Nursing

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Associate in Applied Science (AAS)


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Begin Your Successful Nursing Career: Nursing is an art and an 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. The complex and multifaceted nature of nursing requires that the nurse apply concepts from social, physical and biological sciences and nursing theory. 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.

About the Program: The Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing at St. Louis Community College is a 69-credit-hour-program that can be completed in two years. Graduates are eligible to apply for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse by the National Council Licensure Examination for Register Nurses (NCLEX-RN®). Instruction in nursing courses includes theory, college laboratory and clinical laboratory experiences. Clinical lab experiences are obtained through cooperating health care agencies (hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and home health care settings). Admission to the nursing program is contingent on meeting the established minimum criteria as defined in the Nursing Program Handbook, available at stlcc.edu/Programs/Nursing. Applicants are required to complete a health history, provide an immunization record and undergo a criminal background check and drug screening. Applicants selected for the program are required to take a physical examination. Note: An individual who has been convicted of a felony may or may not be licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Missouri. Program completion does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure exam. LPN Bridge courses are available to qualifying licensed practical nurses. See a nursing academic advisor for information.

Accreditation: The Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing has accreditation from the following organizations: • 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

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 about the STLCC/Webster Dual Admission program

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 LPD to ADN bridge brochure

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

Requirements and Prerequisites (Must be satisfied prior to applying to the program)

• Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHM:101) and Introductory Biology (BIO:111) are required of students who did not have one year of high school Chemistry and Biology with a grade of C or better within five years prior to admission. English, Mathematics and Reading courses may be required before admission dependent on placement test score results. Reading proficiency is required.

• Candidates to the Nursing program are required to complete assessment testing in reading, writing and mathematics. Exemptions are limited to students who can document a grade of C or better in ENG:030 (or ENG:070), MTH:140 and RDG:030, or the equivalent course from another college or university.

• High school applicant–2.5 minimum cumulative GPA. This applies only to high school graduates with less than 15 hours of college credits. College applicants with less than 15 STLCC credit hours must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for 15 or more college credits earned at all institutions attended. All college-level courses from all colleges and universities attended will be used in the calculation of cumulative 2.5 GPA for qualification purposes only.

• Students applying to the Nursing program will be required to pass the dosage calculation test with a 90% or better prior to being placed on the waiting list. Test scores do not expire. Completion of the TEAS exam is also required.

• Admission and degree are subject to change without notice. See an academic advisor for additional information.

• Applicants are required to complete a health history, immunization record, criminal background check, drug screening and physical examination. An individual who has been convicted of a felony may or may not be licensed to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Missouri.

 


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Registered nurses may find employment in a wide range of industries. Employment is expected to rapidly increase in ambulatory care centers, nursing homes, physician’s offices and outpatient care centers. RNs may practice in other specialty areas including corporations, schools, private duty, public health and more. Hospital employment is expected to grow more slowly.

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See the Nursing Program Handbook link for estimated expenses.

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
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*
(must be taken before or concurrently with first semester of Nursing)
3
XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement+ 3
BIO 203 General Microbiology I*
(must be taken prior to third semester of Nursing)
4
BIO 207 Anatomy and Physiology I*
(must be taken before first semester of Nursing)
4
BIO 208 Anatomy and Physiology II*
(must be taken before or concurrently with first semester of Nursing)
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

* Prerequisite required. Check with your academic advisor for details.

+ See current college catalog for courses that meet the Missouri State Requirement.

Chemistry and Biology courses being used to be placed on the waiting list must have been successfully completed within the last five years with a grade of C or better.


Licensed Practial Nurse Bridge Course 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*
(must be taken before or concurrently with first semester of Nursing)
3
XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement+ 3
BIO 203 General Microbiology I*
(must be taken prior to third semester of Nursing)
4
BIO 207 Anatomy and Physiology I*
(must be taken before first semester of Nursing)
4
BIO 208 Anatomy and Physiology II*
(must be taken before or concurrently with first semester of Nursing)
4
LIB:101 Introduction to Library and Online Research 1

Physical Education Activity – 2 credits

LPN Bridge Semester

NUR 160 LPN to RN Bridge Course 3
NUR 161 LPN Experiential Credit I 11
 *Please Note: The LPN to RN Bridge course NUR:160 may not be repeated.
If a LPN Bridge student is unsuccessful in NUR:160, they may
proceed through the readmission options as explained in the
Nursing Program Handbook

Third & Fourth Semester

NUR 251 Nursing of Adults and Children II 10
NUR 252 Nursing of Adults and Children III 8
NUR 253 Management Skills in Nursing 3

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Nursing Handbook

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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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.

For more information, contact:


Florissant Valley
Ivory Hill
Academic Advisor
mihill@stlcc.edu
314-513-4265

Forest Park
Aurora Hill
Academic Advisor
ahill91@stlcc.edu
314-644-9238

Meramec
Jean Kennedy
Academic Advisor
jkennedy181@stlcc.edu
314-984-7594

South County
Mary Beth Overby
Academic Advisor
moverby2@stlcc.edu
314-984-7205


Wildwood

Anthony Steele
Academic Advisor
asteele24@stlcc.edu
636-422-2009

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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