BSN Programs in Kansas


There are 10 different nursing schools in Kansas that are in our database and have Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing programs.

Below are some featured online BSN or BS of healthcare programs, which you can get in touch with directly by clicking the “MORE INFO” button. These programs are currently accepting applicants and are 100% online. Following our featured list is the entire list of all nursing schools in Kansas.

Full List of BSN Programs in Kansas

Featured BSN programs accepting Kansas applicants
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Campus-based programs in Kansas

Baker University
1505 SW Eighth Avenue, Topeka, KS 66606
The university offers a 4-year CCNE accredited curriculum leading to the baccalaureate degree in nursing. The upper division track is offered to students who have completed the lower division coursework of 62 credits. There are two admission options; regular admission for students seeking to transfer lower division credits from other colleges and priority admission for student who completed at least 40 credits at the university’s College of Arts and science general curriculum.  

Prerequisites and general education courses for freshman and sophomore students can also be completed at the university’s Baldwin City campus.  Students for priority admission require a cumulative GPA of 3.0 to be allowed to apply for the nursing major while transfer students require a GPA of 2.75. Students can start the nursing major at the Topeka, Kan campus in the fall or spring start dates.

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Emporia State University

1200 Commercial St, Emporia, KS 66801

The nursing traditional program offers a 128-credit curriculum that allows students to earn a BSN degree and become eligible for the NLEX-RN exam. The program is open for transfer and generic students/ guaranteed admission students. Guaranteed admission option is for high school graduates who enter as pre-nursing students to complete the required list of non-nursing courses required for the BSN. Upon completion of at least 30 credit hours with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better, students; then at sophomore level gain guaranteed progression into the major. On the other hand, transfer students must have attained a GPA of at least 2.5 to be eligible to apply. Both cases of students need to take TEAS pre-admission tests as part of the admission process.  Admission for the clinical and nursing major courses occurs once annually for the fall semester and only 44 generic students are admitted per year.

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Fort Hays State University

600 Park St, Hays, KS 67601

Students interested in the basic 4-year nursing degree are first admitted in the university and designated as pre-nursing majors. Such undergraduate students are assigned to faculty advisors who guide them through in taking the required prerequisites courses for the BSN.  All prerequisite courses above must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better to be eligible to apply for the major, usually in the spring of the sophomore year. Besides the GPA, students must also become Certified Nursing Aide (CNA) and take the Kaplan Nurse Admission Test with a passing score. CNA certification can be achieved after completing a fundamental nursing course in the spring semester of the freshman year.  Generally, FHSU admits 30 students for the major each fall and spring semesters which represents about 50% of applications received on each admission cycle.  Besides the usual curriculum, high-achieving students (with GPA of 3.5) can also join the university honors program and the Sigma Theta Tau chapter at FHSU and enjoy the benefits tied to this distinguished scholars programs.

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Kansas Wesleyan University

100 E Claflin Ave, Salina. KS 67401

Though affiliated with the Methodist church, KWU welcomes students from all walks of life to their programs including the BSN. The BS in nursing track is a 4-year on-campus program open to both high school graduates and unlicensed transfers students. Prior to joining the nursing major reserved for the junior and senior years, students are first admitted to complete a curriculum of 61 liberal arts, and nursing support credits in the freshman and sophomore years.  Such courses must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.6 to be eligible to apply for the major. However, special early admission options are available for high school students who have a high school GPA of 3.0 and continue to maintain the same GPA on the above mentioned pre-nursing curriculum. Unlike the former case, such students are guaranteed of a spot in the major. The university has only one admission cycle for the BSN fall start date though applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Admission is competitive for regular and transfer students with exception of the early admission cases.

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MidAmerica Nazarene University

2030 E College Way, Olathe, KS 66062

The university strongly grounded in the faith of the Church of the Nazarene offers a traditional bachelors degree in nursing for both generic and transfer students.  The university has an expedited admission policy for high-achieving first time high school graduates interested in the nursing major. This policy requires that students have a high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have an ACT score of 25 or better. Such students are admitted to complete set of general education courses in the freshman year. If students attain a GPA of 3.0 on these courses by the end of 1st year, they automatically get a spot in the nursing major failure to which the expedited admission is removed.

On the other hand, there is regular admission for students who have taken all Traditional BSN prerequisites courses. For these students a cumulative prerequisite GPA of 2.6 and TEAS V scores are required to be eligible to apply for the major. These requirements also apply to the students who have had their expedited status removed. Unlike the earlier option, regular admission students apply to the major in the spring of the sophomore year. The program offers a study broad option for nursing students in Guatemala.

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National American University

103 Mastin St, Overland Park, KS 66212

Taking the BSN training program at the National America University-Overland Park offers students an opportunity to study in a very diverse, multi-campus and multi-state university. The program consists of two steps: foundational courses and clinical nursing courses. Freshmen are admitted to complete the first set of foundational courses before applying to the clinical phase.  To The first phase must be completed with a cumulative GPA of 2.8 to be eligible for the second phase. Students also need to take the TEAS V pre-entrance exam and also have to become certified Nurse Aides prior to applying for the major.  Applicants who start and take foundational courses at NAU are given priority over transfer students during the selective and competitive admission.  There is only admission cycle for the major for classes starting fall semester and application must be received 3 months prior to selection dates. This CCNE accredited bachelor of nursing track is also offered at the Wichita West campus in Kansas among other locations in South Dakota and Minnesota.

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Newman University-Wichita

3100 McCormick Ave, Wichita KS 67213

The BSN is offered at Wichita campus of the university is open to beginner students seeking initial licensure as registered nurses.  Students are offered the opportunity to study in a private catholic grounded institution that not only fosters academics but spirituality. Initially, students are admitted to complete a curriculum of 57-60 pre-requisites courses prior to being admitted in the nursing program. Students that attain a cumulative GPA of 2.85 may apply for the nursing major courses and be invited for an interview with the nursing faculty to be used in admission for the nursing courses. Admissions are held twice annually for January and august classes. About 23 students are selected from the applicant pool every semester. Newman provides a number of departmental nursing scholarships to needy students

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Pittsburg State University

1701 S. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762

The BS in nursing education at Pittsburg State University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The program is a 4-year is a track that starts with a set of 66 credits of lower division courses which form part of foundation of the nursing courses. Pre-requites can be completed onsite or transferred from community and 4 year colleges. During selection for the major, students are ranked according to overall GPA scores, which must be 2.5 or better. Other requirements for eligibility to apply for the major include ACT scores, TEAS V test scores and Certification as a Nurse Aide in the state.  Applicants must also submit three reference letters preferably from former teachers. The nursing major has only one admission cycle per year for classes starting fall semester. Academically talented can join the Sigma Theta Tau international honor society. Admitted students can also get involved in the State’s Nursing Association and the Christian Nurse Fellowship.

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University of Kansas Medical Center

3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City. KS 66160

The BSN program is comprised of 124 credit hours: 62 of liberal arts and 62 in the nursing major.  Basically, the medical center does not offer the liberal arts package and students must complete these at any accredited community college or 4-year college.  Such transfer coursework must carry a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for students to be eligible to apply for the competitive upper division portion offered at UKMC. UKMC admits one class annually for the fall semester starting date. However, students with the minimum required are welcome to submit their application on a rolling basis for review which can be followed by an invitation to complete a supplemental application. Besides the GPA, factors like extracurricular activities, volunteer experience, scholastic achievements, and personal characteristics are considered during the selection process. Students enjoy unlimited clinical practice at the UKMC hospital in addition to high chances of starting employment at the facility.

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University of Saint Mary

4100 South 4th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048

The Bachelor of Science in nursing (BSN) offered at the University of Saint Mary is for both generic students and transfers students seeking to transfer pre-requisite and non-nursing courses.  All pre-requisites completed at the university or transferred must be completed with a grade “C” or better to be eligible to apply for the program. However, meeting this minimum requirement does not guarantee students a spot in the major. Admission decisions are derived from grades from prior non-nursing coursework and TEAS V scores. Besides completing the 4-year curriculum for the BSN, freshmen admitted with a ACT scores of 25 or better may join the honors program. In this program, students take departmental honors courses so as to graduate with a BSN with honors. However, students must maintain a high GPA of 3.75 and 3.5 for all major courses to remain in the honors program.

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Washburn University

1700 SW College Ave, Topeka, KS 66621

The 4-year BSN curriculum is portioned into two:  2 years for the pre-requisites/general education requirements and 2 years for nursing school courses.  After completion of at least 30 general education courses with a GPA of 2.7 or better, students can apply for the nursing major phase of the BSN. This can happen as early as the end of the freshman year.  Prior to applying, students must schedule a TEAS V test and results submitted to the nursing department along with the nursing application. There are two admission cycles for fall and spring semester dates.

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Wichita State University

1845 Fairmont St, Wichita, KS 67260

The bachelor of nursing at Wichita State Students has two admission pathways: a regular admission pathway for traditional students and an early admission policy for high school seniors.  Early admission policy is an advantage offered to 30 high school seniors  each semester on a first-come first-served basis to enable them have guaranteed admission in the nursing major.  These students must complete at least 48 credits of prerequisite courses at the university on a full time basis and earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better along with acceptable TEAS V and ACT scores.

On the other hand, traditional/regular students in their last semester of pre-nursing courses must have attained a GPA of 2.75 in pre-nursing courses to be eligible to apply to the major. In addition, they must also take a TEAS V test or submit ACT scores of 27 or better. Both options have fall and spring admission dates for the major.

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