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Nursing/Registered Nurse - Associate in Applied Science


(RN, AAS)

Program Code/CIP Code: NURS.AAS/51.3801
Credits Required: 72
Division: Health Professions
Accreditation: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), Atlanta, GA, www.ACEN.org.
The Nursing department is committed to providing a student - learning environment that encourages and assesses a spirit of inquiry, clinical competence, professional accountability, and effective communication skills for a diverse student population. We believe these attributes will prepare our graduates to the pass the NCLEX - RN®, and to provide and manage safe, cost - effective care to meet client needs. The faculty have developed a conceptual framework utilizing the concepts of client needs, nursing intervention classifications, and nursing outcome classifications. Each course emphasizes growth and development, communication, the nursing process, nutrition and diet therapy, pharmacology, management, and legal and ethical issues.

Multi-Year Program Report

Spring and Fall classes admitted in Year Number of Admissions Number Completing Completion Rate within  150% of Program   Percentage Expected Level of Achievement   Percentage Employment Rate 6-12 Months after Graduation as an RN Expected Level of Achievement   Percentage *Annual NCLEX pass per KSBN   Percent Expected Level of Achievement  Percent KCKCC Program 3-Year Average   Percent National Average     Percent
2012-13 125 119 95 80 84 80 87.00 90.34 87.00 90.34
2013-14 125 118 94 80 84 80 77.34 84.03 83.54 83.04
2014-15 125 120 96 80 90 80 78.07 81.78 80.80 81.78
2015-16 125 104 83 80 90 80 71.32 85.49 75.57 85.49
2016-17 125   82 Pending 80 Pending 80 73.27 84.57 Pending 84.57

* January 1st through December 31st

This program evaluation report is produced and published as a requirement of the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), so students may make an informed decision when choosing a nursing education program.  Our attrition rate includes students with academic failures, transfer, leaves of absence, and withdraws for personal reasons.  Please contact the Nursing Department with any questions regarding the nursing program at KCKCC (913)288-7274.

Requirements for admission to the program

  • This is a selective admission program. Application to the program does not constitute admission.
  • Minimum 2.50 GPA and completion of prerequisites.
  • Applications are due January 31 for Fall start and August 31 for Spring start.
  • Contact program for application, full requirements and program-specific advising.

College Requirement

Course Credit Hours
BLUE 0101 Freshman Seminar 1

All first time degree-seeking students are required to take BLUE-0101, Freshman Seminar.  See exemptions

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENG 0101 Composition I* 3
ENG 0102 Composition II* 3
SPCH 0151 or
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking* or
Interpersonal Communication
3
PSYC 0101 Psychology* 3
PSYC 0202 or
PSYC 0203
Child Development* or
Human Development*
3
MATH 0104 Intermediate Algebra** or higher 3
BIOL 0141 Human Anatomy and Laboratory 4
BIOL 0271 Physiology*/*** 3
BIOL 0272 Physiology Lab*/*** 1
BIOL 0261 Microbiology*/*** 3
BIOL 0262 Microbiology Lab*/*** 2
Humanities elective (Ethics recommended) 3
Total General Education Requirements 34
* See course syllabus for prerequisite.
** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.
***Physiology and Microbiology courses completed more than seven (7) years prior to admission must be repeated.

Degree Specific Requirements

Course Credit Hours
NURS 0131 Caring Interventions 3
NURS 0132 Foundation Concepts 4
NURE 0133 Homeostatic Concepts 4
NURS 0134 Protective Concepts 4
NURS 0135 Pathophysiology for Nurses 3
NURS 0193 Health Assessment for Nurses 2
NURS 0208 Pharmacology for Nursing 3
NURS 0251 Lifespan Family and Community Health 6
NURS 0254 Complex Health Concepts 4
NURS 0255 Management Concepts 4
Total Program Requirements 37
*See course syllabi for Registered Nursing course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total hours to complete degree 72

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