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Admissions Procedures - Nursing - RN - Associate Degree (AD) Nursing Program

Effective Date: January 11, 2017
Policy Number: 1327

Admission to Hutchinson Community College

  • Apply for admission to Hutchinson Community College at as a degree seeking student.
  • Send all official transcripts to Hutchinson Community College by going to
  • Application to Hutchinson Community College and official transcripts must be on file to apply to the Nursing program.

Admission to RN Traditional Program

Application to the RN Traditional Program may be made September 1 through January 30 for the class starting the following August.  The selection committee meets on an as needed basis to consider applicants who have completed the application process.  The completion of the application is the student's responsibility.  To meet this responsibility, the student must:

  • Successfully complete the Kaplan Admissions Exam (For details see Application Checklist and Kaplan information at:
  • Submit application for admission to the RN Traditional Program between September 1 and January 30.
  • Submit official transcripts to the HCC records office no later than January 30.
  • Complete program prerequisites: Human A & P (must be within 7 years), English Composition I, and General Psychology.  
  • Required general education courses (may be completed during program but it is recommended these be completed prior to the start of the program); Human Growth and Development, Public Speaking, Medical Terminology, Sociology or Nutrition, and General Microbiology (must be within 7 years).  
  • GPA: GPA for all general education courses within the curriculum completed, MUST be at 2.75 or higher. All general education courses within the curriculum must be at a grade of "C" or higher. The overall college GPA must be 2.0 or higher to enter the program.
  • Applicants must be CPR certified at the healthcare provider level prior to the start of the program. The Healthcare Provider Level CPR MUST include instructor/student skill demonstration component.
  • All applicant files must be complete by January 30 to be considered for the ADN program which starts the following August. This includes the successful completion of the Kaplan exam, receipt of ALL transcripts, and other information needed per any correspondence from our office. If your file is not complete on January 30 your file will be pulled from the applicant pool.

For questions or problems with the application process, please contact the ADN office at:  620-665-4930.

1300 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS 67501
1-888-GO-HUTCH or (620) 665-3500