Nursing program earns major grant

By |2019-02-11T19:04:01+00:00February 11th, 2019|Categories: Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Zuncategorized|

The Kansas Department of Commerce has awarded Salina Area Technical College a $210,000 grant to help with the start-up costs of the college’s planned Associate Degree in Nursing program. The grant was through the Department’s Jobs and Innovative Industry Skills Training (JIIST) program. The planned Associate Degree in Nursing program will be the second nursing program [...]

Salina Tech enrollment jumps 27%

By |2018-11-08T18:52:18+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Allied Health, Auto Collision, Automotive, CAD, CDL, Construction, Dental Assistant, Diesel, Electrical, GenEd, High School, HVAC, Machine Tool, Medical Assistant, Police Science, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Enrollment at Salina Area Technical College rose 27% in the fall of 2018 compared to the previous fall, according to information collected on September 20th for reporting to the Kansas Board of Regents. According to the enrollment data, Salina Tech had a total of 435 Full Time Equivalent students, compared with 342 at this time in 2017. [...]

Board of Regents approves RN program

By |2018-09-24T15:15:30+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Allied Health, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Zuncategorized|

The Kansas Board of Regents gave its formal approval Thursday morning to Salina Area Technical College’s plan to start an Associate of Registered Nursing program in the fall of 2019. This approval comes after last week’s approval of the program by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The college started a Practical Nursing program in August [...]

Kobach lauds Salina Tech

By |2018-10-05T15:32:26+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Auto Collision, Diesel, Machine Tool, Medical Assistant, Practical Nursing, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Richard Fairchild (left), auto collision repair instructor at Salina Area Technical College, talks with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach during a tour of the school Tuesday morning. [TOM DORSEY / SALINA JOURNAL] “Salina Tech is a great school and has just the right programs that the job market demands,” Kansas Republican gubernatorial candidate [...]

Hansen Foundation donates $100,000 to nursing scholarships

By |2018-03-05T20:44:07+00:00March 2nd, 2018|Categories: Allied Health, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Zuncategorized|

The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has awarded $100,000 to Salina Area Technical College to fund the Dane G. Hansen Foundation Medical Scholarship Program for students in the college’s new nursing program. Recipients of the scholarships must agree to work in the 26-county region of northwest Kansas that the Foundation serves. That region includes Saline County and [...]

Education key to success in workforce

By |2018-08-01T15:21:43+00:00February 24th, 2018|Categories: Diesel, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Welding, Zuncategorized|

Robinson said opportunities for training at Salina Area Technical College, and through high school programs, are good selling points for Saline County. Greg Nichols, president of Salina Tech, said the college would work with any employer to train new recruits or retrain existing workers who might be under-utilized. A welder at PKM Steel works on [...]

KAKE-TV interviews President Nichols about Practical Nursing

By |2018-01-02T14:26:36+00:00January 2nd, 2018|Categories: Allied Health, Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Zuncategorized|

KAKE-TV had Salina Tech President Greg Nichols on the Mid-day News on Dec. 19 to talk about the college's new Practical Nursing program. See the interview at KAKE.com

Salina Tech to help fill need for nurses

By |2017-12-22T13:55:45+00:00December 19th, 2017|Categories: Practical Nursing, Registered Nursing, Zuncategorized|

The state of Kansas is expected to need 200 new nurses per year for the next 10 years, and starting next fall the Salina Area Technical College will be offering a practical nursing program for up to 40 students to help meet that need. Salina Tech President Greg Nichols said more than 50 applications have already [...]

Practical Nursing gets final approvals

By |2017-12-21T21:19:46+00:00December 18th, 2017|Categories: Allied Health, Practical Nursing, Zuncategorized|

After receiving two additional approvals this week, Salina Area Technical College will offer a Practical Nursing program to up to 40 students starting in the fall of 2018. Final approval to launch the program came this week; the Kansas State Board of Nursing approved the plan on Wednesday, and the college was informed Friday that the [...]

Salina Tech hires Director of Nursing

By |2017-12-22T14:19:55+00:00July 22nd, 2017|Categories: Practical Nursing, Zuncategorized|

Rebecca Claus Rebecca Claus is the Salina Area Technical College's first director of nursing. She is from Vesper and earned her nursing diploma from the Asbury Hospital School of Nursing in Salina. She later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in science from Kansas Wesleyan University, and a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science [...]

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