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.

The application for the Fall Full-time Day program will be available by the end of January, with a March 15 deadline.
The Spring Part-time program application will be available by the end of August, with an Oct. 15 deadline.

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.

Health Education Systems Inc. Assessment Exam (HESI A2)

  • This requirement may not be waived.
  • The HESI A2 must be taken within three years of the application deadline.
  • A minimum score of 70% or higher in each of the required sections of Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary and Math is required to be eligible for an interview.
  • HESI A2 scores are used along with the selective admission interview score for final ranking for the program.
  • The HESI A2 exam is available through Testing Services on campus. You must register online for the test.
  • 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 HESI A2 test, or if you need help understanding the results of the exam, contact Gail Munoz at 913-469-4767.

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.
  • 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.