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A vital and expanding field awaits our students in the HCC Practical Nursing program.

Our full-time and part-time enrollment options are available in our McPherson location.  We provide support throughout your learning experience with an on-site counselor to help with personal and financial planning issues to ensure you are able to reach your dream of being a nurse.

Our practical nursing program is the only program in the state of Kansas accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). On the national exam, our graduates exceed the average pass rate of other programs across the nation.

Our students are able to learn with our high-fidelity simulators, which provide a realistic and life-like experience to enhance the educational environment.  Our students are also involved in a variety of activities in class and in the community to compliment the program. These interactions provide additional opportunities for learning, engagement, and foster a passion for care-giving that makes our graduates exceptional.

The Practical Nursing program has helped me to believe in myself and to find my true strength. I have learned so much more than nursing knowledge and skills: mutual respect, teamwork, and the value of another person's time and energy. There will never be words enough to describe my gratitude and I pray that I may be a shining example of an HutchCC graduate with a true Blue Dragon heart.
~V iolet Sadowsky
Graduate from HutchCC PN Program


Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Practical Nursing Program

Accredited by Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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Practical Nursing Programs

Approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.

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