Sterling College signs nursing articulation agreement with Hesston College

Sterling College signs nursing articulation agreement with Hesston College
Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Students interested in pursuing nursing have a new opportunity at Sterling College. Sterling announced it has signed an articulation agreement with Hesston College that will guarantee qualified Sterling students admission to 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, 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. 

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. We are excited to develop students who had an excellent start at Sterling College into skilled, knowledgeable and caring nurses,” said Bartell.

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. 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,” said Randi Wise ’13, assistant professor of chemistry.

Sterling College has many scholarships available to students, including The Warrior Way Scholarship, as well as academic scholarships, arts scholarships, activity scholarships, endowed scholarships and more. For more information on scholarships available to prospective students, contact the Office of Admissions at or by phone at 620-278-4275.

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