The initial approval of the PN nursing program was granted in May of 1963. The first PN students started June 24, 1963. The 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, thus changing the name of the program to Neosho County Community College, Bi-Level Nursing Program. The first ADN students started August 18, 1982.
Kansas State Board of Nursing
Landon State Office Building
900 S.W. Jackson, Room 1051
Topeka, KS 66612-1230
The nursing program received initial National League for Nursing (NLN) accreditation in June of 1986. Effective May 6, 2013, NLNAC changed it's name to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The ACEN re-accreditation visit held in February of 2018 and presented to the ACEN Board of Commissioners in September of 2018 resulted in the programs receiving continued accreditation on conditions of a Follow Up Report to be submitted in 2 years. Based on the Follow Up Report being accepted, the next re-accreditation visit will be scheduled for Spring 2026.
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing , Inc. (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000 or (404) 975-5020 fax
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