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The Fort Scott Community College Nursing Department offers students an associate of applied science degree in nursing for students who have completed prerequisite courses and four semesters of nursing courses. Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to apply for state licensure as a registered nurse. Our program prepares students for beginning staff nursing positions and delivering nursing care to individuals and groups as members of a healthcare team to promote health and wellness.


FSCC's Nursing Department participates in the Kansas Articulation Plan, which allows LPNs who hold a Kansas license to continue their studies at FSCC to obtain an associate's degree in nursing. FSCC nursing graduates can continue their studies at any of the state’s 12 colleges and universities to obtain a bachelor's degree in nursing.


The FSCC nursing program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). 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.


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.

Admissions information and program costs

To apply to FSCC, click the Apply Now button at the top of this page. 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 FSCC's nursing program, click here. For further information, please call the Burke Street Campus at 620-768-2908, ext. 10 or email Betty Rose.


View nursing program admissions information


2016-2017 estimated program costs

Contact and location

FSCC Nursing Department
810 S. Burke St., Fort Scott, KS
620-768-2908, ext. 10

FSCC Nursing Program Approval and Accreditation Status

Multi-Year Program Report

Articulation Agreements


Organizations related to nursing:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

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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