The Full-Time and Part-Time Nursing Program are competitive point-based admissions programs. Points are awarded for grades in coursework, degrees earned and Kaplan Admission Test scores. Applications are available beginning in January each year. 

Upcoming application deadlines: 

  • Full-time Nursing Program (starting Fall 2022): June 1, 2022
  • Part-time Nursing Program (starting Spring 2023): Aug. 15, 2022

All students must complete a KCC General Application and meet all admissions requirements prior to applying to the KCC Nursing Program. Please review the Nursing Admission Packet for more information about admissions requirements and earning points.


Application Instructions

Students who have completed and/or submitted all of the Nursing Program admission requirements, please:

  • Click the Selective Admission Application button below to access the KCC eForms system
  • Then click “Forms”
  • Then click on the “AM – Selective Admissions Application,”  which will give you the option to select and complete the lastest Nursing Program applications
  • For additional assistance with the Selective Admission Application, see our Selective Admission Application Help document

Please note: Students are only allowed to apply for one selective admission program at a time. Submitting applications for multiple programs will alter your initial application status.

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PANS & Kaplan Admissions Test

Read below for information about Pre-Admission Nursing Sessions (PANS) and the Kaplan Admissions Test.

Pre-Admission Nursing Sessions

Individuals planning to apply to the KCC Nursing Program are REQUIRED to complete online PANS within two years prior to the program application deadline date. These sessions are intended to provide students with information about our Nursing Program. Students will learn about the admissions process as well as important facts about the program and the profession. Students are encouraged to complete PANS early in their preparation. To complete PANS, please:

  • Register for PANS-C100 Pre-Admission Nursing Session (if you have not already completed KCC’s Online Learner Orientation, you will first be required to register for and complete KCCS-C100 before you will be able to register for any course at KCC, including PANS-C100)
  • Access PANS through your Moodle account (via the Bruin Portal)
  • Complete the entire PANS

Kaplan Nursing Admission Test

For students applying to the Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Nursing Program, Kaplan testing will be available onsite at KCC in the Nursing Department on designated dates.

Visit for more information or to schedule your test.

Advanced Placement (LPN to RN) Admissions Requirements

Admission to KCC’s Advanced Placement (LPN to RN) Program is based upon students’ submission of a complete application. To apply, click the Selective Admission Application button above.

Applicants who have a complete packet and documentation of the requirements listed in the Nursing LPN to RN Advanced Placement Admission Packet will be admitted to the program by their date of application completion.

Clinical Education Access Requirements Statement

Students formally accepted to participate in Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services or Nursing programs are required to comply with clinical access requirements prior to and during clinical education placement in a hospital, outpatient clinic or other clinical education setting. These students are required to:

  • Undergo a physical examination, immunizations, urine drug screen and criminal background check.
  • Secure and maintain CPR certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association or Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers from the American Red Cross throughout their clinical education participation.
  • Adhere to the uniform and personal appearance standards according to program policies determined by clinical education providers.
  • Maintain professional liability insurance according to College policies, as required by clinical education providers. The College ensures students are covered with professional liability insurance with the cost collected through lab fees.

Students participating in clinical education are not employees of a clinical education provider or of the College, and therefore are not covered by Workman’s Compensation insurance. It is highly recommended that students maintain personal health insurance while enrolled in an educational program.

Clinical education providers reserve the right to impose additional requirements at any time to ensure the safety of patients, employees and students. Clinical access requirements are determined by the College, according to the policies of the clinical education providers. The program director or coordinator will provide students with detailed direction and timeline for completing all clinical access requirements.

Compliance and cost of clinical access requirements are the responsibility of the student.

Latex Environment Statement

Students participating in Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services or Nursing courses are likely to have contact with latex throughout their educational experience. Due to the broad range of equipment, manikins, materials and supplies used in the College’s practice and simulation laboratories, and within a vast number of hospitals and other clinical education facilities, students with latex allergies considering any of these programs should direct questions to their physician prior to applying to the program to ensure safe participation in a latex environment.

Positive Drug Screen Statement

Students with a positive drug screen will be deemed ineligible to participate in clinical education. Furthermore, as clinical education is a critical requirement of KCC’s Allied Health, Emergency Medical Services and Nursing programs, the student will be dismissed from their current program of study. For students who would like to be considered for re-admission, they should refer to their program’s policy of re-admission and direct questions to the program director.

Nursing Admissions Contacts

Terry Burleson

Terry Burleson

Manager, Recruitment and Student Outreach