University of Kansas School of Nursing-Salina Overview
Building on a history of excellence and quality education, the KU School of Nursing, located in Kansas City, Kansas, established the Salina satellite campus to attract and educate professional nurses in rural Kansas. The goal 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 communities after graduation.
The Salina campus offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Students complete two years of prerequisites at an accredited college or university before being admitted to the program. Twelve students were admitted as the first class in the Fall 2017 semester. The plan is to increase enrollment over the next several years until a total of 48 students are enrolled in the program.
The curriculum is an extension of, and identical to, the BSN program offered in Kansas City. Educational content is delivered via interactive, distance education technology from the Kansas City campus and facilitated by on-site faculty. Students have access to state-of-the-art technology in the new Heath Education Center and diverse clinical experiences at Salina Regional Health Center and various community practice settings. Students also have an opportunity to participate in interprofessional education activities with students from the KU School of Medicine Salina campus.