Nursing A.S.

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Nursing A.S.

Department: Nursing Bridge Program

Total Credit Hours: 72 credits

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Approved Courses

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Subject Course Title Credits
General Education Requirements (31 credits)
Communication ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 or English Composition II  3
Social Science HIS 101 or US History to 1877  3
HIS 102 or US History Since 1877 
HIS 115 or US History Since 1945 
POL 101 or American Government 
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  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 Fundamentals of Professional Nursing (Lecture, Lab, Clinical) 9
NUR 104, 114124 Professional Nursing Across the Lifespan I (Lecture, Lab, Clinical) 11
NUR 253, 263273 Professional Nursing Across the Lifespan II (Lecture, Lab, Clinical) 10
NUR 254, 264274 Professional Nursing Across the Lifespan III (Lecture, Lab, Clinical) 11
Total Required Hours: 72 credits

What Is Nursing A.S.?

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 at the Center for Healthy Living allows students to practice their skills. Because of the academic demand of curriculum that prepares graduates to take a national certification examination, applicants must meet certain academic standards.

Graduation from St. Charles Community College nursing program(s) does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure exam. The Missouri State Board of Nursing may refuse to issue or reinstate 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 or the board may, as a condition to issuing or reinstating any such permit or license, require a person to submit himself or herself for identification, intervention, treatment, or monitoring by the intervention program and alternative program as provided in section 335.067. RSMo 335.066.

RN Information Session

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Part 3

Part 4

Occupational Outlook

Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Salary Outlook

In the state of Missouri, employees working as registered nurses earn a median annual wage of $70,000.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, earnings increase significantly as a worker’s degree of education rises.

Nursing Careers

SCC graduates with a Nursing (A.S.) degree are employed in a range of careers including, but not limited to: community health nurse, hospital administrator, hospital nurse, nurse practitioner, physicians office nurse, private nurse and school nurse. 

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Denise Lammers,
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Jen Bussen,
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