Directors Welcome

Welcome to Salish Kootenai Colege Nursing Department

Director’s Welcome

Welcome to the Nursing Department at Salish Kootenai College. This program was founded upon the ideal of educating nurses to serve diverse populations in rural settings. Our small class sizes and unique clinical settings prepare our graduates for the challenges of these locations. Our program embraces the Native American culture and prepares our graduates to be able to provide culturally competent care.

The faculty and staff of this department are focused on the success of our students. A large amount of resources are directed at supporting our students to be successful in the nursing program and ultimately passing the NCLEX licensing exam that allows them to become licensed Registered Nurses.

We also offer the RN completion program, which enables our students to complete their education and obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN). From this point many students continue on to complete graduate degrees in nursing and other fields.

I speak for the entire faculty and staff of the Nursing Department when I welcome you to our program. We look forward to the journey as you pursue your Associate or Baccalaureate degree in Nursing. We encourage you to become an active part of this program. It may be a difficult journey at times, but the rewards are great.

Patricia Kelly, MSNCH, FNP-BC, NP-C