Within this section
- Nursing Handbook (PDF 1,142KB)
- LPN Bridge Program Information Sheet
- Program Information Sheets
- Advising Checklist
- Nursing Bridge Program Advising Checklist
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. 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 is approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
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.
LPN Bridge Program
The LPN Bridge Program is a program 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 Program was developed to "bridge" or to cover the content from the first year ADN program that LPN's have not had. Students take two bridge courses, NUR:106 and NUR:107, 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.