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This is a selective admission program. You must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible.

Mandatory Orientation for Admitted Nursing Students

We understand students want to be able to plan vacations and travel during the summer. For future planning purposes we are posting the orientation dates in advance.

If admitted to the RN program there are two mandatory orientation dates you must attend. Please plan your schedule so you are available to attend BOTH dates.

Class of 2024 (application deadline of Feb. 1, 2022)

  • Orientation #1: June 10, 2022, from 0900-1500
  • Orientation #2: Aug. 1, 2022, from 0900-1600

Class of 2025 (application deadline of Feb. 1, 2023)

  • Orientation #1: June 9, 2023, from 0900-1500
  • Orientation #2: Aug. 7, 2023, from 0900-1600

Kansas CNA Certification

Kansas CNA certification by the Feb. 1 application deadline is required for application. Name must be listed on the Kansas Nurse Aide Registry. Or, the program director waiver may be granted for active CMA or HHA certifications; email CMA/HHA to (if applicable).

If you have a CNA certification in another state, please contact the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services in Topeka at 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 application deadline date. Proof of certification test registration is required.

There are no exceptions to this requirement. Prior health background or experience does not satisfy this requirement.

CNA classes are offered through JCCC at the Olathe Health Education Center; other locations offering CNA training are listed on the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services website. The JCCC course is AVHO 102 and is five credits. Training does not need to be completed at JCCC. Any credit hours earned for CNA do NOT count toward the 12 required general education credits required for application.

GPA for Nursing Coursework Must Be 3.0 or Higher

  • The GPA is calculated only on coursework required for the program that has been completed by the application deadline. Please visit with a JCCC healthcare counselor if you have questions about your coursework GPA.
  • Grades below C are not accepted, but will be used to figure your coursework GPA.
  • Fall applicants must complete BIOL 144 (or BIOL 140 AND BIOL 225) by the application deadline, Feb 1.

Grade Point Average (GPA)

  • You must have a minimum of 12 college credit hours toward the RN program to make application.
  • College credits earned by JCCC students through prior learning credit, as designated by Testing Services, must be posted on your JCCC transcript by the Feb. 1 deadline. These credits will be acknowledged as fulfilling the nursing requirements; however, they will not be computed into the admission GPA


  • All applicants are required to submit ATI TEAS scores. The minimum score is 66.0%
    • Date of ATI TEAS must be current within 3 years of the application deadline.
  • If applicant has earned an associate degree or higher, from a nationally accredited college/university in the United States, ATI TEAS scores are still required; however, the age limit can be waived.
  • ATI TEAS is not currently offered at JCCC. Testing can be done:
  • Registration is done online at the ATI website. The cost is $115.
  • Score reporting: exam results can take up to 72 hours to populate into your ATI account. The date on your score report will reflect the date the exam posts to your ATI account.
  • For free study resources, check out the ATI Facebook page for live TEAS prep events, as well as previously recorded videos, and the ATI Student Blog for practice questions, TEAS tips and more.
  • The ATI TEAS Exam is composed of 170 four-option, multiple-choice questions.
  • All 4 sections — Reading, Math, Science and English and Language Usage — of the exam are required.


Reading Math Science English &
Language Usage
# of Questions 53 36 53 28
Time Limit 64 minutes 54 minutes 63 minutes 28 minutes
Specific Content Covered • Key ideas & details
• Craft and structure
• Integration of knowledge & ideas
• Numbers & algebra
•Measurement & data
• Human anatomy & physiology
• Life and physical sciences
• Scientific reasoning
• Conventions of standard English
• Knowledge of language
• Vocabulary acquisition

Information sheet on taking the TEAS through ATI (PDF)

Information sheet on taking the TEAS through PSI (PDF)

Bonus Points

  • Johnson County Residents receive 10 extra points if proof of residency is submitted before the Feb. 1 deadline.
  • Kansas residents receive 5 extra points if proof of residency is submitted before the Feb. 1 deadline.
  • Previous proof of residency or written communication from JCCC is not acceptable.
  • Examples of proof of residency documents to be submitted:

Driver’s License
Utility Bill
Lease agreement

Previous proof of residency or written communication from JCCC is not acceptable.

  • Please circle the items below on your residency document that you submit:
Applicant’s Name
Applicant’s Address
Date, before Aug 1 of the previous year
  • Applicants can earn a maximum of 4 extra points for their BIOL 144 GPA. (example: A equals 4 points, B equals 3 points, C equals 2 points, no points given for grades of D or F. Student must have both BIOL 140 AND BIOL 225 to earn points if BIOL 144 was not taken.) BIOL 144 older than 5 years can be accepted if Pathophysiology has been completed within a year of the application deadline with a minimum letter grade of B.
  • Applicants can earn 1 point for a confirmed Associate Degree or 2 points for a confirmed Bachelor Degree. (Degree must be obtained and confirmed by Feb. 1.)

Previous College Transcripts

  • All previous college transcripts are due by the Feb. 1 deadline.
  • You are responsible for making sure that all transfer credit is posted to your transcript as equivalent to JCCC courses required or to see a counselor about the possibility of obtaining a course substitution by Feb. 1.
  • It is not necessary to send JCCC transcripts
  • It is not necessary to request transcripts from previous colleges if JCCC already has them on file. Please contact Admissions if you have any questions. Hand carried, faxed or copies issued to students will NOT be accepted.


  • All paperwork is due to Selective Admissions by the Feb. 1 deadline.
  • If you submit your RN application well in advance of the semester break, you will be notified on your personal admission plan as to the received/missing items. If you wait until closer to the deadline date to apply, notification will be delayed and you may not meet the requirements.
  • An academic evaluation/ranking will not occur until after Feb. 1, and notification will occur after April 1. This allows time for the receipt of all transcripts (due no later than Feb. 1) and the posting of those grades.

We highly recommend that you attend a Nursing Information Session. If you have questions after the information session, you are strongly encouraged to meet with one of the RN Counselors in the Counseling Center before the Feb. 1 deadline.

LPN-RN Bridge Applicants

The LPN to RN bridge option provides those licensed practical nurses wanting to become registered nurses the opportunity to do so. Admission to the registered nursing program is based on a selective admission process. LPN to RN Transition students are required to complete the prerequisite and general education courses of the first two semesters of the nursing program before taking NURS 125 Health Assessment in Nursing and NURS 175 Concepts of Nursing Care: PN to RN Transition courses in the summer semester prior to the second year of the program. NURS 125 and NURS 175 typically start two weeks prior to the regular summer term.  Please check with the nursing department for specific dates to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Successful completion of those two courses is required before advanced standing credits for NURS 100 Concepts of Nursing Care: Foundations and NURS 150 Concepts of Nursing Care: Childbearing Family and Children will be granted. LPN students should contact the nursing program for details.

LPN-RN Bridge Application Requirements:

  • GPA for coursework required for the RN program must 3.0 or higher.  (MATH 171, BIOL 144, ENGL 121, PSYC 130, BIOL 227 and PSYC 218 must be completed by the spring semester prior to the start of the summer bridge program.)
  • ATI TEAS minimum score: 66%
  • Submit previous college transcripts
  • Submit Background Consent form
  • Submit a current Kansas-recognized LPN certification

View the complete details of each of these requirements on the How to Apply-Registered Nurse Program page.