The Fort Scott Community College Nursing Department offers an associate of applied science degree in nursing following prerequisite courses and four semesters of nursing courses. The nursing program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).


Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to apply for state licensure as a registered nurse. Graduates are prepared for beginning staff nursing positions in various healthcare settings and to deliver nursing care to individuals and groups as members of a healthcare team to promote health and wellness.


The Nursing Department participates in the Kansas Articulation Plan whereby LPNs holding a Kansas license may continue their studies at FSCC to obtain an associate of applied science in nursing degree. Graduates of FSCC may continue their studies at any of the state’s 12 colleges and universities to obtain a bachelor of science degree in nursing.


The nursing curriculum reflects the Kansas ADN Alignment project and is current with nursing theory and practice using Quality and Safety for Nursing Education (QSEN) as its framework.


2016-2017 estimated program costs


Admission and information forms are available to download from this website. For further information, please call the Burke Street Campus at (620) 768-2908 ext. 10 or email Betty Rose.

Applications are due for the fall semester on May 1 and for the spring semester on December 1.


For more information on how to get started in nursing, click here.



Fort Scott Community College Nursing Department
810 S. Burke St.
Fort Scott, KS


Educational facilities include four lecture classrooms, a skills lab, human simulation lab, computer lab, IV skills lab, conference/library, and audio/visual viewing room. Students may also take advantage of the student commons area for study and informal gatherings. FSCC main campus resources are available for all students. Clinical settings include healthcare agencies in Fort Scott, Paola, Girard, Osawatomie, and Pittsburg in Kansas and Nevada in Missouri. Instruction at the Miami County Campus is provided through Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) with the instructor present at the Burke Street Campus. All campus nursing lab experiences are provided at the Burke Street Campus.


FSCC Nursing Program Approval and Accreditation Status

Multi-Year Program Report


Articulation Agreements


Organizations related to nursing

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326 
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street Suite 1051
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230
Main: (785) 296-4929
Fax: (785) 296-3929




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