FSCC Nursing Program Seeks Community Input

Jordan Howard. Submitted photo.
Wednesday, October 21, the Fort Scott Community College Nursing Program will have its accreditation visit with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
“Accreditation in nursing education is voluntary, but we remain accredited to ensure quality education in nursing,” Jordan Howard, the FSCC Director of Nursing, said. “This is verified by the peer-reviewed process that happens every eight years.  We maintain our accreditation so agencies that hire our graduates know they have employed a student that graduated from a program that has consistently graduated competent nurses.  In addition, we continue to be accredited for our students, as they are able to further their education if they so choose.  Being accredited shows a higher level of nursing education, that we are an institution of quality education.”
“During this (accreditation) time they want to visit with community members,” he said. ” I am trying to reach as many community members as we can. I have written a write up on our nursing Facebook page.”
“We’re looking for anyone that wants to join(the meeting),” Howard said. “The site team will ask them questions about our program them will allow them to give their concern if they have any.”
“They will ask several questions and give the opportunity to have your voice heard,” Howard said.
The meeting is Wednesday, October 21 at 2:40 p.m.
“You can remote in from home or call in from your phone,” Howard said.  “We will also have rooms available in Fort Scott at 810 Burke Street. If you decide to come to our campus please enter the northeast door and bring a mask if you have one. For additional information on ACEN, you can visit acenursing.org. Below is the information you will need to attend this meeting.”
MEETING ROOM 35- JS at 810 Burke Street
Access Information for the Program:
Dial-in Information:
United States (Toll Free): 1 866 899 4679
United States: +1 (571) 317-3116
Access Code: 551-390-933

About the Nursing Program

The Fort Scott Community College Nursing Department offers students an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing for students who have completed prerequisite courses and four semesters of nursing courses, according to information on the school’s webpage. Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing exam for registered nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to apply for state licensure as a registered nurse. Our program prepares students for beginning staff nursing positions and delivering nursing care to individuals and groups as members of a healthcare team to promote health and wellness.


FSCC’s Nursing Department participates in the Kansas Academic Progression Model, which allows LPNs who hold a Kansas license to continue their studies at FSCC to obtain an associate’s degree in nursing. FSCC nursing graduates can continue their studies at any of the state’s 12 colleges and universities to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing.


The FSCC nursing program is approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). The nursing curriculum reflects the Kansas ADN Alignment project and is current with nursing theory and practice using Quality and Safety for Nursing Education (QSEN) as its framework.


Educational facilities include four lecture classrooms, a skills lab, human simulation lab, computer lab, IV skills lab, conference/library, and audio/visual viewing room. Students may also take advantage of the student commons area for study and informal gatherings.

FSCC main campus resources are available for all students. Clinical settings include healthcare agencies in Fort Scott, Paola, Girard, Osawatomie, and Pittsburg in Kansas and Nevada in Missouri. Instruction at the Miami County Campus is provided through Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) with the instructor present at the Burke Street Campus. All campus nursing lab experiences are provided at the Burke Street Campus.

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