The University of Kansas School of Nursing - Salina campus was opened with a focus to serve rural Kansas. Through a partnership with Salina Regional Health Center, the School of Nursing admitted its first class of 12 Bachelor of Science in Nursing students in August 2017. The goal is to increase enrollment over the next few years to a total of 48 students.
Students and faculty on the Salina campus connect remotely with the Kansas City course instructors and classmates via interactive television (iTV). All students, in both Kansas City and Salina, receive classroom instruction from faculty located in Kansas City, while Salina students also interact with faculty in their Salina classrooms.
KU Schools of Nursing and Medicine are housed together in one facility which provides all students more opportunity to learn interprofessionally. In June 2018, both schools will move to a newly-renovated and technologically advanced building in downtown Salina.