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

The Associate Degree of 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 of Nursing program, review the following information or call the career-technical counselors at 636-922-8241.

For more details on Student Achievement Data, please see our program outcomes.

NAH Open Houses

Students interested in applying for the RN program must first complete a mandatory RN Information Session. View upcoming sessions at www.stchas.edu/nah-open-house.

Associate Degree of Nursing Application Requirements

RN Program Application Requirements

Before applying to the program, students are required to attend an informational session in Room 1204 of the Administration Building. Call 636-922-8241 to pre-register or visit RN Information Sessions.

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

To complete the A.D.N. application, students must meet with a Career-Technical Counselor upon completion of the admission requirements listed below. To make an appointment with a Career-Technical Counselor, visit www.stchas.edu/appointment.

At the time of application:

  • Students will be placed in an applicant pool.
  • Students are expected to pay a $25 non-refundable application fee.
  • Payments can be made at the Cashier's window (ADM 1117). If after hours, please pay with cash or check at the Welcome Desk in the main lobby of the Administration building.

Application Process

Step I - 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 the application.
  • Students must successfully complete any developmental coursework required (RDG 085, 092, 093; ENG 095, 096; MAT 096, 098) or equivalent ESL required courses.

Step 2 - Grade Point Average

  • Recent high school graduates within five years may present official high school transcripts with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above. GPAs 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-level credit (non-developmental) coursework must have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or above.
  • College credits supersede high school GPA.

Step 3 - 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.
    • St. Charles Community College is a testing site, but the ACT can be taken at any location.
  • The ACT will be waived for students who meet the following criteria:
    • Completed a Bachelor's Degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    • Completed an associate degree and have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
    • 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

ACTGPA
22 2.80-2.89
21 2.90-2.99
20 3.00-4.00

Required ACT score correlates to a student's GPA range.

Step 4 - HESI A2 Exam

  • Students must complete the HESI A2 Entrance Exam and earn a 75% on each of the 4 academic subject areas.  The academic areas included are: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Math, and Anatomy and Physiology.
    • Chemistry and Physics are not currently included on the HESI A2 for St. Charles Community College.
  • 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.
  • Testing fee for HESI A2 Entrance Exam is non-refundable.

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

Admission to the Associate Degree of 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.

*** The admission criteria and process are subject to change.

Associate Degree of Nursing Admission Process

For entry into the Associate Degree of Nursing program at St. Charles Community College, students are ranked for admission by a point system associated with their HESI A2 scores, GPAs, ACTs (if applicable), and Anatomy & Physiology I grades. Admission is selective.

Beginning fall 2017, SCC will admit students to the Associate Degree of Nursing program in the fall and spring semesters. Students meeting minimum eligibility requirements for application are not guaranteed admission to the nursing program.

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

Bridge Program Option for LPNs

Bridge to the Associate Degree of Nursing Program

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 of 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 and communicate final decisions in December before the first semester of the Bridge program. Admission is selective.

Students must meet with a Career-Technical Counselor (636-922-8241) Room 1204, Administration Building to begin the application process. All criteria must be completed in order to APPLY for the Bridge program.

At the time of application:

  • Students will be placed in an applicant pool.
  • Students are expected to pay a $25 non-refundable application fee.
  • Payments can be made at the Cashier's window (ADM 1117). If after hours, please pay with cash or check at the Welcome Desk in the main lobby of the Administration building.

Students must maintain eligibility status each semester to be considered for admission.

Application Requirements

Step I - 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 the application.
  • Students must successfully complete any developmental coursework required (RDG 085, 092, 093; ENG 095, 096; MAT 096, 098) or equivalent ESL required courses.

Step 2 - 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).

Step 3 - Grade Point Average

  • Students with 12 hours of college-level 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.

Step 4 - 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 Process

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 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.

  • Please note, space is limited; eligible students will be notified of their status upon final ranking at the close of each semester.
  • Students currently enrolled in SCC's Practical Nursing program are eligible to apply for the bridge program after successfully passing the LPN NCLEX and receiving their 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.

*** The admission criteria and process are subject to change.

Nursing Program Costs

In-District Students*

Effective June 2017

Tuition and Fees
(Estimated for AY 17-18. Subject to change.)

In-District Rates

$103 per credit hour + $8 per credit hour Technology Fee = $111/credit hour

Out-of-District Rates

$154 per credit hour + $8 per credit hour Technology Fee = $162/credit hour

Program Costs*

*Estimates based on in-district rates

ADN Program First YearADN Program Second Year
CourseHoursCostCourseHoursCost
NUR 103 9 $999.00 NUR 253 10 $1,110.00
NUR 104 11 $1,221.00 NUR 254 11 $1,221.00
Total First Year $2,220.00 Total Second Year $2,331.00

*Incidental Fees are Approximate

General Education Courses (31 Credits x $111) + $160 for 4 science lab fees $3,601.00
Nursing textbooks 1,249.00
Criminal Background Check & Drug Screening 105.00
Assessment Fee 45.00
Student Nurse Insurance Fee ($13.50/year of program) 27.00
Allied Health Fee ($825.00/semester) 3,300.00
Technology Fee ($8.00/credit hour) Included in Tuition
Cost of Associate Degree of Nursing program: $12,880.00

ALL COSTS ARE APPROXIMATE AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

*See catalog for Out-of-State/Internation Student Fees

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