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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

Offered through Health Professions

@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | Meramec | Wildwood

Nursing is an art and applied science that is practiced in a variety of acute and long-term care settings. Nurses assist groups and individuals in the promotion and maintenance of health, restoration to health, adaptation to long-term illness and provision for comfort when return to health is no longer possible.

Required Courses

The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.

Please see a Student Success Advisor regarding changes in nursing admission requirements.

Additional Requirements

Nursing Program Fast Facts

Female Nurse
 
 
Clinical opportunities throughout the St. Louis area including Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Cardinal Glennon, Mercy, St. Luke’s Hospital and more.
 

STLCC’s nursing program is affordable at $13,000 for the two-year program*. This is approximately 20% of the cost of other similar programs in the St. Louis area.

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

*The estimated cost may vary based on pre-entry course costs.

2 years

Get your nursing degree in as little as 2 years.

84%

Pass Rate for the NCLEX-RN®.

$13,000

Total cost for the two-year program.*

Testimonials

"I choose STLCC for the high-quality education in relation to the low cost. I’ve been able to pay my way through school (with the payment plan) up until my acceptance into the nursing program, where I’ve benefited from scholarships and employer reimbursement covering the entire cost of my books and tuition. I continue to choose and recommend STLCC because it is truly a gem in the community."

- Nursing Student: Richelle Herron

"I started the nursing program to make a better life for myself, but also because a few years ago I lost my grandmother to complications during dialysis. I knew that it was my job to do whatever it took to save other grandmothers and loved ones, like my own. My goal is to become a dialysis nurse and open a dialysis center in memory of my grandmother."

- Nursing Student: Conswayla Bosley

"The STLCC mission of “Expanding Minds. Changing Lives.” could not ring more true. My time at STLCC while completing prerequisites and the nursing program has been nothing short of spectacular. I have gained an extensive amount of knowledge and training that has prepared me to step out into this competitive job market with confidence and a feeling of absolute accomplishment."

- Nursing Student: Daetron Thomas

New Nursing Division

The Nursing Program has seen significant growth in the last several years and is now its own Division at STLCC. In June 2022, we welcomed Jordan Cooper to serve as the Division Dean of Nursing. This exciting transition will work to better serve students and the college as we continue to expand the Nursing Division! You can read more about this transition in STLCC's News!

The Nursing Program is home to approximately 700 students each academic year with many more prospective students completing pre-entry courses. STLCC graduates approximately 260 nurses every calendar year with a current 84% NCLEX pass rate. Enrollment is expected to reach 804 nursing students per year by 2026.

As STLCC continues to expand, the Nursing Division will also continue to expand through STLCC Transformed.

Center for Nursing and Health Sciences at Forest Park

The Center for Nursing and Health Sciences at St. Louis Community College at Forest Park as it becomes the new front door to the campus. The center is the first new building constructed at the campus in nearly 20 years. Completed in 2019, it is a state-of-the-art learning environment featuring the latest technology that will help address the need for more skilled healthcare workers in the St. Louis region.

Watch a Video About the New Building

Two-Year ADN Program Track Information

The Nursing Division admits up to 168 students each fall and spring semester to the associate degree level Nursing (ADN) program. The application deadline for Fall semesters is May 1. The application deadline for Spring semesters is October 1. Applications are completed by a Student Success Advisor with students once all pre-entry requirements have been met.

The ADN program is a four-semester educational track to prepare students to become Registered Nurses.

On completion of the ADN program, students are eligible to sit for the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) and obtain their Registered Nurse Licensure.

LPN-to-RN Bridge Track

LPN Bridge is a course for Licensed Practical Nurses which allows students to bridge into the ADN program. This course is designed to expedite LPNs to their next step in obtaining Registered Nurse Licensure. Upon completion of the bridge course, the LPN students join the 2-year ADN students for the second year of the program.

The LPN Bridge course admits up to 36 students each Spring semester and is housed at our Wildwood campus for Spring 2023 and Spring 2024.

Bachelor Degree Completion Partnerships

St. Louis Community College has developed strong partnerships with surrounding universities that provide students with the opportunity to enroll at STLCC and the university simultaneously. This dual admission program makes it possible for students to be jointly admitted to both institutions. It provides nursing students at STLCC with the opportunity to seamlessly complete a bachelor's degree through the university and provides students with access to resources at both institutions.


Accreditation

The Associate Degree Nursing program at St. Louis Community College (STLCC), located in St. Louis, MO, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program at STLCC based on the February 2020 evaluation visit is continuing accreditation, with the next scheduled evaluation visit for spring 2028.

The STLCC Nursing program has full approval by the Missouri Board of Nursing.


Program Outcome #1 - Nursing Program Completion Rates

Admission Academic Year 150% Completion Academic Year Florissant Valley Forest Park Meramec Wildwood LPN Bridge STLCC District-Wide

2015/16 AY

2018 39.3%
22/56
44.6
33/74
70.9%
56/79
No class 60.7%
17/28
54%
128/237
2016/17 AY 2019 54.5%
30/55
47.8%
33/69
63.2%
48/76
No class 73.3%
22/30
57.8%
133/230
2017/18 AY 2020 68.2%
45/66
52.6%
40/76
66.7%
52/78
No class 84.4%
27/32
65.1%
164/252
2018/19 AY 2021 69.5%
41/59
67.1%
53/79
79.7%
63/79
No Class 87.5%
28/32
74.3%
185/249
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Program Outcome #2: NCLEX Pass Rates

NCLEX Testing (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31) Graduating Cohort Florissant Valley Forest Park Meramec Wildwood STLCC District Totals Missouri National
2018 December 2017 N/A

88.40%

23/26

96.67%

29/30

N/A N/A N/A N/A
  May 2018

96.67%

29/30

89.40%

17/19

97.14%

34/35

N/A N/A N/A N/A
  2018 Aggregate

96.67%

29/30

88.89%

40/45

96.62%

63/65

N/A

94.29%

132/140

90.55%

3402/3757

88.30%

144111/163207

2019 December 2018 N/A

96.40%

27/28

85.71%

30/35

N/A N/A N/A N/A
  May 2019

93.94%

31/33

96.60%

28/29

97.22%

35/36

N/A N/A N/A N/A
  2019 Aggregate

93.94%

31/33

96.50%

55/57

91.55%

65/71

N/A

93.17%

151/161

91.23%

3444/3775

88.18%

151129/171387

2020 December 2019

100%

1/1

97.10%

34/35

81.25%

26/32

N/A N/A N/A N/A
  May 2020

82.93%

34/41

86.40%

32/37

91.67%

33/36

N/A N/A N/A N/A
  2020 Aggregate

83.33%

35/42

91.60%

66/72

86.76%

59/68

N/A

87.36%

159/182

89.99%

3533/3926

86.58%

153579/177394

2021 December 2020 N/A

88.89%

32/36

100%

36/36

N/A N/A N/A N/A
  May 2021

88.24%

30/34

84.91%

45/53

90.70%

39/43

N/A N/A N/A N/A
  2021 Aggregate

88.24%

30/34

86.51%

77/89

94.93%

75/79

N/A

90.10%

182/202

86.74%

3421/3944

82.48%

152639/185062

2022 December 2021 N/A

71.79%

28/39

90.32% 

28/31

N/A N/A N/A N/A
  May 2022

73.08%

19/26

87.76%

43/49

94.29%

33/35

100%

13/13

N/A N/A N/A
  2022 Aggregate

73.08%

19/26

80.68%

71/88

92.42%

61/66

100%

13/13

84.97%

164/193

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Cost of Attendance

For more information on cost of attendance visit MoSCORES.

Program Career and Salary Information

Pursuant to Missouri HB 1606 (2018), information regarding the number of credit hours, program length, employment rate, wage data, and graduates employed in careers related to their program of study at St. Louis Community College can be found at https://scorecard.mo.gov/. Search using School / Program “St. Louis Community College” and choose the degree or credential type of interest.

The following limitations to the data apply - Information provided is based on the most recent cohorts available. Typically, most recent cohorts for wage and completion data are six years prior to the current academic year. Time to complete a program of study varies depending on the number of credit hours students earn per semester.

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Contact Us

Hours for all campuses: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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STLCC-Nursing@stlcc.edu

 
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