RN Programs in Kansas

Kansas RN Programs

There are many RN programs in Kansas that an individual can go through to start his or her career career, and with a little effort, he or she could be on track for a rewarding and high demand career for the future. Many nurses find their work incredibly fulfilling, because they get to spend their days helping others.

There are different levels of education than an individual can pursue in order to become a nurse. He or she could obtain an associate's degree in around 2 years, or a master's degree in around 4 years. Higher levels of education typical result in higher paid jobs, so obtaining a master's degree is often a great investment.

Becoming an RN by Examination in Kansas

In Kansas, one can become licensed either by examination or endorsement. The first step in becoming licensed is to have completed an approved nursing education program.

In order for an individual to be licensed by examination, he or she must submit a licensure application and pass the NCLEX. He or she has a 2 year window following graduation in which to take the licensing exam before additional requirements must be met.

The following items must be submitted for licensure by examination:

  • Completed application and any required fees
  • Valid photo
  • Completed waivers and fingerprint card
  • NCLEX registration and Authorization to Test (ATT)
  • Official Transcript

Graduates of foreign nursing schools must have a CGFNS Professional Report for credential evaluation. If an individual graduated from a program that was not taught in English, he or she must prove English proficiency by taking the TOEFL or similar exam.

Becoming Licensed by Endorsement in Kansas

Those who are licensed in another state or jurisdiction can become licensed by endorsement. In order to do so, individuals must submit the following to the board:

  • Completed application and fees
  • Criminal background check äóñ must be a written explanation of any convictions or disciplinary actions
  • Completed fingerprint card
  • Official transcript showing education requirements are met
  • If one has not practiced in the past 5 years: completion of an approved refresher course
  • Verification from original state of licensure

Renewing an RN License

Licenses are valid for 2 years, and expiration depends on an individual's date of birth. RNs in Kansas are required to complete 30 hours of continuing education in each renewal period to be eligible.

Additional Resources

Kansas RN Resources

RN Schools Near You & Online in Kansas

Neosho County Community College

  • 800 West 14th Street Chanute, KS 66720
    Programs: ADN, CNA, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN, RN
    (620) 431-6222

Colby Community College

  • 1255 S Range Ave. Colby, KS 67701
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN
    (785) 462-3984

Cloud County Community College

  • 2221 Campus Drive Concordia, KS 66901
    Programs: ADN, RN
    1(800)729-5101

Dodge City Community College

Butler County Community College

Emporia State University

Fort Scott Community College

Garden City Community College

  • 801 Campus Drive Garden City, KS 67846
    Programs: ADN, CNA, EMT Paramedic, LPN, Pre-Nursing Studies, RN
    (620) 276-7611

Barton County Community College

  • 245 NE 30 Rd. Great Bend, KS 67530
    Programs: ADN, EMT Paramedic, LPN, Pre-Nursing Studies, RN
    (620) 792-2701

Fort Hays State University

  • 600 Park Street Hays, KS 67601
    Programs: BSN, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MSN, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN
    785-628-3478

North Central Kansas Area Technical College

  • 2205 Wheatland Ave. Hays, KS 67601
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, RN
    (785) 625-2437

Hesston College

  • 325 S College Dr Hesston, KS 67062
    Programs: ADN, RN
    (620) 327-8333

Hutchinson Community College

  • 1300 North Plum Hutchinson, KS 67501
    Programs: ADN, EMT Paramedic, Health Information Management-Associate, Radiography, RN
    1(888)464-8824

Kansas City Kansas Community College

University of Kansas Medical Center

  • 3901 Rainbow Boulevard Kansas City, KS 66160
    Programs: BSN, BSN to DNP, Health Information Management-Bachelor's, Nuclear Medicine Tech, Nursing PhD, RN
    (913) 588-5000

University of St. Mary

Brown Mackie College

  • 9705 Lenexa Drive Lenexa, KS 66215
    Programs: ADN, LPN, RN
    (913) 738-4660

Seward County Community College

Manhattan Area Technical College

Bethel College

MidAmerica Nazarene University

Johnson County Community College

Labette Community College

  • 200 S. 14th Street Parsons, KS 67357
    Programs: ADN, CNA, LPN, Radiography, RN
    1(620)421-6700

Pittsburg State University

Pratt Community College

Brown Mackie College

Kansas Wesleyan University

Baker University

Washburn University

  • 1700 SW College Ave. Topeka, KS 66621
    Programs: BSN, Clinical Nurse Leader, CNA, Health Information Management-Associate, LPN to BSN, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN
    (785) 670-1010

Newman University

  • 3100 McCormick Ave. Wichita, KS 67213
    Programs: BSN, Nurse Anesthetist, Radiography, RN, RN to BSN
    316-942-4291

Wichita State University

Southwestern College