RN Programs in Kansas


The nursing shortage in Kansas is not as prominent as it is in most other states, nevertheless it is still present in the state and registered nurse (RN) positions are still needing to be filled throughout the state.

RN programs in Kansas can be somewhat difficult to get into due to a shortage of nursing educators. Still, there is work available for graduates of RN schools in Kansas, especially in hospitals located in Kansas’ larger cities. Geriatric nurses are more in-demand than other types of nurses in this state; therefore, students who complete Kansas RN programs commonly find work in home health centers, nursing homes, and large hospitals.

There are two ways to become an RN in the state. The first way is to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) by completing a two-year program. The other way is to complete a four-year RN program to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Both programs qualify graduates to take the national exam that is required to be an RN.

RN Licensure in Kansas

RNs must be licensed in Kansas, but they must first complete an accredited RN program. After graduation, the nurse must apply for licensure. Before it is granted, the graduate must take and pass the NCLEX-RN.

Kansas RN Registry

Kansas State Board of Nursing

Landon State Office Building

900 SW Jackson Street

Suite 1051

Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230

RN Jobs and Salary in Kansas

Registered nurses are needed in Kansas’ skilled nursing facilities, smaller clinics, doctor’s offices, and home health agencies. The most in-demand RN positions in Kansas are found in and around Kansas city, Wichita, Topeka, and Overland Park. Registered nurses in Kansas earn an average of $26.79 hourly and $55,730 annually.

Listed below are some of the best-known and largest employers of registered nurses in Kansas:

Department of Veterans Affairs, Topeka

Gentiva Health Services, Overland Park

United Health Group, Kansas City

Coventry Health Care, Wichita

Humana, Overland Park

RN Programs in Kansas

RN programs have prerequisites for admission to their schools. Some programs are very selective and require that students have completed college preparatory classes in high school and that they have a GPA of 2.5, 3.0 or higher. Students must also have a minimum GPA in pre-nursing courses to be admitted to the RN program. Many RN programs also require an SAT score of at least 1,000 or ACT score of 20 or 21. Students are urged to apply around one year in advance of the date they would like to begin classes.

If you want to become and RN, and you do not have the necessary college preparatory classes from high school, many RN programs give students the opportunity to take these courses on the college level before being admitted to their RN program. Some community colleges have strict entrance requirements, while others admit anyone who applies to their college.

The following RN programs are some of those in Kansas that lead to an ADN:

Barton County Community College

Nursing Program

245 NE 30th Road

Great Bend, KS 67530

 

Brown Mackie College-Salina

Department of Nursing

2106 S. 9th Street

Salina, KS 67401

 

Butler Community College

Department of Nursing

901 S. Haverhill Road

El Dorado, KS 67042

 

Cloud County Community College

Department of Nursing

2221 Campus Drive

Concordia, KS 66901

 

Coffeyville Community College

Department of Nursing

600 Roosevelt

Coffeyville, KS 67337

 

Colby Community College

Nursing Department

1255 S. Range

Colby, KS 67701

 

Dodge City Community College

Department of Nursing

2501 N. 14th Avenue

Dodge City, KS 67801

 

Fort Scott Community College

Department of Nursing

2108 S. Horton

Ft. Scott, KS 66701

 

Garden City Community College

Nursing Department

801 Campus Drive

Garden City, KS 67846

 

Hesston College

Department of Nursing

P.O. Box 3000

Hesston, KS 67062

 

Hutchinson Community College

Department of Nursing

815 North Walnut, Davis Hall

Hutchinson, KS 67501

 

ITT Technical Institute

Department of Nursing

8111 E. 32nd St. North

Suite 103

Wichita, KS 67226

 

Johnson County Community College

Department of Nursing

12345 College Blvd.

Overland Park, KS 66210

 

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Department of Nursing

7250 State Avenue

Kansas City, KS 66112

 

Labette Community College

Department of Nursing

200 S. 14th

Parsons, KS 67357

 

Manhattan Area Technical School

Division of Nursing

3136 Dickens Avenue

Manhattan, KS 66503

 

National American University

Department of Nursing

10310 Mastin

Overland Park, KS 66212

 

Neosho County Community College

Department of Nursing

800 W. 14th

Chanute, KS 66720

 

Pratt Community College

Department of Nursing

348 NE SR 61

Pratt, KS 67124

 

Seward County Community College

Department of Nursing

P.O. Box 1137

Liberal, KS 67905-1137

 

 

The following are some of the RN programs in Kansas that lead to a BSN:

 

Baker University School of Nursing

1505 SW 8th Street

Topeka, KS 66604

 

Benedictine College

Department of Nursing

1020 N. 2nd Street

Atchison, KS 66002

 

Bethel College

Division of Nursing

300 E. 27th

N. Newton, KS 67117

 

Emporia State University

Department of Nursing

1127 Chestnut

Emporia, KS 66801

 

Fort Hays State University

Department of Nursing

600 Park St.

Hays, KS 67601

 

Kansas Wesleyan University

Department of Nursing

100 E. Claflin Ave. Box 39

Salina, KS 67401

 

Mid America Nazarene University

Department of Nursing

2030 E. College Way

Olathe, KS 66062

 

Mid America Nazarene University

Department of Nursing

2030 E. College Way

Olathe, KS 66062

 

National American University

Department of Nursing

10310 Mastin

Overland Park, KS 66212

 

Newman University

Department of Nursing

3100 McCormick

Wichita, KS 67213

 

Pittsburg State University

Department of Nursing

McPherson Hall

1701 S. Broadway

Pittsburg, KS 66762

 

Southwestern College

Department of Nursing

100 College Street

Winfield, KS 67156

 

University of Kansas

3064 School of Nursing

3901 Rainbow Blvd.

Kansas City, KS 66160

 

University of St. Mary

Department of Nursing

4100 S. 4th Street

Leavenworth, KS 66048

 

Washburn University

Department of Nursing

1700 SW College

Topeka, KS 66621

 

Wichita State University

Department of Nursing

1845 Fairmount

Wichita, KS 67260-0041

For reviews and a full list of RN programs in the state, please visit Nursing Schools in Kansas.

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