Associate Degree Nursing

(This program is still pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission, but is accepting applications for the fall of 2019)

2019-20 Student Handbook

2019-20 Nursing Information Packet


Application Packet


PN Predictor Test Info


The Program

Our Associate Degree nursing program is designed to help you acquire the knowledge and hands-on skills you need to move up in the nursing field. Through a combination of classroom learning, simulations and clinical experiences, you’ll have the opportunity to develop the nursing skills that will make you stand out in the job market.

The program is designed to prepare you to care for patients under the supervision of a physician or other health providers. This includes not only clinical patient-care skills, but also soft skills such as professionalism and effective communication.


Program Outcomes

At the completion of this program, students will be able to:


  1. Demonstrate the ability to think critically.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency in technical program learning outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication.
  4. Develop positive work habits and interpersonal skills needed for employment.


1. Integrate caring behaviors in practicing the art and science of nursing within a diverse population.

2. Implement professional standards and scope of practice within legal, ethical, and regulatory frame works.

3. Collaborate with clients and members of the inter-professional health care team to optimize client outcomes.

4. Formulate safe and effective clinical judgements guided by the nursing process, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based practice.

5. Manage care and provide leadership to meet client needs using available resources and current technology.

6. Generate teaching and learning processes to promote and maintain health and reduce risks for a global population.

7. Demonstrate effective communication methods to manage client needs and to interact with other healthcare team members.




Program Length

Nine Months

Director of Nursing

Rebecca Claus, MSN, RN



To Be Determined

Career Opportunities

Physician offices



Nursing Homes

Home Health Care

Salina Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, or any other non-merit based factor in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI, Title VII, ADA, Title IX, Section 504, Title II, GINA, is directed to contact the Human Resources Specialist, 2562 Centennial Rd, Salina, KS 67401, 785-309-3100.


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