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The Lutheran School of Nursing has been educating nurses for more than 100 years. Located in South St. Louis on the Jefferson campus of St. Alexius Hospital, the School is a department of St. Alexius Hospital. We are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), have full approval from the Missouri State Board of Nursing, and authorized to operate by the Missouri Department of Higher Education.

We offer today's students a 26-month hospital-based diploma nursing program that includes both a Registered Nurse Track and a Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse [LPN to RN] Bridge Track.

In addition to hands on clinical experience, nursing students receive classroom instruction in our Educational Building, which includes a health science library, instructional laboratories, classrooms and conference areas. Student housing, financial aid, counseling services and leadership opportunities are available.


Our mission is to educate nursing graduates who will be of help to others. They will:

  • Possess the knowledge, skills, competencies, values and attitudes essential for an entry-level nurse to provide comprehensive care in a diverse community and a variety of health care settings.
  • Integrate critical thinking, effective communication, health teaching and therapeutic nursing interventions, while implementing the nursing process.
  • Apply the knowledge and professional skills they've learned for successful licensure as a registered nurse.
  • Secure employment practicing professional nursing within the legal definition of the Nursing Practice Act and according to the ANA Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrate leadership and the ability to collaborate with consumers and health care providers in a cost effective manner while providing care.
  • Acknowledge responsibility for personal and professional development through continuing education, life-long learning and active community service.


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Lutheran School of Nursing
3547 S.Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118
Phone: 314-577-5850
Fax: 314-268-6160

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All applicants must have an ACT score. Please visit to register to take the test or request scores if not present on your high school transcript. Equivalent SAT scores are accepted.

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