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 National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLN-AC). The next site visit for the ASN program is Fall of 2013.
The Nursing Program curriculum reflects a critical examination and revision of many components including sequence and content of science courses and support courses to reflect the increased rigor of the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) exam and professional nursing standards. The curriculum is in-depth, concept- and problem-based, in both didactic (classroom) and clinical applications. Classes involve students in an interactive learning process, such as case seminars. The High Fidelity Lab houses adult and pediatric simulators.