Nursing – Registered, AAS

RNUR.AAS.C21

Program Overview

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. 

Program eligibility standards apply; consult a KCC advisor.

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

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.

Graduates of this 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 accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; telephone: 404-975-5000; fax: 404-975-5020; email: info@acenursing.org; website: www.acenursing.org.

The following achievement data is provided to demonstrate the preparedness of KCC's Associate Degree Nursing graduates: 

• Recent RN pass rates: 91% (2014), 88% (2015), 86% (2016)
• Program completion average: approximately 65%
• Current job placement: 100%

Program Eligibility

Program eligibility/application process - Consult this information for steps to apply and enroll in a health program, deadlines, eligibility worksheets, and essential physical capabilities and functions.


Program Requirements

Major Courses

RNUR 1106Introduction to Nursing

6 Credits

RNUR 1128Nursing--Adult & Child I

8 Credits

RNUR 1152Introduction to Pharmacology

2 Credits

RNUR 1461Nursing Seminar II

1 Credit

RNUR 2228Nursing--Adult & Child II

8 Credits

RNUR 2122Nursing--Adult & Child III

2 Credits

RNUR 2237Nursing--Adult & Child IV

7 Credits

RNUR 2443Concepts of Clinical Pharmacology

3 Credits

RNUR 2461Nursing Seminar IV

1 Credit

MATH 1141Introduction to Dosage Calculations

1 Credit

Total Credit Hours:39

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

General education

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

 

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

or

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

 

BIOL 2644Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

BIOL 2654Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

BIOL 2714Microbiology

4 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

Total Credit Hours:24

Students who plan to take BIOL 2654 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.

Total Credit Hours: 63

Suggested Course Sequence

Fall Entry Suggested Course Sequence

Fall semester

RNUR 1106Introduction to Nursing

6 Credits

RNUR 1152Introduction to Pharmacology

2 Credits

MATH 1141Introduction to Dosage Calculations

1 Credit

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

BIOL 2644Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

Spring semester

RNUR 1128Nursing--Adult & Child I

8 Credits

RNUR 1461Nursing Seminar II

1 Credit

RNUR 2443Concepts of Clinical Pharmacology

3 Credits

BIOL 2654Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

Fall semester

RNUR 2228Nursing--Adult & Child II

8 Credits

 

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

or

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

 

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

BIOL 2714Microbiology

4 Credits

Spring semester

RNUR 2122Nursing--Adult & Child III

2 Credits

RNUR 2237Nursing--Adult & Child IV

7 Credits

RNUR 2461Nursing Seminar IV

1 Credit

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

Spring Entry Suggested Course Sequence

Spring semester

RNUR 1106Introduction to Nursing

6 Credits

RNUR 1152Introduction to Pharmacology

2 Credits

MATH 1141Introduction to Dosage Calculations

1 Credit

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

BIOL 2644Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

Fall semester

RNUR 1128Nursing--Adult & Child I

8 Credits

RNUR 1461Nursing Seminar II

1 Credit

RNUR 2443Concepts of Clinical Pharmacology

3 Credits

BIOL 2654Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

Spring semester

RNUR 2228Nursing--Adult & Child II

8 Credits

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

 

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

or

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

 

BIOL 2714Microbiology

4 Credits

Fall semester

RNUR 2122Nursing--Adult & Child III

2 Credits

RNUR 2237Nursing--Adult & Child IV

7 Credits

RNUR 2461Nursing Seminar IV

1 Credit

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

Program Cost

Minimum credit hours required for completion: 63
Tuition and fees - $147.00 per credit hour $147.00
$9,261.00
Course Fees:
BIOL 2644 Anatomy & Physiology I 25.00
BIOL 2654 Anatomy & Physiology II 25.00
BIOL 2714 Microbiology 50.00
ENGL 1613 English I 5.00
ENGL 1623 English II1 5.00
RNUR 1106 Introduction to Nursing 225.00
RNUR 1128 Nursing – Adult & Child I 230.00
RNUR 1152 Introduction to Pharmacology 20.00
RNUR 2228 Nursing – Adult & Child II 199.00
RNUR 2122 Nursing – Adult & Child III 53.00
RNUR 2237 Nursing – Adult & Child IV 233.00
RNUR 2443 Concepts of Clinical Pharmacology 30.00
1,100.00
1,100.00
Books:
BIOL 2654 Anatomy & Physiology II 467.85
BIOL 2714 Microbiology 439.05
ENGL 1613 English I 81.35
ENGL 1623 English II1 109.60
MATH 1141 Introduction to Dosage Calculations 122.65
PSYC 1813 Introduction to Psychology 211.80
PSYC 2553 Lifespan Development Psychology 171.60
RNUR 1106 Introduction to Nursing
794.35
RNUR 1128 Nursing – Adult & Child I 468.40
RNUR 1152 Intro to Pharmacology 278.80
RNUR 2228 Nursing – Adult & Child II 429.25
RNUR 2122 Nursing – Adult & Child III 185.15
3,759.13
3,759.85
Supplies
Equipment Supply Pack – Purchased in KCC Bookstore (included with book price for RNUR 1106) 46.50
IV Supply Pack – Purchased in KCC Bookstore (included with book price for RNUR 2228) 72.35
118.85
118.85
Uniform
Unisex top * 27.95
Unisex pants * 16.95
Lab coat (unisex)* 28.95
Stethoscope * 58.20
White nursing shoes 54.00
Wrist watch with second hand * 29.95
Clinical Badge (1st free, Replacement - $5) 0.00
216.00
216.00
Additional Program Costs
A2 Entrance Exam Fee (per attempt) 37.00
CPR Certification 53.00
Background Check and Drug Screening 68.00
Physical Examination/Tests/Etc. 385.00
543.00
543.00
Additional End-of-Program Costs
Exit Exam** 0.00
NCLEX RN Application 298.00
Fingerprinting for NCLEX Application 54.00
Nursing Pin 20.00
Pictures (optional) 25.00
     NCLEX Review (optional)   375.00  
772.00
772.00
TOTAL $15,770.70
1 The same textbook is used for both BIOL 2644 (Anatomy & Physiology I) and BIOL 2654 (Anatomy & Physiology II).
* These items are ordered in the KCC Hammes Bookstore. Prices for the remaining items in this section vary depending on where they are purchased.
** The first attempt and second attempt, if needed, are included in the course fee for RNUR 2237. Each additional attempt after that is $51.00.
All prices are subject to change. Please visit Hammes Bookstore for the most up-to-date textbook prices.