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 Salish Kootenai College Nursing 

Salish Kootenai College Nursing program, established in 1988, leads the nation in graduating Native American Registered Nurses.  Individualized education and a supportive learning environment are hallmarks of the Salish Kootenai College Nursing program.  Student success is one of the colleges primary goals. 

 Nursing Department Mission

The mission of the SKC Nursing Department is to provide Native American nurses with the competencies required for professional practice and leadership in rural and tribal communities. The Nursing Program promotes collaborative partnerships and relationships with individuals and communities to enhance their health, well-being, and cultural identity.

We at Salish Kootenai College (SKC) are very excited to offer a four-year generic Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN). The BSN degree is now an industry standard, particularly among larger healthcare systems across the country including federal entities such as the Indian Health Service and Veterans Administration, SKC is committed to providing the gold standard of pre-licensure degree offerings.



Chair’s Welcome

Welcome to Salish Kootenai College Nursing Department

Director’s Welcome We welcome YOU to the Nursing Department at Salish Kootenai College!

This nursing 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 types of locations. Our nursing program embraces the Native American culture and prepares our graduates to be able to provide culturally congruent care.

The faculty and staff of this department are focused on the success of our students in both the Direct Admit BSN and the RN-BSN programs. After students earn their baccalaureate degree in nursing (BSN), many continue on to complete graduate degrees in nursing and other fields.

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff of the Nursing Department, we want to welcome you. We look forward to the journey as you pursue your 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.

Margaret Fanning, MSN, RNC-NIC
Chair, Nursing Department