Nursing program to benefit transfer students from Sterling College

Hesston College has signed an articulation agreement with another Kansas college, Sterling College, that guarantees admission and seamless transition for qualified Sterling students into Hesston’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. The agreement is effective immediately

“We are excited to partner with Hesston College, and specifically its nursing program, to provide our Sterling students with another path to a rewarding profession where they can demonstrate servant leadership. We look forward to Sterling students utilizing this new opportunity to pursue careers in nursing,” said Ken Brown, Sterling College vice president for academic affairs and dean of the College.

The agreement demonstrates Sterling’s commitment to training students for in-demand careers and areas of societal impact, and is a reflection on the confidence Sterling places in the high reputation of Hesston College and its nursing program to serve Sterling transfers well.

Sterling students with a 3.0 or higher GPA on required coursework and two positive reference from Sterling faculty and/or staff will be guaranteed admission to the program. Hesston College encourages the application of pre-nursing students who have completed 45 credit hours of study through Sterling College. Interested students should apply to the Hesston College Admissions Office by March 1 of the year prior to their enrollment at Hesston.

Hesston College Director of Nursing Education Becky Bartell looks forward to welcoming the first Sterling College students to the program.

“A transfer student’s path to a B.S.N. degree is streamlined by relationships like this,” said Bartell. “We are excited to develop students who had an excellent start at Sterling College into skilled, knowledgeable and caring nurses.”

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Hesston College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Additionally, Hesston’s B.S.N. nursing program is also approved by the Kansas State Board of Nursing.

“I am excited about this agreement with Hesston because it provides a clear and Christian-focused avenue for our students interested in the nursing field to pursue their calling,” said said Randi Wise ’13, Sterling College assistant professor of chemistry. “Hesston College has a long tradition of excellence in nursing and preparing students to enter this demanding field with a strong foundation, both academically and spiritually.”


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