The Higher Learning Commission has approved Salina Area Technical College’s plan to offer an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program beginning this fall.

The program was approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing and the Kansas Board of Regents this past September.

This is the second new nursing program started at Salina Tech in the past year. A Practical Nursing program accepted its first class in August of 2018, and 28 students are graduating on May 11.