Students interested in nursing will find that science courses offered at Sterling will meet all of the pre-requisites for admission into most Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) programs. Sterling College students that have completed the pre-nursing program at Sterling College have been successfully accepted into nursing programs at a variety of institutions including Tarleton State University, New Mexico State University, and the University of Saint Mary. The pre-nursing curriculum can typically be completed in 2 years at Sterling College in preparation for admission into a B.S.N. nursing program. With all the pre-requisite courses completed at Sterling, students will generally need only 2 additional years to complete a nursing program.
The following courses are recommended for students entering the pre-nursing program.
College Composition I & II
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Chemistry or General Chemistry I & II
Principles of Biology
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Principles of Nutrition
Students should also consider specific pre-requisite courses that may be required for various nursing programs that they are interested in applying for. Faculty advisors will help work with students to ensure that the coursework sequence will meet any specific pre-requisites that may be required for a particular nursing program.
Students interested in pre-nursing will need to consult with a science faculty advisor for information about specific nursing program requirements and degree options. Students interested in nursing are encouraged to pursue an Applied Science for Health Systems concentration within the Independent Interdisciplinary major. Students within this major have the option of completing a 3+2 program through an articulation agreement with Hesston College.