Welcome to the SLCC Division of Nursing
Division of Nursing
Welcome to the SLCC Nursing Division website. Our Division is housed in The School of Health Sciences at Salt Lake Community College. We are committed to providing quality education and to ensure that each graduate is ready to enter the nursing profession. Salt Lake Community College Nursing students are educated by experienced and clinically prepared faculty. Access to state-of-the-art equipment and hands-on experience in a variety of clinical settings allow students to become skilled in the science of healing and the art of compassion, ready to serve their community.
The SLCC Nursing Division is housed in the Health Sciences Center, which is located on the West Jordan Campus West Jordan, Utah. The Health Sciences Center, a 150,000 square feet facility, was officially opened in the fall of 2007 and boasts state-of-the-art equipment in its laboratories and classrooms, a 500-seat auditorium, a library, and a variety of meeting spaces for students to study, relax and collaborate on projects.
The SLCC Division of Nursing has recruited talented full-time and adjunct faculty: Fifty-percent of the full-time faculty are tenured. In addition, several of the nursing faculty members are Certified Nurse Educators and Nurse Practitioners. Some of our faculty have been trained as on-site accreditation evaluators for the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and have completed many on-site visits over the years.
Several of the full-time and adjunct faculty have either authored or co-authored books, have published articles in peer reviewed journals, and they have been involved in grant writing as well as implementing funded grant proposals.
Community service, both locally and internationally, is the norm here at SLCC. For many years, several nursing students and faculty take part in a Medical Mission to Viet Nam sponsored by the Children of Peace International (COPI)to over 1,600 children and adults. The Student Nursing Association (SNA), in conjunction with the Red Cross, sponsors a yearly blood drive. Recently, Community nursing students and faculty participated with local Hispanic leaders in the development of a resource manual for the community.
This past year, faculty and students in several disciplines within the School of Health Sciences along with faculty and students from the School of Arts, Communication and New Media, have been collaborating on a Carl Perkins funded grant. The focus of this grant is on the use of standardized patients (actors) in the teaching and learning of health sciences students, emphasizing interdisciplinary teamwork.
HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIPS
For more than seven years, the nursing program at SLCC has partnered with the healthcare industry, beginning with Intermountain HealthCare (IHC) and then later on, partnering with IASIS and with University of Utah Health Care (UUHC). In order to meet a shortage of nursing staff within these hospitals and clinic facilities, SLCC nursing program has been successful in training IHC, IASIS and UUHC employees to become registered nurses. Plans are under way for additional Nursing Intermountain Health Care, IASIS and University Of Utah Health Care cohorts to begin in the very near future.