Total credits: 121 hours including 60 hours of general education, support and elective courses and 61 (minimum) nursing hours.
Grade point average: 2.00 or better in Hesston College courses. Grades of C or better in all courses.
Residency: 32 of final 61 hours must be earned at Hesston College.
Skills Courses (15 hours)
Written Communication (6 hours) – Engl 125 College Writing I and Engl 135 College Writing II or Engl 225 Advanced College Writing.
Oral Communication (3) – Comm 125 Interpersonal Communication or Comm 206 Speech Communication.
Mathematics (6) – MaSc 105 College Algebra (or higher) and MaSc 210 Elementary Statistics.
Knowledge Courses (31 hours)
Social Science (9 hours) – Psy 200 General Psychology, Psy 206 Developmental Psychology and Soc 203 Introduction to Sociology or Soc 207 Sociology of Families.
Humanities (3) – One course from the following: Engl 112 Studies in Literature, Engl 212 World Literature, Engl 215 Introduction to Film, Engl 217 Literature of Race, Ethnicity and Gender, Hist 221/222 U.S. History I/II, Hist 251/252 History of World Civilization I/II, Mus 203 Music Appreciation, Phil 170 Introduction to Philosophy, Span 102 Elementary Spanish II, Span 201 Intermediate Spanish I, ThAr 103 The Art of Theatre.
Natural Science (16) – BiSc 205 Anatomy & Physiology, BiSc 206 Microbiology, BiSc 215 Pathophysiology and Chem 101 Introductory Chemistry (or higher).
Responsibility Courses (4 hours)
IDS 101 First-Year Seminar and Nutr 210 Principles of Nutrition
Faith Course (3 hours)
Relg 100 Biblical Literature
Integration Course (3 hours)
Nurs 490 Integration Seminar (does not count toward required 60 hours of general education, support and elective courses).
(to bring total general education, support and elective hours to 60). Elective hours must include one 3 credit-hour course from one of the following categories: Social Sciences, Humanities, Responsibility or Integration Source Courses (full lists under Associate of Arts degree).
Nursing Courses (61 hours minimum)
Nurs 300 Nursing Foundations I, Nurs 301 Holistic Assessment, Nurs 302 Foundations II & Maternal/Child Nursing, Nurs 306 Nursing Theories & Professional Practice, Nurs 308 Healthcare Ethics, Nurs 312 Healthcare Systems, Policy and Finance, Nurs 316 Evidence-Based Practice, Nurs 331 Clinical Pharmacology I, Nurs 400 Acute Care Nursing I, Nurs 402 Acute Care Nursing II, Nurs 406 Healthcare Informatics, Quality & Safety, Nurs 408 Nursing Management and Leadership, Nurs 410 Population-Based Nursing, Nurs 431 Clinical Pharmacology II and Nurs 490 Integration Seminar.