Associate Degree Nursing - Year One (Practical Nursing)
The first year of SFCC's Associate Degree Nursing program prepares the nursing student to meet the requirements of the Missouri State Board of Nursing for Practical Nursing. This means that ALL students, upon successful completion of the first year of the nursing program will be applying to take the LPN licensure exam. Upon successful passing of the LPN licensure exam, these students will continue on into Year Two of the program without having to reapply. The nursing student has the first eight weeks of Year two to take and pass the licensure exam.
Why study practical nursing?
Nursing is a very rewarding career. Providing health care requires many different levels of expertise. Practical nursing is one level of nursing care that can be delivered. Year one prepares the student to be successful in a variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, the community, and industrial environments as a practical nurse. Upon receiving permission from the Missouri State Board of Nursing, our first year completers may sit for the NCLEX-PN exam.
Our program boasts high pass rates and enjoys an exceptional reputation in the community for outstanding education.
The practical nursing program requires an application for admission in addition to the SFCC Application for Admission. Please go to the Applications page to access both required applications. Select the Practical Nursing (Year One) application link to learn about the selection process, application guidelines such as State Board of Nursing requirements, costs, and forms.
Rhonda Hutton Gann
Heckart Science and Allied Health Center, Room 839