St. Louis Community College Nursing Program Review

St. Louis Community College’s history can be traced back to 1962, when the Junior College District of St. Louis was established by a legislative vote. Under the Junior College district, Meramec and Florissant Valley Community Colleges were established. In 1975, the Junior Colleges merged to form St. Louis Community College (STLCC), with the former colleges becoming satellite campuses of the main college. Other two satellite campuses in Forest Park and Wildwood campus were opened to increase the community outreach for the college.

Nursing at St Louis Community College

An associate of science in nursing program is offered at Saint Louis Community College. The program is offered in all four campuses and in South County Education Center. The program also offers qualified Licensed Practical Nurses the chance to enter professional nursing through a bridging program. A certificate in Nurse Assistant program is also offered and a number of continuing education courses. The nursing program is accredited by the National League for nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Missouri State Board of Nursing. Details of the programs are given below:

Nursing Associate in Applied Science Degree

The RN preparation at Saint Louis Community College is offered at three campuses of the college namely Meramec, Florissant Valley and Forest Park. Only general education courses can be completed at any of the five academic centers of the college including Wildwood and South County. It takes four semesters and one summer session to complete the 68 credit hours coursework for the program. Successful completion of the required courses leads to the award of an associate in applied science degree; an occupational oriented degree and eligibility to apply to write the NCLEX-RN exam.

LPN Bridge Program

This is for licensed practical nurses who qualify to enter the associate degree program. It uses two bridging courses to enable students receive advanced placement, therefore joining the regular ADN program at second year level. Upon completion, students can apply to write the NCLEX-RN exam and become registered nurse besides being awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree

Nurse Assistant for Nursing Homes

The nursing assistant program at St. Louis Community College is a 10-week long program that trains nurses on basic bedside patient care. Classes meet twice weekly for the ten weeks to cover up-to 100 hours of supervised clinical sessions and 75 hours of nursing assistant courses and each study session takes four hours. This program is only available at the Forest park Campus. This program has a strict and mandatory attendance policy, failure to which could lead to expulsion


This is certificate of specialization program open to those wishing to have an entry level into the healthcare field or for Registered Nurses who want to gain skills in blood drawing techniques. It is not entirely meant for nurses but is a big choice for many registered nurses.

Professional Development Courses

There are professional development continuing education courses from St. Louis Community College. Featured nursing CEs include Legal Nurse Consultant Conferences and Nurse Assistant courses. The College also serves as a Community Training Center for American Heart Association; offering pediatric advanced life support and basic cardiac life support courses to registered nurses and other allied healthcare professionals.

St. Louis Community College
3400 Pershall Road, St. Louis,
MO 63135