Nursing, Associate in Applied Science

Florissant Valley, Forest Park and Meramec

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. Health care 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 on each campus 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, criminal background check, and immunization record. 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.

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

Prerequisites

The following must be completed prior to applying for admission into the Nursing program:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Pre-entry:
BIO 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
Math proficiency at or above the MTH 140 level
PSY 200General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)3
LIB 101Introduction to Library and Online Research1

Interested in this program? Start the enrollment process by visiting the Apply to STLCC page.   

At the completion of the program, students are expected to:

  1. adhere to standards of professional practice, the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, and demonstrate accountability for actions and behaviors.
  2. demonstrate effective and appropriate verbal, non-verbal, and written communication with individuals, families, groups, and communities accross the lifespan.
  3. develop, implement, and evaluate teaching and learning across the lifespan that facilitates the promotion and maintenance of health and reduction of risks specific to individuals, families, and communities.
  4. efficiently and effectively care for individuals, families, groups, or communities utilizing resources, demonstrating leadership skills and an understanding of health care policy and regulations.
  5. utilize the nursing process and best current evidence in the delivery of safe, competent, and effective nursing care for patients, families, groups, communities, and health care providers across the lifespan.
  6. collaborate with team members to plan, coordinate, and deliver patient-centered care across the lifespan respecting culture, values, preferences, and needs, thereby empowering the patient to participate in all aspects of care.

Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 100Career English3
or ENG 101 College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)
COM 200Communication Between Cultures3
PSY 200General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)3
PSY 205Human Growth and Development (MOTR PSYC 200)3
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
BIO 203General Microbiology I4
BIO 207Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 208Anatomy and Physiology II4
LIB 101Introduction to Library and Online Research1
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
NUR 151Fundamentals of Nursing7
NUR 152Nursing Laboratory Practicum I1
NUR 154Nursing Laboratory Practicum II1
NUR 153Nursing of Adults and Children I9
NUR 251Nursing of Adults and Children II10
NUR 253Management Skills in Nursing3
NUR 252Nursing of Adults and Children III8
Total Credit Hours69

Pre-Application Requirements

Please see the Nursing Advising Checklist for a list of pre-application requirements.

Partial List of Requirements from the Nursing Advising Checklist:
Chemistry: Students are required to have completed two semesters of high school chemistry with lab, or one semester of college chemistry with lab (STLCC CHM 101 or higher) with "C" grade or higher within 5 years of apply to the nursing program.
Biology: Students are required to have completed two semesters of high school biology with lab, or one semester of college biology with lab (STLCC BIO 111 or higher) with "C" grade or higher within 5 years of applying to the nursing program.
Dosage Calculation Test: By appointment ONLY - Contact the Assessment Center
Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS): By appointment ONLY - Contact the Assessment Center

LPN Bridge

Nursing Advising Checklist LPN Bridge

Pre-Nursing Requirements

(prior to enrolling in NUR 151)

BIO 207Anatomy and Physiology I (MOTR LIFS 150LAP)4
ENG 101College Composition I (MOTR ENGL 100)3
or ENG 100 Career English
PSY 200General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)3
COM 200Communication Between Cultures3
LIB 101Introduction to Library and Online Research1
Total Credit Hours14

Nursing Program 

New PlanGrids
First Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
NUR 151 Fundamentals of Nursing7Enrollment in Nursing Program and passing of Dosage Calculation Test. PSY 200, LIB 101, BIO 207, COM 200, ENG 101 all with grades of "C" or better, or concurrent enrollment in BIO 208 and PSY 205. Math Proficiency at or above the MTH 140 level and Reading Proficiency.
NUR 152 Nursing Laboratory Practicum I1Reading Proficiency.
BIO 208 Anatomy and Physiology II4BIO 207 with a minimum grade of "C" and Reading Proficiency.
PSY 205 Human Growth and Development (MOTR PSYC 200)3PSY 200 and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours15
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
NUR 153 Nursing of Adults and Children I9BIO 208, NUR 151, PSY 205 all with grades of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.
NUR 154 Nursing Laboratory Practicum II1NUR 151, NUR 152 both with grades of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.
BIO 203 General Microbiology I4BIO 111 with grade of "C" or better; or one year of high school biology and chemistry (with labs) within previous five years of registration date; or permission of the department chairperson of Biology and Reading Proficiency.
Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
NUR 251 Nursing of Adults and Children II10NUR 153 or NUR 160 with grades of "C" or better, and BIO 203 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.
Physical Education Elective2 One credit must be an activity
Credit Hours12
Spring Credit Hours Prerequisites Milestones/Notes
NUR 252 Nursing of Adults and Children III8NUR 251 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.
NUR 253 Management Skills in Nursing3NUR 251 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.
Social & Behavioral Sciences: Civics Requirement3  
Credit Hours14
Total Credit Hours55

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