Nursing students participate in exercises in a simulation lab.


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. 

Application Deadlines

  • Advanced Placement Full-Time Nursing deadline: April 15 (program begins Summer 2024) DEADLINE EXTENDED!
  • Advanced Placement Part-Time Nursing deadline: June 1 (program begins Fall 2024) DEADLINE EXTENDED!
  • Full-Time Nursing deadline: May 23 (program begins Fall 2024)
  • Part-Time Nursing Nights and Weekends deadline: May 23 (program begins Fall 2024)
  • Part-Time Nursing application available June 1 and deadline to apply is Aug. 15 (program begins Spring 2025)

Advanced Placement Nursing

KCC’s Advanced Placement (AP) Nursing full- and part-time program options are 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 NCLEX-RN. 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.


Application Instructions

    1. Click the “Nursing Application” button below to access the Selective Admissions Application page.
    2. Sign in using the email address and password you used in your original application to KCC.**
      • If this is your first time applying to KCC, you will need to create a username and password.
    3. Select “Selective Admissions 2024-2025” application
    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 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

    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

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

    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

    Nursing Admissions Contacts

    Terry Burleson

    Terry Burleson

    Manager, Recruitment and Student Outreach

    Tony Gillum

    Tony Gillum

    Academic Advisor (Business, Information Technology & Public Safety)