Empowering Nurses: Fort Hays State University and Kansas Association of Community Colleges Introduce Innovative Guaranteed Admission Program

President Thornburg and Fort Hays State President shaking hands

Fort Hays State University (FHSU) and the Kansas Association of Community Colleges are proud to unveil a transformative guaranteed admission program in nursing, creating unprecedented opportunities for students. Coffeyville Community College (CCC) is thrilled to stand alongside FHSU as a dedicated partner, offering a new chapter for Nursing Program graduates seeking to advance their education.

The guaranteed admission program is engineered to provide a seamless transition for community college Nursing Program graduates, those holding an active Registered Nursing (RN) license, into FHSU's esteemed RN-BSN program.  This collaborative initiative marks a significant leap forward in breaking down barriers and establishing a clear pathway for nursing professionals to pursue advanced education and career growth.

Key program features include: 

Guaranteed Admissions: Graduates of community college Nursing Programs with an active RN license are assured seamless admission into the FHSU RN-BSN program, offering a straightforward process for qualified candidates.

Recommendation Excellence: The admission process is further streamlined with a recommendation from the sending community college, recognizing the graduates' high-quality training and education. This endorsement underscores the commitment of community colleges to producing highly skilled and well-prepared nursing professionals.

Unity in Education: Coffeyville Community College is honored to be an integral part of this transformative collaboration, providing its Nursing Program graduates with expanded educational horizons through FHSU.

"The Coffeyville Community College Nursing Program is excited to collaborate with other Kansas institutions and provide another pathway for our graduates to expand on their nursing knowledge and skills.  The guaranteed admission agreement with Fort Hays State University is an excellent opportunity for graduates of our Registered Nursing program to pursue their RN to BSN in a flexible, online program while working in our area healthcare facilities. We look forward to our graduates benefiting from this partnership," said CCC Nursing Director, Anastasia O'Connell, MSN, RN.

If you are interested in learning more on this partnership with FHSU or general Nursing Program information at Coffeyville Community College, please contact Anastasia O'Connell at [email protected].

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