LPN/Paramedic/RRT to RN Bridge - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code - CIP Code: NURS.BRDG.AAS/51.3801
Credits Required: 72
Academic Division: Health Professions
Contact: registerednursing@kckcc.edu


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) at 3343 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 850, Atlanta, GA., or www.acenursing.org. Approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN).

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 pre-requisites.
  • Applications are due January 31 for Fall start and July 31 for Spring start.
  • Contact program for application, full requirements and program-specific advising.
  • Minimum score of 60.0 on the ATI TEAS test.

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
Total Hours for General Education Requirements 28
* 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.

Registered Nursing Requirements*

Course    Credit Hours
NURS 0105 Transition Concepts 4
NURS 0108 Pharmacology III 1
NURS 0135 Pathophysiology for Nurses 3
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 23
*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 Bridge Program with Advanced Standing will have 15 credits for NURS 0131, NURS 0132, NURS 0193, and NURS 0251 added to their transcript following successful completion of NURS 0133 and NURS 0134.

Total Hours

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