Saint Luke’s College Receives New Approvals from the HLC

Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to expand its student body and degree levels and to offer the following new academic programs: an Associate of Science in Medical Assisting, an Associate of Arts in Allied Health, and an Associate of Science in Allied Health. The programs will begin enrolling students starting in January 2018.
 “This is a historic achievement for the College,” said President Hubert Benitez, DDS, PhD. “For 114 years, Saint Luke’s College has offered the best nursing education in the area and we are now fulfilling our vision to transition into a comprehensive college of health sciences offering programs to a new and diverse student body.”
Saint Luke’s College of Health Sciences is a private, not-for-profit corporation with Saint Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City being the sole member. The College offers a traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and an RN to BSN program. It offers a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree with tracks in Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AG-ACNP), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) and Nurse Educator. The College also offers a second master’s degree in FNP and post-graduate certificates for the AG-ACNP and Nurse Educator programs.
The College has received its official action letter and will publish information from the HLC commission on its website ( once it becomes available.