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Community College Nursing Partnership

Partnership Nursing Student

The Community College Nursing Partnership offers the comfort and convenience of staying at your local community college while pursuing both your Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). The program bypasses the traditional prelicensure associate degree nursing step. Instead, this curriculum makes it possible for you to complete your ADN and BSN through on-campus courses at the community college and online courses through KU. After completing the program, eligible students are awarded both an ADN and a BSN, and are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX).

This program is currently offered to students at:

  • Butler Community College
  • Cloud County Community College
  • Fort Scott Community College
  • Hutchinson Community College
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Kansas City Kansas Community College
  • Labette Community College
  • Neosho County Community College

Nursing Licensure

In collaboration with our community college partners, this program prepares students for RN licensure. The National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) is the examination for nursing practice in the United States, Canada, and Australia. The exam does not vary across states. Graduates apply for licensure and complete the NCLEX through the Board of Nursing in the State where they plan to practice. Some states belong to the Nurse Licensure Compact which allows graduates to apply for multi-state licensure. For information on individual state's requirements go to the National Councils of State Boards of Nursing website.

As of July 1, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education implemented Regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v) that requires professional nursing programs to provide information on how their curriculum meets education requirements for professional licensing in each state. You may review KU School of Nursing's information on licensure by state.

Last modified: Nov 16, 2020