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Welcome to the Center For Nursing & Health Sciences

Center for Nursing & Health Sciences

STLCC is a leading provider of healthcare education in Missouri. Our students represent nearly half of the region’s healthcare jobs. We work closely with employers to meet their workforce needs to better serve our community.

Forest Park – CNHS Virtual Tour

Committed to the Health of St. Louis

The Center for Nursing and Health Sciences at our Forest Park campus is home to approximately 900 students in nursing and health sciences professions. It is the first new building constructed on our Forest Park campus in 20 years, a state-of-the-art learning environment featuring the latest technology.

The district-wide nursing program at STLCC is currently undergoing significant expansion. Our goal is to enroll 192 students on each of our 4 main campuses – Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood – increasing enrollment capacity by 75% over the next 3-5 years. This will make STLCC one of the largest nursing programs in the region. Thus, helping meet the growing workforce needs for registered nurses and other healthcare professionals.

A significant investment in the nursing program has created an opportunity to offer our nursing students a premier learning experience at an affordable cost. Our convenient locations offer accessibility for students throughout the Greater St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Our nursing program supports diversity and welcomes all students. Our graduates achieved 93-94% National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) pass rates over the past two years, much higher than state and national averages.

Current State of the Regional Healthcare Workforce

Nursing & Health Science Programs

Featured Partners

STLCC has clinical affiliation agreements and partnerships with most of the area hospitals and clinics, including those in the BJC, SSM, Mercy and St. Luke’s healthcare systems, for training nurses and other health sciences students.

DePaul SSM and STLCC are partnering on a new pilot program that will encourage high schools students to pursue careers in nursing and health sciences. Students will complete Certified Nursing Assistant training while in high school and prepare for entry into the nursing or health science programs at STLCC. DePaul SSM will offer select students scholarships and support as students complete their education at STLCC.

BJC HealthCare’s Institute for Learning Development has partnered with STLCC since April 2019 to provide students with training in Patient Care Technician (PCT) and Medical Assistant (MA) opportunities. During the first year, the program enrolled 76 students across five cohorts. For many individuals interested in transitioning to a healthcare career, having to leave a job while learning the skills necessary can be a daunting barrier. STLCC’s partnership with BJC HealthCare alleviates a student’s need to choose immediate income over training. Students in the program have an opportunity to earn while they learn, and upon satisfactory completion, continue PCT employment with BJC.

COVID-19 Rapid Response Retraining Program

With so many individuals losing jobs or being furloughed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and unemployment crisis, the College is offering innovative programs to retrain displaced workers for jobs in the healthcare sector. We are offering short-term credentials, such as non-credit training and Certificates of Specialization and Proficiency.

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