Nursing – Registered, AAS

RNUR.AAS.C21

ACEN-Accredited-Seal       Health care simulation - nursing students

Registered-Nursing-top-ranked RN Best Value 2019

Program Overview

Two students, male and female, learning nursing methods using a human patient simulator.

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.

Students in health career programs are advised to consult the Code of Campus Affairs and Regulations, section 11.4. This regulation concerns completion of all courses in health career curricula being 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.

The associate degree nursing program at Kankakee Community College located in Kankakee, Illinois, is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is: Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

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), 91% (2017), 90% (2018), 100% (2019) - All are above the national and state averages.
  • Program completion average: approximately 72%
  • 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:37

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

General education

ENGL 1613English I

3 Credits

 

COMM 1553Introductory Speech

3 Credits

or

ENGL 1623English II

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

 

COMM 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

 

COMM 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

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