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Accredited Nursing Schools in Kansas

In Kansas and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Kansas accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Kansas campus locations, then request free information from any or all Kansas nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Kansas Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Kansas Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Kansas

RNs:For all of those who have the desire to practice nursing in the state of Kansas, you will need to possess as well as maintain a valid, current license that has been issued by the Kansas Board of Registration in Nursing. Without this license, you not be able to achieve employment in and hospital or medical center. There is a common renewal process associated with a RN license ñ this ensures your employer and your patients that you have the ability and knowledge to offer them the best possible care. There are approximately 26320 registered nurses working in the state of Kansas.

LPNs:While the general duties for a licensed practical nurse do differ from that of any RN, this does not allow any LPN to not possess a valid, current license from the state of Kansas. As is the case in other states, a fee must first be paid before you would be able to receive your license. There are approximately 7130 licensed practical nurses working in the state of Kansas. The typical jobs they take on include caring for patients in many ways ñ typically offering basic bedside care. A LPN may measure and take down a patient’s height or weight, and temperature and blood pressure.

The Best Cities in Kansas for Nursing Jobs

  • Wichita. Wichita is the largest city in Kansas. As such, it is full of restaurants, shopping centers, parks and museums. Beyond recreational activities, Wichita also has an educated side to it, serving as the home for multiple universities ñ the largest of which is Wichita State University. Media outlets have praised Wichita as an affordable city, and "uniquely American".
    • RNs: Wichita employs approximately 6,090 RNs, with the average salary coming to $53,080 annually.
    • LPNS: Wichita employs approximately 1,430 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $37,370 annually.
  • Topeka. The capital of Kansas, Topeka, is located in the northeast part of the state. One of the city’s claims to fame is the United States Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which declared segregation in public schools. Further notoriety comes from the Navy, as three ships have been named USS Topeka ñ all after the city.
    • RNs: Topeka employs approximately 2,670 RNs, with the average salary coming to $57,260 annually.
    • LPNs: Topeka employs approximately 1,030 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $37,140 annually.
  • Lawrence. Lawrence can be found 25 miles east of Topeka, Kansas. The city has a strong reputation for having a strong music and art scene that seems only to continue to grow. There has been claims made that Lawrence was one of the better college towns in America that was not traditionally large and dominant to a town the way Ann Arbor, Michigan is.
    • RNs: Lawrence employs approximately 600 RNs, with the average salary coming to $54,640 annually.
    • LPNs: Lawrence employs approximately 130 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $36,490 annually.

Major Hospitals in Kansas

  • Wesley Medical Center. Out in Wichita, Wesley Medical Center has 760 beds and a medical staff comprised of 900 physicians that provide a range of services for patients that come from all over Kansas. Accredited by the Joint Commission, Wedley Medical Center has been offering thousands of individuals each year unmatched high quality treatment.
  • The University of Kansas Hospital. The University of Kansas Hospital is located in Kansas City and since 1998 has received zero funding from the state of Kansas. Affiliated with University of Kansas Medical Center, the hospital has been providing care for others for over one hundred years. All of the hospital’s physicians together manage over two hundred specialties.
  • St. Francis Health Center. St. Francis Health Center has been the recipient of multiple awards and acknowledgements. The center’s reputation as a superior establishment is well-earned. St. Francis possesses radiology accreditation by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories as well as laboratory accreditation by the College of American Pathologists. It is no surprise people have been seeking the services of physicians at St. Francis for almost a century.
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital. The men and women of Lawrence Memorial Hospital has always been dedicated to offering the best service to their patients. The 173 bed hospital was founded in 1921 and is located in the city of Lawrence, KS. Recently the hospital has expanded after completing a three year project that has brought in new facilities to emergency and surgery as well as gives some much needed space to the intensive and critical care areas.
  • Ransom Memorial Hospital. Ransom Memorial Hospital can be found in Ottawa, Kansas and has been in operation since 1931. This 55 bed hospital has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and is one of Solucient’s Top 100 Hospitals. The hospital brings together a wide range of professional services to hundreds of people in need of care.

Baker University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Topeka, Kansas
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1858
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.bakeru.edu

Bethel College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: North Newton, Kansas
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1887
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.bethelks.edu

Emporia State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Emporia, Kansas
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1863
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.emporia.edu

Fort Hays State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Hays, Kansas
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1902
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.fhsu.edu

Kansas Wesleyan University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Salina, Kansas
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1886
Nursing Accredited By: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.kwu.edu

Mid America Nazarene University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Olathe, Kansas
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1966
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.mnu.edu

Newman University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Wichita, Kansas
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1933
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.newmanu.edu

Pittsburg State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Pittsburg, Kansas
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1903
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    and National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC)
Nursing School Website: http://www.pittstate.edu

Southwestern College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Winfield, Kansas
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1885
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.sckans.edu

Tabor College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Hillsboro, Kansas
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1908
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.tabor.edu

University of Kansas School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Kansas City, Kansas
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1866
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www2.kumc.edu

Washburn University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Topeka, Kansas
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 1865
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.washburn.edu

Wichita State University School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Wichita, Kansas
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1895
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.wichita.edu