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Nursing

The St. Charles Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. formerly known as National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.

The Associate Degree Nursing Program is designed to prepare registered nurses who administer safe, patient-centered nursing care in beginning staff nurse roles in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, doctor's offices and other health care facilities and home settings. Graduates are awarded an Associate of Science degree in nursing and are eligible to apply for the Registered Nurse Licensing Examination. Graduates are prepared for employment as registered nurses immediately after graduation and satisfactory completion of the State Board of Nursing requirements for licensure.

"The Missouri State Board of Nursing may refuse to issue any certificate of registration or authority, permit or license required pursuant to this chapter for one or any combination of causes stated in subsection two of this section.
(1-14) 1990." RSMO 335.066.

To learn more about the Associate Degree Nursing program, review the following information or call the career-technical counselors at 636-922-8246.

RN Info Nights

Students interested in applying for the RN program must first complete a mandatory RN Information Session. view upcoming sessions at stchas.edu/rninfo

Nursing (Associate's Degree) Admission Requirements

Before applying to the program, students are required to attend an informational session in Room 1204 of the Administration Building. Call 636-922-8246 to pre-register or visit RN Information Nights section above.

The demanding curriculum of the ADN program prepares graduates for the national licensing examination and to perform safe nursing care in clinical situations; therefore, admission is selective.

Applicants must meet with a career-technical counselor once they have completed admission requirements to complete an application (ADM 1204). All admission criteria must be met to apply for the ADN program.

  • Students will be placed onto a wait list in order by application date. In the event there are multiple applications in one day, students will be placed on the list by GPA.
  • Students are expected to pay $25 non-refundable application fee at the time of application.

***The following criteria must be met in order to apply for the ADN program:

Assessment

  • Students must complete the assessment test (SC 133) OR submit official transcripts for college level English and Math courses passed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Students must have all official transcripts on file and submit a "Request for Transcript Evaluation" form PRIOR to application.
  • Students must successfully complete any developmental coursework required (RDG 085, 092, 093; ENG 095, 096; MAT 096, 098) or equivalent ESL required courses.
  • Students must complete Anatomy and Physiology I, earning a B or better, within five years of entering the program.

Grade Point Average

  • Recent high school graduates (within five years or less), may present official high school transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above. GPA's for high school students with 12 or more dual credit hours will be based solely on college-level coursework.
  • Students with 12 hours of college credit (non-developmental) coursework must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above. College credits supersede high school GPA.

ACT Test

  • ACT score requirement is based on current GPA (see sliding scale).
  • ACT must have been taken within five years from program start.
  • Register for the ACT through www.actstudent.org. SCC is a testing center.
  • The ACT will be waived for students who have completed a Bachelor's Degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in their last 30 hours of coursework.
  • The ACT will be waived for students who have earned an Associate Degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • The ACT will be waived for students who have completed 45+transferable college level credit hours, 30 of which must be in general education courses, and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Sliding Scale ACT/GPA

ACT GPA
22 2.80-2.89
21 2.90-2.99
20 3.00-4.00

HESI A2 Exam

  • Students must complete the HESI A2 Entrance Exam with a minimum score of 75% on each subsection: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Math, and Anatomy and Physiology.
  • HESI A2 Entrance Exam must be taken within two years from program start.
  • Students may take the HESI A2 up to three times per calendar year not to exceed one time in a six-week period.
  • Tuition for HESI A2 Entrance Exam is non refundable.

** All HESI A2 requirements and procedures are subject to change.

Admission to the nursing program is not final until the results from the mandatory drug screen and criminal background check are reviewed by the nursing department dean. Students who test positive on the drug screen will be denied admission for the current year. Students may be denied entry into the program based on criminal background results.

All transfer and re-admission students must apply for admission through Admissions Committee. The Nursing Admissions Committee meets three times a year as needed. Meetings are held at the end of November, March and early June. The student should apply by meeting with a career-technical counselor and must submit supporting documentation by Nov. 15, March 15 or May 1.

For further information on the Associate Degree Nursing program, consult the College Catalog.

*** These admission criteria are subject to change.

Bridge Program Option for LPNs

Articulation to the Associate Degree Nursing Program for Practical Nursing Graduates

St. Charles Community College, Department of Nursing supports the concept of articulation and has formulated a plan whereby Licensed Practical Nurses may request advanced standing in the Associate Degree Nursing Program offered by the College. LPNs may "BRIDGE" into the A.D.N. program by successfully completing the admission requirements as outlined below.

Admission to the Bridge program will be based on a comprehensive review of applicants material (e.g. GPA, courses completed, etc.); the Bridge Admission Committee will review applicants' materials in November before the first semester of the Bridge program. Final decisions will be made in December. Admission is selective.

Students must meet with an SCC Career Technical Counselor (636-922-8246) Room 1204, Administration Building, to begin the application process and pay the $25 non-refundable application fee. All criteria must be completed in order to APPLY for the Bridge program.

Once placed on the wait list, students must maintain eligibility status each semester to remain on the wait list.

Admission Requirements

Assessment
  • Students must complete the assessment test (SC 133) OR submit official transcripts showing college-level English, Reading, and Math courses passed with a grade of "C" or better.
  • Submit a "Request for Transcript Evaluation" form for all official transcripts.
  • Students must successfully complete any developmental coursework required (RDG 085, 092, 093; ENG 095, 096; MAT 096, 098) or equivalent ESL required courses.
Prerequisite Courses
  • Students must complete chemistry, anatomy and physiology I, psychology, and English composition I PRIOR to entering the Bridge program. Students enrolled in one or more of these courses in the fall prior to the Bridge program start must show proof of their enrollment. Admission to the program will be contingent on final grade/GPA for the course(s).
Grade Point Average
  • Students with 12 hours of college credit (non-developmental) coursework must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above. College credits supersede high school GPA. GPA is considered in the admission process.
LPN License
  • Applicants must have a current undisciplined LPN license for the state of Missouri, including IV certification.
  • Applicants should have 2 years of clinical experience within the last 3 years, or graduated from an LPN program and have worked since graduation.
  • Admission to the Bridge program is not final until the results from the mandatory drug screening and criminal background checks are reviewed by the nursing department chair and division dean. Students who test positive on the drug screen will be denied admission for the current year. Students may be denied entry into the program based on criminal background results.
  • The Bridge Admission Committee will meet in November and again in December to determine admission into the program. Students will begin the Bridge program in January. Student must submit the above materials by Nov. 1 to be considered for enrollment in the January term. Please note there is limited number of openings; eligible students will be notified of their status upon Bridge Admission Committee decision.
  • Students who are currently enrolled in SCC's LPN program will be able to apply after they have successfully completed the LPN NCLEX and have received a LPN license number.

It is the student’s responsibility to supply documentation that requirements are met, and to maintain awareness of deadlines, academic status, course requirements, etc.

Nursing Program Costs

In-District Students*

Effective June 2015

Tuition and Fees – $103 per credit hour

ADN Program First Year ADN Program Second Year
Course Hours Cost Course Hours Cost
NUR 103 9 $927 NUR 253 10 $1030
NUR 104 11 $1133 NUR 254 11 $1133
Total First Year $2060 Total Second Year $2163
Other Costs
(31 credit hours at $103/cr. hr.) = Gen. Ed. $3,193.00
Nursing books 1,250.00
Incidental Expenses (NSG) 1,121.00
Criminal Background and Drug Screening 105.00
Assessment Fee 45.00
Insurance Fee ($13.50 per year) 27.00
NAH Fee ($750.00 per semester) 3,000.00
Technology Fee ($5.00 per credit hour) reflected in above tuition
GRAND TOTAL $12,964.00

ALL COSTS ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE

*See College catalog for out-of-district-tuition.

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