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Nursing A.S.

Department: Nursing

Total Credit Hours: 72 credits

The Nursing Program at SCC includes courses in science and liberal arts, as well as nursing. Nursing courses consist of lecture and laboratory periods and include carefully planned clinical experiences in local health care facilities. Clinicals begin early in the first semester and increase in length of time and complexity of skill as the program progresses. A well-equipped lab on campus allows students to practice thaw skills. Flexible scheduling allows students to choose between day and evening courses and clinical experiences.

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 16% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

The total program must yield a cumulative grade point average of 2.0, and all nursing and science courses must have earned a grade of "B" or above. Effective 2013.

Required Courses

SCC Institutional Requirements

  • Complete specific program requirements as listed below.
  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours at SCC.
  • Earn a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
General Education Requirements (31 credits)
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II or 3
Social Science HIS 101 or US History to 1877 or 3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877 or
HIS 115 or US History Since 1945 or
POL 101 or American Government or
POL 102 State & Local Government
PSY 101 Intro to Psychology 3
SOC 101 Intro to Sociology 3
Natural Science CHM 101/103 or Intro to Chemistry & Lab or 4
CHM 106 Chemistry for Allied Health
BIO 250A/250B Anatomy & Physiology I & Lab 4
BIO 251A/251B Anatomy & Physiology II &Lab 4
BIO 246 Microbiology 4
Core Course Requirements (41 credits)
NUR 103, 113123 Introduction to Nursing (Lecture, Lab, Clinical) 9
NUR 104, 114124 Nursing of Adults/Children I (Lecture, Lab, Clinical) 11
NUR 253, 263273 Nursing of Adults/Children III (Lecture, Lab, Clinical) 10
NUR 254, 264274 Nursing of Adults/Children IV (Lecture, Lab, Clinical) 11
Total Required Hours: 72 credits


This program prepares graduates to take the national licensure exam for registered nurses (RN). Graduates of this program may also be eligible to continue their education at a four-year institution. SCC has developed transfer agreements with nursing programs at senior institutions.

All required science courses must have been taken within five years from the start of the program and passed with a "B" or better.

The prerequisite for Introduction to Chemistry is a "C" or above in Beginning Algebra (MAT 098) or assessing higher.

The prerequisite for Anatomy & Physiology I is high school biology or its equivalent within the last five years with a grade of "C" or above. If a biology class was taken more than five years ago, students may take BIO 095 (Pre-A&P).

For specific admissions requirements that apply to the two-year nursing program at SCC, see Admissions and Records, or call vocational counseling at 636-922-8246.

For more information, call 636-922-8246.

Suggested Schedule Planning

First Semester (9 credits)
NUR 103 Intro to Nursing 9
NUR 113 Intro to Nursing Lab
NUR 123 Intro to Nursing Clinical
(Includes 12 hours per week of clinical)
Second Semester (11 credits)
NUR 104 Nursing of Adults & Children I 11
NUR 114 Nursing of Adults & Children I Lab
NUR 124 Nursing of Adults & Children I Clinical
(Includes 12 hours per week of clinical)
Third Semester (10 credits)
NUR 253 Nursing of Adults & Children III 10
NUR 263 Nursing of Adults & Children III Lab
NUR 273 Nursing of Adults & Children III Clinical
(Includes 12 hours per week of clinical)
Fourth Semester (11 credits)
NUR 254 Nursing of Adults & Children IV 11
NUR 264 Nursing of Adults & Children IV Lab
NUR 274 Nursing of adults & Children IV Clinical
(Includes 16 hours per week of clinical)
Total Hours Required for Graduation: 72 credits

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