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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.

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.

Starting with the 2025 intake, the program admits 15 daytime students in January of each year and 15 evening students in June of each year. The selection process is very competitive. Additionally, the program comprises 30 nursing credit hours (plus 15 ours of pre-requisites) and takes 3 semesters to complete.

Click here for all program requirements.


Important Licensure Information: 

Graduating from a Donnelly College nursing program does not guarantee licensure. Licensure in the State of Kansas is a separate process that requires testing and application to the Kansas State Board of Nursing. For additional information you can contact the Donnelly College Nursing Department or Kansas State Board of Nursing


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: 

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Chaterion Reed

Nursing Intake Coordinator