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The Kansas Nursing Initiative was developed to address the growing nursing shortage in the state, providing needed resources to nursing education programs to enable them to increase their capacity of nursing students.

The 2006 Legislature responded and funds have been available to public postsecondary institutions with nursing programs through a competitive grant process and required matching funds from the institution. 

Today, subject to annual appropriation from the Legislature, $1.8 million is annually available to both public and privately-funded educational institutions with registered nursing programs. The focus of the FY2018 grant is program quality and student success. 

Kansas Nursing Initiative - Snapshot of Success

Achievements: FY2007 - FY2016

  • 3,875 additional nursing students admitted
  • 393 additional full-time and 430 additional part-time nursing faculty hired
  • 293 Nurse Educator Service Scholarships awarded
  • 27 human patient simulators placed into nursing classrooms
  • 3,063 additional nursing students graduated

IMAGE LINK Nursing Sept2016 The Kansas Nursing Grant Initiative Report - Year 10 (August 2017) (pdf)
IMAGE LINK Nursing Sept2016 The Kansas Nursing Grant Initiative Report - Year 9 (September 2016) (pdf)


FY17 Annual Report Template (doc)
Time & Effort Annual Certification (doc) 

FY20 Nursing Grant Applications


For more information or assistance with this initiative, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at 785.430.4272.