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Registered Nursing

Associate in Applied Science Degree – RNUR.AAS.C21

The Associate Degree Nursing program is designed to prepare the student to practice nursing at an introductory level. Nursing courses are a combination of classroom and clinical experiences. Clinical experiences are held in a variety of settings. Hours of clinical experience vary depending on the course content.

For program entry requirements, consult a KCC advisor, see Information on Health Career Programs  and read the minimum abilities requirements. Save and/or print this fillable eligibility check sheet.

Learn more: Email advising@kcc.edu or phone 815-802-8500.
Program coordinator: Kellee Hayes, email khayes@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8828

Fall and Spring entry course sequences are listed below. See also Nursing–Registered Advanced Placement Option 1

Nursing-Registered Major (9 courses)
Credit hours: 38

All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

  • RNUR 1106 - Introduction to Nursing*
  • RNUR 1128 - Nursing-Adult & Child I*
  • RNUR 1152 - Introduction to Pharmacology*
  • RNUR 1461 - Nursing Seminar II*
  • RNUR 2228 - Nursing-Adult & Child II*
  • RNUR 2122 - Nursing-Adult & Child III*
  • RNUR 2237 - Nursing-Adult & Child IV*
  • RNUR 2443 - Concepts of Clinical Pharmacology*
  • RNUR 2461 - Nursing Seminar IV*

General Education (7 courses)
Credit hours: 25

Complete all sub-requirements:

  1. Communications - 6 credit hours
    • ENGL 1613 - English I* 1
    • ENGL 1623 - English II* or SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech*
  2. Laboratory Science -  12 credit hours
    • BIOL 2644 - Anatomy & Physiology I* 1
    • BIOL 2654 - Anatomy & Physiology II* 1,2
    • BIOL 2714 - Microbiology* 3
  3. Social and Behavioral Science - 6 credit hours
    • PSYC 1813 - Introduction to Psychology*
    • PSYC 2553 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology*
  4. Mathematics - 1 credit hour
    • MATH 1141 - Introduction to Dosage Calculations* 1,4
  5. Minimum credit hours required for completion - 63

    *Course has prerequisite.

    1These courses must be taken prior to or concurrently with RNUR  1106*.

    2Students who plan to take Anatomy & Physiology at another college should consult a KCC advisor regarding transfer ability. Completing this sequence (BIOL 2644* and BIOL 2654*) at one college is strongly recommended.

    3BIOL 2714* must be completed prior to RNUR 2228*, with a minimum grade of C.

    4MATH 1141* may be eligible for proficiency exam. See Health Careers advisor.

    Registered Nursing A.A.S. — Fall entry suggested course sequence

    Fall
    RNUR 1106* 6 cr. hrs.
    RNUR 1152* 2 cr. hrs.
    BIOL 2644* 4 cr. hrs.
    ENGL 1613* 3 cr. hrs.
    MATH 1141* 1 cr. hrs.

    Spring
    RNUR 1128* 8 cr. hrs.
    RNUR 1461* 1 cr. hrs.
    RNUR 2443* 3 cr. hrs.
    BIOL 2654* 4 cr. hrs.

    Fall
    RNUR 2228* 8 cr. hrs.
    PSYC 1813* 3 cr. hrs.
    SPCH 1553* or ENGL 1623* 3 cr. hrs.
    BIOL 2714* 4 cr. hrs.

    Spring
    RNUR 2122* 2 cr. hrs.
    RNUR 2237* 7 cr. hrs.
    RNUR 2461* 1 cr. hrs.
    PSYC 2553* 3 cr. hrs.

    *Course has prerequisite.

    Registered Nursing A.A.S. — Spring entry suggested course sequence


    Spring
    RNUR 1106* 6 cr. hrs.
    RNUR 1152* 2 cr. hrs.
    BIOL 2644* 4 cr. hrs.
    ENGL 1613* 3 cr. hrs.
    MATH 1141* 1 cr. hrs.

    Fall
    RNUR 1128* 8 cr. hrs.
    RNUR 1461* 1 cr. hrs.
    RNUR 2443* 3 cr. hrs.
    BIOL 2654* 4 cr. hrs.

    Spring
    RNUR 2228* 8 cr. hrs.
    BIOL 2714 4 cr. hrs.
    PSYC 1813* 3 cr. hrs.
    SPCH 1553* or ENGL 1623*
    3 cr. hrs.

    Fall
    RNUR 2122* 2 cr. hrs.
    RNUR 2237* 7 cr. hrs.
    RNUR 2461* 1 cr. hrs.
    PSYC 2553*         3 cr. hrs.

    *Course has prerequisite.

    Additional program information

    Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions, a negative drug screen, and current CPR certification from the American Heart Association (BLS for Healthcare Provider) or American Red Cross (Professional Rescuer: adult, child & infant or AED).

    Licensed practical nurses may receive advanced placement. Nursing–Registered Advanced Placement: Option 1

    Graduates of the Associate in Applied Science Nursing program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

    The curriculum of record for students applying to, but not yet accepted into, competitive entry health careers programs will be the Associate in General Studies.

    This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Contact information for questions:

    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
    Atlanta, Georgia 30326
    Phone: (404) 975-5000
    Fax: (404) 975-5020
    Email: info@acenursing.org
    Web: www.acenursing.org