With over 35 different accredited nursing schools, Kansas covers both urban and rural areas. With almost three dozen different campus-based nursing schools available for new students, this means that this state can offer a huge variety of educational and work experiences for motivated nurses.

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In addition to its regular campus-based nursing schools, there are also an abundance of distance learning and online programs available for would-be nursing students, to make it even easier for Kansas schools to turn out the number of nurses that are needed to staff the state’s hospitals, private clinics, and other health care facilities.

Kansas’ urban areas are served by large hospitals that can afford to lure nursing students to them with things like tuition reimbursement programs and sign-on bonuses. These aren’t the only nursing jobs available, though, since there are plenty of health care facilities in rural areas that are working hard to lure nurses to them.

Careers for Kansas Nurses

Nursing salaries tend to vary pretty widely across a state, especially states like Kansas that cover both very urban and very rural areas. An RN working in a hospital in Kansas City will earn a median annual salary of roughly $64,500. An RN working in Topeka will earn a median salary of about $61,000. An RN in Wichita will earn a median salary of about $61,500. These medians reflect an actual overall range of about $50,000 to over $70,000. Variations in salary occur for a number of reasons, including geographic location, and what type of health care facility a nurse is employed by. All figures are from the BLS.

Kansas Board of Nursing

Kansas’ Board of Nursing is the primary information source for nurses, students, and educators. Practicing nurses will come to rely on it for news on licensing, examinations, continuing education programs, job opportunities, industry news, health care laws and regulations, and much more. The Kansas State Board of Nursing can be reached on their website or at Landon State Office Building, 900 S.W. Jackson, Ste. 1051, Topeka, KS, 66612.

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Kansas Nursing Degrees & Financial Assistance

Kansas has several different programs available to help nursing students cover the cost of their education. Some of these are available for very specific situations, and include

– The State Loan Repayment Program, for nursing students willing to commit to working in a medically underserved area
– Scholarships from the Kansas State Nurses Association and the Kansas Nursing Student Scholarship Program
– Scholarships from individual colleges
– Tuition reimbursement offers from individual employers

Nursing Scholarships & Grants in Kansas

The following nursing scholarships and grants are for Kansas residents and students enrolled in nursing schools throughout the state.

M C Hess and Margaret Hess Boyle Educational Fund
The Fund provides scholarships for nursing students who are residents of Kansas and have documented financial need.  Applications are due by April annually and must include transcripts, letters of recommendation, and a personal essay. For an application and guidelines, write the Fund, c/o Margaret Hess Boyle Trust, 1903 N Street, P. O. Box 541, Belleville, KS 66935.

University of Kansas
The School of Nursing has access to over 50 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate nursing students including the Kansas Nursing Scholarship provided by The Kansas Board of Regents.  Scholarships are a mix of need-based and merit-based opportunities.  In addition to the endowed scholarships available directly from the School, there are outside scholarships for nursing students attending the University’s School of Nursing.  For more information on available nursing scholarships, contact the School of Nursing at 3901 Rainbow Boulevard, Kansas City, KS 66160 or call them at (913) 588-1619.

Employer-Sponsored Nursing Scholarships
Employers sometimes offer nursing scholarships and grants to employees and their children.  Eligibility requirements may include length of employment and where the student attends college.  Nursing scholarships and grants can also be sponsored by major health care employers who expect awardees to work with them for a specific time period after graduating with a nursing degree.  Cessna Foundation, Inc. and Payless ShoeSource Foundation are examples of  organizations that offer employee-related scholarships

Cessna Foundation, Inc.
Eligible recipients are children and grandchildren of current and retired employees of The Cessna Aircraft Company in Kansas. Nursing students who meet this criterion are eligible to apply for a nursing scholarship from the Foundation.  Award amounts vary as do the renewability of scholarships. Contact the Foundation at (316) 517-7810 for application forms and guidelines. Completed applications must be submitted by the end of February to the Foundation at P.O. Box 7706, Wichita, KS 67277.

Payless ShoeSource Foundation
Eligible recipients are children and grandchildren of current and retired employees of The Cessna Aircraft Company in Kansas. Nursing students who meet this criterion are eligible to apply for a nursing scholarship from the Foundation.  Award amounts vary as do the renewability of scholarships. For an application form, write a letter of inquiry to the Foundation 3231 S. E. 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66607 or by calling them at (785) 295-6245.

H. L. Snyder Medical Foundation
Nurses who are residents of Winfield, Kansas are eligible for a Healthcare Grant from the Foundation to pursue advanced nursing degrees.  High school seniors graduating from Winfield schools and planning to pursue a nursing degree are also eligible for a Scholarship from the Foundation.  There are no deadlines for grant applications; scholarship applications are due by the end of April annually. For complete guidelines, contact the Foundation at 1407 Wheat Road, Winfield, KS 67156 or by calling (620) 221-4080.

Jennie G. and Pearl Abell Education Trust
If you are a resident of Clark County or a graduate of a high school in Clark County, Kansas, you may be eligible for a nursing scholarship from the Trust.  Full-time nursing students with financial need and strong academic scores can apply.  Award amounts vary. Completed applications are due to the Trust by mid-June annually to be considered for the next academic year. For an application, send a letter of inquiry to the Trust at 717 Main Street, P.O. Box 487, Ashland, KS 67831.

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List of Kansas Nursing Schools

Baker University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
618 Eighth Street
Baldwin City, Kansas 66006-0065
Phone: (785) 594-6451
Phone:(800) 873-4282
Website:www.bakeru.edu
Baker University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution

Barton County Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
245 NE 30th Road
Great Bend, Kansas 67530
Phone:(620) 792-2701
Phone: (800) 722-6842
Website:www.bartonccc.edu
Barton County Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Bethel College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
300 E 27th St
North Newton, Kansas 67117-8061
Phone:(316) 283-2500
Phone: (800) 533-1887
Website:www.bethelks.edu
Bethel College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution

Brown Mackie College-Kansas City

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: Higher Education Council
9705 Lenexa Dr.
Lenexa, Kansas 66215
Phone:(913) 768-1900 x5022
Phone: (800) 635-9101
Website:www.brownmackie.edu
Brown Mackie College-Kansas City is a 2-year, private for-profit institution

Brown Mackie College-Salina

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: Higher Education Council
2106 South 9th Street
Salina, Kansas 67401-7307
Phone:(785) 825-5422
Website:www.brownmackie.edu
Brown Mackie College-Salina is a 2-year, private for-profit institution

Butler Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
901 S Haverhill Rd
El Dorado, Kansas 67042-3280
Phone:(316) 321-2222
Website:www.butlercc.edu
Butler Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Cloud County Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
2221 Campus Dr
Concordia, Kansas 66901-1002
Phone:(785) 243-1435
Phone: (800) 729-5101
Website:www.cloud.edu
Cloud County Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Coffeyville Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: Higher Learning Commission
400 W 11th St
Coffeyville, Kansas 67337-5064
Phone:(620) 251-7700
Phone: (877) 517-2836
Website:www.coffeyville.edu
Coffeyville Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Colby Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1255 S Range
Colby, Kansas 67701
Phone:(785) 462-3984
Phone: (8880 634-9350
Website:www.colbycc.edu
Colby Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Dodge City Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
2501 N 14th Ave
Dodge City, Kansas 67801-2399
Phone:(620) 227-9248
Website:www.dc3.edu
Dodge City Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Emporia State University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN/BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1200 Commercial
Emporia, Kansas 66801-5087
Phone:(620) 341-1200
Website:www.emporia.edu
Emporia State University is a 4-year, public institution

Flint Hills Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
3301 W 18th St
Emporia, Kansas 66801-5957
Phone:(620) 343-4600 x1301
Phone: (800) 711-6847
Website:www.fhtc.edu
Flint Hills Technical College is a 2-year, public institution

Fort Hays State University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Gerontology Minor
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Nurse Administrator
Nurse Educator
Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificates
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
600 Park St
Hays, Kansas 67601-4099
Phone:(785) 628-3478
Website:www.fhsu.edu
Fort Hays State University is a 4-year, public institution

Fort Scott Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) to Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
2108 S Horton
Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
Phone:(620) 223-2700
Website:www.fortscott.edu
Fort Scott Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Garden City Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Paramedic to Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
801 Campus Dr
Garden City, Kansas 67846-6333
Phone:(620) 276-7611
Phone:(800) 658-1696 Website:www.gcccks.edu
Garden City Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Hesston College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nurse (LPN/RN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
325 S. College Dr
Box 3000
Hesston, Kansas 67062-2093
Phone:(620) 327-4221
Phone: (800) 995-2757
Website:www.hesston.edu
Hesston College is a 2-year, private not-for-profit institution

Highland Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Accreditation: Commission of Higher Learning of the North Central Association of Colleges
606 W Main
Highland, Kansas 66035-4165
Phone:(785) 442-6000
Website:www.highlandcc.edu
Highland Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Hutchinson Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1300 N Plum St
Hutchinson, Kansas 67501
Phone:(620) 665-3500
Website:www.hutchcc.edu
Hutchinson Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Johnson County Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
12345 College Blvd
Overland Park, Kansas 66210-1299
Phone:(913) 469-8500
Website:www.jccc.edu
Johnson County Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Kansas City Kansas Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
7250 State Ave
Kansas City, Kansas 66112
Phone:(913) 334-1100
Website:www.kckcc.edu
Kansas City Kansas Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Kansas Wesleyan University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
100 E. Claflin Ave.
Salina, Kansas 67401-6196
Phone:(800) 874-1154 x1285
Phone: (785) 827-5541
Website:www.kwu.edu
Kansas Wesleyan University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution

Labette Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nurse (LPN/RN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
200 S 14th
Parsons, Kansas 67357-4201
Phone:(620) 421-6700
Phone: (888) 522-3774
Website:www.labette.edu
Labette Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Manhattan Area Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
3136 Dickens Ave
Manhattan, Kansas 66503-2499
Phone:(785) 587-2800 x4100
Phone: (800) 352-7575
Website:www.matc.net
Manhattan Area Technical College is a 2-year, public institution

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Nurse Administrator
Nurse Educator
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
2030 E College Way
Olathe, Kansas 66062-1899
Phone:(913) 782-3750
Phone: (800) 800-8887
Website:www.mnu.edu
MidAmerica Nazarene University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution

National American University-Overland Park

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Kansas State Board of Nursing
10310 Mastin
Overland Park, Kansas 66212-5451
Phone:(855) 448-2318
Website:www.national.edu
National American University-Overland Park is a 4-year, primarily associate’s, private for-profit institution

National American University-Wichita

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Kansas State Board of Nursing
7309 E 21st St
Suite G40
Wichita, Kansas 67206
Phone:(316) 681-3050
Website:www.national.edu
www.national.edu is a 4-year, primarily associate’s, private for-profit institution

Neosho County Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
800 W 14th St
Chanute, Kansas 66720
Phone:(620) 431-2820
Phone: (800) 729-6222
Website:www.neosho.edu
Neosho County Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Newman University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
3100 McCormick Ave
Wichita, Kansas 67213-2097
Phone:(316) 942-4291
Website:www.newmanu.edu
Newman University is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution

North Central Kansas Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
3303 US Hwy 24, Beloit, Kansas 67420
Phone:(785) 738-2276
Phone: (800) 658-4655
Website:www.ncktc.edu
North Central Kansas Technical College is a 2-year, public institution

Pittsburg State University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Nurse Administrator
Nurse Educator
Family Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1701 S Broadway
Pittsburg, Kansas 66762
Phone:(620) 231-7000
Website:www.pittstate.edu
Pittsburg State University is a 4-year, public Institution.

Pratt Community College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
348 NE SR 61
Pratt, Kansas 67124
Phone:(620) 672-9800
Phone: (800) 794-2091
Website:www.prattcc.edu
Pratt Community College is a 2-year, public institution

Seward County Community College and Area Technical School

Nursing Programs Offered:
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Associate of Applied Science In Nursing (AAS)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
1801 N. Kansas Ave., Liberal, Kansas 67901
Phone:(620) 417-1400
Phone: (800) 373-9951
Website:www.sccc.edu
Seward County Community College and Area Technical School is a 2-year, public institution

Southwestern College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
100 College Street
Winfield, Kansas 67156-6224
Phone:(620) 229-6000
Phone: (800) 846-1543
Website:www.sckans.edu
Southwestern College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution

Tabor College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
400 S Jefferson
Hillsboro, Kansas 67063-1799
Phone:(620) 947-3121
Phone: (800) 82267
Website:www.tabor.edu
Tabor College is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution

University of Kansas

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) PhD in Nursing
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Clinical Research Management
Nursing Informatics
Nurse Anesthesia
Nurse Midwife
Nurse Practitioner
Public Health Nursing
PhD in Nursing
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Registered Nurse to Master’s of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
3901 Rainbow Blvd
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Phone:(913) 588-1619
Website:www.ku.edu
University of Kansas is a 4-year, public institution

University of Saint Mary

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
11413 Pflumm Road
Overland Park, KS 66215
Phone:(913) 345-8288
Website:www.stmary.edu
University of Saint Mary is a 4-year, private not-for-profit institution

Washburn Institute of Technology

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
5724 SW Huntoon
Topeka, Kansas 66604-2117
Phone:(785) 273-7140
Phone: (877) 588-7140
Website:www.washburntech.edu
Washburn Institute of Technology is a less than 2-year, public institution

Washburn University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN/BSN)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Clinical Nurse Leader
Family Nurse Practitioner
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificate
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1700 SW College Avenue
Topeka, Kansas 66621-0001
Phone:(785) 670-1010
Website:www.washburn.edu
Washburn University is a 4-year, public institution

Wichita Area Technical College

Nursing Programs Offered:
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN)
Accreditation: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
404 N. Webb Road
Wichita, Kansas 67211-2099
Phone:(316) 677-9400
Phone: (866) 296-4031
Website:www.watc.edu
Wichita Area Technical College is a 2-year, public institution

Wichita State University

Nursing Programs Offered:
Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (LPN/BSN)
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN)
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Nurse Practitioner
Nurse-Midwifery
Nurse Administrator
Master’s of Science in Nursing (MSN) Master’s of Business Administration (MBA)
Post-Master’s of Science in Nursing Certificates
Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN Mobility)
Registered Nurse to Master’s of Science in Nursing (RN to MSN)
Accreditation: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, Kansas 67260-0124
Phone:(316) 978-3456
Website:www.wichita.edu
Wichita State University is a 4-year, public institution


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