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Attention Prospective Student Applicant

Before admission to the nursing program, we encourage you to visit the Kansas State Board of Nursing Practice Act (KS-NPA) website to download and review the Kansas Nurse Practice Act statute status 65-1120 on page 223.

Nursing is in High Demand

Given the rapidly aging population and the increasing need for health services, the demand for all levels of nursing continues to grow. Wichita State offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees to help meet this need. 

Nursing in the News

Anna Heacock
first gen

Nov. 13, 2023 - Anna Heacock works as an emergency room nurse and runs for the Wichita State University track and field team. Wichita State is home to nearly 5,000 first-generation students, individuals whose caregivers weren't able to complete a college degree and who lack the firsthand experience to tackle college life.

Amenities like the new lactation and wellness room in the John Bardo Center are part of WSU’s efforts to further provide a supportive environment for faculty, staff, employees and students to reach their breastfeeding goals.

Aug. 30, 2023 – Wichita State University has received the Gold Level Employer Supporting Breastfeeding award and has been designated as a Breastfeeding Welcome Here campus by the Kansas Breastfeeding Coalition.

WSU nursing students celebrating Nightingale Ceremony on K-State campus
College of Health Professions

March 22, 2023 – Wichita State University nursing students on the WSU main campus and Kansas State University campus celebrated their Nightingale Nursing Commitment Ceremonies on March 3. Students recited and signed the modern Nightingale Pledge as a commitment to uphold the standards of the nursing profession.

Dr. Delane Vaughn
School of Nursing

Nov. 30, 2022 — Delane Vaughn loved science and her biology teacher at Mulvane High School – Joe Johnson – started her on a path to Wichita State University as the first person in her family to attend college. She worked, raised a family and attended WSU and the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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School of Nursing Newsletters

Wichita State University’s School of Nursing is proud of the accomplishments and activities of our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. These stories demonstrate how we fulfill our mission of improving the health of our community by inspiring change in health care through innovation and excellence.

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