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Admissions Procedures - Nursing - LPN to RN (Traditional Program)

Effective Date: January 11, 2017
Policy Number: 1329

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 LPN to RN Traditional Program may be made September 1st through January 30th 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 Hutchinson Community College at
  • Submit application for admission to the LPN to RN Traditional Program between September 1st and January 30th.
  • Schedule an appointment with Nursing Program Director or Faculty Member.
  • Submit official transcripts from high school and all colleges and/or vocational schools to the HCC records office no later than January 30th.
  • Complete program prerequisites: Human A & P (must be within 7 years), English Composition I, General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Medical Terminology, Public Speaking, Sociology or Nutrition General Microbiology (must be within 7 years) and IV Therapy.
  • 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 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 January 30th 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