Bonnie Sowers listens to tributes at a reception in her honor.

Leaving a legacy

Bonnie Sowers, Hesston College’s departing Director of Nursing Education, listens to a tribute at a reception celebrating her more than 40 years of service to Hesston Nursing on May 9. Sowers will step down from the director role after 37 years on June 30. About 300 colleagues, former students and friends came out to celebrate […]

Kansas State Senator Carolyn McGinn speaks to nursing students at Hesston College

Conversations on health care

Kansas Senator Carolyn McGinn (R) (Sedgwick) spoke to the Hesston College Nursing Healthcare Systems class on Friday, April 21, about the recent work of the Kansas State Legislature and how to lobby representatives. Much of the conversation focused on expansions being discussed for mental health care and Medicaid. Senator McGinn has represented the 31st district […]

2016 Hesston College Nursing graduate Dra Aguilar (Wichita, Kan.) practices nursing skills on a young patient in this photo from 2015.

Nursing program ranked #11 in the country

The Hesston College Nursing program has been named one of the country’s top nursing schools, coming in at number 11, among vocational, career and community colleges in the’s inaugural rankings. The ranking places Hesston College Nursing in the top one percent of more than 3,200 schools considered, 1,900 of which fall into the vocational, […]

Emma Lindner receives her Hesston College nursing pin from instructor Joyce Huber.

RN to BSN program to launch in January 2017

Starting in January 2017, Hesston College will launch an RN to BSN program for registered nurses looking to complete a bachelor’s level degree. For almost 50 years Hesston College has educated nurses in an associate degree program where academic success is nurtured in a supportive, student-centered environment. Throughout the program’s history, more than 98 percent […]

2009 Hesston College Nursing Graduate Lisa Harrelson

2009 Hesston College Nursing graduate named KHA Healthcare Worker of the Year

Hesston College 2009 Nursing Graduate Lisa Harrelson, RN, a critical care nurse at Wesley Medical Center, was recently named a Kansas Hospital Association’s (KHA) Healthcare Worker of the Year. The Health Care Worker of the Year Award recognizes and honors the excellence of health care workers statewide. Annually, each participating KHA member hospital nominates one […]

Hesston College nursing pinning photo

Nursing program receives approval for bachelor’s degree program

Hesston College received approval from the Kansas State Board of Nursing (KSBN) March 25, to launch a bachelor of science in nursing program (BSN) starting with the 2015-16 year. The introduction of the program to the existing associate degree program (ADN) will make Hesston the only college or university in Kansas where students may choose […]

Mitchell Martin (Milford, Neb.), receives his Hesston College diploma from President Howard Keim.

Graduates encouraged to carry values through life

Graduates of Hesston College’s Class of 2014 were encouraged to take Hesston College values with them as they go everywhere during Commencement exercises May 11. Commencement speakers Joyce Huber, nursing faculty, and Marelby Mosquera, natural science faculty, spoke on “Passport For Your Dream: From Here to Everywhere,” highlighting the values of Christian community, diverse cultures, […]

Hesston College Nursing students Chad Jones (Halstead, Kan.), Jennifer Kaberline (McPherson, Kan.), Brianne Stutzman (Hesston, Kan.) and Rinda Amstutz (Goessel, Kan.) practice on a sim patient in an on-campus nursing lab.

Nursing alumni to be featured at A Hesston College Homecoming

Hesston College will host Homecoming 2013: A View From Everywhere with an emphasis on nursing and holistic health Sept. 26 to 29. All alumni and friends are invited to the weekend celebration. Registration for all weekend activities is $10 per adult until Sept. 2, and $15 per adult starting Sept. 3. The weekend will feature […]

Dr. Sandra Zerger, Vice President of Academics at Hesston College, and Dean of the University of Kansas School of Nursing, Karen Miller, RN, Ph.D., FAAN, sign an articulation agreement for nurses.

Hesston College and the University of Kansas sign nursing agreement

Kansas nurses now can advance their careers at home, thanks to an innovative agreement between 18 Kansas two-year colleges, including Hesston College, and the University of Kansas School of Nursing. The agreement allows nurses with an associates degree in nursing from a participating college to easily transition to receive their bachelor of science in nursing […]

Seven Hesston College nursing students and one instructor spent two-weeks in Chiluvuru, Andhra Pradesh, India during a two-week extended spring break trip.

Nursing students experience cross-cultural clinicals

Providing medical care in a building with unpredictable electricity, observing cataract surgeries performed by the light of a flashlight and with local anesthesia, caring for patients while dealing with language barriers, making friends and bridging cultural gaps – that’s how a group of Hesston College nursing students spent their spring break. Rural India is not […]

Rachel Neufeld, 2001 Hesston College graduate, talks with Hesston’s Director of Nursing Bonnie Sowers.

Experiencing everywhere

Rachel Neufeld has hiked in the Andes Mountains, lived in a London flat, traveled around Europe, paddled hollowed-out canoes into remote villages in Papua New Guinea and enjoyed the beaches of Australia. She’s tried ethnic foods and experienced cultures and histories all around the globe. Hearing about all of her adventures, one might wonder how […]