• Group picture of the Nursing Graduates Fall 2022
  • group picture of the nursing students of 2019

About the Nursing Program

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 Academic Progression Model, 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 conditionally approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and is accredited for good cause 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.

Ready to get started?

Although FSCC offers open enrollment, admission to the nursing program is done through selective enrollment. To apply to FSCC, click APPLY NOW at the top of the pageA separate application must be completed for FSCC's nursing program. Nursing applications are due on May 1 for the fall semester and December 1 for the spring semester. For further information or to set up an advisement meeting, please call the Burke Street Campus at 620-768-2908. 


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FSCC Nursing Department
810 S. Burke St.
Fort Scott, KS

FSCC Nursing Program Approval and Accreditation Status

Multi-Year Program Report

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Articulation Agreements

FSCC/KU School of Nursing Partnership


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