Registered Nurse -
Associate of Applied Science in Nursing 

NOTICE: The Registered Nurse - Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program has Conditional Approval from the Kansas State Board of Nursing following the December 2019 Board meeting and is not currently admitting students to the program.

If you are considering the high-demand field of healthcare, Donnelly's RN program is a great place to start.

The RN program is affordable and with its small class size (15 students) it allows for individual instruction.

The program admits 15 students per cohort, and the selection process is very competitive. Additionally, the program comprises 33 nursing credit hours and takes 18 months to complete.

The following steps must be completed before you are eligible to be considered for admission to the Registered Nursing program:

New Deadline: Not currently accepting applications. 

  • LPN license in Kansas (Active) (15 credits)
  • Vaccines/TB current
  • IV Certification - before clinical start 
  • Application interview 
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Social Security Number 
  • TEAS Test with cut score of 60% or higher - Exam is limited to 2 attempts per year. 
  • Prerequisites:
    -Composition I (3 credits)
    -Composition II or Public Speaking (3 credits)
    -Psychology (3 credits)
    -Pathophysiology* (3 credits)
    -Microbiology* (5 credits)
    -College Algebra (3 credits)

* Must have been taken in the last 5 years. 

If accepted into program, these are also required:

  • Background check and drug screen
  • CPR (American Heart Association) 


Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing, students will demonstrate:

      1. Integrate caring behaviors in practicing the art and science of nursing within a diverse population. 
      2. Implement professional standards and scope of practice within legal, ethical, and regulatory frame works. 
      3. Collaborate with clients and members of the inter-professional health care team to optimize client outcomes. 
      4. Formulate safe and effective clinical judgements guided by the nursing process, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice. 
      5. Manage care and provide leadership to meet client needs using available resources and current technology.  
      6. Generate teaching and learning processes to promote and maintain health and reduce risks for a global population. 
      7. Demonstrate effective communication methods to manage client needs and to interact with other healthcare team members.

Need more information? Contact: 

Donnelly Admissions
(913) 621-8706