Nursing is a rewarding and challenging career with an optimistic employment future. JCCC’s registered nurse program has continuing accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and continuing approval by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN). 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 healthcare 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 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 students should contact the nursing program for details.

Note: The nursing program is a selective admission program with limited enrollment. Prospective students are encouraged to attend group information sessions. 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.  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.

(Major Code 235A; CIP Code 51.3801)

Registered Nurse (RN) Program web page

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Program Prerequisites

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

First Semester

BIOL 227Human Pathophysiology*4
NURS 101Foundational Concepts of Nursing I*9
NURS 102Health Assessment and Skills for Nursing Practice*3
Total Hours16

Second Semester

NURS 105Foundational Concepts of Nursing II*9
PSYC 218Human Development*3
Total Hours12

Third Semester

NURS 201Complex Concepts of Nursing I*9
Communications Elective ^3
Note: ENGL 122 is recommended
Total Hours12

Fourth Semester

NURS 205Complex Concepts of Nursing II*9
Humanities Elective ^3
Total Hours12

 Total Program Hours 66


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