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Nursing

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.  Direct additional questions to alliedhealth@stchas.edu

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

NAH Open Houses

Students interested in applying for any allied health program are encouraged to attend an allied health Open House. 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 encouraged to attend an Open House on the Nursing and Allied Health Campus in Dardenne Prairie (1 Academy Place, Dardenne Prairie, MO 63368) Call 636-922-8241 to pre-register or visit NAH Open House.

The demanding curriculum of the ADN 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 ADN application, students must meet with an Allied Health Counselor upon completion of the admission requirements. To make an appointment with a counselor, visit www.stchas.edu/appointment.

Program Deadlines

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 Requirements

Step 1 - Assessment

  • Students must complete the assessment test and/or submit official transcripts for 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 to enrollment@stchas.edu 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.

Step 2 - Anatomy and Physiology Course

  • Students must complete Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 250A/B) and earn a "B" or better to be eligible for application.
  • This and all other required science courses (i.e., Anat. and Phys. II, Chemistry, and Microbiology) must be completed within five years of entry to the RN program.

Step 3 - 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 4 - 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 5 - HESI A2 Exam

  • Students must complete the HESI A2 and earn a minimum 75% on each of the following academic subject areas: Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Math, and Anatomy and Physiology.

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.


- Admission criteria and process are subject to change. -
- Students must maintain eligibility status each semester to be considered for admission. -
- It is the student’s responsibility to meet maintain awareness of deadlines, academic status, course requirements, etc. -

 Admission Process - Associate Degree of Nursing

For entry into the Associate Degree of Nursing program at St. Charles Community College, students are ranked for admission by a point system correlating to 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.

Tips for Applicants

  • Do your best -- This seems obvious, but the principle is true all the same. Students are admitted based on their scores. If you feel like you can do better on a relevant test, give it another try! If you meet the minimum requirement, you are still eligible to apply, but that does not mean your scores will be strong enough for entry.

  • Plan ahead -- The ACT test is only offered on seven dates a year. If you miss a date, your next option may place you after the application deadline. Likewise, the HESI test is only offered on specific days and times in the Assessment Center. Plan to register and reserve your test time early (for details about the HESI registration process, see "HESI A2 Information Guide" above). If you are ready to test, register today and contact the Assessment Center for days/times available.

  • Aim for the target -- With the selection process comes serious benefits: a limited wait for admitted students, a quality program producing top-notch health care providers, and a stronger relationship with applicants. Likewise, there are obstacles; students must aim for a moving target. Based on the data from the first class admitted to the program, admitted students earned an average combination of the following: 3.6 GPA, 26 ACT (when applicable), and an 87 HESI.
    • This does not mean every student earned all of these scores. A student may have earned a 93 on the HESI but a 3.2 GPA or a 79 on the HESI and a 3.8 GPA. This is the average combination of scores and nothing more.
    • We will update the average combination each semester for the most accurate averages.
Bridge to Associate Degree of Nursing Application Requirements

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 ADN program by successfully completing the admission requirements as outlined below.

Admission to the Bridge program will be based on a comprehensive review of applicants' materials (e.g. GPA, courses completed, etc.); the Bridge Admission Committee will review applicants' materials and communicate final decisions at the close of each semester. Admission is selective.

Students must meet with an Allied Health Counselor (636-922-8241) Room 1204, Administration Building to initiate the application process. All criteria must be completed in order to APPLY for the Bridge program.

Program Deadlines

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 Requirements

Step 1 - Assessment

  • Students must complete the assessment test and/or submit official transcripts for 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 Course Requirements

  • Anatomy and Physiology I must be successfully completed to apply for the Bridge program.
  • Chemistry, Psychology, and Composition I must be completed prior to entering the LPN to RN Bridge program.
    • Students enrolled in one or more of these courses in the semester 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).
  • Students must complete all required science courses with a "B" or better within five years of entry to the program.

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 with IV certification.
  • Applicants should have two years of clinical experience within the last three years, or recently graduated from an LPN program and worked since graduation.

Admission Process

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.

  • 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 must first meet the above criteria and earn their LPN licenses before they can apply to bridge
Transfer Student Opportunities

Individuals requesting to transfer to SCC's RN program from an outside institution must complete the following steps:

  • Send all official transcripts and submit a "Request for Transcript Evaluation" to enrollment@stchas.edu or ADM 1113.
    • Transcripts should include nursing coursework as well as general education coursework.
  • Provide a "Letter of Good Standing" written by an Academic Dean or Program Director who represents the nursing program at your current or previous institution.
    • The letter should remark on your clinical behavior and eligibility to return to the program.
  • Gather syllabi from each successfully completed nursing course to submit with other requirements.

Once the above materials are collected, students should contact alliedhealth@stchas.edu with request for review.

Individuals will only be admitted if they have applied to SCC and are active students, meet the entrance requirements for the RN program at SCC (see "Application Requirements"), and if space permits.

Space-permitting, eligible students will be admitted to the second semester of the RN program, with three 16-week semesters required to complete the program.

Additional questions should be directed to alliedhealth@stchas.edu.

- Admission criteria and process are subject to change. -
- Students must maintain eligibility status each semester to be considered for admission. -
- It is the student’s responsibility to meet maintain awareness of deadlines, academic status, course requirements, etc. -

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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