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Nursing A.S.

Department: Nursing

Total Credit 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. Flexible scheduling allows students to choose between day and evening courses and clinical experiences. Admission to the Nursing Program is on a selective basis.  Because of the academic demand of curriculum that prepares graduates to take a national certification examination, applicants must meet certain academic standards.

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. 

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


Admission to the Nursing Program is on a selective basis.  Because of the academic demand of curriculum that prepares graduates to take a national certification examination, applicants must meet certain academic standards.

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.

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses. However, completion of the program does not guarantee licensure. The state board may refuse licensure to applicants that may jeopardize the well-being of Missouri citizens.

"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 2 of this section. (1-14) 1990." RSMO 335.066.

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 better and CHM 101/103 or CHM 106 or its equivalent with a grade of a "C: or better within the last five years.

For specific admissions requirements that apply to the two-year nursing program at SCC, see Admissions and Records, or call vocational counseling at 636-922-8241.

For more information, call 636-922-8241.

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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