Future Students


Our program
SKC Nursing Department offers Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) degrees.

Detailed information about our program is provided below as well as in the SKC catalog.

Contact Us
If you have any questions on admissions or general questions about our program, please email us at nursingadmissions@skc.edu or call us at (406) 275-4922

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Interested in visiting the SKC Nursing Department? We would love to show you around!
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ASN Prerequisites

Students considering pursuing the ASN degree are strongly advised to take Biology, Chemistry, and/or Anatomy and Physiology courses in high school and complete the Certificate of Completion in Health Science Studies that is designed to include the prerequisite courses for admission to the ASN program as
well as provide excellent preparation for the Nursing Program.

Students may complete the ASN pre-requisite courses at SKC or any other accredited college. However, transfer students should consult with a Pre-Nursing advisor and the Enrollment Services as soon as possible to ensure that the courses completed at another college or university meet the SKC and Nursing Program requirements and will be accepted.

Students must complete the following prerequisite courses before applying to the ASN Program.

IDST 101:    SKC Seminar (3) (Applies to students who have NEVER attended college)
ENGL 101:   English Composition I  (3)
ENGL 202:  English Composition II OR  ENGL 203: Technical Writing (3)
PSYC 110:   Introduction to Psychology  (5)
MATH 103: Contemporary Math (5)  OR   MATH 100: College Algebra (5)
BIOS 215:   Anatomy and Physiology I  (4)
BIOS 216:   Anatomy and Physiology I Lab  (1)
BIOS 217:   Anatomy and Physiology II  (4)
BIOS 218:   Anatomy and Physiology II Lab (1)

Grade Requirements
Achieve a grade of  B in MATH 103 OR 100, BIOS 215, BIOS 216, BIOS 217, and BIOS 218
Achieve a grade of  Cor better in the following courses: PSYC 110, ENGL 101 and ENGL 202
Math and science courses must be taken within five (5) years of the anticipated start date
Prerequisite and general education courses can be repeated only twice to improve a grade.

Please see the Nursing Program section in the SKC catalog for full details.

  • Pre-nursing Advising
    Please contact the following Pre-Nursing advisors, located in the JPPAU building, to discuss the ASN Program pre-requisite course completion options, to register for classes, or if you have questions about transfer credits or the application process.
    Professor Kristine Hilton, kristine_hilton@skc.edu or (406) 275-4910
    Christina Rush, christina_rush@skc.edu or (406) 275-4894
    Wendy Westbroek, wendy_westbroek@skc.edu or (406) 275-4842

ASN Program Application Process
Please refer to the ASN Admission section for application process details and required documents.

ASN Admission
ASN Program
BSN Program


SKC Nursing Department offers multiple scholarship and grant opportunities to support prospective and enrolled nursing students.

Financial aid is financial assistance provided to eligible students through the Office of Student Financial Aid in the form of grants, loans, part-time work, and scholarships to help pay the cost of attending college. Financial aid is routed through federal, state, and local agencies and programs. These may include scholarships, Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG), Montana Higher Education Grant (MHEG), Montana Tuition Assistance Program (MTAP), Federal Work-Study Program (FWS), and Federal Stafford Loans. Aid eligibility is determined by a formula established by the Department of Education and an analysis of the family’s financial information and demonstrated need. Additionally, students must be seeking a degree or certificate to obtain financial aid. Financial Aid Applications can be obtained from the Financial Aid Office at Salish Kootenai College in the Robert DePoe III building, Room #108.

Please contact SKC Financial Aid Office Jackie Swain (406) 275- 4859 or jackie_swain@skc.edu for current list of available scholarships and grants.