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Meet Our Recruiters!

Choosing a nursing program that’s right for you and your future career goals is important. It can sometimes feel complicated.

Our student recruiters will guide you through the process and answer any questions you might have along the way.

Take a minute to get to know each of them better.

portrait of Kyle McGee

Kyle McGee
Student Recruiter
Phone: 913-588-3388

Favorite campus spot?

The Ad Astra Conference room on floor 5 of our Health Education Building. The views are amazing (unless you’re afraid of heights)!

Runner up: Our Nursing Skills Lab. It is so cool and high-tech; I could spend hours there experimenting with different nursing skills! (And our students actually DO spend hours there!)

Favorite local coffee spot/restaurant?

My favorite coffee is The Filling Station. They have a breakfast sandwich named after me (The McGee) and their oat milk vanilla latte is incredible!

My favorite restaurant is Q39 Barbeque. The burnt ends are unbeatable; nothing tops Kansas City BBQ!

Why do you enjoy recruiting for KU School of Nursing?

My partner graduated from KU Nursing and is currently a pediatric oncology nurse at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. She inspires me daily with her hard work and the effect she has on the lives of others. My goal is to bring students into our program and see them grow into an amazing nurse and person, just like she did throughout the program!

What’s the one thing people don’t think to ask a recruiter?

Questions about themselves! Asking about application timelines and prerequisite courses is great, but students often forget to ask questions that are geared toward their own needs and expectations.

Each student has unique needs, so be sure to ask questions that pertain to you specifically: academically, professionally and as a nurse!

Kyle McGee works with a prospective student

Terri Van Slyke and Baby Jay

Terri Van Slyke
Student Recruiter
Phone: 785-822-0417

Favorite campus spot?

The University Room located on the Salina campus is my favorite because — hello! — the coffee is free for our students, faculty and staff!

Favorite local coffee spot/restaurant?

All of the restaurants in downtown Salina are fantastic. It's hard to choose just one, but if I have to pick... I love sushi and Barolo Grille is the place to go downtown for sushi.

Why do you enjoy recruiting for the KU School of Nursing?

I have been a diehard Jayhawk fan since I was very young, so it means a lot to be a part of the KU community. The nursing faculty, staff and students are amazing people who genuinely care about producing the best nurses who will become the best caregivers for their future patients. It’s just incredible that I play a small part in helping recruit a future nurse who will save someone's life someday.

What’s the one thing people don’t think to ask a college recruiter?

I've been a college recruiter for over 18 years, and I can say that most people are very thorough with their questions. However, I believe students and parents sometimes get too caught up in wanting to know the statistics about a school instead of the experiences they’ll have while attending the school. And the best way to find out if a school is right for you or your student is to physically visit the campus, experience what it’s like to be at the school and speak to the students who are currently experiencing it. We welcome anyone to visit us and see for themselves.

Terri Van Slyke working at a recruiting fair


Our recruiters are asked a lot of questions by potential students. Here are some of the most common ones. Reach out if you still have questions. We’re here to help!

Where are your campuses located?

We have campuses in Kansas City and Salina. We also partner with community colleges throughout the state. Learn more about each campus option.

When is your application deadline?

Application deadlines vary depending on the degree you apply for:

  • On-Campus Undergraduate/Bachelor Degree
    • Application opens July 1
    • Priority deadline November 1*
    • Applications close January 15
  • Community College Partnership BSN Degree
    • July 1
    • December 1
  • RN-to-BSN Degree
    • April 1
    • July 1
    • November 1
  • Master's Degree
    • April 1
    • September 1
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • January 1
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
    • January 1

*This date matters! Students who complete applications, including transcripts and references, by November 1 receive priority consideration for admission and scholarships.

May I visit campus?

YES! We LOVE to show prospective students around. Getting a feel for our campus can be an important step in choosing the school that’s right for you. Schedule your visit.

How do I know if my classes transfer to KU School of Nursing? Can you evaluate my transcript?

To determine how your courses will transfer to the University of Kansas, please reference the CredTran Transfer Equivalency System.

We can evaluate transcripts, but we suggest exploring this feature on your own and reaching out if questions arise. If you have questions regarding a specific course, please email for assistance.

What do I need to do to be a competitive applicant?

College grade point average (GPA), previous health care experience, demonstrated leadership skills, campus involvement, community service, and diversity of experiences are all as aspects that make our student applicants competitive!

What are the prerequisite courses required?

Prerequisite coursework varies by degree type. Please click on each link to read the prerequisite information that is specific to each degree.

Do I have to go to KU-Lawrence for my prerequisite classes?

No, prerequisite courses may be taken at any regionally accredited college or university.

What is the cost? Is nursing school affordable?

The cost of the KU Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is detailed in our School of Nursing Tuition and Fees Guide. This is an estimation of costs for programs based on tuition for the current academic year.

Scholarships are available as well. In fact, we award over $1.5M in scholarships across all programs yearly.

Visit the Student Financial Aid page for additional information about paying for your education.

Does KU School of Nursing offer scholarships?

YES! We offer scholarships based on academic performance, financial need, special eligibility and more.

Scholarships are also available to people at all degree levels. Just complete one application for all School of Nursing scholarships. It’s pretty easy.

KU School of Nursing

KU School of Nursing
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mail Stop 2029
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-1619 | TTY 711