown.

Download the Professional Nursing (RN) Handbook
Program Prerequisites: None


Professional Nursing (RN) ‘Bridge’

Academic Associate of Science Degree in Nursing

The Registered Nurse Bridge Program is designed for students who are already currently Missouri Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and have chosen to pursue a career as a Registered Nurse.  Completion of the nursing program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure examination.  Successful completion of the Professional Nursing for LPN to RN program does not guarantee licensure (see section 335.066 RSMO).

Download the Professional Nursing (RN) Handbook
Program Requirements: Undisciplined Missouri LPN license
Program Prerequisites:

BIO 111       Anatomy & Physiology I               4
BIO 211       Anatomy & Physiology II              4
CHE 103      Fundamentals of Chemistry        4
PSY 101       Introduction to Psychology         3
BIO 302       Principles of Human Nutrition    3


If you’re unsure which path is right for you, take a look at our Which Program is Right For Me? page and call (417) 777-5062 to schedule a meeting with our admissions staff to answer questions.