Kansas Nursing Schools

Explore Nursing in Kansas

The need for nurses in Kansas continues to rise in turn with the population and shifting demographics. In Kansas, working as a registered nurses is the third fastest growing occupation in the state. In the next few years, there will be nearly 37,000 nursing jobs in Kansas. However, it is predicted only about 88% of those jobs are expected to be filled. Kansas expects the highest demand of nurses in community health settings that cater to outpatient care versus in hospitals. As the need for registered nurses increases steadily, the mandate for registered nurses with bachelor’s degrees or higher is at an all-time high. Many employers require registered nurses to have a bachelor’s degree at least. Some of the leading employers of Kansas nurses include Shawnee Mission Medical Center, Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, and The University of Kansas Hospital, to name a few.

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About Kansas

Officially known as “The Sunflower State”, Kansas is located in the Midwest and was once home to numerous Native American tribes due to its vast topography of plains, rivers, rolling hills and forests as well as its abundance in crops. To this day, Kansas remains one of the top agriculturally productive states, with its highest yielding crops being sunflowers, sorghum, and wheat. Kansas is ranked eighth in nation for both oil production and natural gas production. The capital of Kansas is Topeka, although the largest city is Wichita. The natural resources, thriving economy, abundance of outdoor, as well as industrial and cultural activities make Kansas a flower of a state.

Change in nursing jobs in the future

2012

29,480

2020

36,960

$52,270

Avg. Salary

71

Number of nursing programs in state

59

Number of hospitals in state

36

Number of nursing schools in state

Nursing programs offered in Kansas

  • Baker University +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • RN to BSN

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • Emporia State University +
    • Programs Offered

      • BSN
      • RN to BSN

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • Hesston College +
    • Programs Offered

      • L.P.N.-to-R.N. Completion Track
      • Four-Year B.S.N. Transfer Track
      • Two-Year A.D.N.
      • Prenursing Program Tracks

      Accreditation

      NLNAC

  • MidAmerica Nazarene University +
    • Programs Offered

      • Traditional BSN
      • Accelerated BSN
      • RN-BSN
      • MSN
      • RN-MSN

      Accreditation

      CCNE

  • University of Kansas +
    • Programs Offered

      • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
      • RN-to-BSN Program
      • Master of Science
      • Doctor of Nursing Practice
      • Doctor of Philosophy
      • Advanced Practice Clinical Certificates
      • Leadership Certificates
      • Educator Certificate Program

      Accreditation

      CCNE