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Admissions Procedures - Nursing - EMT-P to RN Bridge Program - Online

Effective Date: January 11, 2017
Policy Number: 1328

Admission to HCC

  • 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 Online Bridge Program
Application to the Online Bridge Program may be made March 1st through July 30th for the class starting the following January.  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: The cost for proctoring of the exam will be required.
  • Submit application for admission to Hutchinson Community College at
  • Submit application for admission to the Online Bridge program between March 1st and July 30th.
  • Submit all official transcripts to the HCC records office no later than July 30th.
  • Complete program prerequisites: Human A & P (must be within 7 years), English Composition I, General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, or Sociology or Nutrition, Pathophysiology, Public Speaking, 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. 
  • Paramedics must have graduated from a Council on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Program (CAAHEP) accredited program, or a Kansas approved program.
  • Paramedics must possess current Kansas Certification or National Registration when application is submitted.
  • If graduation was more than three (3) years ago, individuals must have 1000 hours documented EMT-P work experience, within those previous three (3) years.
  • 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 July 30th to be considered for the ADN program. This includes the successful completion of the Kaplan Admissions exam, receipt of ALL transcripts, and other information needed per any correspondence from our office. If your file is not complete on July 30th your file will be pulled from the applicant pool.
  • A comprehensive physical examination is required for all Nursing students and must be completed prior to the first day of the program.

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