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Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, AAS) Associate in Applied Science

Dean:  Dr. Shirley Wendel

Director of Nursing:  Anita Krondak

Clinical Coordinator:  Judy Morris

Nursing Advisor:  Sandy Lane

Full time faculty:
Deb Calvin, Deb Curtis,  Theresa Campbell,  Toni Dickinson, Christy Fornal, Cheryle Hansen, Merilyn Hovell, Phyllis Lading, Diane Mahoney, Bronyal McFadden, Sarah Miller, Cynthia Moore, Shirley Nichols, Linda Nowak, Mitch Ruff, Beth Schmeisser, Terri Schwager, Marquetta Simms-Berry, Jean Steele, Lynn Swegle, Rita Thompson.

The Nursing Department is committed to providing a student learning environment which inspires life-long learning utilizing a spirit of inquiry to promote excellence in clinical competence, professional accountability, caring, and effective communication skills for a diverse student population.  We believe these attributes will prepare our graduates to pass the NCLEX-RN®, and to provide and manage safe, cost-effective evidence-based care to meet client needs.  The graduate will be prepared to coordinate, supervise, and/or collaborate with members of the multidisciplinary health care team.

Students who need information regarding tuition, fees, and length of the nursing program may contact the Dean of Allied Health/Nursing at the College and/or the Director of Nursing.  The Nursing Program is designed to prepare students to function as entry-level registered nurses. Course work is directed toward assisting graduates to pass the National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. The program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at 3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA., or ACENorg.

Applications are due August 31st for the spring semester and January 31st for the fall semester. For specific criteria and procedures for admission, consult Sandy Lane, Nursing Advisor, or Director of Nursing, Anita Krondak.

Students must complete 75-76 hours for the degree and earn a minimum C grade in all coursework in order to graduate. (See the section on course descriptions for more specific information.)

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. (See exemptions)

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
 
Basic Skill Requirements
ENGL0101 Composition I
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0153 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
 
Humanities Requirements
PHILO206 Ethics or
  Humanities Core Elective
3
Total
3
 
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements
PSYC0201 Psychology 3
PSYC0203 Human Development* or
PSYC0202 Child Development
3
Total
6
 
Mathematics Requirement
MATH0104 Intermediate Algebra
3
Total
3
 
Natural and Physical Science Requirement (lecture w/lab)
BIOL0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory*
4
BIOL0261 Microbiology*
4
BIOL0262 Microbiology Laboratory
2
BIOL0271 Physiology*
3
BIOL0272 Physiology Laboratory*
1
Total
13
 
Total General Education Requirements
34
 
Nursing Requirements
   
NURS0121 Nursing Care Techniques
1
NURS0122 Foundations of Nursing Care I
3
NURS0123 Foundations of Nursing Care II
4
NURS0124 Concepts of Care I
5
NURS0125 Transition Concepts***
NURS0126 Concepts of Mental Health/Illness
4
NURS0127  
4
NURS0135 Pathophysiology for Nurses
3
NURS0193 Health Assessment for Nurses
2
NURS0208 Pharmacology in Nursing
2
NURS0210 Women and Neonates
4
NURS0212 Children and Families
4
NURS0224 Concepts of Care II
4
NURS0226 Nursing Care Coordinators
5
NURS0209 NCLEX Review
1
Total
42
 
Total hours required for an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing/ADN Degree:
76

*See course description for prerequisite.
**Not included in General Education Requirements
***For LPN's and Transfer students only