Kansas Nursing Schools and Resources for Student LPN, RN, and APN

Nursing Degree Programs in Kansas for Undergrads and Grads

Along with the list of nearly 3 dozen nursing schools below—accredited, campus-based and all in Kansas—you’ll need a few more resources to help you shape your decision: namely special nurse loan programs that can put money in your pocket, licensure and exam information, and more. Keep in mind that many brick and mortar nursing schools in Kansas have followed the trends of others in the country and developed equally excellent online nursing programs where appropriate. This level of convenience and flexibility answers the need of many working nurses, those with families and other responsibilities and career changers trying to hold down other jobs while they study for a nursing degree.

Where in the state do nursing school grads go to work?

Most RNs in Kansas, and the rest of the country, are concentrated in urban or metropolitan centers where major hospitals and trauma centers demand thousands of nurses in a vivid cross section of disciplines. The University of Kansas Hospital, in Kansas City, and Wesley Medical Center, in Wichita, are Level 1 Trauma Centers. And when you graduate from nursing school you may be attracted to the same. But don’t overlook the job opps available in smaller Kansas cities and even rural underserved facilities. In fact you could earn a nice nurse student loan repayment for working in a less popular and less glitzy medical facility in the state.

Educational and Professional Resources for Student Nurses in Kansas

As a practicing nurse in Kansas you become well-acquainted with the Kansas State Board of Nursing. Here you’ll find information on:

  • RN, LPN, and APN licensure and exams for Kansas nurses
  • License renewal and verification
  • Continuing Education requirements for KS nurses
  • Nurse Practice Act
  • Current news, bulletins, and issues that affect all nurses in Kansas
  • Employment opportunities
  • and much more

Ever wondered if there are any scholarship or grant programs offered through the State of Kansas?

  • The State Loan Repayment Program is designed to provide student loan repayment for qualified health care degree grads, including nurses. In exchange for work in a designated medically underserved facility in KS, you are eligible to receive money for nursing loan repayment.
  • The Kansas Nursing Student Scholarship Program is state and medical facility funded. The goal is to recruit motivated RN students who are interested in working as RNs in the Kansas, possibly in rural areas in exchange for a percentage of their nursing school tuition. Candidates must be enrolled in an approved KS nursing school as full-time students. (Office of Local and Rural Health)
  • The Kansas State Nurses Association funds a number of small educational scholarships annually. The awards are open to members.

List of Accredited Campus-Based Nursing Schools in Kansas

  • Baker University
  • Barton County Community College
  • Bethel College
  • Butler County Community College
  • Cloud County Community College
  • Colby Community College
  • Dodge City Community College
  • Emporia State University
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Fort Scott Community College
  • Garden City Community College
  • Hesston College
  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • Kansas Wesleyan University
  • Kaw Area Technical School
  • Labette Community College
  • Manhattan Area Technical College
  • MidAmerica Nazarene University
  • Neosho County Community College
  • Newman University
  • North Central Kansas Technical College
  • Pittsburg State University
  • Pratt Community College
  • Seward County Community College
  • Southwestern College
  • Tabor College
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Saint Mary
  • Washburn University of Topeka
  • Wichita Area Technical College
  • Wichita State University

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