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This program prepares students to become registered nurses. Students learn to provide direct care 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 care settings. The nursing program is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Persons considering a career in nursing should have an interest in the health sciences and in working closely with people. In addition, they should be able to meet the academic demands of a program that requires a commitment of time, energy and motivation to learn.

Admission to the program is contingent on meeting the established minimum criteria as defined in the Nursing Program Handbook. Applicants also are required to complete a health history, an immunization record, a criminal background check and drug screening. Applicants selected for the program are required to have a physical examination. Graduates are eligible to apply to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

St. Louis Community College (STLCC) uses a first-come-first-served waiting list. Prospective students should see an academic advisor for assistance in planning for admission. When all the prerequisites are met, the academic advisor will give the student the nursing program application. The completed application is then turned into admissions and at that point the student is placed on the waiting list.

Note: An individual who has been convicted of a felony may not be licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Missouri.

STLCC and University of Missouri St. Louis Nursing Dual Admission Program

The Dual Admission program (DAP) between St. Louis Community College and University of Missouri St. Louis 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 of Science in Nursing (BSN) at University of Missouri St. Louis and provides students with access to resources at both institutions. Learn more about the STLCC/UMSL Dual Admission program.

STLCC and Webster University Nursing Dual Admission Program
The Dual Admission program (DAP) between St. Louis Community College and Webster University 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 of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Webster University and provides students with access to resources at both institutions. Learn More

LPN BRIDGE
LPN Bridge is a course for LPN’s to allow them to bridge into the Associate Degree in Nursing Program. Because LPN’s have already had some of the same content that is covered in the first year (the first two semesters) of the 4-semester ADN program, the LPN Bridge course was developed to “bridge” or to cover the content from the first year ADN 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 ADN students. Details of the program are available with the attached brochure.

Program Prerequisites
See an academic advisor to plan for admission based on the Advising Checklist


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divider-career-opportunitiesEstimated Program Expenses (August 2016) – Amounts subject to change

Pre-Application: The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a requirement to be completed prior to receiving a Nursing Program Application.

TEAS test                                                                                           66.00

Pre-Application Estimated Expenses                                                $66.00 

Pre-Admission: Five program courses (ENG:101, BIO:207, PSY:200, COM:200, and LIB:101) required prior to enrolling in Fundamentals of Nursing, NUR:151.

In-District Maintenance Fees (14 credit hours @ $106/cr.hr.)                 1484.00

Personal Transportation (approximate)                                             300.00

Books                                                                                                 400.00

Pre-Admission Estimated Expenses                                                    $2184.00

Pre-Entry:  The following eight items are required to be completed within six months prior to the first day of Fundamentals of Nursing, NUR:151.  Each campus Nursing Department will have specific deadlines for submitting documentation of these eight items.  Failure to meet these deadlines will result in removal of your name from the admission process.

  1. Criminal Background Check (Depends on # of names & # of states)      50.00
  2. Drug Screen                                                                                            30.00
  3. Immunization Tracker                                                                         25.00
  4. Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
    FamilyCare Safety Registry                                                                 13.50
  5. Health Exam (must be on STLCC’s Nursing Physical Form)                 50.00
  6. Immunizations or Titers (If no documented history of
    immunizations then you must have titer results showing
    immunity or receive the immunizations.)                                           650.00
  7. Health Insurance (must maintain throughout program)                     600.00
  8. American Heart Assoc. (AHA) Healthcare Provider CPR                   65.00

Pre-Entry Estimated Expenses                                                                 $1483.50

First Semester

In-District Maintenance Fees (15 credit hours @ $106/cr.hr.)                   1590.00

Nursing Books                                                                                     600.00

Personal Transportation (approximate)                                                            600.00

Lab Kit                                                                                                                90.00

Uniforms (2 @ $50)                                                                                                100.00

Black Leather Shoes                                                                                             75.00

Stethoscope                                                                                                           50.00

Lab Coat                                                                                                                40.00

Watch with Ability to Count Seconds                                                                30.00

Bandage Scissors                                                                                               10.00

Student Nurse Association (SNA) Dues (Optional)                                                  5.00

Assessment Exam                                                                                                  175.00

Clickers                                                                                                                     50.00

First Semester Estimated Expenses                                                          $3415.00 

Second Semester

In-District Maintenance Fees (14 credit hours @ $106/cr.hr.)                   1484.00

Personal Transportation (approximate)                                                    600.00

Nursing Books                                                                                          250.00

Student Nurse Association (SNA) Dues (Optional)                                         5.00

Assessment Exam                                                                                          175.00

Lab Kit                                                                                                         110.00

Second Semester Estimated Expenses                                           $2624.00

Between Second and Third Semester in the Nursing Program

Health Insurance (must maintain throughout program)                             600.00

Repeat Health Exam if History of (+) TB Test                                            50.00

Immunization Tracker Annual Renewal                                                    25.00

Between Second and Third Semester Estimated Expenses    $675.00

Third Semester

In-District Maintenance Fees (12 credit hours @ $106/cr. hr.)                1272.00

Nursing Books                                                                                        200.00

Personal Transportation (approximate)                                                    600.00

Fingerprinting Fee                                                                                  60.00

State Board License Application Fee                                                   45.00

Student Nurse Association (SNA) Dues (Optional)                                   5.00

Assessment Exam                                                                          175.00

Third Semester Estimated Expenses                                                     $2357.00

Fourth Semester

In-District Maintenance Fees (14 credit hours @ $106/cr. hr.)              1484.00

Personal Transportation (approximate)                                                600.00

NCLEX-RN Exam Registration Fee                                                     200.00

Transcript to State Board                                                                  5.00

Assessment Exam                                                                               175.00

Student Nurse Association (SNA) Dues (Optional)                                  5.00

NCLEX-RN Review Course (Optional)                                                    450.00

School Pin (Optional)                                                                                  100.00

Graduation Pictures (Optional)                                                                   30.00

Graduation Robe Rental (Optional)                                                         25.00

Fourth Semester Estimated Expenses                                                       $3074.00

Total Estimated Expenses for Program                                                    $15,878.50

St. Louis Community College Nursing Program
Program Outcomes and Success Measures

Program Outcome #1The Program demonstrates evidence of graduates’ achievement on the licensing examination.  The Program’s most recent annual licensure examination pass rate will be at least 80% for all first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period.

National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) Percent Passing
Year National Average Florissant Valley Campus Forest Park Campus Meramec Campus District Nursing Program
2014 81.78 90.48 79.75 76.47 79.76
2015 84.53 100 83.33 88.00 88.31
2016 84.57 95.24 87.50 94.03 91.67


Program Outcome #2
The Program demonstrates evidence of students’ achievement in completing the nursing program within 150% of program length. 

 

Percent of Students Completing Nursing Program Within 150% of Program Length

 

Semester and Year of Admission Florissant Valley Campus Forest Park Campus Meramec Campus District Nursing Program
Spring 2012 No Spring Admission 51.0 67.5 58.3
Fall 2012 40.7 50.8 79.5 59.1
Spring 2013 No Spring Admission 66.7 76.9 71.3
Fall 2013 57.4 32.5 69.2 53.6
Spring 2014 No Spring Admission 51.4 57.5 50.7
Fall 2014 51.0 44.2 85 56.6
Spring 2015 No Spring Admission Determine 12/2017 Determine 12/2017 Determine 12/2017
Fall 2015 Determine 05/2018 Determine 05/2018 Determine 05/2018 Determine 05/2018


Program Outcome #3
The program demonstrates evidence of graduates’ achievement in job placement, including continuing their education.   

 

Percent of Graduates Employed in Nursing Related Field or Continuing Their Education

 

Year Percent Employed in Related Field and/or Continuing Their Education
2013-2014 81
2014-2015 77
2015-2016 91

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Nursing (AAS) 69 Credits

ENG:100 Career English (or)
ENG:101 College Composition I 3
COM:200 Communication Between Cultures 3
PSY:200 General Psychology 3
PSY:205 Human Growth and Development 3
XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement 3
BIO:203 General Microbiology I 4
BIO:207 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO:208 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
LIB:101 Introduction to Library and Online Research 1

Physical Education Activity – 2 credits

Area of Concentration – 39 credits

NUR:151 Fundamentals of Nursing 7
NUR:152 Nursing Laboratory Practicum I 1
NUR:154 Nursing Laboratory Practicum II 1
NUR:153 Nursing of Adults and Children I 9
NUR:251 Nursing of Adults and Children II 10
NUR:253 Management Skills in Nursing 3
NUR:252 Nursing of Adults and Children III 8

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Nursing Handbook

LPN Bridge Information Sheet

Pre-Nursing Blackboard Page

Nursing Program Information Sheet

Advising Checklist

Nursing LPN Bridge Advising Checklist

Self-Guided Dosage Calculation Test Tutorial
Students are required to pass the Dosage Calculation Test (DCT) prior to applying to the nursing program. This self-guided tutorial provides an opportunity to independently prepare for the DCT and learn to confidently calculate medication dosages.

The web pages in the tutorial site are best viewed with the Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome Internet browsers.

HTTP://USERS.STLCC.EDU/DOSAGE-CALC/

There is a traditional classroom preparation course, NRSG: 704 Nursing Math, that is offered through Continuing Education. Call 314-984-7777 or check the Continuing Education class schedule for dates/times.

Students are given three opportunities within a calendar year (January-December) to pass the DCT and must pass with a minimum score of 90%.  Students will be furnished with a 6-function calculator when taking the DCT.

The Dosage calculation test is given in the Assessment Center by appointment only.

Florissant Valley
Admin. Building, First Floor
Phone: 314-513-4292
Office Hours:
Mon.-Thurs.: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Forest Park
E-219
Phone: 314-644-9233
Office Hours:
Mon. and Wed.: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tues. and Thurs.: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Meramec
Communications North 229
Phone: 314-984-7596
Office Hours:
Mon.-Thurs.: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

The DCT does not replace the math assessment test.

Location

The Nursing program is offered at our Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec campuses. Students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses or five education centers.

 

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