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Schools Offering Nursing Programs in Kansas


Approximately 2.3% of graduates in of Kansas receive nursing degrees every year. In other words, every year an estimated 2,046 registered nurses graduate from Kansas' 34 RN schools.

Top Schools

Southwestern College, which is located in Winfield, is the top-ranked school in Kansas that has a RN program. It received a ranking of 46th in the country in 2010. In 2010, Southwestern College graduated 18 students from its RN program. The tuition rate at Southwestern College was $20,656 per year.

Newman University, which is located in Wichita, is the second-ranked school in Kansas that has a RN program. It received a ranking of 47th in the country in 2010. In 2010, 43 students graduated from Newman University RN program. Students at Newman University paid $20,712 per year in tuition fees.

The third-ranked school in Kansas that has a RN program is University of Kansas. University of Kansas, which was ranked 63rd in the country in 2010, is located in Lawrence. In 2010, 152 students graduated from University of Kansas RN program. The tuition rate at University of Kansas was $8,733 per year.

Cost

If you choose to attend a Kansas RN school, average tuition will be $8,285 per year. However, tuition at your particular institution may range from $1,980 per year to $22,280 per year. In 2010, the following Kansas RN schools had the highest tuition rates:

  1. Baker University - located in Baldwin City, students are charged $22,280 per year
  2. Newman University - located in Wichita, students are charged $20,712 per year
  3. Hesston College - located in Hesston, students are charged $20,700 per year

The following Kansas RN schools had the lowest tuition rates:

  1. Kansas City Kansas Community College - located in Kansas City, students are charged $1,980 per year
  2. Seward County Community College and Area Technical School - located in Liberal, students are charged $2,080 per year
  3. Garden City Community College - located in Garden City, students are charged $2,112 per year

A RN degree from a Kansas school... what next?

A large number of Kansas RN graduates become registered nurses. 28,070 registered nurses were working in Kansas in 2010. In Kansas, the largest numbers of registered nurses work in the following counties:

  1. Allen County - 8,310 registered nurses
  2. Butler County - 6,370 registered nurses
  3. Jackson County - 2,780 registered nurses

Projected Growth

The government projects that the number of registered nurses in Kansas will grow by 21%. By 2018, there will be an estimated 32,910 registered nurses working in Kansas.

Salary

On average, a registered nurse earns a salary of $57,470 per year in Kansas state. However, Kansas registered nurses earned anywhere in the range from as less than $36,670 per year to more than $85,140 per year in 2010. A registered nurse in the following Kansas counties makes the highest salaries on average:

  1. Jackson County - $57,500 per year
  2. Butler County - $55,350 per year
  3. Allen County - $53,120 per year

The Kansas counties with the lowest average salary for registered nurses are:

  1. Douglas County - $51,610 per year
  2. Geary County - $51,810 per year
  3. Allen County - $53,120 per year

More Information

For more data regarding a career in nursing in Kansas and to compare salaries with various related fields such as nurse assisting or forensic nursing, take a look at the graphs and charts below.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Associate's Degree in Nursing in Kansas
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Kansas
  • Master's Degree in Nursing in Kansas
  • Certificate in Nursing in Kansas

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Rank Profession Employment Number Avg Salary Job Growth (past 5 yrs)
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Registered Nurses 28,070 $57,470 10.8%
 

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