Thank you for your interest in the Nursing program. Colby is a 1 + 1 program. The first year is Level I and the second year is Level II. Please utilize the admissions guidelines when applying.

A career in nursing provides a wide variety of job opportunities and job security.  Nurses practice in many settings (hospitals, extended-care facilities, community agencies, clinics, schools) caring for infants, children, adults or the elderly.  Colby Community College offers a Certificate in Practical Nursing, and Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and an Associate of Arts Degree with an emphasis in pre-nursing.  Pre-Nursing courses necessary to work toward a Baccalaureate degree in Nursing are also available.  Whether you are interested in becoming an LPN or an RN or transferring to a four-year RN program, Colby Community College can meet your needs.

CHECK OUT OUR NEW OPTIONS: Colby Campus PN evening program.

Look for our NEW RRT/MICT bridge courses for entry into the ADN program, call the director of nursing at 785.460.4624 or email to

Look at our LPN to ADN Evening Program. Read on to find out more or call the nursing department at 785.460.5444.

Colby Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs, activities and employment.


The Colby Community College Department of Nursing provides effective entry-level education to fulfill the educational goals of all nursing students and to promote life-long learning experiences through continuing education for the graduate nurse.

This will be accomplished by ensuring students demonstrate:

  1. Practice within the ethical and legal scope of practice.
  2. Application of nursing process.
  3. Independent coordinated nursing care of clients through the lifespan.
  4. Utilization of therapeutic communication in the dynamic health care system and the community.

In addition, these goals are met through the department's core philosophy


Colby Community College has approval with Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN), 900 SW Jackson, Suite 1051, Topeka, KS 66612, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),3343 Peachtree Rd. NE, Ste 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, The program is currently in warning status with a review scheduled for October, 2015.


All students admitted to the Level I and Level II nursing program at Colby Community College must undergo a criminal background check prior to beginning the program. This is a mandatory requirement for becoming a licensed healthcare professional. The official website address can be obtained by speaking to the department of nursing. Only admitted students need to do the background check.


There is money available for a college education. Monies are available at Colby Community College in the form of scholarships and grants (which are not paid back) and loans. Much of the money available is based on need; however, some scholarships are on need and merit.

It is recommended that you contact the Financial Aid Office at Colby Community College to receive specific information regarding grants and loans. To arrange for an appointment with the Financial Aid Officer, write (in care of the college) or call 785.460.5497.


Colby Community College complies with the requirements of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964 and all the requirements imposed or pursuant to the regulations of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare to the end that no personal shall, on the grounds of race, sex, color or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity at Colby Community College.


The mission of Colby Community College is engaging others in learning and service opportunities to positively affect their world.  

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Colby Community College is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and diversity.


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