Nursing/Registered Nurse - Associate in Applied Science

Program Code - CIP Code: NURS.AAS/51.3801
Credits Required: 68
Academic Division: Health Professions

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 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.

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 on the ATI TEAS test.


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

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 0106 Pharmacology I 1
NURS 0107 Pharmacology II 2
NURS 0108 Pharmacology III 1
NURS 0131 Introduction to Professional Nursing Concepts 3
NURS 0132 Foundational  Concepts 4
NURS 0135 Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology 3
NURS 0143 Nursing Concepts/Clients with Common Health Problems 8
NURS 0193 Health Assessment for Nurses 3
NURS 0243 Nursing Concepts/Clients with Complex Health Problems 8
NURS 0244 Nursing Concepts/Clients with Multisystem Emergent Health Problems 4
NURS 0245 Nursing Management of Care Concepts 3
  Total Hours for Registered Nursing Requirements 40
*See course syllabi for Registered Nursing course prerequisites.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Applied Science in Registered Nursing Degree 68
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