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. 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.
Graduates from the St. Charles College nursing program does not guarantee eligibility to take the licensure exam.
"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.
Employment of registered nurses is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, 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.
Hours: 72 credits