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.

  • LPN Programs in Kansas

    Barton County Community College
    245 NE 30th Rd, Great Bend, KS 67530
    (620) 792-2701 Visit Homepage
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    Brown Mackie College - Salina
    2106 S 9th St, Salina, KS 67401
    (785) 825-5422 Visit Homepage
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    Brown Mackie College – Kansas City
    9705 Lenexa Dr, Lenexa, KS 66215
    (913) 768-1900 Visit Homepage
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    Coffeyville Community College
    400 W 11TH ST, Coffeyville, KS 67337
    (620) 251-7700 Visit Homepage
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    Colby Community College
    1255 S Range Ave, Colby, KS 67701
    (785) 462-3984 Visit Homepage
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    Dodge City Community College
    2501 N 14th Ave, Dodge City, KS 67801
    (620) 225-1321 Visit Homepage
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    Donnelly College
    608 N 18th St, Kansas City, KS 66102
    (913) 621-8700 Visit Homepage
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    Flint Hills Area Technical College
    3301 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801
    (620) 343-4600 Visit Homepage
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    Garden City Community College
    801 Campus Dr, Garden City, KS 67846
    (620) 276-7611 Visit Homepage
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    Highland Community College Technical Center
    606 W Main St, Highland, KS 66035
    (785) 442-6000 Visit Homepage
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    Hutchinson Community College
    1300 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501
    (620) 665-3500 Visit Homepage
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    Johnson County Community College
    12345 College Blvd, Overland, KS 66210
    (913) 469-8500 Visit Homepage
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    Kansas City Kansas Community College
    7250 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66112
    (913) 334-1100 Visit Homepage
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    Manhattan Area Technical College
    3136 Dickens Ave, Manhattan, KS 66503
    (785) 587-2800 Visit Homepage
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    NCK Tech
    3033 US Hwy 24, Beloit, KS 67420
    (800) 658-4655 Visit Homepage
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    Neosho County Community College
    800 W 14th St, Chanute, KS 66720
    (620) 431-6222 Visit Homepage
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    Pratt Community College
    348 NE State Road 61, Pratt, KS 67124
    (620) 672-6937 Visit Homepage
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    Seward County Community College
    1801 N Kansas Ave, Liberal, KS 67901
    (620) 624-1951 Visit Homepage
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    Washburn Institute of Technology
    5724 SW Huntoon St, Topeka, KS 66604
    (785) 273-7140 Visit Homepage
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    Wichita Area Technical School
    4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67226
    (316) 677-9400 Visit Homepage
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    Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.

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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 (

    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 (

    Kansas LPN Scholarships

    For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Kansas LPN to RN programs page.