Donnelly College was approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing in December 2016 and later by the Higher Learning Commission in September 2017, to offer a Registered Nurse - Associate of Nursing degree on campus.
"Offering an associate degree in nursing is very exciting for the nursing department," said Sandra Tapp, director of nursing at Donnelly College. "By offering this degree we are providing a much needed service to help fill gaps in the needs of healthcare."
Beginning January 2018, the program will admit up to 15 students per cohort. In addition to general education requirements, the program comprises 33 nursing credit hours and takes 18 months to complete.
The RN-ADN program is intended for students who are licensed practical nurses and "looking to to take the next step in furthering their careers," Tapp said.
The program requires each student to have an active Kansas LPN license. See a full list of requirements here.
"I am looking forward to seeing current LPN's be able to fulfill the dream of becoming an RN," Tapp said.
For more information about the RN-ADN program, visit www.donnelly.edu/academics/nursing-programs.