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 I
  • * 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 I1
    • * 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 II2,3
    • * BIOL 2714 - Microbiology4
  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 Calculations2, 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.

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

5*MATH 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.