About Applied Tech and Our Practical Nursing Program in St. Louis

Learn about Applied Tech's history and our mission as the premier Practical Nursing Program in St. Louis, Missouri.

PN Program Coordinator

Kim Rau, MHA, BSN, RN

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, BSN
Capella University, MHA

Site Coordinators

Jill Dace, MSN, RN

South Tech Site Coordinator
Central Methodist University, BSN
Western Governors University, MSN

Samantha Medford, MSN, RN
MET Center Site Coordinator
Chamberlain College of nursing, BSN
Western Governors University, MSN

Full Time Faculty

Marissa Brooks, BSN, RN
Shawnee Community College, ASN
McKendree University, BSN

Stacie Chafffin, MSN, RN
Park University, BS Social Psychology
Goldfarb School of Nursing, BSN
University of Cincinnati, MSN

Sherry Espinoza, MSN, RN
F.W. Olin Vocational School, LPN
Sanford Brown College, ADN
Chamberlain Univeristy College of Nursing, BSN
Chamberlain Univeristy College of Nursing, MSN

Cassandra Johnson, BSN, RN
Missouri Western State College, ASN
St. Louis University, BSN
Webster University, MA, Healthcare

Paige Pellmann, BSN, RN
Goldfarb School of Nursing, BSN

Marnie Stroud, MSN, RN
Lewis and Clark Community College, ADN
University of Phoenix, BSN
Capella University, MSN

Michelle Wallweber, MSN, RN
University of Phoenix, BSN
Capella University, MSN

Adjunct Faculty

Nancy Bjur, BSN, RN

St. Louis University, BSN

Josephine Boc, BSN, RN
St. Louis Community College, ADN
Central Methodist University, BSN

Shannon Feldewerth, BSN, RN
Missouri State University, BS-Communications
Goldfarb School of Nursing, BSN

Kim Huelsing, BSN, RN
Goldfarb School of Nursing, BSN

Mark Karnowski, BSN, RN
St. Louis Univerisyt, BSN
University of Missouri, MA

Tucker Walker, BSN, RN
Oklahoma City University, BSN

Rose Winkelmann, BSN, RN
St. Louis University, BSN


As the Adult Education Department of the Special School District of St Louis County, Applied Technology Services provides affordable, career-focused technical education to help our students achieve their career goals. Beginning in 1968, the school began by providing cutting-edge technical and career training to adult students throughout St. Louis County.

Today we educate and train roughly 130 students each year in the Practical Nursing field. We can help you join the thousands of students who began their path to success with Applied Technology Services.

Our Mission

To work collaboratively with business and industry to equip students with the knowledge, competencies, self-confidence and self-esteem to be successful in today's changing workplace by providing career-focused technical training that results in meaningful employment opportunities for our students.


To provide a learning experience that is meaningful and valuable to both the students and the employers of our community.

Our Goal

To be the best source of career and technical training programs and services based on the most current research, practice, and industry standards.

We Believe

  • All students are unique and have the ability to learn

  • That the most powerful forms of education are meaningful, involve the student, promote critical thinking and appeal to different learning styles

  • Life-long learning plays a definitive role in life-long success

  • All students can attain high standards with practical application of knowledge

  • Continuous staff development provides professional opportunities to better serve our students

  • Respect, honesty and open communication promotes a sense of trust, well-being and fosters self-esteem



Applied Tech is a department within the Special School District of St. Louis County which is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education. 
Accreditation is a status of recognition that is granted to an institution which complies with eligibility requirements, standards, procedures, and obligations adopted by the member institutions of the Council. Accreditation does not certify that every facet of an institution is of equal quality, but it does indicate that no part of the institution is so weak that the educational effectiveness of the institution as a whole and its services will be undetermined.