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From Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) to Registered Nurse (RN), the Nursing program at Johnson County Community College gives you a nursing education and real-life, hands-on clinical training. With experienced instructors and small class sizes, you’ll have time and attention to learn the skills you need to provide exceptional patient care.

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What Can I Learn in JCCC’s Nursing Program?

Start your healthcare career today. At JCCC, you’ll have several programs to choose from when it comes to pursuing your nursing education. Here are the options:

  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Home Health Aide (HHA) or Certified Medication Aide (CMA)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse Program
  • Registered Nurse Program
  • LPN to RN Bridge Program

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Become a Certified Nurse Aide through our four-week, eight-week, or 16-week program. Learn how to care for patients, take vitals, and much more. A CNA certification is required before enrolling in our other nursing programs.

Home Health Aide (HHA)

Get the qualifications necessary to care for the elderly or disabled through JCCC’s Home Health Aide program.

Certified Medication Aide (CMA)

Increase your qualifications as a Certified Nurse Aide by earning your CMA certification. As a Certified Medication Aide, you’ll know how to administer drugs and medications to patients safely.

Practical Nurse

Earn your Practical Nurse Certificate and you’ll be prepared to work in various medical care settings, including pediatrics, obstetrics, gerontology, mental health and much more! JCCC offers full-time and part-time options, so you can choose the path that suits your needs.

Registered Nurse

In JCCC’s Registered Nurse program, you’ll earn your Associate of Applied Science degree through 66 hours, or four semesters, of coursework. Gain hands-on experience caring for patients and be prepared to work in various specialties of the medical field.

LPN to RN Bridge Program

If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) looking to become a Registered Nurse (RN), JCCC’s LPN to RN Bridge program is for you. After meeting the admission requirements, you’ll be on your way to earning an Associate of Applied Science degree after completing the required courses.

Why JCCC’s Nursing Program?

There are many nursing programs in the Kansas City area, but JCCC offers a wide range of options and experiences. JCCC has strong partnerships with area long-term-care facilities, clinics, and hospitals, giving you real-world learning experiences and opening doors for your career. The Nursing programs at JCCC are accredited and approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and the Kansas Board of Regents. Area medical professionals volunteer on our advisory committees to keep instruction relevant and strengthen the curriculum-career connection.

You will get hands-on experience in a Healthcare Simulation Center. Located both on the main JCCC campus in Overland Park and at the Olathe Health Education Center, these centers have the same look, feel and equipment you’ll find in a real hospital, with surgical, labor/delivery, and recovery rooms.

Highly sophisticated patient simulators can be programmed with hundreds of symptoms to test your skill and knowledge. Each room is equipped with video recording equipment to film you in action, providing you with valuable feedback and debriefings for continued improvement along with your nursing education.

Practical Nursing and Health Occupations Advisory Board

Our Practical Nursing and Health Occupations Advisory Board comprises many healthcare professionals who are experts in the field. Receive professional nursing advice and be prepared to enter the workforce right away.

The Nursing profession is in high demand. In fact, the U.S. is projected to experience a nursing shortage, according to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. Therefore, there are many job opportunities for healthcare professionals.

The job opportunities will vary by Nursing program you choose. However, Nurses are needed in the following medical fields:

  • Pediatrics
  • Mental Health Care
  • Obstetrics
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Gerontology
  • Long-Term Assisted Living
  • Surgical and Operations
  • Emergency
  • Cardiology
  • Home Healthcare

The cost of going to college can drastically impact your ability to succeed. At Johnson County Community College, we want our students to be able to afford a program that they love. That’s why we’re constantly working to make tuition more affordable for you.

Here’s what JCCC has to offer:

Textbook and other supply costs vary depending on your courses.

There are several things to consider when budgeting for college. Visit our Cost of Attendance page for detailed information.

Resources and Tools at JCCC

Being a student at JCCC means you have access to a range of services and resources to help you succeed. We offer professional tutoring and small, personalized class sizes. When you attend Johnson County Community College, your education truly matters.

The cost of going to school can be daunting. Fortunately, our Financial Aid office is here to help you through the process. Our counselors can help you find ways to fund your schooling, including scholarships and student loans, both of which can help to reduce the cost of your tuition every semester.

If you need help discovering what your passion will be post-graduation, our Career Development Center and Academic Counseling services are great support tools.

You can also further your education by transferring to a four-year school. JCCC is here to help make the transition to another college program easy and stress-free.