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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, medical-surgical nursing, gerontology, maternal-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.

Nursing Program Application Deadline – March 1st

Program Length Program Cost Degree Earned Expected Salary
Three semesters

(includes prerequisites)

$13,650 Practical Nursing License*

*Licensure is NOT guaranteed



  • 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.


  • Physician offices

  • Clinics

  • Hospitals

  • Nursing Homes

  • Home Health Care



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

Ryan Weber – Director of Enrollment Services
Cierra Haith – Health Occupations Specialist