Practical Nursing2019-04-05T14:29:46+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

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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