Saint Luke’s College of Nursing is an independent institution of higher education located in Kansas City, Missouri. Founded in 1903, the college of nursing is part of the Saint Luke’s Health System, a health care system also located in Kansas City, Missouri made up of hospitals located in the area like Saint Luke’s Hospital, Saint Luke’s East-Lee’s Summit, Saint Luke’s Northland Hospital-Barry Road Campus, Saint Luke’s Northland Campus-Smithville Campus, and Saint Luke’s South.
Historically, the beginnings of Saint Luke’s College of Nursing can be traced back to 1885 with the opening of All Saints Hospital which included a training school for nurses that was established in 1887. In 1903, Saint Luke’s Hospital became the legal successor of All Saints Hospital and, in the same year, the School of Nursing was established. The steady growth of Saint Luke’s College became widely evident in the period 1985-86 when the college’s faculty undertook an in-depth study of the issues and challenges facing nursing education in the 21st century. With the support provided by its alumni as well as its students to the efforts, a program granting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Saint Luke’s College was established and the first class was admitted in 1991.
Saint Luke’s College of Nursing was established with the goal of providing quality baccalaureate education leading to a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. In addition, the program offers courses in human physiology, nutrition, microbiology, human anatomy, sociology and general psychology. Cost of tuition and fees for two straight years at the Saint Luke’s College of Nursing is US$25,000. To help students pay for their cost of tuition, financial aid is extended in the form of loans, grants and scholarships for qualified students.
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