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Nursing program ranked in state's top 10 by nursing website

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Bethel College has the only nursing program among its peer schools to be named to the top 10 in the state by

Bethel’s was also one of only two programs in the south-central Kansas region to make that list.

At #9, Bethel’s program was the only one at a Kansas college or university within the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference regional group, which range from University of Saint Mary in northeast Kansas (Leavenworth) to Southwestern College in southern Kansas (Winfield).

The other top-10 program in south-central Kansas is at Newman University in Wichita. ranked the top 10 nursing schools in Kansas by analyzing current and historical NCLEX-RN “pass rates” – the percentage of graduates who pass the exam out of the 36 RN programs in the state.

The NCLEX-RN exam is used by all state boards of nursing across the United States to help assess a student’s competency, and is required for licensure.

Programs reviewed include schools that offer an Associate in Nursing (ADN/ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Bethel’s degree) or Direct-Entry MSN degree.

More about the methodology can be found at

Bethel College is the only private college in Kansas listed in the analysis of top colleges and universities, the Washington Monthly National Universities-Liberal Arts section and the National Liberal Arts College category of U.S. News & World Report, all for 2016–17. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA. For more information, see

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As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.