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  20% increase in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) jobs per year by 2020, allowing individuals to meet the demand by completing an LPN program and testing for licensure.

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    LPN Programs in Kansas

    Looking for a Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) school in Kansas? There are about 25 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 10 for you to consider.

    For more information on school rankings, see our Methodology Page (http://www.practicalnursing.org/lvn-lpn-ranking-methodology)

    Ranked: 1
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 100.00%

    1801 N Kansas Ave, Liberal, KS (620) 624-1951 Visit Homepage

    Seward County Community College/Area Technical School (SCCC/ATS), located in Liberal, Kansas, is a quality learning-centered institution, focusing on knowledge and developing the students optimum potential for learning and living. SCCC/ATS offers a variety of transfer programs, career and technical programs, and continuing education and community service programs designed for success.

    Get More Information About: Seward County Community College / Area Technical School

    Ranked: 2
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 100.00%

    10310 Mastin St., Overland Park, KS (913) 981-8700 Visit Homepage

    North American University (NAU) is located in Overland Park, Kansas, with multiple locations across the United States, offering associate's, bachelor's, master's degrees, as well as certifications for a multitude of career paths. NAU builds learning partnerships with students and other institutions and local organizations, offering courses in traditional, accelerated, and distance learning formats.

    Ranked: 3
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 99.25%

    800 West 14th Street , Chanute, KS (620) 431-6222 Visit Homepage

    Neosho County Community College, located in Chanute, Kansas, with an additional campus located in Ottawa, strives to enrich the lives of their students as well as the community. Neosho County Community College provides innovative and creative programs that are based on leadership, utilizing an excellent faculty to ensure lifelong learning and cultural enrichment.

    Get More Information About: Neosho County Community College

    Ranked: 4
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 99.13%

    801 Campus Drive, Garden City, KS (620) 276-7611 Visit Homepage

    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-something for everyone. GCCC encourages every student to become a positive contributor to society by way of academic advancement, career preparation and personal enrichment.

    Get More Information About: Garden City Community College

    Ranked: 5
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 98.69%

    348 NE SR 61, Pratt, KS (620) 672-6937 Visit Homepage

    Pratt Community College (PCC) is a two-year public, comprehensive community college and vocational school located in Pratt, Kansas, offering well-rounded general education for the student looking to transfer to a four-year college or university. PCC also provides technical skills and workforce development programs, focusing on student-centered education to ensure success.

    Get More Information About: Pratt Community College

    Ranked: 6
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 98.12%

    400 W 11th St, Coffeyville, KS (620) 251-7700 Visit Homepage

    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.

    Get More Information About: Coffeyville Community College

    Ranked: 7
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 97.50%

    3136 Dickens Avenue, Manhattan, KS (785) 587-2800 Visit Homepage

    Manhattan Area Technical College (MATC), located in Manhattan, Kansas, provided 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.

    Get More Information About: Manhattan Area Technical College

    Ranked: 8
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 97.26%

    200 S. 14th Street, Parsons, KS (620) 421-6700 Visit Homepage

    Labette Community College (LCC), located in Parsons Kansas, provides quality learning opportunities to its students in a supportive environment. LCC strives to provide quality learning opportunities in a supportive environment, making effort to provide programs and services using diverse methods and evolving technologies.

    Get More Information About: Labette Community College

    Ranked: 9
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 96.22%

    2501 N. 14th Ave., Dodge City, KS (620) 225-1321 Visit Homepage

    Dodge City Community College (DCCC), located in Dodge City, Kansas, is focused on student success and committed to achievement in the academic classroom and developing career opportunities. DCCC encourages students to gain a competitive edge through technology and innovative learning by a professional, industry-experienced faculty.

    Get More Information About: Dodge City Community College

    Ranked: 10
    NCLEX-PN Pass Rate: 94.74%

    12345 College Blvd, Overland, KS (913) 469-8500 Visit Homepage

    Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is located in Overland, Kansas, with multiple off-campus locations in the surrounding area. JCCC believes in changing lives through learning with a dedication to exploring initiatives that supports the college's innovative spirit and focuses on community leadership and continuous improvement.

    Get More Information About: Johnson County Community College

    Continued List of All Licensed Practical Nursing Programs in Kansas

    RankedProgramPass RatesWebsite
    #11North Central Kansas Technical College – Beloit
    3033 Us Hwy 24, Beloit, KS 67420
    (800) 658-4655
    93.83%Request Information
    #12North Central Kansas Technical College – Hays
    2205 Wheatland Ave, Hays, KS 67601
    (785) 625-2437
    93.02%Visit Website
    #13Highland Community College Technical Center
    606 W Main St, Highland, KS 66035
    (785) 442-6000
    92.93%Request Information
    #14Barton County Community College
    245 Ne 30th Rd, Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 792-2701
    92.61%Request Information
    #15Butler County Community College
    901 S. Haverhill Rd, El Dorado, KS 67042
    (316) 321-2222
    92.34%Request Information
    #16Brown Mackie College – Salina
    2106 S 9th St, Salina, KS 67401
    (785) 825-5422
    90.24%Visit Website
    #17Brown Mackie College – Kansas City
    9705 Lenexa Dr, Lenexa, KS 66215
    (913) 768-1900
    90.07%Visit Website
    #18Washburn Institute of Technology
    5724 Sw Huntoon St, Topeka, KS 66604
    (785) 273-7140
    89.76%Request Information
    #19Colby Community College
    1255 S Range Av, Colby, KS 67701
    (785) 462-3984
    89.74%Request Information
    #20Flint Hills Area Technical College
    3301 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801
    (620) 343-4600
    88.23%Request Information
    #21Hutchinson Community College
    1300 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501
    (620) 665-3500
    87.71%Request Information
    #22Wichita Area Technical School
    4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67226
    (316) 677-9400
    86.99%Request Information
    #23Kansas City Kansas Community College
    7250 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66112
    (913) 334-1100
    82.78%Request Information
    #24Donnelly College
    608 N 18th St, Kansas City, KS 66102
    (913) 621-8700
    78.60%Request Information

    Recent Articles

  • 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.

    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
    http://www.ksbn.org/

    1. Kansas State Nursing Association (http://www.ksnurses.com/)

    Kansas LPN Scholarships

  • LPN Salary: Kansas vs National Salary Comparison

    Source: BLS State Cross-Industry Estimates 2011

    Kansas LPN Employment and Jobs Outlook

    In 2012, the median income for LPN's in Kansas was $37,100. According to the Occupational Profile for the state of Kansas (http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=292061&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=20&search=Go) published by Careerinfonet.org, state and national trends predict a 20% increase in LPN jobs in Kansas by 2020. This prediction translates to approximately 330 job openings per year, consisting of both regular turn-over and new job growth.

    Occupational Employment Statistics for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm)

    Kansas Licensed Practical Nurse Salaries By Area

    The table below lists career information organized by the BLS for licensed practical nurses in Kansas. The table is sorted by total employment, with the largest metropolitan areas listed first.

    AreaTotal EmploymentAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
    Wichita1,300$18.70$38,890
    Topeka1,050$19.15$39,830
    Manhattan450$17.53$36,470
    Lawrence160$17.75$36,920