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There are three basic types of careers within the nursing field: certified nursing assistants (CNAs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), and registered nurses (RNs). If you are looking to launch a healthcare career in Wichita, one of these positions could suit you well.

CNAs provide for their patients' most basic care, assisting them with everyday needs such as eating, showering, and getting dressed. To become a CNA, you must complete an eight- to ten-week program and pass a certification exam. In Wichita, you could expect to earn around $22,400 per year as a CNA.

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Like CNAs, LPNs provide for their patients' most basic care, but they also take responsibility for some of their patients' medical needs, performing tasks such as administering medications, changing bandages, and monitoring patient symptoms. Educational programs for LPNs are usually 12 to 18 months with a licensure exam at the conclusion. In Wichita, you could expect to earn around $40,500 as an LPN.

RNs have the most responsibility of all these positions, performing some of the same tasks as CNAs and LPNs while also supervising these roles and assessing the patients' overall care. To become an RN, you must complete either a two-year associate's degree or a four-year bachelor's degree. In Wichita, you could expect to earn around $51,200 per year as an RN.

A wide range of nursing positions are available throughout Wichita, with over 8,000 nurses employed across these three roles. If you're interested in launching an RN, LPN, or CNA career, check out the below list of Wichita schools with nursing programs.

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Wichita nursing schools by NCLEX score

Newman University
3100 McCormick Avenue | Wichita, Kansas 67213
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 94.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Hesston College
301 South Main Street | Hesston, Kansas 67062
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 94.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Butler Community College
901 South Haverhill Road | El Dorado, Kansas 67042
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 92.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.7% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
Wichita State University
1845 North Fairmount Street | Wichita, Kansas 67260
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 89.9% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Wichita Area Technical College
4004 North Webb Road, Suite 100 | Wichita, Kansas 67226
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing: 86.3% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Bethel College
300 East 27th Street | North Newton, Kansas 67117
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 72.1% NCLEX pass rate (2008 through 2012)
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Wichita
7309 East 21st Street North, Suite G40 | Wichita, Kansas 67206
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Newman University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 94.7% 2008 to 2012
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Master of Science in Nurse Anesthesia
Hesston College Associate's Degree in Nursing 94.3% 2008 to 2012
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Butler Community College Certificate in Practical Nursing 92.9% 2008 to 2012
Associate's Degree in Nursing 92.7% 2008 to 2012
Wichita State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 89.9% 2008 to 2012
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
Doctor of Nursing Practice
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
Master of Science in Nursing
Post-Baccalaureate DNP
Post-Master's Certificates
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Wichita Area Technical College Certificate in Practical Nursing 86.3% 2008 to 2012
Nursing Assistant Certificate
Bethel College Bachelor of Science in Nursing 72.1% 2008 to 2012
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Wichita Bachelor of Science in Nursing
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program