I live in Johnson County and intend on applying to KCKCC's nursing program. Is it really hard for residents outside of the Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties to get in? I read somewhere that 90% of applicants accepted into the program live in Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties. This was really discouraging to read. I guess I am just trying to get my hopes up a little bit. But I've put in a lot of work to get all of my pre-reqs done and taking the TEAs to only find out that because of where I live might eliminate me from being considered for their program.
Thanks in advance for your input!
I realize this post is a little dated, but thought I'd throw in my two cents to anyone googling the subject. As of now (April 2017) KCKCC only accepts two applicants per semester that do not live in Leavenworth or Wyandotte county. I really wish they would adjust this policy. I live in Johnson County and got lucky, but there a lot of quality applicants that get rejected due to their geographic location. I don't think they have a ton of applicants from Wyandotte/Leavenworth County because I wonder how many of them got into nursing school in the first place. Many (not all, of course) are lazy and simply not too bright. I can't even count how many of them failed out in the first or second semester. KCKCC does require more pre-reqs than most nursing schools, but you'll be glad you got them out of the way if you decide to pursue a BSN. As far as the TEAS goes, I don't think they put too much emphasis on it. I had a 3.4 GPA upon admission to the school but completely bombed the TEAS test.
I hope this helps, getting accepted to nursing school is the hardest part!
Thank you so much for your input! Unfortunately I did not get accepted into KCKCC, but I did get accepted into Penn Valley's program. Ill be starting my sophomore semester with them this August.
Best of luck to you in your program!