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Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) give direct care to patients in a variety of settings under the immediate supervision of a registered nurse, physician, or dentist. The Practical Nursing program provides preparation for the LPN role through classroom and clinical experiences, using the Kansas Practical Nursing Core Curriculum. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be eligible to apply for licensure as a practical nurse and to take the National Council Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). The curriculum also serves as the first level for students who want to continue their education in nursing.

This program aligns with the Kansas Board of Regents curriculum.


Please contact our admissions department at 785-320-4560, for program information. This includes questions about the enrollment process, and help with enrollment in prerequisite courses. The advisors for pre-Practical Nursing are also available to meet with you. Call our main number 785-587-2800 and ask for Academic Advising. If you have questions for the program director please contact the Nursing Secretary at 785-320-4516, or

TEAS Testing for Practical Nursing

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) is a requirement for entry into the Practical Nursing program at Manhattan Tech.

To learn more about the TEAS, and to schedule, please click HERE.

PN Program Outcomes

  1. Provide nursing care within the scope of the ethical and legal responsibilities of practical nursing.
  1. Utilize the nursing process to identify basic needs of the client throughout the lifespan for health promotion and maintenance, or when biological, spiritual, cultural and psychosocial needs are not being met.
  1. Provide safe and skillful therapeutic care in simple nursing situations based on knowledge of biological, cultural, spiritual, and psychosocial needs of the client throughout the lifespan.
  1. Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with the client, the client's family, and members of the interdisciplinary health care team.
  2. Demonstrate responsibilities of the practical nurse as an individual who collaborates within the healthcare system and the community.
Program Information

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In accordance with 34 CFR 668.6(b), that requires institutions to disclose certain information about the programs to prospective students, please see: Gainful Employment.

Average Wage

$33,440 - $39,460

Completion Time

9 Months (August thru May) - 46 Credit Hours / 2 Semesters



Admission Requirements

  • Requires the completion of pre-requisite courses and other pre-program requirements.  Please review the content of the admissions packet to get an overview of the admission process.
  • 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA required on pre-requisite courses
  • Kansas CNA certificate
  • Completion of TEAS entrance exam
  • Program application (see PN Admission Packet for details)
  • Immunizations Checklist (as listed in PN Admissions Packet)
  • Official High School Transcript or GED
  • $100 Seat Deposit upon Acceptance


Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN)
900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 1051
Topeka, KS 66612

Program Instructors

Cindy Barnes

Practical Nursing Instructor


MS Family & Child Development

BS Nursing


Kate McNeal

Practical Nursing Instructor

RN, Geriatric Education Master Mentor (GEMM)

BS Nursing

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

Practical Nursing Certificate

MATC Graduate


Monique McCollough

Practical Nursing Instructor


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