Program duration: 9 months.
Available schedules: Weekday, weekday evening, and weekend.
Enrollment for the 2023 Practical Nurse program is now open. Scroll down for program details or get info on how to register.
Our Practical Nurse (PN) program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and is based on the Kansas Board of Regents and Kansas State Board of Nursing regulations.
It is designed to prepare students to care for patients in a manner consistent with the Kansas Board of Nursing Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) scope of practice, and emphasizes the use of appropriate clinical judgment in the role of the LPN.
The 43 credit-hour curricula will be taught in four 10-week modules (terms) for a total of 885 clock hours, and will include hands-on, active learning in class and clinical experiences appropriate for practice in today’s healthcare environment.
Special emphasis will be placed on “soft skills” which will allow graduates to not only meet patients’ psychosocial needs but also work effectively as a member of an healthcare team.
In addition, students will be grounded with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of nursing with evaluation using HESI-A2 at the end of each module.
An applied learning approach to the PN curriculum will be used in each module to help students further develop the tactile and critical thinking skills necessary to assist with diagnostic procedures and facilitate the examination and treatment of patients and residents.
The program includes IV Therapy skills, so there will be no need to look for IV certification after graduation.
Our faculty will prepare the students to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN). Students are required to participate in a 2-day NCLEX-PN bootcamp. The student who pass the NCLEX-PN becomes an LPN and is qualified to work as an entry-level LPN.
Along with being an active CNA, all prospective students for our Practical Nurse (PN) program must have taken the 5 courses listed in this section. Proof that you have completed these prerequisite courses must be submitted prior to applying for the program. If you have already completed these courses, please mail official transcripts to:
Mid-America College of Health Sciences
10000 W. 75th Street, Suite 241
Merriam, KS 66204
We teach all 5 courses at our school, so if you need to, you can apply to take any that you need to fulfill the PN program requirements.
While not required for admission, additional training in Phlebotomy is strongly encouraged as it will enhance prospective students’ overall preparedness for the PN program.
Besides the specific prerequisite courses listed in the previous section, all prospective applicants must meet the following general admission requirements:
Clinicals are an integral part of the Practical Nurse program. Clinicals days and times are within the course dates but times may vary to align with a nursing community’s shift schedule. Your instructor will provide you up to date info about the clinicals for your class.
The PN program at Mid-America College of Health Sciences has a very flexible schedule so you can study at a pace that fits your own schedule. Each schedule will last 9 months, with a maximum class size of 20 per cohort.
Besides regular class instruction, the PN program also has clinicals, with schedules distinct from the class schedules.
Our next Weekday and Weekday Evening cohorts will start on August 1, 2023. Our next Weekend cohort will start on August 5, 2023.
The deadline to apply and submit all admission requirements is June 30, 2023. Orientation for all cohorts will be held on July 21, 2023.
The cost for the PN program depends on whether your are an in-state, out-of-state or international student. Consult the section below for info on the fee that applies to you. To register for this program or to discuss a payment arrangement, call (913) 708-8323 or stop by the office at 10000 W 75th Street, Suite 241, Merriam, KS 66204.
You are considered an in-state student if you are a resident of the state of Kansas. The fees you’ll pay includes:
A 2.3% processing fee applies to all transactions.
The Mid-America College of Health Sciences (MACOHS) Practical Nurse (PN) program meets the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) requirements for a Practical Nurse license. It has not, however, been determined whether the program meets the state education requirements in any other State, US Territory, or District of Columbia.
Applicants are responsible for investigating requirements prior to accepting an offer of admission to MACOHS for the pre-licensure practical nursing program.
The licensure boards in each state establishes their own requirements for licensure or certification for their state. The state professional licensing boards will make decisions on whether an individual is eligible for license based on regulation in place at the time of application for licensure.
Please see the National Council State Board of Nursing website for more info on Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) | NCSBN.
In accordance with KSA 65-1120, the Board of Nursing (KSA 65-1120), the following are considered grounds for disciplinary action. The board may deny, revoke, limit or suspend any license or authorization to practice nursing as a registered professional nurse, as a licensed practical nurse, as an advanced practice registered nurse, or as a registered nurse anesthetist that is issued by the board or applied for under this act or may publicly or privately censure a licensee or holder of a temporary permit or authorization, if the applicant, licensee or holder of a temporary permit or authorization is found after hearing to be: