Nursing Schools in Kansas

Nursing Schools in Kansas

Nurses provide direct care to patients in nursing homes, rehabilitative facilities, doctor's offices, hospitals, and medical clinics. The Sunflower State is a great place to attend nursing school and earn the degree that can get you started in a challenging career in health care.

Employment Prospects for Kansas Nursing Graduates

Kansas is rural in nature although most nurses work in the state's urban areas. Statewide, the job prospects in Kansas for registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) are good.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2009 an estimated 26,320 RNs were employed throughout Kansas at a mean annual wage of $55,730. The BLS also reports that an estimated 7,130 licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses were employed in Kansas with a mean annual wage of $36,600. The mean annual wage for all occupations in Kansas was $38,530.

Nursing Schools in Kansas

Nursing schools in Kansas offer both campus and online programs, which are generally accessible in all of the state's metropolitan areas.

Students attending Kansas nursing schools can graduate with a two-year associate's degree in nursing (ADN), a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN), or a diploma administered by a hospital, which takes about three years to complete. To be a licensed RN in Kansas, you must graduate from an approved nursing program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), which is administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing. RNs who wish to advance in the field, either in a specialization or in management, typically need a master of science in nursing (MSN).

LPN and LVN programs at community colleges and technical and vocational schools typically require about a year to complete. To be licensed, LPN and LVN students must graduate from an approved program and pass the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN).

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School City Students (FTE)
Barton County Community College Great Bend 3900
Bethel College North Newton 541
Butler Community College El Dorado 8096
Cloud County Community College Concordia 2728
Coffeyville Community College Coffeyville 1572
Colby Community College Colby 1537
Dodge City Community College Dodge City 1812
Emporia State University Emporia 6354
Flint Hills Technical College Emporia 481
Fort Hays State University Hays 9588
Fort Scott Community College Fort Scott 1696
Garden City Community College Garden City 1996
Hesston College Hesston 432
Highland Community College Highland 2810
Hutchinson Community College Hutchinson 4570
Independence Community College Independence 1143
Johnson County Community College Overland Park 18897
Kansas City Kansas Community College Kansas City 5801
Kansas City Ks Area Technical School Kansas City 582
Kansas Wesleyan University Salina 864
Kaw Area Technical School Topeka 563
Labette Community College Parsons 1349
Manhattan Area Technical College Manhattan 451
MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe 1720
Neosho County Community College Chanute 2130
Newman University Wichita 2166
North Central Kansas Technical College Beloit 522
Northeast Kansas Technical College Atchison 364
Pittsburg State University Pittsburg 7087
Pratt Community College Pratt 1538
Seward County Community College Liberal 1656
Southwest Kansas Technical School Liberal 197
Southwestern College Winfield 1703
University of Kansas Medical Center Kansas City
Washburn University Topeka 6901
Wichita Area Technical College Wichita 924
Wichita State University Wichita 14226
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