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Licensed Practical Nursing Admission Requirements

Admission requirements for the Licensed Practical Nursing program selection process.

This is a selective admission program. You must the meet the requirements below to be eligible.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

You must have a minimum cumulative academic GPA of 2.0 or better

Prerequisite Courses

You must be currently enrolled in OR have completed the following with a grade of "C" or higher:

  • BIOL 144 Human Anatomy and Physiology (5 cr hrs) or BIOL 140 Human Anatomy and BIOL 225 Human Physiology (8 cr hrs).
  • PSYC 130 Introduction to Psychology (3 cr hrs)
  • PSYC 218 Human Development (3 cr hrs)
  • AVHO 102 Certified Nurse Aide (5 cr hrs) and current Kansas Certification
  • XNC 3140 CPR for Health Care Provider and current American Heart Association BLS for Health Care Provider

If you have taken these courses at an accredited college other than JCCC, you must have your transcripts sent to us.

Kaplan Assessment Exam

  • This requirement may not be waived.
  • The Kaplan exam must be taken within three years of the application deadline.
  • Kaplan exam scores are used along with the selective admission interview score for final ranking for the program.
  • The Kaplan exam is available through Testing Services on campus. You must register online for the test. Do not delay in signing up for the Kaplan test, test dates fill quickly. It is permissible to retake the test one time during the application period.
  • On the day of the test, plan to be on campus by 7:45 a.m. You must show your receipt and a current photo ID. You will not be allowed to test if you are late - no exceptions.
  • For questions or concerns regarding the Kaplan exam, or if you need help understanding the results of the exam, contact Gail Munoz at 913-469-8500, ext. 4767.

Kansas CNA Certification

  • Kansas CNA certification is required in order to be considered. The certification must be printed from the Kansas Nurse Aide Registry, not your card. It is permissible to be enrolled in the C.N.A. class during the application period. C.N.A. verification must then be valid by the Practical Nursing orientation.
  • Kansas CNA certification must be active through the first day of class
  • If you have a CNA certification in another state, please contact the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services in Topeka (785-296-6877 or 785-296-0061) as soon as possible for information on challenging the Kansas CNA certification test. The certification test must be taken before the deadline date. Proof of certification test registration is required.
  • There are no exceptions to this requirement. Prior health background or experience does not satisfy the requirement.