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Nursing/LPN/Paramedic/ RRT to RN Articulation

Program Code - CIP Code: NURS.BRDG.AAS/51.3801
Credits Required: 72
Academic Division: Health Professions


The KCKCC RN Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Kansas City Kansas Community College at the main campus located in Kansas City, KS is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

The Associate in Applied Science RN to Articulation program is also approved by the:
Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN)
900 SW Jackson St.
Topeka, KS 66612


Requirements for admission to the program:

  • This is a selective admission program. Application to the program does not constitute
  • Minimum 2.50 GPA and completion of pre-requisites.
  • Minimum score of 60.0 on the ATI TEAS test (Maximum three (3) attempts).
  • Currently credentialed as a Practical Nurse, Paramedic, or Respiratory Therapist.
  • Applications are due January 31 for Fall start and July 31 for Spring start.
  • Contact program for application, full requirements and program-specific advising.

General Education Requirements

Course Credit Hours
ENGL 0101 Composition I* 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
PSYC 0101  Psychology 3
PSYC 0203  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
NURS 0135 OR
BIOL 0284
Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology ***/+ 3
Total Hours for General Education Requirements 31
* 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.
*** BIOL courses completed more than five (5) years prior to admission must be repeated.
+ Intro to Pathophysiology may be taken prior to admission or concurrent with NURS 0105. It
must be completed prior to beginning NURS 0243.

Registered Nursing Requirements*

Course    Credit Hours
NURS 0105 Transition Concepts 4
NURS 0108 Pharmacology III 1
NURS 0243 Nursing Concepts for Complex Health Problems 8
NURS 0244 Nursing Concepts for Emergent and Multisystem Problems 4
NURS 0245 Nursing Management Concepts 3
  Total Hours for Registered Nursing Requirements 20
*See course syllabi for Registered Nursing course prerequisites.

Advanced Standing Credit Awarded*

Course Credit Hours
NURS 0106 Pharmacology I 1
NURS 0107 Pharmacology II 2
NURS 0131 Intro to Professional Nursing Concepts 3
NURS 0132 Foundational Concepts 4
NURS 0143 Nursing Concepts for Common Health Problems 8
NURS 0193 Health Assessment for Nurses 3
Total Hours of Advanced Standing Credit Awarded 21
* Students admitted to the Articulation Program with Advanced Standing will have 21 credits for NURS
0106, NURS-0107, NURS-0131, NURS-0132, NURS-0143, NURS-0193 added to their transcript
following successful completion of NURS-0243 and NURS-0108.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Applied Science in Registered Nursing Degree 72
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