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Kansas RN Programs

Complete list of schools that offer state-approved registered nursing programs in Kansas

Becoming a Registered Nurse in Kansas

Nursing is a great career choice. It offers stability and premium pay. The average RN salary in Kansas is $61,790 a year, which is below the national average. Nursing shifts are flexible, and there are countless specialty areas and career options. Once basic nursing programs are finished, there are many possibilities for furthering your career and obtaining higher education.

There are forty-one schools in the state of Kansas that offer a nursing program. While the programs are widely available, most nursing jobs are concentrated around major cities, such as Wichita, Overland Park, Kansas City, and Topeka. A BSN degree is available from sixteen different Kansas colleges and universities. Thirty-four of the programs offer Associates Degrees in Nursing, and twenty-nine have certificate programs. Many nursing schools have followed the national trend of offering course work online. Brown Mackie College in Kansas City and Salina offers online nursing degrees. Two Kansas based nursing schools offer distance education options; Fort Hays State University and the University of Kansas. Nursing is a great career choice in Kansas, as jobs are readily available and pay is equal to or better than other states in the country.

In ordered to be licensed as a nurse in the state of Kansas, the applicant must have graduated from an approved school of professional nursing. This school can be in the United States, its territories, or an approved school of professional nursing in a foreign country. The applicant must also obtain any other qualifications that the board prescribes by rule and regulation, and file a written application with the board for a license. Finally, a written examination that has been prescribed by the state board must be taken within 24 months of graduation and passed. The Kansas State Board of Nursing website is an invaluable resource for all things related to nursing in the state, as well as the Kansas State Nurses Association website.

What’s Included in a Nursing Program?

Nursing programs will vary from school to school, but have many basic things in common. Each school will have required prerequisites that need to be completed before the nursing courses. Check with the school you are interested in to determine what these are. All nursing programs have a combination of class work and clinical work, which is done in a healthcare setting. The Kansas State Board of Nursing requires thirty credit hours of study along with clinical experience. Distance learning has become a popular option for many degrees. However, the statues and regulations for the state of Kansas require that an approved nursing program must provide clinical experience. All clinical practice and instruction must be provided by the faculty of the nursing program, and must allow the student to take an active part in nursing care and procedures. All student activities must be supervised by faculty during clinical experience.

Kansas Associates Degree RN Programs

Barton County Community College

245 NE 30th Rd.
Great Bend, KS 67530
(620) 792-9357

Brown Mackie College – Salina

2106 S. 9th Street
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 825-5422

Brown Mackie College – KC

9705 Lenexa Dr.
Lenexa, KS 66215
(913) 768-1900

Butler Community College

901 S. Haverhill Rd.
El Dorado, KS 67042
(316) 322-3140

Cloud County Community College

2221 Campus Drive
Concordia, KS 66901

Coffeyville Community College

600 Roosevelt
Coffeyville, KS 67337
(620) 250-7550

Colby Community College

1255 S. Range
Colby, Kansas 67701
(785) 460-4797

Dodge City Community College

2501 N. 14th Avenue
Dodge City, KS 67801
(620) 227-9240

Fort Scott Community College

2108 S. Horton
Ft. Scott, KS 66701
(620) 768-2908

Garden City Community College

801 Campus Drive
Garden City, KS 67846
(620) 276-9560

Hesston College

P.O. Box 3000
Hesston, KS 67062
(620) 327-8140

Highland Community College Technical Center

1501 West Riley Street
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 367-6204

Hutchinson Community College

815 N. Walnut, Davis Hall
Hutchinson, KS 67501
(620) 665-4930

ITT Technical Institute

8111 E. 32nd St. North, Suite 103
Wichita, KS 67226
(316) 609-4100

Johnson County Community College

12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 469-8500 x3157

Kansas City Kansas Community College

7250 State Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66112
(913) 288-7626

Labette Community College

200 S. 14th
Parsons, KS 67357
(620) 820-1263

Manhattan Area Technical College

3136 Dickens Ave.
Manhattan, KS 66503
(785) 587-2800
(800) 352-7575

National American University

10310 Mastin
Overland Park, KS 66212
(913) 981-8700
***BSN Program Also Available***

Neosho County Community College

800 W. 14th
Chanute, KS 66720
(800) 729-6222, x255

Neosho County Community College Satellite Campus

226 Beech
Ottawa, KS 66067
(785) 242-2067

North Central Kansas Technical College

2205 Wheatland Avenue
Hays, KS 67601

Pratt Community College

348 NE SR 61
Pratt, KS 67124
(620) 450-2233

Seward County Community College

P.O. Box 1137
Liberal, KS 67905
(620) 417-1400
***BSN Program Also Available***

Approved RN Schools in Kansas

See our complete list of qualified RN nursing education programs in the state of Kansas. The schools listed here offer pre-licensure nursing programs that meet the registered nursing education requirements set forth by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The two most common types of RN programs are: two-year Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) and four-year Bachelor Degree in Nursing (BSN). Some states still approve hospital-based diploma nursing programs, although these programs do not result in a degree upon completion. Although the schools listed on this page are accredited by the Kansas Board of Nursing and approved by the state of Kansas, they might not be accredited by national organizations such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Individuals must check to verify that state-approved nursing schools also enjoy national accreditation if this is important to them.

Bachelor Degree Kansas RN Programs

Baker University School of Nursing

1505 SW 8th St
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 354-5850

Benedictine College

1020 N. 2nd Street
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 360-7413

Bethel College

300 E. 27th N.
Newton, KS 67117
(316) 284-5308

Emporia State University

1127 Chestnut
Emporia, KS 66801
(620) 343-6800, x5641

Fort Hays State University

600 Park St.
Hays, KS 67601

Kansas Wesleyan University

100 E. Claflin Ave. Box 39
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 827-5541, x2313

Mid America Nazarene University

2030 E. College Way
Olathe, KS 66062
(913) 971-3698

National American University

8428 West 13th Street N.
Suites 110:120
Wichita, KS 67212

Newman University

3100 McCormick
Wichita, KS 67213
(316) 942-4291, x2134

Pittsburg State University

McPherson Hall
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 235-4431

Southwestern College

100 College St.
Winfield, KS 67156
(620) 229-6207

University of Kansas

3064 School of Nursing MS 2029
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Kansas City, KS 66160
(913) 588-6612

University of St Mary

4100 S 4th St
Leavenworth, KS 66048
(913) 682-5151

Washburn University

1700 SW College
Topeka, KS 66621
(785) 670-1525

Wichita State University

1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260
(316) 978-3610

Kansas RN Resources

Kansas Board of Nursing
Kansas State Nurses Association
Kansas Hospital Association Scholarships
Kansas School Nurse Organization
Scholarships and Grants in the State of Kansas
Kansas Association of Nursing Students
Kansas Health Care Association Scholarships
Kansas Nursing Service Scholarship