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Associate Degree Nursing

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

The next step up in your health care career.

Our associate degree nursing program is designed to help you learn 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.

The course prepares students for the licensing exam for Registered Nurses, called the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN exam).

Students first must complete several prerequisites before being accepted into this program. See Prerequisite Information for details. 

You Will Learn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Careers

  • Physician offices

  • Clinics

  • Hospitals

  • Nursing Homes

  • Home Health Care

Information

Faculty

Photo of Rebecca ClausRebecca Claus joined Salina Tech in 2017 as the college’s first Director of Nursing.

She 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 in nursing from Fort Hays State University.

For the 10 years before coming to Salina Tech, she was Director of Nursing and Allied Health at Manhattan Area Technical College, where she coordinated the Practical Nursing and Associate Degree Nursing programs.

Rebecca.Claus@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3109

Photo of Christi WattersChristi Watters joined Salina Tech in 2014 as an Allied Health Instructor, teaching Certified Nurse Aide, Certified Medication Aide and Medical Terminology classes.  

In 2018, she joined the Practical Nursing faculty.

She earned her Associates of Nursing degree from Pratt Community College in 2005. She later earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Fort Hays State University, and Master of Science in nursing education from Western Governors University.

Before coming to Salina Tech, she worked in multiple aspects of the nursing field that included Med-Surg, Birth Center, ER, and in a local Doctor’s office.

Christi.Watters@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3134

Photo of Lori FaerberLori Faerber graduated from Fort Hays State University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and then her Masters of Science in Nursing Education from South University. 

She has as an extensive background in the acute care settings in both staff nursing and management, including six years as Director of the Infirmary at St. John’s Military School.

She has been involved in nursing education for approximately 9 years and started teaching Medical Terminology classes at Salina Tech  in January of 2018 before becoming part of the nursing faculty a few months later.

Lori.Faerber@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3138

Photo of Laurel Richardson

Laurel Richardson earned her Nursing Diploma from the Asbury Hospital School of Nursing in Salina.

She later earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and International Ministry from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and an MSN in Innovation and Intra/Entrepreneurship in Advanced Nursing Practice from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

Her nursing career was mostly spent working in Community and Family Health in rural Pakistan and urban India.

Laurel.Richardson@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3100

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