Kim Nutting, RN, nursing instructor for the ADN nursing program at NCK TECH – Hays Campus knows the importance of bleeding control and the potential lifesaving ability.  Nutting is not only an RN but is in her 43rd year as an EMT.  The program focuses on training individuals to step in and provide immediate frontline aid until first responders are able to take over care of an injured person.

A workshop held on the Hays Campus of NCK TECH recently verified the entire nursing faculty as meeting the competencies of the Stop the Bleed program.  The program is a ninety-minute course that covers skills training along with lecture.   Nursing faculty, now verified, can provide training for students to meet the Stop the Bleed competencies.

Thirty nursing students in the second-year program have completed their Stop the Bleed initiative. Students practiced packing life-threatening bleeding wounds and applying tourniquets. These hands-on practices are part of their hematology section in didactic learning.

The American College of Surgeons and the Committee on Trauma sponsor the Stop the Bleed – Save a Life program. More information on the program is available by visiting  To view more information on NCK Tech and the nursing program check out our website at

For more information on this press release contact Sandy Gottschalk, Vice-President of  the Hays Campus, NCK TECH 785-625-2437 or