Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Offered through Health Sciences
@ Florissant Valley | Forest Park | 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. 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
Please see an academic advisor regarding changes in nursing admission requirements.
The recommended academic plan blends general education requirements with options for areas of concentration to
ensure students get the most out of their certificate or degree.
Nursing Advising Checklist
Nursing Program Handbook (1.5 MB)