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Registered Nursing - Option 1

Associate in Applied Science Degree - RNUR.AAS.C21

Advanced Placement Sequence Option 1

Licensed practical nurses can earn advanced placement in the Associate Degree Nursing program. Upon successful completion of RNUR 1128 and RNUR 1461, the student will satisfy requirements for RNUR 1106, RNUR 1152 and MATH 1141. LPNs graduating from non-regionally accredited institutions (see Code of Campus Affairs and Regulations, section 10.1) must meet proficiency requirements to be eligible for admission under this option.

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.

Program coordinator: Kellee Hayes, email khayes@kcc.edu, phone 815-802-8828

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

Courses required prior to acceptance in the program (2 courses)
Credit hours: 7

  • ENGL 1613 - English I*
  • BIOL 2644 - Anatomy & Physiology I*

RNUR Advanced Placement Credit hours: 9

Licensed practical nurses who enter this program have already earned these credits.

Nursing – Registered Major (7 courses)
Credit hours: 30

  • RNUR 1128 - Nursing–Adult & Child I*
  • 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 (5 courses)
Credit hours: 17

Complete all sub-requirements:

  1. Communications - 3 credit hours
  2. ENGL 1623 - English II* or SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech*
  3. Social and Behavioral Science - 6 credit hours
    • PSYC 1813 - Introduction to Psychology*
    • PSYC 2553 - Lifespan Developmental Psychology*
  4. Laboratory Science - 8 credit hours 
    • BIOL 2654 - Anatomy & Physiology II1
    • BIOL 2714 - Microbiology* 2

MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED FOR COMPLETION - 63

*Course has prerequisite.

1Students who plan to take Anatomy & Physiology at another college should consult a KCC advisor regarding transferability. Completing this sequence at one college is strongly recommended.

2BIOL 2714* must be completed prior to or concurrently with RNUR 2228*.

Nursing–Registered — Advanced Placement Sequence (Option 1) —
Spring entry suggested course sequence

Courses required prior to acceptance in the program
ENGL 1613* 3 cr. hrs.
BIOL 2644* 4 cr. hrs.

Spring
RNUR 1128* 8 cr. hrs.
RNUR 1461* 1 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2443* 3 cr. hrs.
RNUR Advanced Placement Credit 9 cr. hrs.
BIOL 2654* 4 cr. hrs.

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

Nursing–Registered — Advanced Placement Sequence (Option 1) —
Fall entry suggested course sequence

Courses required prior to acceptance in the program
ENGL 1613* 3 cr. hrs.
BIOL 2644* 4 cr. hrs.

Fall 
RNUR 1128* 8 cr. hrs.
RNUR 1461* 1 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2443*   3 cr. hrs.
BIOL 2654* 4 cr. hrs.
RNUR Advanced Placement Credit 9 cr. hrs.

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

Requirements for consideration of acceptance in the advanced placement sequence will be the same as those for students applying to the first semester of the Associate Degree Nursing program.

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