Nursing students participate in exercises in a simulation lab.

NURSING ADMISSIONS

The Nursing Admission Packet is a tool that will help you determine if you are ready to apply to KCC’s Nursing Program. All students must complete and meet all admissions requirements prior to applying to the KCC Nursing Program. If you have not yet completed the admissions requirements on the checklist and would like to begin completing those requirements at KCC, please submit a general KCC application and select Nursing as your academic program. 

Important Program Dates

Full-time Nursing Application:
Available March 1, 2024, and deadline to apply May 23, 2024.
(Program begins Fall 2024)

Part-time Nursing Nights and Weekends Application:
Available March 1, 2024, and deadline to apply May 23, 2024.
(Program begins Fall 2024)

Part-time Nursing Application:
Available June 1, 2024, and deadline to apply Aug. 15, 2024.
(Program begins Spring 2025)

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT NURSING ADMISSIONS

KCC’s Advanced Placement (AP) Nursing program option is available for current LPNs who are seeking to complete Level II coursework, earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing, and be eligible for the RN-NCLEX. All students must complete a general KCC application and meet all admissions requirements prior to applying to the Advanced Placement Nursing Program. Please review the Advanced Placement Nursing Admission Packet for more information about admissions requirements and earning points.

Important Program Dates

AP Full-time Nursing
Available – November 1, 2023, and deadline to apply – February 1, 2024
(Program begins Summer 2024)

AP Part-time Nursing
Application available – January 16, 2024, and deadline to apply – April 15, 2024
(Program begins Fall 2024)

 

Want More Information?

Want to learn more about the Nursing program? Just submit the Health Sciences Request for Information Form and a KCC representative will reach out. 

Attend a Nursing Information Session

At the information session, attendees have the opportunity to gain insights into the prerequisites for various Nursing programs, receive detailed information about the application procedure, and learn more about the application timeline.

Application Instructions

Students who have never applied to KCC or applied prior to May 17, 2021:

  1. Go to the Selective Admissions Application page by clicking the “Nursing Application” button below.
  2. Click “Start Application” and select “Selective Admissions.”
  3. Fill out the required information and create an account by clicking “Create Account.”
  4. Submit each section of the application by clicking “Submit.”

Students who have applied (or re-applied) to KCC after May 17, 2021:

  1. Go to the Selective Admissions Application page by clicking the “Nursing Application” button below.
  2. Sign in using the email address and password you used in your original application to KCC.**
  3. Select “Selective Admissions.”
  4. Submit each section of the application by clicking “Submit.”

**Please note that this sign-in information may differ from your current Bruin Portal log-in.

If you are unsure when you applied to KCC or are having trouble signing into the application, please contact the Selective Admissions Office at 269-565-2625 for assistance.

Kaplan Nursing Admission Test

For students applying to the Fall 2023/Spring 2024 Nursing Program, Kaplan testing will be available onsite at KCC in the Nursing Department on designated dates.

Visit kellogg.edu/kaplan for more information or to schedule your test.

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

Applicants who earn admission into a KCC Health Sciences program must complete a drug screening test. This test checks for the presence of 10 substances, which are as follows:

  • Marijuana
  • Amphetamines
  • Barbiturates
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Cocaine
  • Methadone
  • Methaqualone
  • Opiates
  • Phencyclidine
  • Propoxyphene

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

ACEN Accreditation – Update as of May 8, 2023

Kellogg Community College’s nationally accredited Nursing Program has been reaccredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation is an external review process assuring educational programs meet rigorous quality and improvement standards. Among other practical aspects for students, accreditation allows KCC students to receive federal financial aid and transfer select credits to other colleges and universities.

 Kellogg Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program has received national reaccreditation status by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN commissioners for Kellogg Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.

For more information about the ACEN, contact the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing at 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, or at 404-975-5000 or visit acenursing.org.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
404-975-5000

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm.

Nursing Admissions Contacts

Terry Burleson

Terry Burleson

Manager, Recruitment and Student Outreach

Tony Gillum

Tony Gillum

Specialist, Selective Admissions

269-565-7906