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History of PCC Nursing

HISTORY OF PRATT COMMUNITY COLLEGE NURSING PROGRAM

The Nursing Program at Pratt Community College has a history of preparing high quality nurses. The first nursing cohort started in August 1982, with the first class graduating in May 1984.

The Nursing Department started in the basement of the main campus building and remained there until December 2002 when Chandler Hall was completed. It is located on the northeast of the PCC main campus. Initial National League for Nursing accreditation was achieved in October 1991. Effective July 2015 a nationally non--accredited status was issued. KSBN has issued a conditional approval for the ADN program.

PCC is the primary provider of nursing education for Barber, Cowley, Harper, Kingman, Pratt and Sumner counties and parts of Chautauqua, Comanche, Kiowa, and Stafford counties. The PCC Nursing Program at both the Pratt and Winfield campuses are within easy commuting distance for students who reside in Wichita and Sedgwick County. The Hybrid/Online Program serves students statewide, as well as out of state students.

As defined by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), the PCC Nursing Program is a 1 + 1 program, offering both a Practical Nursing (PN - LPN) Certificate and an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (ADN-RN). LPNs and Paramedics are admitted into the ADN level. The ADN Program has voluntarily ceased enrollment for the 2017-2018 academic year to perform a complete program restructuring.

We are looking forward to the return of the ADN program for this academic year of 2018-2019.