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Turn your passion for helping others into a successful nursing career. Confident, skilled Registered Nurses (RNs) are in high 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 at Johnson County Community College.

What Will I Learn in JCCC's Registered Nurse Program?

JCCC’s highly selective Registered Nurse program offers hands-on classroom and clinical learning. The Healthcare Simulation Center on JCCC's main campus 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, as well as physical and emotional reactions to your clinical choices.

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

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

As a Registered Nursing student, you’ll also get real-world experience working with hospitals, clinics, and community sites that partner with JCCC, which can open doors as you begin your RN career.

Upon completion of the required Nursing credits, you’ll earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from JCCC and be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam for licensure. Graduation from JCCC’s Nursing Program does not guarantee licensure as a registered nurse.

Why JCCC’s Registered Nursing Program?

JCCC has an excellent reputation for its sophisticated Healthcare Simulation Center, small 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)

Tools and Resources at JCCC

As a JCCC student, you will have access to a variety of resources and tools. You can take advantage of academic counseling, the Career Development Center and Financial Aid office on campus. You can also choose to join one of our many clubs and organizations, including the Student Nurses Association.

Explore the Healthcare Simulation Center in CLB

Launch Classroom Laboratory Building (CLB)
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

2021-2022 Estimated Expenses for ADN-RN program, Excluding Taxes 1st Year Student 2nd Year Student Total Nursing Program
Criminal Background Checks ($48.00 each) & Drug Screen ($37.00 each) + $2.00 administrative fee after acceptance and for licensure after graduation. $100 $48 $148 Access $20 $20
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 (not  including $15 shipping fee) 
  $285     $285

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

  $315 $315

Kaplan Integrated Learning System/iHuman
*Cost includes Live NCLEX Review after graduation

$520 $520 $1,040*
Total 1st Year Student  $7,091    
Total 2nd Year Student    $3,377  
Total Nursing Program     $10,468

All costs are approximate and are subject to change based upon Dean/EVPI (Executive Vice President Instruction) Committee’s approval.

All items above are required to be purchased by registered nursing students.

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

Financial Aid for Registered Nursing Students

  • 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."