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Stefanie Perret – MSN, RN – Nursing Administrator
Tena Elwood – MSN, RN – Nursing Instructor
Dorothy Katsiyiannis - MSC, LPC, BSN, RN – Nursing Instructor
Danielle Arganbright- BSN, RN - Nursing Instructor
Sara Beikman- BSN, RN - Nursing Instructor
Lacy Hargitt-Pelkey- BSN, RN - Nursing Instructor
Dr. Todd Leif – PhD, MAT, BA – Division Dean - Division of Science, Math, and Technical Programs
Amanda Wolf -AS – Science Department Secretary


The Nursing Department at Cloud County Community College has prepared Practical Nurses to earn an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS) since 1978. At the completion of the program they are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN to practice as Registered Nurses. Nearly 1,200 nurses are graduates of this program with a large majority of them practicing in North Central Kansas and South Central Nebraska.
While continuing to accept Practical Nurses to obtain an associate degree has been the focus since the program’s inception, a second option to complete an AAS is now available. In the fall of 2017 the first generic class of nursing students was admitted to the program. It requires the acquisition of general education courses, and then the completion of 2 years of nursing education all through Cloud County Community College. Kansas State Board of Nursing has approved the new proposal and faculty are now working on the submission to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Despite the large amount of effort required, the Nursing Department is excited to offer this program expansion.
Please refer students who wish to become Registered Nurses to our program. The two options are as follows:
1. Capable students on the campus taking college courses appropriate to the nursing plan of study may apply to the generic traditional program to complete two years of nursing education.
2. Students who are in a practical nursing program or are already Licensed Practical Nurses may apply as advanced standing students requiring one additional year of nursing education along with the required general education requirements.

In addition to the college application, these students must apply specifically to the nursing program.

While not specific to our program, students may prepare for a baccalaureate nursing program by earning an Associate of Science (AS) at CCCC.
The NCLEX-RN pass rate for CCCC graduates is consistently above the national average and employment rate is 100%.
With an escalating emphasis on higher education in nursing, many graduates from CCCC are demonstrating their motivation and commitment to life-long learning by taking advantage of BSN articulation options while maintaining gainful employment as an RN.

Kansas State Board of Nursing

Landon State Office Building
900 SW Jackson Street, Suite 1051
Topeka, Kansas 66612-1230

Telephone: 785-296-4929



Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020