Admissions Procedures - Nursing - LPN to RN (Online Bridge Program)

Admission to HCC

  • Apply for admission to Hutchinson Community College at as a degree seeking student.
  • Send all official transcripts to Hutchinson Community College by going to
  • Application to Hutchinson Community College and official transcripts must be on file to apply to the Nursing program.

Admission to Online Bridge Program
Application to the Online Bridge Program may be made March 1st through July 30th for the class starting the following January.  The selection committee meets on an as needed basis to consider applicants who have completed the application process.  The completion of the application is the student's responsibility.  To meet this responsibility, the student must:

  • Successfully complete the Kaplan Admissions Exam (For details see Application Checklist and Kaplan information at:
  • Submit application for admission to Hutchinson Community College at
  • Submit application for admission to the Online Bridge program between March 1st and July 30th.
  • Submit official transcripts to the HCC records office no later than July 30th.
  • Complete program prerequisites: Human A & P (must be within 7 years), English Composition I, General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, Sociology or Nutrition, Pathophysiology, Public Speaking, General Microbiology (must be within 7 years) and IV Therapy.
  • GPA: GPA for all general education courses within the curriculum completed, MUST be at 2.75 or higher. All general education courses within the curriculum must be at a grade of "C" or higher. The overall college GPA must be 2.0 or higher to enter the program. 
  • LPN's must be IV Therapy certified in Kansas OR APPROVED BY Kansas State Board or Nursing.
  • LPN's must possess a current unencumbered license in Kansas or the state they reside as a Practical Nurse when application is submitted.
  • Applicants must be CPR certified at the healthcare provider level prior to the start of the program. The Healthcare Provider Level CPR MUST include instructor/student skill demonstration component.
  • All applicant files must be complete by July 30th to be considered for the ADN program. This includes the successful completion of the Kaplan Admissions exam, receipt of ALL transcripts, and other information needed per any correspondence from our office. If your file is not complete on July 30th, your file will be pulled from the applicant pool.

For questions or problems with the application process, please contact the ADN office at:  620.665.4930.