Nursing Program Fast Facts
Fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Accreditation Commission for Education in
Nursing (ACEN), Missouri State Board of Nursing and North Central Association of Colleges
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 $19,000 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.
Get your nursing degree in as little as 2 years.
Pass Rate for the NCLEX-RN®.
Total cost for the two-year program.
"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
Brand New Facilities at STLCC-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
Bachelor Degree Completion Programs
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.
LPN Bridge is a course for LPN’s to allow them to bridge into an associate degree
in the nursing program. Because LPN’s already have some of the same content that is
covered in the first year (the first two semesters) of the 4-semester nursing program,
the LPN Bridge course was developed to “bridge” or to cover the content from the first
year of the program that LPN’s have not had. Students take one bridge course, NUR:160,
and then they enter the third semester and finish along with the regular nursing students.
Nursing Advising Checklist LPN Bridge
The Associate in Applied Science degree in nursing has accreditation from the following
- The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone 404-975-5000; Fax 404-975-5020
- Missouri State Board of Nursing (Full approval)
- North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
Program Outcome #1 - NCLEX Pass Rates
Program Outcome #2 - Retention Rates
Program Outcome #3 - Job Placement Rates (includes employment and continuing education)
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.
Hours for all campuses: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.