Admission to the Practical Nursing Program is on a selective basis. Because of the academic demands of a curriculum that prepares graduates to take a national licensing examination and to perform safe nursing care with thoughtful application of nursing theory in clinical situations, applicants must meet certain academic standards for admission. A student who has been dismissed from any allied health program because the student was declared "unsafe" is ineligible for admission into any SCC allied health program. *Please note that admission to the Practical Nursing Program is not final until the results from the mandatory drug screen and criminal background check are reviewed by the director of nursing and division dean. Anyone testing positive on the drug screen, as determined by the medical review officer, will be denied admission and must reapply the following year. Students may be denied entry into the program based on criminal background results.
Students must make an appointment (636-922-8246) with the career-technical counselor to plan course work and to apply for the Practical Nursing Program. When available spaces are in high demand, preference will be given to in-district students.
Students are eligible to enroll in nursing courses when the following requirements have been met: