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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 Program Requirements 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 application deadline.

  • For CNA students interested in the On Campus PN program (PN = Practical Nurse)
    • This program begins every fall; with an application 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
  • Kansas licensed LPN or nationally certified paramedic students may be accepted into the On Campus or Online ADN Completion (Registered Nurse / Associates Degree in Nursing) pending space availability.
    • This program begins every spring; with an application deadline of July 1
    • This program begins every summer; with an application 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:
Tiffany Naccarato, Nursing Coordinator
Allied Health
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:

Tiffany Naccarato, Nursing Coordinator
Allied Health
Winfield Allied Health Center

Nursing Admissions

Frank Stahl
Coordinator of Admissions / Special Programs

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.

  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 deadline are given priority consideration.

    On Campus program - Pratt Nursing (Checklist)

    ADN Completion - Pratt Nursing (Checklist)

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

    You must pre-register and pre-pay a $50 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-V study guide, available at the college bookstore and online at

    Call 620.221.2763 for testing dates at the Cowley Winfield campus.

Program Requirements:

  • Certified Nursing Assistant - (May be taken as a 5 hour course from Cowley; must pass state exam to receive certification.) Required for PN program.
  • Active Kansas LPN or Nationally Certified Paramedic  - (Paramedic program may be taken from Cowley; must pass national certification exam).  Required for ADN program

Program Pre-requisites:

  • Composition I
  • Interpersonal Communications, Speech, or Public Speaking
  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology or Human Growth and Development
  • Microbiology. (5 credit hours with lab, 5 year expiration.)
  • Anatomy & Physiolog (5 credit hours with lab, 5 year expiration)
    • You may take Anatomy and Physiology I, with lab, 4 credit hours, 5 year expiration and Anatomy and Physiology II, with lab, 4 credit hours, 5 year expiration.  You must take A&P I with A&P II

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.

Additional prerequisite courses required for RN-BSN (at KU):

  • English Composition I & II
  • Humanities elective course
  • Speech
  • General Psychology
  • General Sociology
  • Child/Human Development
  • Global Perspectives course
  • General Chemistry w/ lab
  • Microbiology w/ lab
  • Anatomy w/ lab
  • Physiology (or combined A&P)
  • College Algebra
  • Statistics
  • Human Nutrition

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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