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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)
  • HC 130 Medical Terminology for Health Care Providers (3 cr hrs) - Not a requirement but students will receive extra points if they have attained a C or greater.
  • 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.

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 CNA class during the application period. CNA 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.