|Über uns||Salish Kootenai College Nursing Department|
|Mission||The mission of the SKC Nursing Program is to provide Native American nurses with the competencies required for professional practice and leadership in rural communities. The SKC Nursing Program promotes collaborative partnerships that enhance the health and well-being of tribal members, families, and communities. The SKC Nursing Program maintains partnerships with clinical agencies that provide students experiences in hospitals, community setting, clinics, and other appropriate venues that provide students the opportunities to gain the competency necessary for excellent nursing practice.|
|Beschreibung||The SKC Nursing Program has been recognized for its unique focus on Native American culture and health issues, as well as teaching culturally appropriate, evidence-based nursing interventions. A critical concept in the college’s nursing program is cultural competence. Many faculty and staff are of Native American heritage. All faculty and staff are committed to weaving cultural experiences throughout the curriculum, including lab, classroom, and clinical settings.|
The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU) ﬁrst accredited Salish Kootenai College in 1984 as a two-year institution of higher education. This accreditation was reaffirmed in 1989 and 1993. In 1998, the Commission accredited the College at the bachelor degree level. This accreditation was reaffirmed in 2003 (SKC Catalog, 2008-2010).
The Associate of Science Nursing (ASN) program received approval from the Montana State Board of Nursing (MSBON) and accreditation from the National League for Nursing (NLN) in 1992 following graduation of the first class of students in June 1991.
The ASN program is approved by the MSBON. The ASN and RN/BSN programs of Nursing are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
|Gegründet||Salish Kootenai College Nursing Department was established 1988|
|Produkt||Culturally Diverse, Caring and Competent Nurses with clinical experiences including work with the Special Olympics of Montana, rural hospitals, and communities.|