Barton Nursing Programs are approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is also accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission*.

Starting in 2006, Barton became a 1+1 nursing program. What this means is Barton’s nursing program will have an application process for both levels of the program.

To enter the Practical Nursing Program, you must complete the application process and be able to pass a background check. For more information on the admissions criteria, contact the Nursing Department at 620-792-9357. After completing the PN Program, you will receive a Vocational Certificate.

Entry into the RN Program requires completion of Barton’s PN Program or another recognized Practical Nursing Program, completion of the application process and the ability to pass a background check. At the completion of the RN Program you will receive an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Completion of either the PN or RN Programs makes you eligible to take national licensure examinations for Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses.



Practical Nursing (41 hours)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Nursing - RN (76 hours - degree guide)
Nursing - RN (76 hours - semester guide)

Associate of Science Degree

AS_Nursing Transfer

If you are not planning to enter the nursing program at Barton, but want to take classes at Barton before transferring to a four-year institution to obtain your Bachelor's in Nursing, please contact Karen Kratzer at or (620)792-9359 for advising assistance.  Students should also contact the college/university to where they are transferring concerning degree requirements within the appropriate department or college.

For information about pre-requisites and application requirements for Barton's nursing program, please contact Kathy Kottas at or (620) 792-9355.

College to University

Barton has agreements with four year colleges that specifically direct your studies in certain programs for seamless transition from Barton to the transfer school.  Students should utilize the expertise of academic advisors on campus, as well as information gained by contacting colleges and universities concerning degree requirements within the appropriate departments or colleges.

University of Kansas
Contact Information:  Jill R. Hofmeister at (913) 588-1619 or

Chamberlain College
Chamberlain College of Nursing, 11830 Westline Industrial Dr., St. Louis, MO 63146
Contact Information:  Amy Harrington, Healthcare Development Specialist at


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