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Dodge City Community College offers a traditional two year Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree with a practical nurse certification option after the first year. Curriculum includes theory and clinical experience in patient care in a variety of settings. Students accepted into the traditional day program attend classes on campus and participate in clinicals during the week. All students who complete the ADN curriculum are eligible to apply for licensure.  DCCC is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.

How to Apply

Due to the limited enrollment, students must apply to the Department of Nursing Education in addition to the college. Nursing applications are accepted September 1st - March 1st for the following fall semester.

Acceptance to Nursing

Please contact the Department of Nurse Education or your advisor concerning nursing requirements and admissions policies. Additional information including admission requirements can be found at

Advanced standing for LPNs

Students with current PN licensure and one year of practical experience may apply to the program to complete the final two semesters of the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree (all admission requirements must be met).

Start Date

Both nursing programs start in the fall semester.

For more information, please contact:

Department of Nurse Education

(620) 227-9248 or email Lisa Carpenter at

No license, certificate of qualification to practice nursing as licensed professional nurse, a licensed practical nurse, as an advanced registered nurse practitioner or registered nurse anesthetist shall be granted to a person with a felony conviction for a crime against persons as specified in article 34 of chapter 21 of the Kansas Statutes Annotated and acts amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto (Kansas Practice Act 65-1120)

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College Catalog

This catalog contains the curriculum information a student needs in planning his or her studies at Dodge City Community College.  All students need to become familiar with the language of the college catalog and the necessity of planning a sequence that will provide either a one-year certificate or a two-year degree.  Advisors are provided to assist students in planning their academic program.  As a student, please make sure that you consult your advisor for guidance in planning a program of study.  Students are ultimately responsible for assuring that their academic program meets the requirements for graduation and/or transfer to another degree granting institution.