Nursing Program Information
Here's what you can expect as a student in the nursing program.
Each nursing course requires approximately 30-35 hours per week time commitment, including both didactic course work and clinical experiences. Class/lab days are normally between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, which includes two clinical days that may be 8-12 hour shifts as early as 6 a.m. If selected, you will be given a schedule prior to the start of each semester to make appropriate arrangements, if necessary. Because of the time required for nursing courses, it is highly recommended that you take all or most of your general education and prerequisite courses before applying to the nursing program, but it is not mandatory. All general education coursework not completed prior to the start of the RN program must be completed by the assigned semester or you will be dropped from the nursing program. Any course substitution paperwork, if applicable, must be completed by July 1, 2017, if you are accepted into the program.
RN nursing courses begin once a year in August with 64 students.
A background check and drug screen must be conducted only if you are accepted for admission to the program (See Kansas Nurse Practice Act [PDF], Statute 65-1120 and 65-1115 for a list of felony crimes which may preclude licensure as a Registered Nurse in Kansas).
You must apply each year you wish to be considered for the JCCC Nursing program, waiting lists are not maintained from year to year.
BIOL 144 Human Anatomy and Physiology must be taken within 5 years of Jan. 15 deadline.
If you choose to retake a course, the most recent grade is used in determining your program GPA. This may not necessarily be your highest grade.
Letters of reference are not accepted, nor will they be considered in the selection process.