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Barton Community College Nursing program to celebrate partnership with Pratt Community College

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July 19, 2022

Barton Community College and Pratt Community College (PCC) have teamed up to provide Nursing education for students in Pratt and the surrounding area and will celebrate their partnership with a come-and-go reception Aug. 4 from 9-10:30 a.m. on the PCC Campus in Chandler Hall, which will feature light refreshments, a signing ceremony and short comments from college representatives from both schools.

The inaugural class will begin Aug 15.

Pratt Community College President Dr. Michael Calvert is pleased the partnership between PCC and Barton will restore the ADN (RN Nursing Program) curriculum back to the Pratt County area. “We are grateful the State Board saw the need for the training in our area, and we are grateful Barton Community College is willing to partner with us in that endeavor. We are also able to offer a mutual benefit for students that may wish to continue their training in Barton Community College programs upon completing their training at Pratt Community College.”

Barton Community College Vice-President of Instruction Elaine Simmons appreciates the opportunity to expand education and training services in healthcare.

“Partnerships are an essential ingredient to higher education operations and provide an opportunity to expand education and training service to communities, employers and students. Barton looks forward to extending its Associate Degree in Nursing (RN) program in the Pratt and surrounding community. We appreciate the collaboration with Pratt Community College and the support extended from the healthcare industry.  We celebrate the recent approval received from the Kansas State Board of Nursing to offer the program and look forward to a similar outcome with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) as we seek program accreditation.”

For more information, contact Director of Nursing Education Renae Skelton at or (620) 792-9355.