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Student Nurse Handbook
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General Information
The Chanute School of Practical Nursing was initiated as a college department in 1963 in response to the expanding need for nurses in the area.  The first class entered with an enrollment of 20 on June 24,1963.

The Chanute School of Practical Nursing, prior to 1974, was housed off campus in the Chanute Senior High Trade School Building. In 1974, the program moved to the college campus so that students might identify more closely with the college and the name was changed to Neosho County Community College Department of Practical Nursing. In January, 1981, the program occupied specifically designed facilities in the RowlandVocational Building on the NeoshoCountyCommunity College campus.

A bi-level practical nursing-associate degree nursing program was presented for approval to the Kansas State Board of Nursing on December 3,1981, and was granted full approval on March 4,1982. A bi-level satellite nursing program in Ottawa, Kansas, is available to the students in that area. In October 2006 the college received a grant to support the development of  RN level  online courses. The  LPN level, in  collaboration with Independence Community College and Mercy Hospital, was re-established in Independence Kansas, with the class re-starting in July 2007. The first level of the nursing program was offered at Independence through May 2017.  The Neosho County Community College nursing program utilizes a variety of clinical facilities.

The program received initial National League for Nursing accreditation in June, 1986.

On December 5,1991, the Board of Trustees approved a resolution to rename the bi-level nursing program the Mary Grimes School of Nursing, in honor of the bi-level nursing program's first director.

Nursing Mission


Neosho County Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or handicap in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities.  If you have questions regarding the above, please contact:   The Title IX and section 504 Coordinator at NEOSHO COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 800 West 14th St., Chanute, KS 66720. Telephone 620.431.2820