Associate Degree Nursing Program - AAS
The Associate Degree Nursing Program is a selective admission program. The AD Nursing program prepares students to take the NCLEX-RN exam for state licensure to practice as a registered nurse. There are three (3) options for this program (Traditional, LPN to RN Traditional, and Paramedic or LPN to RN Online). Students must meet all of the following requirements to be eligible for ranking. A new application must be submitted for each application period.
Hutchinson Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The Higher Learning Commission is one of six regional institutional accreditors recognized by the US Department of Education and the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
The Associate Degree nursing program at Hutchinson Community College located in Hutchinson, KS is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is continuing accreditation.
Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230
Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Kansas State Board of Nursing Accreditation
1-888-GO-HUTCH ext. 8100
Admission to the Hutchinson Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program does not guarantee graduation from the program, and graduation for the associate degree nursing program does not guarantee eligibility to take the registered nurse licensure examination (NCLEX‐RN).
The Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) may deny a license to practice nursing as a registered nurse if the applicant has been guilty of a felony or guilty of a misdemeanor involving an illegal drug offense unless the applicant establishes sufficient rehabilitation to warrant the public trust, except that no license shall be granted to a person with a felony conviction of a crime against persons as specified in Article 34 of Chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto. Also considered are the patterns of practice and to other behaviors exhibiting an apparent incapacity to practice nursing as described in 65‐1120 in the Kansas Nurse Practice Act. See KS Nurse Practice Act (PDF). All criminal history must be revealed to and will be evaluated by the KSBN before licensure is granted or denied. Since HutchCC is located in Kansas, this information does not cover other states’ requirements.
All correspondence from the nursing office is done through your HutchCC Dragon email account.
Prospective Nursing Program students must complete a Hutchinson Community College Application for admission. The application is the first step in the nursing program application process. Click Here to apply to HutchCC.
Current HutchCC students, Click Here ONLY IF you need to update your status from guest student or update your major to one of the following:
Arrange for official transcripts to be sent from all colleges/universities attended, as well as high school transcripts. See our Records page for instructions on submitting official transcripts from other schools.
It is not necessary to request HutchCC transcripts or transcripts already on file at HutchCC. If you are a transfer student, please visit your advisor to confirm transferability of your coursework or review the transfer page.
You may also view your transcripts on your Dragon Zone under the Academics tab then the Transcripts Link. To check status of transcripts sent to HutchCC, please check under My Profile in DragonZone then the Education tab at the top of the page.
We are still working on the Infosession Bridge and it is not available at this time. Please keep checking back we will post link as soon as it is available.
Bridge is located in the DragonZone student account. Info session attendance is only good for 24 months. If you attended an information session outside of 24 months from the application due date, you will have to attend another one.
Students must Possess:
Note: Only students who are accepted into the program need to complete a background check, urine drug screen, and submit the required health records. Detailed information can be found in the Nursing Student Handbook.
A comprehensive health evaluation is required for all incoming associate degree nursing students. Completed health forms must be submitted to nursing office by the date and time indicated stated by the Nursing Program. It is the student’s responsibility to keep up-to-date immunizations and meet the health record requirements. Annual TB skin tests are required, and additional immunizations will be required by clinical agencies, such as flu shot.
Clinical agencies affiliated with the HutchCC Nursing Program and state licensing applications require a criminal background check and drug screen. Additional requirements and/or disclosures may become necessary while enrolled in the program. Any fees associated with these requirement will be the student’s responsibility.
After notification of acceptance is received, students should make arrangements with their healthcare provider for the required examination and immunizations. Skin tests, immunizations, and serology are available at the Reno County Health Department.
If you have any questions, please contact the Associate Degree Nursing office at email@example.com.
International Students. Special considerations apply to applicants who are educated in countries other than the United States. This program requires international and immigrant applicants to demonstrate language proficiency. View the HutchCC International Student page.
English as Second Language. Per the K.A.R 60-3-106. Licensure Qualifications: All applicants must show proficiency in oral and written English if their primary language was not English or if their nursing education was not in English. The Board has approved both the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) exam and the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) exam. Both are internet-based exams but can also be explored as in-person exams at approved testing centers.
Transferring coursework? You can verify if your prerequisites will transfer by checking them on the transcript equivalency chart. View the Transcript Equivalency page.
• The cost is $65 per exam plus $5 proctoring fee.
• ATI TEAS is taken remote via Proctorio through ATI, however it is also monitored by us and we start the exam. Therefore it must be scheduled during one of our testing dates/times.
• ATI TEAS exam may be taken up to three (3) times in a 24 month period. The most recent scores will be used.
• Required thirty (30) day waiting period between exams.
• Date of the ATI TEAS must be within 2 years of the application deadline.
• To request Accommodations to complete the ATI TEAS test. Contact:
Hutchinson Community College
ADA Accommodations Coordinator
1300 North Plum, Hutchinson, KS
or call 1.620.665.3554 or 1.800.289.3501
• Only official scores submitted from ATI TEAS will be accepted.
• Request your scores to be sent to the Hutchinson CC Hutchinson ADN. Note: charges may apply.
• 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.
• To take the exam, you will need computer access (with a strong internet connection), equipped with a working camera and microphone.
• The ATI TEAS Exam is composed of 170 four-option, multiple-choice questions.
• All 4 sections — Reading, Math, Science, and English & Language Usage — of the exam are required.
• Minimum total score of 58.7% is required.
• For free study resources, check out the ATI Facebook page: live TEAS prep events, previously recorded videos, the ATI Student Blog for practice questions, TEAS tips and more.
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Students must use their HutchCC student email to create their account in Dynamic Forms.
Traditional Option Application Link: Click Here for PDF Instruction Download. Available December 15 until March 1.
LPN to ADN Traditional Option Application Link: Click Here for PDF Instruction Download. Available December 15 through March 1.
Paramedic or LPN to RN Option Application Link: Available May 15 to until August 1.
Letters of reference are not accepted, nor will they be considered in the selection process.
1000 Hours Verification Form link; Click Here for form. If you graduated or were certified more than 3 (three) years ago, you must have worked at least 1000 hours in your filed (LPN or Paramedic) within the past 3 (three) years. You must upload the 1000 hours Verification form completed by your employer(s).
Incomplete applications will not be ranked.
Students are able to verify submission and processing of their application in their dynamic forms account. Applications will be reviewed for ranking eligibility weekly, except when the college is closed.
Applicants will be notified through their HutchCC email if their application is eligible or ineligible for ranking.
Note: If your application has been marked as processed in Dynamic Forms and you have not received an email regarding ranking eligibility, please contact the nursing office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 620.665.4930.
After the application deadline, all applications will have two independent reviews prior to ranking.
All Applicants who meet all the criteria for admission into the ADN program will receive notification letters by email to their HutchCC Dragon email.
• Traditional: The top 40 students will be offered admission, the next 20 students will be offered alternate status. Classes begin in August.
• LPN to RN Traditional: up to 20 students will be offered admission based on space availability. Classes being in June.
• Paramedic or LPN to RN Online: The top 40 students will be offered admission, the next 20 students will be offered alternate status. Classes begin in January.
Alternate Status. Should any of the candidates decline their position, the next candidate on the alternate list will be contacted BY EMAIL sent to your HutchCC account. Waitlist. The program does not maintain a waitlist from year to year. All applicants who are not accepted will need to submit a new application meet all entrance requirements during the next application cycle if they wish to be considered again. If you are not offered a position, please make an appointment with your advisor to assess your options.
Mandatory Orientation for Admitted Nursing Students
If offered admission or alternate status to the Nursing program you must attend the mandatory orientation. Please plan your schedule so you are available to attend this session. The inability to attend will prevent you from being in the program. Extenuating circumstances (e.g., illness, medical emergencies) will be considered by the Program Director. Vacations are not considered an extenuating circumstance.
Traditional and LPN to RN Traditional Option
Each semester during the nursing program requires approximately 40 hours per week time commitment.
Class/lab days are normally between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Clinical hours vary depending on the clinical site and course schedules each semester. Expect an 8-hour, 10-hour, or 12-hour shift.
If selected, you will be given a schedule prior to the start of each semester to make appropriate arrangements. This is a full-time, face-to-face program that does not accommodate work schedules. If students plan to work during the program, it is their responsibility to ensure it does not interfere with the required course, lab, and clinical schedules.
Students may consider all or most of their co-requisite (general education) courses before applying to the nursing program, but it is not mandatory for admission. All general education coursework not completed prior to the start of the ADN program must be completed by the assigned semester in the curriculum map.
Paramedic or LPN to RN Online Options
Each semester during the nursing program requires approximately 40 hours per week time commitment.
Mandatory Orientation and Skills Week is on the HutchCC campus the first full week of January and is normally between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Each semester requires specific clinical hours in the Hutchinson, KS area. Clinical hours are typically 10 hours per day. Students self-schedule based on the published schedule and may attend no more than 4 days in a row.
Once all the general education/liberal arts classes are completed, which can be taken at HutchCC and transferred to KU (approximately 60 hours), you will be able to complete both the ADN from HutchCC and BSN from KU at the same time, saving both time and money! The level of education remains quality as two nursing education powerhouses in the state partner together. Students take face-to-face instruction at HutchCC while taking KU Nursing classes online.
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You can now earn your four-year degree and never leave HutchCC’s campus!
Once all the general education/liberal arts classes are completed, which can be taken at HutchCC and transferred to KU (approximately 60 hours), you will be able to complete both the ADN from HutchCC and BSN from KU at the same time, saving both time and money! The level of education remains quality as two nursing education powerhouses in the state partner together. Students take face-to-face instruction at HutchCC while taking KU Nursing classes online.KU Community College Nursing Partnership Program Details