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Turn your passion for helping others into a successful nursing career. Confident, skilled RNs are in hot demand—and you’ll get all you need to build your future in healthcare with an Associate of Applied Science degree through our Registered Nurse program.

What will I learn?

JCCC’s highly selective Registered Nurse program offers hands-on classroom and clinical learning. Located on campus, the Healthcare Simulation Center features four full-size acute care rooms and a surgical room, decked out with the same equipment and supplies you will use in an actual hospital.

Sophisticated simulators come in a variety of sizes and can be programmed with hundreds of symptoms to test your knowledge and skill, including physical and emotional reactions to your clinical choices.

In just four semesters, you’ll gain experience providing client care in:

  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Gerontology
  • Medical-surgical
  • Mental health

You’ll also get real-world experience working with hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities that partner with JCCC, which can open doors as you begin your RN career.


JCCC has an excellent reputation for its sophisticated Healthcare Simulation Center, low class sizes and low student-to-instructor ratios in the clinical setting. The Nursing program has some of the best outcomes in Kansas for program completion, NCLEX-RN pass rates, and student and employer satisfaction.

You can take your skills to the next level and seek a Bachelor of Science in Nursing when you transfer to one of the many universities in the area. 

KU Community College Partnership

JCCC partners with the University of Kansas to offer a track that allows students to be dually enrolled in JCCC’s AAS program and KU’s BSN coursework. This means you can complete both degrees in four years.

More info on the KUCC program (PDF)

Learn hands-on nursing skills in the Healthcare Simulation Center
This is a selective admission program. See admission requirements

Demand for RNs continues to grow, with an estimated 480,000 new jobs by 2026. Skilled nurses are needed to help treat and manage increasing numbers of chronic disease, such as diabetes and obesity-related conditions, as well as provide prevention education and general healthcare. 

Download the Nursing Program Outlook (PDF) for employment projections and salary information.

Need help with career decisions? Visit the Career Development Center.

In addition to the cost of tuition, the registered nurse program requires the purchase of equipment and supplies. Financial aid is available for you.

Estimated Expenses for Nursing Program

2019-2020 Estimated Expenses for A.D.N-RN program, Excluding Taxes 1st Year Student 2nd Year Student Total Nursing Program
Criminal Background Checks ($47.00 each) and Drug Screen ($37.00 each) + $2.00 administrative fee after acceptance and for licensure after graduation. $100 $48 $148
Physical Exam and Immunizations $400 $50 $450

Tuition costs are based on 43 credits for the first year and 26 credits for the second year at the Johnson County Resident rate.
Visit Tuition Rates for information about rates for students living outside Johnson County.




Books $1,600 $1,600
Scissors: $6
Stethoscope: $90
Watch: $23
Hemostat: $5
  $124     $124
Scrubs (2 sets): $100
Lab Coat (JCCC bookstore): $30
JCCC Patch: $5
Shoes: $75 to $150
  $285     $285

Graduation Expenses
NCLEX-RN: $200
Kansas State Licensure: $75
Gown, Hat, Tassel: $40

  $315 $315
Kaplan Integrated Learning System
*Cost includes live review after graduation
$290 $290 $580*
Total 1st Year Student  $6,798    
Total 2nd Year Student    $3,121  
Total Nursing Program     $9,919

Costs are approximate and are subject to change based upon Dean/EVPI (Executive Vice President, Instruction) Committee’s approval.
Additional Information:

  • Physical examinations, including immunizations, must be current each year.
  • Costs for healthcare are the responsibility of the individual student.
  • Plans should be made for childcare costs, if applicable.
  • Transportation to and from class and to clinical agencies is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

  • Visit the financial aid page for general financial aid information.
  • Specific nursing program scholarships are only awarded to students enrolled in and actively taking the nursing (NURS) courses. Students must complete the online scholarship application and complete the FAFSA to be considered for specific nursing scholarships. Log in to MyJCCC. Select "My Financial Aid" and complete the scholarship application for the aid year for which you are applying.
  • Students anticipating difficulty in financing their education should contact the Financial Aid office, second floor of the Student Center, 913-469-3840, as soon as possible to request application information for student financial aid assistance.
  • The Financial Aid Process Checklist (pdf) is a great reference on the process for receiving financial aid at JCCC.
  • To check your financial aid requirements and status; log in to MyJCCC and select "My Financial Aid," then select "Requirements."

The JCCC RN Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
Student Achievement Data, 2014-2018 (PDF)
Student Achievement Data, 2019-2023 (PDF)

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street
Suite 1051
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230
Main: 785-296-4929
Fax: 785-296-3929