"We are moved in and pleased to welcome the students," said Patti Williams, SCC dean of nursing and allied health. "Not only will the center provide more opportunities for hands-on learning and better access to equipment and technology found in the field, it also will expand the capacity of the program so more students can enroll."
Classes at SCC begin this week. SCC's nursing and allied health programs will serve approximately 450 students in 2013-14. College officials anticipate enrollment in these programs to double in the next five years, pending board and state approvals. Students in these programs consistently exceed state and national pass rates for licensure.
"We are proud of the reputation SCC's graduates have in the community, and this is an exciting step toward the future growth of SCC's nursing and allied health programs," Williams said. "Whether students choose to enter the workforce or transfer to Lindenwood or another four-year institution, SCC will continue to offer a high quality, accessible and affordable option for students."
St. Charles Community College is a public, comprehensive two-year community college with associate degrees and certificate programs in the arts, business, sciences and career-technical fields. SCC provides workforce training and community-based personal and professional development as well as cultural, recreational and entertainment opportunities. For more information, visit www.stchas.edu.
Nursing students visit at the open house for the new LU/SCC Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. Left to right: Dakota McNees of Wentzville (first year), Michelle Meyers of Warrenton (second year) and April Kuper of Foristell (second year).
SCC faculty members, including Cindy Meirink (left) and Amy Koehler, celebrate the opening of the virtual hospital on Aug. 15, located within the new LU/SCC Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences.
Guests attend the program at St. Charles Community College's open house on Aug. 15, at the new LU/SCC Center for Nursing and Allied Health Sciences.