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In general, becoming a licensed practical nurse or LPN in the State of Kansas requires the completion of the Practical Nursing program as well as passing the NCLEX-PN. There are over 22 campuses in this state and so choosing the best one to enroll in could be a tad more difficult. This is why it is important to do your own research before enrolling in any particular nursing school.
An LPN in Kansas can work in different health care settings such as doctor’s offices, hospitals, home health care, assisted living facilities, Alzheimer’s units, and other related facilities. They are often supervised by RNs or licensed physicians. An LPN can advance his career and salary by completing certifications or by completing the LPN to RN or the BSN program.
Kansas Department of Labor has stated that the median yearly salary for an LPN in the state is about $35,000. This amount varies depending on the LPN’s location, experience and facility type. The job growth is set to increase through 2016 even if the economy is dipping at times. An LPN will always be in demand, not only in Kansas but also, in many other states throughout the country.
LPN programs that are approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing are offered in these schools –
Johnson County Community College
There are two options for this school’s Practical Nursing program which are the –
They have a selective admission program so you must present at least a score of 70% or higher in Reading Comprehension, Mathematics and Vocabulary. An applicant can register online for the school’s admission exam. Prerequisite courses include biology, psychology, human anatomy and physiology and these must be completed with a grade of C or higher.
To apply to their Practical Nurse Program, the LPN application form must be submitted and an interview should have been set. The academic assessment comprises 60% of the final ranking while interview is assessed at 40%.
Neosho County Community College
The initial approval of the Practical Nursing program was allowed in May 1963 by the Kansas State Board of Nursing with the first batch of students starting in June 24, 1963. The PN program is also accredited by the NLN or National League for Nursing Accreditation as well as the NLNAC or the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission.
This college utilizes various clinical facilities in Eastern Kansas including Kansas City.
Listed below are additional 23 schools that offer state approved LPN programs in Kansas. Click save to shortlists and review them later or click the name of the school to go directly to the program's page and learn more about each program.