Top RN Schools
1. Labette Community College – Parsons
Labette Community College offers a two-year, bi-level nursing program that allows students to exit the program after completing the LPN coursework or continue with it to earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing and a Registered Nurse license. Since 1968, 1500 graduates have successfully offered nursing care across the state.
2. Coffeyville Community College – Coffeyville
Coffeyville Community College’s two-year registered nursing degree is open to licensed practical nurses or paramedics who hold active licensure in the state of Kansas. Although an active CNA certificate is not required for admission, paramedics may enhance their odds by obtaining the certification. The curriculum is designed to prepare you for a career as a professional nurse by covering courses in health assessment, maternal child nursing, mental health nursing, advanced nursing, leadership and management in nursing, and an NCLEX-RN review course. Upon completion of the program, you will demonstrate the ability to effectively practice evidence-based nursing care by collaborating with a healthcare team.
3. Garden City Community College - Garden City
Garden City Community College’s LPN to RN program is taught by well-qualified faculty, who provide high-quality instruction in both classroom and clinical settings. The college’s nursing graduates are highly sought after and have been serving patients across the state of Kansas for more than five decades now. Admission is competitive and only 40 students are selected each year for this program. You are advised to fill out an application for a scholarship as almost all GCCC registered nursing students receive some sort of assistance. Students in this program have a high NCLEX-RN passage rate. Upon passing the NCLEX-RN, you will be prepared to discharge your duties as a professional nurse in a variety of health care organizations.
4. Manhattan Area Technical College – Manhattan
Manhattan Area Technical College offers an LPN to RN bridge program for licensed practical nurses interested in transitioning to registered nursing. The program builds upon your past nursing education, allowing you to transfer 10 credits toward the 62-credit RN curriculum. After two semesters of study, you earn your AAS degree and gain eligibility to take the RN licensure exam.
5. Butler Community College - El Dorado
A highly regarded community college offering an RN program, Butler Community College enables you to become a member of a healthcare team. You can enter this program as either a non-nursing student or an LPN graduate. Either way, you will benefit from the college’s conducive learning environment, as well as the vast experience of its faculty. The coursework blends the science and art of nursing and makes you adept at critical thinking, decision making and clinical reasoning—skills vital for a successful nursing career. Should you seek to further your education with a BSN, the college offers a dual enrollment in partnership with KU School of Nursing. In this way, you can earn two degrees at the same time.