LPN to RN


LPN to RN, Associate of Applied Science

The LPN to RN, AAS bridge program is designed to further develop students’ knowledge of the nursing process of accessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing and evaluating. The curriculum is designed around eight core components that emphasize competencies related to diversity in healthcare, clinical decision making, assessment, patient education, continuity of care, collaboration, and leadership.

Graduate Opportunities

The LPN-RN, AAS graduate will integrate physiological and psychosocial concepts, along with critical thinking and clinical reasoning to the nursing process to promote quality, safe, patient centered care. The graduate will promote and maintain a safe environment by integrating evidence-based practice to deliver quality health care. Communication and collaboration with patients, families, and other professional health care team members to achieve quality patient centered care and demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude required of the professional nurse, embracing lifelong learning to improve the quality of health care.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Registered Nurses, on the Internet at Registered Nurses (bls.gov)

NCLEX Certification

Completion of a nursing program does not guarantee the graduate’s eligibility to take NCLEX-RN. Authorization to take the NCLEX-RN rests solely with the state Board of Nursing. Graduates must apply to take the NCLEX-RN by submitting all application materials to the state board of nursing in the state in which they wish to become licensed. Graduates planning to take the NCLEX-RN exam in another state are responsible for contacting the appropriate state board of nursing to obtain application materials. Upon request, official transcripts and certificates of completion can be issued by the registrar to the state board of nursing after degree conferral.

Program Approvals

St. Louis College of Health Careers is certified to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education, 205 Jefferson St., PO Box 1469, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1469, 573.751.2361.

St. Louis College of Health Careers has initial approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing contingent of the site visit (2 & 3 Aug 2021), 3605 Missouri Boulevard, PO Box 656, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0656, 573.751.0681, to offer a new LPN Bridge to Associate Degree in Nursing program in Fenton, Missouri

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