Nursing – Registered Advanced Placement Sequence (Option 1)

RNUR.AAS.C21

Program Overview

Licensed practical nurses can earn advanced placement in the Associate Degree Nursing program. Consult a KCC advisor or the “Information on Health Career programs” handout for program entry requirements. 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. 

Program eligibility requirements 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).

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 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.

Courses required prior to acceptance in the program

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

BIOL 2644Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

BIOL 2644: Students who plan to take Anatomy & Physiology 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.

Program Requirements

Required prior to acceptance in the program

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

BIOL 2644Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

Total Credit Hours:7

RNUR Advanced Placement Credit

Total Credit Hours:9

Major Courses

RNUR 1128Nursing--Adult & Child I

8 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

Total Credit Hours:30

General education

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

or

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

 

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

PSYC 2553Lifespan Developmental Psychology

3 Credits

BIOL 2654Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

BIOL 2714Microbiology

4 Credits

Total Credit Hours:17

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

Total Credit Hours: 63

Suggested Course Seqence

Courses required prior to acceptance in the program

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

BIOL 2644Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

Spring Entry Suggested Course Sequence

Spring semester

RNUR 1128Nursing--Adult & Child I

8 Credits

RNUR 1461Nursing Seminar II

1 Credit

RNUR 2443Concepts of Clinical Pharmacology

3 Credits

RNUR Advanced Placement Credit

9 Credits

BIOL 2654Anatomy & Physiology II

4 Credits

Fall semester

RNUR 2228Nursing--Adult & Child II

8 Credits

BIOL 2714Microbiology

4 Credits

 

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

or

ENGL 1623English II

3 Credits

 

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 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

Fall Entry Suggested Course Sequence

Courses required prior to acceptance in the program

BIOL 2644Anatomy & Physiology I

4 Credits

ENGL 1613English I

3 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

RNUR Advanced Placement Credit

9 Credits

Spring semester

RNUR 2228Nursing--Adult & Child II

8 Credits

BIOL 2714Microbiology

4 Credits

SPCH 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

 

PSYC 1813Introduction to Psychology

3 Credits

or

ENGL 1623English II

3 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

Advanced Placement – Option 1
Minimum credit hours required for completion: 47
Tuition and fees - $147.00 per credit hour $147.00
$6,909.00
Course Fees
BIOL 2654 Anatomy & Physiology II 25.00
BIOL 2714 Microbiology 50.00
ENGL 1623 English II1 5.00
RNUR 1128 Nursing – Adult & Child I 230.00
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
825.00
825.00
Books
BIOL 2654 Anatomy & Physiology II 467.85
BIOL 2714 Microbiology 439.05
ENGL 1623 English II1 109.60
PSYC 1813 Introduction to Psychology 211.80
PSYC 2553 Lifespan Development Psychology 171.60
RNUR 1128 Nursing – Adult & Child I 468.40
RNUR 2228 Nursing – Adult & Child II 429.25
RNUR 2122 Nursing – Adult & Child III 185.15
2,482.70
2,482.70
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 $11,866.55
1 May take SPCH 1553 (Introductory Speech) in place of ENGL 1623. There is no course fee. The textbook cost is $137.60.
* 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 $49.00.
This program requires three credit hours of electives. The total price does not include all costs associated with the electives.
All prices are subject to change. Please visit Hammes Bookstore for the most up-to-date textbook prices.