Becoming an LPN in Kansas
The state of Kansas strives to improve their health standards while making health care services available to all people. By supporting professional nursing though education, improved knowledge, and skills, both healthcare workers and their patients benefit from better care and a stronger community. The Bureau of Labor Statistic published it’s predictions for the state, saying it expects a 9% increase in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) jobs per year by 2024, allowing individuals to meet the demand by completing an LPN program and testing for licensure.
2017 Best LPN Programs in Kansas
Looking for a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) school in Kansas? There are 20 LPN schools across the state-from Wichita to Kansas City. State-approved programs can be found in community colleges, technical centers, and even vocational high schools, teaching curriculum to set you on the way to becoming an LPN. To help you find the school that's right for you in Kansas, we've carefully culled NCLEX-PN test results for the last several years and compiled a list of the top 5 for your consideration.
For more information on school rankings, see our Methodology Page (http://www.practicalnursing.org/lvn-lpn-ranking-methodology)1
Garden City Community College801 Campus Dr, Garden City, KS 67846 - (620) 276-7611 -
Garden City Community College (GCCC), located in Garden City, Kansas, provides a variety of general education programs, career technical education programs, adult education programs, and workforce development programs. GCCC encourages every student to become a positive contributor to society by way of academic advancement, career preparation, and personal enrichment.2
Manhattan Area Technical College3136 Dickens Ave, Manhattan, KS 66503 - (785) 587-2800 -
Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC), located in Manhattan, Kansas, provides career and continuing education opportunities for the state of Kansas. MATC is a student-centered institution dedicated to academic endeavors with small classes, personalized instruction, and a professional faculty to ensure student success.3
Dodge City Community College2501 N 14th Ave, Dodge City, KS 67801 - (620) 225-1321 -
Dodge City Community College (DCCC), located in Dodge City, Kansas, is focused on student success and committed to achievement both in and out of the classroom. DCCC encourages students to gain a competitive edge through technology and innovative learning by a professional, industry-experienced faculty.4
NCK Tech3033 US Hwy 24, Beloit, KS 67420 - (800) 658-4655 -
At NCK Tech, Practical Nursing students receive training to perform nursing intervention with precision and efficiency consistent with current evidence-based practices. Nursing professionals provide nursing theory instruction in the classroom, the campus laboratory and at clinical sites.5
Coffeyville Community College400 W 11TH ST, Coffeyville, KS 67337 - (620) 251-7700 -
Coffeyville Community College (CCC) is a comprehensive two-year institution of postsecondary learning located in Coffeyville, Kansas, with an additional campus located in Columbus. CCC offers 24 academic programs, 15 technical programs, and 14 certification programs, as well as 4 associate degree options.
Continued List of All Programs in Kansas
Ranked Program Score Details #6 Neosho County Community College800 W 14th St, Chanute, KS 66720(620) 431-6222 96.00 neosho.edu #7 Barton County Community College245 NE 30th Rd, Great Bend, KS 67530(620) 792-2701 95.32 bartonccc.edu #8 Highland Community College Technical Center606 W Main St, Highland, KS 66035(785) 442-6000 95.28 highlandcc.edu #9 Johnson County Community College12345 College Blvd, Overland, KS 66210(913) 469-8500 95.23 jccc.edu #10 Seward County Community College1801 N Kansas Ave, Liberal, KS 67901(620) 624-1951 93.31 sccc.edu #11 Hutchinson Community College1300 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501(620) 665-3500 89.08 hutchcc.edu #12 Kansas City Kansas Community College7250 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66112(913) 334-1100 88.78 kckcc.edu #13 Pratt Community College348 NE State Road 61, Pratt, KS 67124(620) 672-6937 88.68 prattcc.edu #14 Washburn Institute of Technology5724 SW Huntoon St, Topeka, KS 66604(785) 273-7140 88.58 washburntech.edu #15 Brown Mackie College - Salina2106 S 9th St, Salina, KS 67401(785) 825-5422 88.26 brownmackie.edu #16 Wichita Area Technical School4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67226(316) 677-9400 88.12 watc.edu #17 Colby Community College1255 S Range Ave, Colby, KS 67701(785) 462-3984 86.78 colbycc.edu #18 Flint Hills Area Technical College3301 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801(620) 343-4600 81.38 fhtc.edu #19 Brown Mackie College – Kansas City9705 Lenexa Dr, Lenexa, KS 66215(913) 768-1900 79.19 brownmackie.edu #20 Donnelly College608 N 18th St, Kansas City, KS 66102(913) 621-8700 61.44 donnelly.edu
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Kansas LPN Licensing Requirements
State-approved nursing programs are a direct route to licensure in the state—students must first complete an approved course and then take the required NCLEX exam.
In order to receive state licensure, the applicant must submit an application to the state within 2 years of graduation, including:
- Official transcript from state-approved nursing program.
- Valid photo.
- Fingerprint card with signed waiver.
- NCLEX registration.
Licensing Forms (http://www.ksbn.org/forms/forms.htm)
LPN's from the other 50 states can apply for a Kansas LPN license by endorsement—by submitting the appropriate form as well as their:
- Official transcript from state-approved nursing program.
- Criminal background check.
- Fingerprint card and signed waiver.
- Verification of licensure in another state.
- Completion of an approved refresher course if the applicant hasn't practiced as an LPN in the past 5 years.
Foreign applicants are welcome to apply for a license in the state of Kansas, but must submit, along with the requirements above, a course-by-course evaluation from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS), as well as proof of English proficiency.
Kansas LPN licenses expire every 2 years and is dependent on the licensee’s birthday. 30 hours of continued education within the 2 year licensing period is required for renewal.
Learn more about Kansas LPN Jobs, Salary, and Employment Outlook.
Additional KS Nursing Resources
Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612
Phone: (785) 296-4929
Fax: (785) 296-3929
1. Kansas State Nursing Association (http://www.ksnurses.com/)
Kansas LPN Scholarships