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Nathan Knight, new instructor but familiar face at PCC

03 October 2019

The Pratt Community College Nursing Program faculty is growing with help from one of their own graduates. PCC alumnus and current Adjunct Instructor, Nathan Knight, has joined the faculty after years of experience working in the emergency medical field as a Registered Nurse. Knight joined the Adjunct Faculty this fall.

One of Knight’s main goals for his class is to prepare students in the on-campus clinical setting to be successful at the off-campus facility setting. He also aims for the students to be well-versed clinical nurses in their future nursing careers.

 “There is an Assessment Technologies Institute program that is used throughout the entire nursing program,” said Knight. “The ATI program helps the students become clinically sound registered nurses as well as pass the final crediting National Council Licensure Examination.”

Knight’s favorite parts about being an instructor at PCC are seeing the students grow educationally as well as professionally, working along-side great educators, and being a mentor for the students.  

Before becoming a nurse, Knight worked as a paramedic. His previous paramedic background has been beneficial to his nursing career by helping shape his emergency medicine skills, medication deliveries and procedures. Which he has been able to further expand on upon working the emergency department as a RN.
Knight’s favorite parts about being an instructor at PCC are seeing the students grow educationally as well as professionally, working along-side great educators, and being a mentor for the students.

Knight received his Bachelor of Science from Bethel College in 2012, then continued on to Hutchinson Community College and earned his Associate’s Degree with Paramedic Licensure. Shortly after, he attended Pratt Community College and earned his Associate’s Degree in Nursing, RN Licensure. He then earned his Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree from Bethel College. He is currently studying at Frontier Nursing University and pursing his Doctorate of Nursing Practice, Family Nurse Practitioner and expects to graduate in the spring of 2022. While continuing his education, Knight also worked at Reno County Emergency Medical Services from 2014-2019. Knight has been employed at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center in the Emergency Department as a registered nurse since 2016.

The PCC Nursing Program offers both a Practical Nursing (PN-LPN) Certificate and an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Degree (ADN-RN). The PCC Nursing Programs offer students a variety of convenient ways to attend classes through on campus courses located in Pratt and Winfield, Kansas along with distance education. For more information about the PCC Nursing Program visit prattcc.edu/nursing. For information about applying for admission into the nursing program contact Elyse Birdsong at elyseb@prattcc.edu.

The mission of Pratt Community College is maximum student learning, individual and workforce development, high quality instruction and service, and community enrichment. PCC is proud to be a part of the community in Pratt, Kansas. With more than 80 years of history, PCC remains humbled to serve our community and students who come to build a foundation for their future. PCC is a two-year public, comprehensive community college and an area vocational school. For more information visit prattcc.edu or call us at 620-672-5641.