This program prepares students to become registered nurses. Students learn to provide
direct care for clients that is based on the nursing process. Students acquire knowledge
and technical skills necessary for effective communication with clients and families.
They learn management, organizational and delegation skills necessary to provide competent
care to a group of clients. Healthcare teaching is emphasized as a critical aspect
of the communication process. The didactic and clinical components of the curriculum
are interrelated to provide a strong background for the student in attaining the objectives
of the programs and in becoming a competent practitioner. Experience is provided in
a variety of agencies including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and home health
Please see an academic advisor regarding changes in nursing admission requirements.
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.
Check Out Our New Center for Nursing and Health Sciences
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.
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.
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
Experience is provided in a variety of clinical environments, including hospitals,
nursing homes, clinics and home health care settings.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026,
much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of
reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic
conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from
the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,
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.