1. Describe the nursing programs at Colby Community College (CCC).

CCC has a "1 + 1" program, meaning the practical nursing (PN) program prepares a student for the national exam to become a licensed practical nurse (LPN). The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) is advanced study in nursing practice for preparation of the licensure exam to become a registered nurse (RN). You must have an LPN license or RRT or paramedic certification to enroll in the ADN program.

Full-time PN programs are offered in Colby and Norton. These programs typically meet for lecture/lab two days a week and twice a week for clinicals in August. 

The ADN program has a full-time day program in Colby. This program meets two days a week for lecture/lab with clinicals periodically throughout the year from August to May. CCC also offers an RRT/MICT (paramedic) to ADN Program for registered respiratory therapists and paramedics with MICT/Paramedic credentials to become eligible to take the Registered Nurse Exam. Transition courses begin in the summer and resume with the ADN coursework in the fall.

2. Are any of the Nursing Programs offered online?

No, but all pre-requisites/co-requisites and general education courses for the nursing program are offered online.

3. When is the deadline to apply for the Nursing Program?

March 1 for PN, ADN, and RRT/MICT to ADN. Typically, late applications are reviewed at the discretion of the nursing department until June or until classes are full.

4. What do I need to do to apply for the Nursing Program?

A COMPLETED packet needs to be mailed to the following addresses. Please refer to the forms section for the Admissions Requirements.

If applying to the Norton PN Program, mail to:
Norton Campus
Attn: Nursing Department
711 N. Norton
Norton, KS 67654

ALL other programs, mail to:
Colby Community College
Attn: Nursing Department
1255 S. Range Ave
Colby, KS 67701

Information on obtaining an official high school or college transcripts. Unofficial CCC college transcripts can be printed through TrojanWeb for free.

5. How are the students selected for the Nursing Program?

It is selective admission and several areas have a point value assigned. Please see the forms section for admission criteria into each program.

PN applicants are ranked in numerical order according to an earned point system. The Colby campus accepts 30 students and the Norton campus accepts 20 students.

ADN applicants are also ranked in numerical order, according to an earned point system. The Colby campus accepts 20 students.

6. What is the best time table for applying to the program? 


Task to Complete


Call with questions. Complete PN prerequisites during the Fall Semester.


Study for the ATI TEAS and Accuplacer tests.


Call and schedule a time to take the ATI TEAS and Accuplacer tests.


Gather and submit application packet.

March 13

Application deadline. Prepare for your interview.


Intent to Enroll due. Mandatory Road Ahead (program orientation). Pinning and Graduation.


PN and ADN classes begin.  

7. What is some advice for applying to the program?

Start early! You never know what will come up at the last minute. Do not wait until the last week to complete the standardized exams or application packet. Fill out all information completely. Students changing their campus preference after the nursing application deadline will automatically be placed at the bottom of the applicant pool. Please call or email the nursing program with any questions. We are more than happy to help you.

8. Who may I contact for information on the Nursing Program? 

Colby CampusNorton Campus
Rikki Wait
Director of Nursing
Monique Eaton
Enrollment Advisor, Colby Campus

Megan Mapes/Stefanie Dodd
711 N Norton, Norton, KS 67654