Current Students


Nursing Program Success

Student success is extremely important to the Nursing Department. In our curriculum and in our learning activities, we make it a priority to support students in their goal to earn the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing and to enhance a sense of satisfaction and personal growth during their educational journey.

A sense of belonging in the program and college community, of having support when needed, and of being part of a team promotes success. The faculty and staff are aware of the many challenges students face in the transition to the nursing student role. The curriculum is organized in a logical, sequential, and concept-based manner. The curriculum offers appropriate content to meet the educational outcomes and accommodate student learning styles. The nursing program fosters personal and academic growth by encouraging students to:

  • Take responsibility for learning
  • Approach learning as a life-long process
  • Develop the skills of a critical thinker
  • Role model caring behaviors


Student Nurse Organization (SNO)

Student Nurse organization (SNO) is available to enrolled and prospective nursing student at Salish Kootenai College. SNO is a student club and has a faculty member advisor.  SNO allows students to share and receive information about nursing school and interact with each other. SNO members interact with community members through community projects.

Associate of Science in Nursing Degree (ASN)

From a comprehensive nursing orientation that includes CPR certification, pathophysiology and pharmacology review, to traditional Native American games, the Salish Kootenai College nursing department offers a relationship-based approach to nursing education.  Our Peer Mentoring program recognizes the importance of leadership by example and encourages peer-to-peer support during your nursing education journey.

ASN 2017-2018 Student Handbook

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (RN-BSN)

Our BSN program is designed to accommodate working nurses both from the SKC ASN program and other programs of nursing.  The focus of the BSN program is leadership and management, rural and Native American community health, and the use of evidence-based practice in nursing.  Our hybrid course design allows for face-to-face facilitation of learning along with a comprehensive integration of technology to further content comprehension.

2018-2019 RN-BSN Student Handbook



SKC Nursing Department offers multiple scholarship and grant opportunities to support prospective and enrolled nursing students. Please contact SKC Financial Aid Office for current list of available scholarships and grants.

Contact Us

If you have any questions on admissions or general questions about our program, feel free to email us at or call us at (406) 275 – 4909