May 19, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

Nursing/LPN/Paramedic/RRT to RN Articulation, A.A.S.

Location(s): Kansas City Kansas Community College



DIVISION: Health Professions


ACCREDITATION: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

The Nursing/Registered Nurse program aims to provide excellence in nursing education inspiring diverse graduates to demonstrate competence in clinical judgment resulting in quality, evidence-based, client-centered care to enrich the health of our community, one student at a time.

The program courses will assist Practical Nurses, Paramedics, and Respiratory Therapists with the knowledge and skills necessary to transition into the nursing profession. Graduates will be prepared to pass the NCLEX-RN®, and to provide and manage safe, cost-effective care to meet client needs.


The Associate Degree Nursing program at Kansas City Kansas Community College at the Main Campus located in Kansas City, KS is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road, NE Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326

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

Requirements for Admission to the Program

  • This is a selective admission program. Application to the program does not constitute admission.
  • Minimum 2.50 GPA and completion of pre-requisites.
  • Minimum score of 60.0 on the ATI TEAS test.(current version; maximum of 3 attempts)
  • Currently credentialed as a Practical Nurse, Paramedic, or Respiratory Therapist.
  • Applications are due January 31st for Fall start and July 31st for Spring start.
  • Contact program coordinator for application, full requirements, and program-specific advising.

Total Hours for General Education Requirements Credit Hours: 17

** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transferinstitution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Total Hours for Program Requirements Credit Hours: 29

+ Basic Concepts of Pathophysiology may be taken prior to admission or concurrent with NURS 0105 .  It must be completed prior to beginning NURS 0243 .

Total Hours for Advanced Standing Credit Awarded Credit Hours: 22

* Students admitted to the Articulation Program with Advanced Standing will have these 22 credits added to their transcript following successful completion of NURS 0105 .

Total Hours for an Associate in Applied Science in Registered Nursing Degree Credit Hours: 68

Course Sequence

Registered Nursing Articulation program sequence is subjext to change without notice.

Prerequisites-Prior to Admission- Semester 2