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Nursing - RN Traditional



This program prepares students to take the NCLEX-RN exam for state licensure to practice as a registered nurse. This is an intensive two-year program that combines theory and clinical practice. The program is accredited by the Kansas Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. Graduates have the foundation to continue their education at baccalaureate granting institutions.

Curriculum Information

Admissions to ADN

Application to the nursing program may be made September 1 through January 30 for the following fall semester. 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. 

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Admission Information

Kaplan Entrance Exam

How to take the Kaplan Exam

If you are applying to the Traditional ADN Program, you are required to take the Kaplan Admission Exam. 

The most recent edition of the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam 7th. edition, is recommended as a study guide by Kaplan and is available at the HutchCC Bookstores or at:

Subjects which will be used for admission are: Reading, Math, Writing, Science.  Exam results must be at or above program benchmarks.




Qualifications & Progression

Students must receive grades of "C" or above in all courses in the nursing curriculum in order to progress to the next semester. If a student received a grade lower than a "C" in a course required during a given semester, withdrawal from the program is required.

Unsatisfactory clinical performance will result in a non-passing grade for the nursing course.

The curriculum meets the graduation requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree.


A licensed practical nurse may request advanced placement in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Individuals are encouraged to contact the Director of the Nursing Program.