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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 1129 and RNUR 1461, the student will satisfy requirements for RNUR 1106 and RNUR 1451. 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.

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

Courses required prior to acceptance in the program (3 courses)
Credit hours: 11

BIOL 2644* and BIOL 2654* must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

  • BIOL 2644 - Anatomy & Physiology I* 1
  • BIOL 2654 - Anatomy & Physiology II* 1
  • ENGL 1613 - English I*

RNUR Advanced Placement Credit hours: 6

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

Nursing – Registered Major (8 courses)
Credit hours: 36

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

  • RNUR 1129 - Nursing–Adult & Child I*
  • 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 (6 courses)
Credit hours: 16

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

  1. Communications - 3 credit hours
    • ENGL 1623 - English II* or SPCH 1553 - Introductory Speech*
  2. Laboratory Science - 4 credit hours 
    • BIOL 2714 - Microbiology* 2
  3. Social and Behavioral Science - 6 credit hours
    • PSYC 1813 - Introduction to Psychology*
    • SOCY 2513 - Sociology*
  4. 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.

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 RNUR 2119*.

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

Courses required prior to acceptance in the program
BIOL 2644* 4 cr. hrs.
BIOL 2654* 4 cr. hrs.
ENGL 1613* 3 cr. hrs.

Spring
RNUR 1129* 9 cr. hrs.
RNUR 1461* 1 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2443* 3 cr. hrs.
PSYC 1813* 3 cr. hrs.
RNUR Advanced Placement Credit 11 cr. hrs.

Summer
BIOL 2714* 4 cr. hrs.

Fall
RNUR 2119* 9 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2451* 1 cr. hrs.
SPCH 1553* 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.

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

Courses required prior to acceptance in the program
BIOL 2644* 4 cr. hrs.
BIOL 2654* 4 cr. hrs.
BIOL 2714* 4 cr. hrs.
ENGL 1613* 3 cr. hrs.

Fall 
RNUR 1129* 9 cr. hrs.
RNUR 1461* 1 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2443*   3 cr. hrs.
PSYC 1813* 3 cr. hrs.
RNUR Advanced Placement Credit 15 cr. hrs.

Spring
RNUR 2119* 9 cr. hrs.
RNUR 2451* 1 cr. hrs.
SPCH 1553* 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.

Program Note

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.

Additional program information

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.