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Registered Nurse

Become a Registered Nurse

Turn your passion for helping others into a successful nursing career. Confident, skilled RNs are in hot demand—and you’ll get all you need to build your future in healthcare with an Associate in Applied Sciences degree through our Registered Nurse program.


JCCC RN students working with a dummy patient in the Healthcare Simulation Center

JCCC’s highly selective Registered Nurse program offers hands-on classroom and clinical learning. Located on campus, the Healthcare Simulation Center features four full-size acute care rooms and a surgical room, decked out with the same equipment and supplies you will use in an actual hospital.

Sophisticated simulators come in a variety of sizes and can be programmed with hundreds of symptoms to test your knowledge and skill, including physical and emotional reactions to your clinical choices.

In just four semesters, you’ll gain experience providing client care in:

  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Gerontology
  • Medical-surgical
  • Mental health

You’ll also get real-world experience working with the hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities that partner with JCCC – and can open doors as you begin your RN career.

Learn more when you reserve your spot at an information session.

Learn more about financial aid and scholarships.

Choose JCCC’s RN program

JCCC has an excellent reputation for its sophisticated Simulation Center, low class sizes and student-to-instructor ratios in the clinical setting. The nursing program has some of the best outcomes in Kansas for program completion, NCLEX-RN pass rates, and student and employer satisfaction.

You can take your skills to the next level and seek a Bachelor of Science-Nursing when you transfer to one of the many universities in the area.  JCCC partners with the University of Kansas to offer a track that allows students to be dually enrolled in JCCC’s ADN program and KU’s BSN coursework. This means you can complete both degrees in four years.

The JCCC RN Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Nursing career prospects

Demand for RNs continues to grow, with an estimated 480,000 new jobs by 2026. Skilled nurses are needed to help treat and manage increasing numbers of chronic disease, such as diabetes and obesity-related conditions, as well as provide prevention education and general healthcare. The United State Bureau of Labor reports that RNs earned on average about $70,000 a year in 2017.


Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
Email: info@acenursing.org
Web: www.acenursing.org
Student Achievement Data (PDF)

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street
Suite 1051
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230
Main: 785-296-4929
Fax: 785-296-3929
Web: www.ksbn.org