Application Process

Most KCC health career programs use a competitive-entry admission process. To be considered for a competitive entry program:

  1. Complete all steps for admission to KCC.
  2. Meet the program's minimum records, residency, and academic eligibility requirements. PDFs of program eligibility worksheets are below. Students living outside of KCC's district should closely review the KCC's health career residency policy for possible additional steps.
  3. Receive clearance from a health career advisor to take the HESI A2 exam. To make an appointment, please call Student Affairs at 815-802-8500.
  4. Prior to the HESI A2 testing deadline, complete the HESI A2 exam with a comprehensive score of 75% or higher for RN and RN Option 1; 70% or higher for all other applicants. This is effective for Fall 2018 applicants.

Deadlines and requirements

Note: Learning at an off-site clinical facility is part of all Health Careers programs. Students must follow their clinical site's policies, which include COVID-19 vaccination. 

Information on Health Career programs 2021-22 (PDF, rev. 9-7-2021)

Eligibility worksheets

 Emergency Medical Technician    Paramedic  Registered Nursing
 Medical Laboratory Technology  Physical Therapist Assistant  Registered Nursing, advanced placement
 Medical Laboratory Technology
Opt 1 
 Licensed Practical Nursing  Respiratory Therapist
 Nursing Assistant  Radiography  

Essential physical capabilities and functions

 Medical Laboratory Technician  Radiography
 Nursing  Respiratory
 Physical Therapist Assistant  

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