To fulfill your dream of becoming a registered nurse, choose Hesston College. Here you will be able to follow one of several paths that will help you reach your destination in the nursing field. Nursing options at Hesston College include four-year BSN (RN) and LPN to RN (BSN). Along the way the nursing instructors, other professors at the college and hospital health care professionals will guide you.
- Compare what Hesston College has to offer. As a private liberal arts college, the Hesston program provides opportunities for spiritual, cultural, athletic and interpersonal growth. Students complete a wide range of general education courses along with nursing classes for a well-rounded educational experience. Instructors are concerned about your education and work with you on a one-to-one basis to maximize your learning.
- Visit the campus. Hesston College offers a caring campus community in a small town that is quiet and conducive to study. For commuting students, we are conveniently located near Newton, Hutchinson, McPherson and Wichita. Dorm students express high satisfaction with the quality of campus life and friendships.
- Fill out the application form. When we receive your application, we can determine options for scholarships and other forms of financial aid.
- Plan your education. Talk with your admissions counselor who will schedule a time for you to meet with nursing staff to develop an individualized plan of study for your education.
- Start classes. Hesston’s courses provide you with more than basic instruction. You will discover that theory and practice come together to prepare you for direct client care in acute and extended care facilities.
- Take the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) for RNs. This exam, taken after your graduation, is a milestone in your nursing career. More than 98 percent of the Hesston graduates have passed this licensure exam and are now registered nurses.
- Become a registered nurse. When you get that first job as an RN, you will be glad that you chose Hesston College’s nursing program for a solid foundation on which to build your career.
Faculty and Staff
Marilyn Unruh Flaming, academic assistant
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- LPN to BSN option
- Graduate Testimonials
- Course Descriptions
- Technical Standards for admission to the program
- Nursing Facilities
- Legal qualifications for licensure
- Professional Licensure Disclosure – Students considering an academic program, such as nursing, as a pathway to professional licensure or certification in any field should note:
- Hesston College cannot confirm whether the program meets requirements for professional licensure in states other than Kansas.
- Students must seek guidance from their home state licensing agency BEFORE enrolling in the academic program to ensure that a license can be obtained.
- Two resources that may be helpful in researching nursing professional licensure requirements: National Council of State Boards of Nursing Board of Nursing Professional Licensure Requirements, Contact a U.S. State Board of Nursing
Online Hesston College Nursing Application please complete both the full-time application for admission and the nursing application
Nursing Reference Form (PDF)
Nursing Mission Statement
The mission of the Hesston College nursing program is to serve the current and future health care needs of clients, families and communities by facilitating within students the development of clinical judgment and a passion to serve others through a holistic, comprehensive approach to client-centered care.
Hesston College faculty members provide instruction in the classroom, laboratory and clinical settings, and also serve as academic advisors. Maintaining a culture of caring and respect and nurturing positive relationships with students is central to the achievement of the Hesston College mission.
Hesston College has been approved to offer a baccalaureate nursing program through The Higher Learning Commission. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Hesston College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).