Nursing - Registered Nurse, AAS

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Nursing is a rewarding and challenging career with an optimistic employment future. JCCC's registered nurse program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and Kansas State Board of Nursing. It is designed with the assistance of a community advisory committee composed of men and women who work in the nursing health care fields and are aware of the requirements for a successful nursing career. Our faculty are well qualified and experienced in the practice and teaching of nursing.

Students receive clinical practice in a variety of settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and clinics. Experiences are offered in maternal child nursing, pediatric nursing, operating room nursing, medical-surgical nursing, mental health nursing and gerontology.

A registered nurse with an associate's degree is a skilled health care provider who administers nursing care directly to patients and their families in a variety of settings. The job outlook is very positive. Employment of registered nurses is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations.

The nursing program is a selective admission program with limited enrollment. Prospective students are encouraged to attend group information sessions. Visit the program website or contact JCCC Program personnel for additional information and application materials at 913-469-3157.

Students must earn a grade of “C” or higher in all coursework.

LPN to RN Bridge:

The LPN to RN bridge option provides those licensed practical nurses wanting to become registered nurses the opportunity to do so. Admission to the registered nursing program is based on a selective admission process. LPN to RN Transition students are required to complete the prerequisite and general education courses of the first two semesters of the nursing program before taking NURS 125 Health Assessment in Nursing and NURS 175 Concepts of Nursing Care: PN to RN Transition courses in the summer semester prior to the second year of the program. Successful completion of (those two courses) is required before advanced standing credits for NURS 100 Concepts of Nursing Care: Foundations and NURS 150 Concepts of Nursing Care: Childbearing Family and Children will be granted. LPN students should contact the nursing program for details.

(Major Code 235A; State CIP Code 51.3801)

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Note: Current Kansas CNA certification is required for application to the nursing program.  Current AHA Health Care Providers CPR Certification (may be satisfied with EMS 121) is required to be completed prior to starting the nursing program.

Program Prerequisites

MATH 171College Algebra* (or higher)3
BIOL 144Human Anatomy and Physiology*5
Note: BIOL 140 and BIOL 225 will satisfy the BIOL 144 requirement.
ENGL 121Composition I*3
PSYC 130Introduction to Psychology3
Total Hours14

First Semester

NURS 100Concepts of Nursing Care: Foundations*8
NURS 125Health Assessment in Nursing*3
BIOL 227Human Pathophysiology*4
Total Hours15

Second Semester

NURS 150Concepts of Nursing Care: Childbearing Family and Children*8
PSYC 218Human Development*3
Total Hours11

Third Semester

NURS 200Concepts of Nursing Care: Adult Health Alterations*10
Communications Elective ^3
Note: ENGL 122 is recommended
Total Hours13

Fourth Semester

NURS 225Concepts of Nursing Care: Complex Patient Care Management*10
Humanities Elective ^3
Total Hours13

Total Program Hours 66