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Florence Nightingale Would Be Proud!

May 11, 2011

National Nurses Week begins each year on May 6 and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The week’s activities focus on the contributions of the nation’s registered nurses and provide educational opportunities for the public to learn about the role nurses play in meeting the diverse health care needs of America.


More than 7,200 students have graduated from St. Louis Community College’s nursing program since its inception in 1963. The district pass rate is nearly 96 percent on the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses, exceeding both the state (90 percent) and national (88 percent) passing rate.


Students currently enrolled in the nursing program range in age from 20 through 60-plus; 92 percent of these students attend college part time. The college admits more than 230 students per academic year. At any given time there are more than 450 students enrolled in the program. The college employs 32 full-time faculty and 32 part-time instructors who all have practical experience as registered nurses.


"St. Louis Community College's nursing program is a very strong, dynamic and challenging program that prepares our graduates for the multi-faceted world of being a registered nurse," said Karen Mayes, STLCC's director of nursing education. "Our dedicated faculty are very supportive of our students and offer quality instruction that is financially, academically and geographically accessible to students."


The college has articulation agreements with the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and the Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish College. UMSL’s bachelor’s degree in nursing completion courses now are offered at STLCC.


Check out what students are saying about the STLCC nursing program.

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