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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

Faculty

Photo Lori FaerberLori Faerber is a Registered Nurse, earning her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Fort Hays State University and her Master of Science in Nursing from South University.

She has an extensive background in the acute care settings in both staff nursing and management and has been involved in nursing education for over 9 years.  She joined Salina Tech in 2018 as an instructor in the Nursing Program and is now the Director of Nursing and Allied Health.

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

Nursing program earns major grant

Kansas Department of Commerce logoThe 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 has started in recent years. The college’s first Practical Nursing class began in August of 2018. The Practical Nursing program can be completed in nine months, while the ADN program spans two years (not including prerequisite classes).

The Associate Degree in Nursing program was approved by the Kansas Board of Regents and the Kansas State Board of Nursing this past September, and is awaiting approval from the Chicago-based Higher Learning Commission.

The first ADN class is expected to start in August of 2019.

Read more at KSAL.com

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