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 care settings.

Required Courses

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)

Bachelor Degree Completion Programs

St. Louis Community College has developed strong partnerships with surrounding universities that provide students with the opportunity to enroll at STLCC and the university simultaneously. This dual admission program 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's degree through the university and provides students with access to resources at both institutions.  

STLCC and University of Missouri - St. Louis Nursing Dual Admission Program
STLCC and Webster University Nursing Dual Admission Program

LPN Bridge

LPN Bridge is a course for LPN’s to allow them to bridge into an associate degree in the nursing program. Because LPN’s already have some of the same content that is covered in the first year (the first two semesters) of the 4-semester nursing program, the LPN Bridge course was developed to “bridge” or to cover the content from the first year of the 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 nursing students.

Nursing Advising Checklist LPN Bridge


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

Experience is provided in a variety of clinical environments, including hospitals, nursing homes, clinics and home health care settings.

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Growth will occur for a number of reasons, including an increased emphasis on preventive care; growing rates of chronic conditions, such as diabetes and obesity; and demand for healthcare services from the baby-boom population, as they live longer and more active lives.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses.

Program Outcome #1 - NCLEX Pass Rates

  National Missouri Florissant Valley Forest Park Meramec District
2016 84.57 85.50 95.24 87.50 94.03 91.67
2017 87.11 88.70 95.65 83.33 86.96 86.84
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Program Outcome #2 - Retention Rates

  Florissant Valley Forest Park Meramec
2016 57.4 36.95 62.85
2017 49.0 44.59 76.25
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Program Outcome #3 - Job Placement Rates

2014-2015 77
2015-2016 91
2016-2017 89
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Florissant Valley
Deanna Martin | | 314-513-4236

Forest Park
Bobbie Weber | | 314-644-9572

Cindy Hartwig | | 314-984-7285

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