Practical Nursing2020-09-21T15:49:22+00:00

Practical Nursing

Nursing in nine months!

Salina Tech’s Practical Nurse program is designed to teach the knowledge and hands-on skills needed to enter the nursing field. Through a combination of classroom learning, simulations and clinical experiences, students develop the nursing skills that  make them stand out in the job market.

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

Topics covered include pharmacology, surgical nursing, gerontology, child nursing and mental health nursing. The nursing courses consist of a blend of academic and clinical components; together they will prepare the graduate for success with the licensing exam for Practical Nurses, called the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-PN.)

Students first must complete several prerequisites before being accepted into this program. See Prerequisite Information for details. Priority will be given to applications received by March 1.

You Will Learn

  • Provide nursing care within the scope of the ethical and legal responsibilities of practical nursing.

  • Utilize the nursing process to identify basic needs of the client throughout the lifespan for health promotion and maintenance, or when biological, spiritual, cultural and psychosocial needs are not being met.

  • Provide safe and skillful therapeutic care in simple nursing situations based on knowledge of biological, cultural, spiritual, and psychosocial needs of the client throughout the lifespan.

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal relationships with the client, the client’s family, and members of the interdisciplinary health care team.

  • Demonstrate responsibilities of the practical nurse as an individual who collaborates within the healthcare system and the community.

Careers

  • Physician offices

  • Clinics

  • Hospitals

  • Nursing Homes

  • Home Health Care

Information

  • Contact the PN Enrollment Specialist with any questions, or admissions requirement information.

Jennifer Callis

785-309-3120

jennifer.callis@salinatech.edu

Faculty

Laurel Richardson is a Registered Nurse, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible and International Ministry from Moody Bible Institute and her Master of Science degree in Nursing from Drexel University.  

Mrs. Richardson has spent most of her nursing career working in Community and Family Health in rural Pakistan and urban India.  She joined the Salina Tech Nursing program in 2018 as an adjunct instructor and is now a full time instructor in the Practical Nursing program. 

laurel.richardson@salinatech.edu | 785-309-3109

Kalicia Wilson is a Registered Nurse, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Fort Hays State University and is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Nursing.

Ms. Wilson worked at SRHC in Oncology and Dialysis, becoming certified in Chemotherapy Administration and continues to re-certify.  She worked at Salina Family Healthcare Center as a Care Coordinator before joining the Salina Tech Practical Nursing program in 2020.

kalicia.wilson@salinatech.edu | 785-309-3134

Latoya Anderson is a Registered Nurse, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from University of Guyana and is currently pursuing her Master of Science degree in Public Health.  

Ms. Anderson has experience as a chronic disease and deputy nurse, supervisor of a Medical Outpatient Department, and ER experience.  She also taught at the Georgetown School of Nursing before joining the Salina Tech Nursing program in 2020 as an adjunct instructor. 

latoya.anderson@salinatech.edu | 785-309-3100

Judy Beck is a Registered Nurse, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Gonzaga University. 

Mrs. Beck has a diverse background spanning 44 years in the areas of early pregnancy care and education, Home IV Infusion, Cardiac Cath lab and Interventional Radiology, Medical Intensive Care Unit and General Med/Surge Care.  She joined the Salina Tech Nursing program in 2019 as an adjunct instructor. 

judith.beck@salinatech.edu | 785-309-3100

Polly Howell is a Registered Nurse, earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Amarillo College now Texas Tech University.  She earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing from South University.  She is also a certified Healthcare Simulation Educator. 

Ms. Howell has a nursing career that includes many years in pediatrics and a general floor nurse at Salina Surgical Hospital where she gained more experience in infection control and insurance verification.  She has over 12 years of experience with simulation which she brings as an advanced teaching tool.  She joined the Salina Tech Nursing program in 2019 as an adjunct instructor. 

polly.howell@salinatech.edu | 785-309-3157

Angelia Phillips is a Registered Nurse, earning her Bachelors of Science degree in Ed/Speech Language Pathology from University of Central Oklahoma.

Ms. Phillips worked as an RN/MDS Coordinator, a psychiatric nurse, with extensive experience in geriatrics. She has been with the U.S. Army for 21 years as an x-ray tech, medic, RN case manager, and public health nurse. She joined the Salina Tech Allied Health program in 2016 and has moved to the Practical Nursing program as an adjunct instructor to allow her to pursue her Master of Science degree in Nursing.

angelia.phillips@salinatech.edu | 785-309-3100

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