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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 (11 courses)
Credit hours: 45

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

  • RNUR 1106 - Introduction to Nursing*
  • RNUR 1129 - Nursing-Adult & Child*
  • RNUR 1152 - Introduction to Pharmacology*
  • RNUR 1451 - Nursing Seminar*
  • RNUR 1461 - Nursing Seminar II*
  • RNUR 2119 - Nursing-Adult & Child II*
  • RNUR 2124 - Nursing-Adult & Child III*
  • RNUR 2138 - Nursing-Adult & Child IV*
  • RNUR 2443 - Concepts of Clinical Pharmacology*
  • RNUR 2451 - Nursing Seminar III*
  • RNUR 2461 - Nursing Seminar IV*

General Education (8 courses)
Credit hours: 24

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C. Complete all five sub-requirements:

  1. Communications - 6 credit hours
    • ENGL 1613 - English I* 1
    • ENGL 1623 - English II* or SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech*
  2. Laboratory Science - 8 credit hours
    All laboratory science courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
    • BIOL 2654 - Anatomy & Physiology II* 2,3
    • BIOL 2714 - Microbiology* 4
  3. Social and Behavioral Science - 6 credit hours
    • PSYC 1813 - Introduction to Psychology*
    • SOCY 2513 - Sociology*
  4. Mathematics - 1 credit hour
    • MATH 1141 - Introduction to Dosage Calculations* 2, 5
  5. Elective - 3 credit hours
    CHOOSE ONE IAI elective from communications, humanities, mathematics, science, social science or choose one of the following:
    • HLTH 1513 - Nutrition*
    • PHIL 2543 - Death and Dying*
    • PSYC 2573 - Adulthood and Aging*

Minimum credit hours required for completion - 69

*Course has prerequisite.

1ENGL 1613* must be successfully completed prior to or concurrently with RNUR 1451*.

2These courses must be taken prior to or concurrently with RNUR 1106*. and completed with a minimum grade of C.

3Students who plan to take Anatomy & Physiology at another college should consult a KCC advisor regarding transferability. Completing this sequence (BIOL 2644* and BIOL 2654*) at one college is strongly recommended.

4BIOL 2714* must be completed prior to RNUR 2119*, with a minimum grade of C.

5MATH 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.
RNUR 1451* 1 cr. hrs.
BIOL 2654* 4 cr. hrs.
ENGL 1613* 3 cr. hrs.
MATH 1141* 1 cr. hrs.

Spring
RNUR 1129* 9 cr. hrs.
RNUR 1461* 1 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2443* 3 cr. hrs.
PSYC 1813* 3 cr. hrs.

Summer
BIOL 2714* 4 cr. hrs.

Fall
RNUR 2119* 9 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2451* 1 cr. hrs.
SPCH 1553* or ENGL 1623* 3 cr. hrs.
SOCY 2513* 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
RNUR 2124* 4 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2138* 8 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2461* 1 cr. hrs.
Elective* 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.
RNUR 1451* 1 cr. hrs.
BIOL 2654* 4 cr. hrs.
ENGL 1613* 3 cr. hrs.
MATH 1141* 1 cr. hrs.

Summer
BIOL 2714* 4 cr. hrs.
Fall
RNUR 1129* 9 cr. hrs.
RNUR 1461* 1 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2443* 3 cr. hrs.
PSYC 1813* 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
RNUR 2119* 9 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2451* 1 cr. hrs.
SPCH 1553* or ENGL 1623* 3 cr. hrs.
SOCY 2513* 3 cr. hrs.

Fall
RNUR 2124* 4 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2138* 8 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2461* 1 cr. hrs.
Elective*         3 cr. hrs.

*Course has prerequisite.

Additional program information

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.

Each student in this program must have a physical exam, criminal background check without any disqualifying convictions and a negative drug screen.

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.