Seward County Community College offers the ten-month Practical Nursing program and the two-year Associate Degree Nursing program.
The two programs are viewed as separate, although the Practical Nursing program can serve as the first year of the Associate Degree program.
The first Practical Nursing class at Seward County Community College began in August of 1978 with 17 students graduating. Currently, 30 students are admitted to the Practical Nursing program. Classes begin in mid-August and end in mid-June of each year. Only one class is admitted each year.
The Associate Degree Nursing program was initiated in 1980 with the first class being admitted in August 1981. Ten students were admitted and graduated in May of 1982. Currently, 30 students are admitted to the ADN program. Classes begin in mid-August and end in mid-May of each year. Only one class is admitted each year.
Applicants to the Associate Degree Nursing program must be graduates from a Practical Nursing program. Graduates of a Practical Nursing program from another state must have equivalent course work as outlined in the Practical Nursing curriculum and must pass challenge exams to receive credit for the Practical Nursing courses.
• Complete application forms
• Obtain three references
• Take the Compass (or utilize ACT scores) and the K-NAT exams
• Submit two official college transcripts
• Take the challenge exams, if you are a PN graduate from another state applying to the SCCC ADN program.
• If a score of 32 points or higher is achieved, an interview with a nursing faculty member will be scheduled.
• Be admitted by the Nursing Admission/Progression Committee and the Allied Health Admission Committee.
SCCC PN students wishing to continue in the ADN program should submit a letter of intent to the Director of Nursing no later than February 1.
Acceptance of students into each Nursing program is dependent upon available openings in each program. Applicants should apply beginning December 1 with applications completed by March 1. A class is accepted annually, with classes beginning in August.
Selection criteria and procedures for both the Practical Nursing program and the Associate Degree Nursing program are available to all prospective applicants. Please call 620-417-1401 to request an application packet or visit the SCCC Allied Health Building to pick the application packet up.
No license, certificate of qualification or authorization to practice nursing as a licensed professional nurse, as a licensed practical nurse, an advanced registered nurse practitioner or registered nurse anesthetist shall be granted to a person with a felony conviction for a crime against persons as specified in article 34 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto (Kansas Nurse Practice Act 65-1120).
All students attending SCCC may participate in educational programs and activities, including but not limited to health, physical education, music, and vocational and technical education, regardless of race, color, national origin, age, handicap, or sex.