Salish Kootenai College Nursing in Brief
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.
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.
SKC will be retiring the Associate of Science Degree (ASN) in Nursing
We at Salish Kootenai College (SKC) are very excited to be moving forward to 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.
SKC will be retiring the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) with the last class graduating in Spring of 2022. The 4-year BSN degree was implemented this Fall Quarter of Academic Year 2020-21. The last cohort of the ASN program have entered Level I of the ASN program this Fall Quarter of Academic Year 2020-21; this cohort will progress to Level II in the Fall of 2021, and graduate with their RN degree June of 2022. This will be the last graduating ASN cohort.