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.
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.
To see all the top ranked LPN programs in Kansas click here.
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: https://ksbn.kansas.gov/license/application/online-instructions/
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 & Employment Outlook.
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.
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For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Kansas LPN to RN/BSN programs page.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
800 W 14th St, Chanute, KS 66720
245 NE 30th Rd, Great Bend, KS 67530
606 W Main St, Highland, KS 66035
12345 College Blvd, Overland, KS 66210
1801 N Kansas Ave, Liberal, KS 67901
1300 N Plum St, Hutchinson, KS 67501
7250 State Ave, Kansas City, KS 66112
348 NE State Road 61, Pratt, KS 67124
5724 SW Huntoon St, Topeka, KS 66604
2106 S 9th St, Salina, KS 67401
4004 N. Webb Road, Wichita, KS 67226
1255 S Range Ave, Colby, KS 67701
3301 W 18th Ave, Emporia, KS 66801
9705 Lenexa Dr, Lenexa, KS 66215
608 N 18th St, Kansas City, KS 66102
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
- Kansas State Nursing Association
3340 American Ave., Suite F
Jefferson City, MO 65109
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