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2023 Jazz Camp

This camp for middle and high school students features classes in jazz improvisation and ear training, as well as instrumental master classes. Big band rehearsals include rhythm sectionals and combos, and participants enjoy professional performances by the guest faculty each afternoon. June 11-16; Full Day Tuition-$399.

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Inquiries about the ADN program should be directed to the Allied Health Advisors at You may meet with an advisor in a virtual setting or at the Dardenne Creek Campus. To schedule an appointment, please use this link: Click here to schedule an appointment with a NAH Advisor.

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, doctors' offices, and other healthcare-related facilities. 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.

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.       

For information regarding prior criminal history and disciplinary actions, view the Missouri State Board of Nursing Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

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

Virtual RN Information Session

Are you ready to explore a career in nursing? Watch our videos below to learn more about SCC's RN program. 

Part 1: Path to Application & Admission to SCC's RN Program

In the first video, you will learn why SCC is a great option for your nursing education. This video explores SCC's program, the nursing profession, and nursing school expectations.  

Part 2: The Selection Process (part 1)

In the second video, you will learn about the general education courses required for the nursing degree at SCC, as well as the admissions requirements. *Please note, a “C” or better in BIO-250 A/B is now required to be eligible to apply to the nursing program. 

Part 3: The Selection Process (part 2)

In the third video, you will learn about the application criteria and the selection process for admission to the nursing program.

Part 4: Program Expectations, Tuition, Payment Options

In the final video, you will learn about what to expect if you are selected for the program, tuition, and payment options. 

Approval and Accreditation Disclosure

The Associate of Science in Nursing program is fully approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 656
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656
(573) 751-0681

The associate nursing program at St. Charles Community College at the Dardenne Creek Campus located in Dardenne Prairie, MO is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

Associate Degree of Nursing Application Requirements

RN Program Application Requirements

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 an allied health advisor, email or click here. 

                                                                                             RN & Bridge Programs
                                                                                              Application Deadlines

                                                                                      Deadline*                Program Start
                                                                                      March 20th                      Fall
                                                                                      October 20th                   Spring                

*If the application deadline falls on a weekend,
applications are due the Friday preceding the 20th.

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 Student Accounts Office (ADM 1119) or over the phone at (636) 922-8231. 

Application Requirements

Step 1 - Apply to St. Charles Community College and Complete Assessments

  • 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 complete the "Request for Transcript Evaluation" form in your mySCC Portal PRIOR to applying.
    • Sign into your SCC Portal>Quick Links>eForms>Request for Evaluation of Transfer Credit - complete the required information and click submit.
  • Students must successfully complete any required developmental coursework (RDG 085, 092, 093; ENG 095, 096; or MAT 096, 098) or equivalent ESL required courses.

Step 2 - Anatomy and Physiology I Course

  • Students must complete Anatomy and Physiology I (BIO 250A/B) and earn a "C" 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 admission to the RN program.

Step 3 - Grade Point Average

  • Earn a 3.0 GPA on 30+ completed college-level credits or a 2.8 GPA with 22 ACT, 2.9 GPA with 21 ACT, or 3.0 GPA with 20 ACT (see scale)
    • 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 a 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
    • 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 30+ transferable college-level credit hours and a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Sliding Scale ACT/GPA

22 2.8
21 2.9
20 3.0

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.
  • If you need to take the HESI for the nursing application, please email from your SCC email address and include your preferred testing date. 

Students who are accepted to the program are required to submit proof of health insurance, vaccinations, TB screening, and Basic Life Support (BLS).

Admission to the Associate Degree of Nursing (RN) program is not final until the results from the mandatory drug screen and criminal background check are reviewed by the division dean. In order to complete the required background checks and participate in the clinical experience, students must have a Social Security Number (SSN). 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 processes are subject to change. -
- Students in the applicant pool must remain compliant with application requirements to be eligible for entry. -
- It is the student’s responsibility to maintain awareness of deadlines, academic status, course requirements, program requirements, and 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, and Anatomy & Physiology I grades. Admission is selective.

SCC admits 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 -- Students are admitted based on their scores. If you feel 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 guarantee your admission to the program.

  • Plan ahead -- Plan to register for your HESI A2 test at least two weeks in advance of your desired test date. Testing reservations book up closer to the application deadline, so do not procrastinate. If you are ready to test, email for registration.

  • 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. Over the past three cycles, on average, students who were admitted earned the following: a 3.5 relevant and cumulative GPA, and an 88 on the HESI A2.
    • This does not mean every student earned both 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.
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. Please review our LPN to RN Bridge website here:

Nursing Program Costs

Effective August 2023

Tuition and Fees
(Estimated for AY 23-24. Subject to change.)

Tier III In-District Rates

$226 per credit hour + $10 per credit hour Technology Fee + $4 per credit hour Student Success = $240/credit hour

Tier III Out-of-District Rates

$282 per credit hour + $10 per credit hour Technology Fee + $4 per credit hour Student Success = $296/credit hour

Program Costs*

*Estimates based on in-district, on campus rates

ADN Program First Year ADN Program Second Year
Course Hours Cost Course Hours Cost
NUR 103 9 $2,160.00  NUR 253 10 $2,400.00
NUR 104 11 $2,640.00 NUR 254 11 $2,640.00
Total First Year $4,800.00 Total Second Year $5,040.00 

General Education Courses (31 Credits x $120) + $160 for 4 science lab fees $4,035.00 
Nursing textbooks + lab kits $2,717.00
Criminal Background Check & Drug Screening $105.00
Assessment Fee $45.00
Student Nurse Insurance Fee ($13.50/year of program) $27.00
Technology Fee ($10.00/credit hour) & Student Success Fee ($4.00/credit hour) Included in Tuition
Cost of the Associate Degree of Nursing program: $16,769.00
*Incidental Costs are not included above (uniform, stethoscope, NCLEX licensure fees, etc.).


For additional tuition information please visit SCC's Tuition and Payment page.

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