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Nursing Program

Thank you for your interest in the Pratt Community College LPN/RN Program.

Nursing Program (Associate Degree in Nursing)
Demand for all healthcare professionals, including registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, is at an all-time high. Career opportunities are unlimited, salaries and benefits are excellent, and you can make a difference in people’s lives every day.

Classes are held at the Cowley College Winfield Allied Health Center. Cowley College and Pratt Community College have established a partnership to better meet the healthcare needs of our community and students. Cowley College can provide all of the pre-requisites required for a nursing degree, while Pratt Community College will provide the technical nursing classes. The instructional faculty, program and curricula is supervised by Pratt Community College.

Contacts l Step-by-Step Guide l Pre-requisites l TEAS l Financial Aid l FAQS

Apply Early
Applicants should complete pre-requisites prior to the technical portion of the program.
Priority consideration is given to students who apply before the priority deadline.

  • For CNA students interested in the On Campus PN program (PN = Practical Nurse)
    • This program begins every fall; with a priority deadline of February 1
  • For LPN's interested in the On Campus  ADN Completion program  (ADN = Registered Nurse / Associates Degree in Nursing)... [this is also for students who have just finished up the PN program; and have become LPN's]
    • This program begins every fall; with a priority deadline of February 1
  • For LPN or paramedic students interested in the Online ADN Completion (Registered Nurse / Associates Degree in Nursing)
    • This program begins every spring; with a priority deadline of July 1
    • This program begins every summer; with a priority deadline of December 1

Mail applications, transcripts, etc. to the nursing program at Pratt Community College:
Pratt Community College
Attn. Nursing Admissions
348 NE SR 61
Pratt, KS 67124

For questions regarding program pre-requisites that can be taken at Cowley:
Stefani Jones, Coordinator
Allied Health Support Services
Winfield Allied Health Center
Chris Cannon , Chair
Department of Allied Health
Winfield Allied Health Center

For questions regarding the nursing programs
(through Pratt Community College) and the transferability of classes:

Nursing Admissions Clerk
620.672.9800 ext. 257
Cindy Lambert
Associate Director of Admissions / Special Programs
620.672.9800 ext. 224

Step-By-Step Guide
To enroll in your pre-requisites at Cowley College -
(Skip to step 4 if you have already completed all pre-requisites.)

  1. Apply for admission to Cowley College.
  2. Take Cowley College assessment test.
  3. Take prerequisite courses from Cowley.   

    Note: Student may be admitted to the nursing program "pending successful completion of..." no more than 16 credit hours fall/spring semester or no more than 10 credit hours in the summer. PCC does accept CLEP testing out of course (not given at PCC) or credit by local examination given by PCC course instructor.

  4. Begin application process to Pratt Nursing Program. (Make sure you apply for admissions to Pratt Community College; in addition to the Pratt Nursing Program).
    Applications received before the priority deadline are given priority consideration.

    On Campus program - Pratt Nursing Admissions Requirements ● (Checklist)

    Online ADN Completion - Pratt Nursing Admissions Requirements ● (Checklist)

  5. Take Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).

    You must pre-register (registration form) and pre-pay a $45 testing fee. A photo ID is required upon arrival to test. This is an online test over math, science, reading, and English skills. Allow approximately 3 hours to complete. It is very important that you purchase and study the TEAS study guide, available at the college bookstore and online at

    Call 620.221.2763 for testing dates at the Cowley Winfield campus.

Pre-Requisites l Planning Sheet
(may be taken at Cowley College)

Program Requirement:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant - (May be taken as a 5 hour course from Cowley; must pass state exam to receive certification.)
  • English Composition I
  • Anatomy & Physiology (taken within the last 5 years; Principles of Biology or Biology Review is a pre-requisite for this course)
  • Interpersonal Communications or Public Speaking
  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • American Heart Association Healthcare Provider CPR (offered each summer at the Winfield Allied Health Center) Alternate certification: American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer
  • Microbiology - must be taken before the second year begins - (taken within the last 5 years; Principles of Biology or Biology Review is a pre-requisite for this course.

While chemistry is not required for the Pratt nursing program, it is a suggested prerequisite for Microbiology. Students are strongly advised to take chemistry, especially if they have not completed chemistry in high school.

Financial Aid
Financial assistance may be available through Cowley College while taking prerequisites at CCCC. Contact Pratt Community College for financial aid during technical nursing classes.


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