The Associate of Science Degree Nursing Program at Kennedy-King College is a two-year program of study, comprising seventy credit hours. Before the program, applicants are required to apply to the City Colleges of Chicago.
Both clinical experiences and classroom instruction in Chicago and neighbouring primary care facilities and suburban area hospitals are offered. The curriculum is planned to guide the student to employment as a Registered Professional Nurse in clinics, hospitals, public health, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, government, and military, schools, or industry. Students receive classroom lessons and commute to nearby clinics and hospitals to get hands-on practice in the nursing field.
Graduates of the AAS in Nursing program are fit to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX_RN). If successful, they may start working immediately as Registered Nurses (RN) or enter an RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at any other college or university.
About the school
Kennedy–King College (KKC) is an institution member of City Colleges of Chicago, it is a public two-year college in Chicago, Illinois. City Colleges of Chicago is a system of two-year education that has operated in Chicago ever since 1911.
Kennedy–King was established as Woodrow Wilson Junior College in 1935. The institution was renamed in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy and in July 1969, just a year after they were assassinated. KKC is a co-educational college that offers career certificates and associate degrees. Admission is non-competitive, and application is on a rolling basis. Chicago residents are charged lesser tuition fees than non-residents. The college does not maintain on-campus housing.
KKC is City Colleges of Chicago’s center for hospitality and culinary. It launched an initiative to draw industry partners to work with staff and faculty in redesigning occupational program facilities and curricula to better fit the needs of employers.
The total cost of the program for an in-state resident is $26,220 and $43,020 for out of state residents.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Acceptance into the Nursing Program is competitive and requires prior admission to CCC as well as a separate admissions process
Nursing Pre-requisites can be completed at any one of the seven City Colleges of Chicago
Proof of successful completion of a Basic Nursing Assistance Program (BNA) or Certified Nursing Assistance (CNA) certificate is required at the time of application to the Nursing program
The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) must be completed during the application cycle of October 17, 2016 through February 28, 2017, at any one of the City Colleges of Chicago locations. The ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) scores are submitted as part of the application process.
ATI TEAS Test taken at other locations outside of CCC will not be accepted. You will be required to submit a current background check through Castlebranch.com, (code number MN60). A cumulative GPA score of 2.75 or above is required. Prior to submission of the program application, the applicant will certify that the information is TRUE. Falsifying information will result in disqualification.
The CCC Nursing Admissions Committee will then review applicant submissions at the end of the application cycle. Applicants who meet all admission criteria will be considered for into the nursing program.
Nursing Program Pre-Requisites:
A.A.S. 2-year Nursing Program Pre-Requisites:
- All pre-requisite courses (4) must be completed priorto the online application deadline. Pre-requisite courses (4) include:
- Biology 121 with a “C” or higher
- Chemistry 121 with a “C” or higher
- English 101 with a “C” or higher
- Math 118 or higher with a “C” or higher
- Verification of successful completion of the following:
- Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate or unencumbered LPN license
- Completion of the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) taken at a CCC campus during the open application cycle with minimum scores as follows (Cumulative score of 65% AND Reading score of 73%)
- All three (3) co-requisites must be completed prior to enrolling in the third semester of the nursing program.
- Biology 226 with a “C” or higher
- Biology 227 with a “C” or higher
- Microbiology 233 with a “C” or higher
6800 S Wentworth Ave
Chicago, IL 60621
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