An exciting model for nursing education
The University of Kansas School of Nursing established the Salina Campus in an effort to attract and educate professional nurses who want to practice in rural Kansas communities. The goal of the new campus is to provide quality clinical training in a rural setting so students have an opportunity to experience the values of living and working in a smaller community and will choose to practice in rural Kansas after graduation.
Students follow the same curriculum as their peers in Kansas City utilizing interactive video and onsite faculty to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. They complete their clinical experiences at Salina Regional Health Center and other local clinics.
An inaugural class of 12 students was admitted in the Fall of 2017. Plans call for class sizes to expand to 18 students in 2019 and 24 students in 2020. By year five of the program, the campus will have reached its maximum capacity of 48 students.