Two schools—one world-class nursing degree.

Corban University offers a nursing program in partnership with George Fox University. Earn your two-year Associate of Science in Health Science (pre-nursing) from Corban and then continue directly into George Fox’s nursing program for two years of upper-division courses and practicums to earn your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN).

Thrive in Corban’s Christ-centered learning environment as you take prerequisite courses such as Anatomy & Physiology, and remain closely connected to the Corban community after you continue into George Fox’s competitive nursing program. You’ll gain hands-on experience as you complete practicums and internships at the Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics, as well as Santiam Hospital in Stayton.

George Fox has reserved up to 15 spots each year specifically for Corban students. Earning an A.S. in Health Science at Corban gives you priority transfer status for admission to George Fox’s nursing program as a third-year student when you maintain a 3.0 GPA in your science and general education classes at Corban.

Students also have the option to take ONLY the A.S. in Health Science from Corban, graduating with a two-year degree and pursuing a variety of careers in healthcare, and/or completing their bachelor’s in nursing at any college they choose. Corban’s A.S. in Health Science is a rigorous program that aligns with many nursing school requirements and equips students to excel in nursing school and their careers.

The A.S. in Health Science is open to new, incoming freshmen. If you are a transfer student, please talk with your admissions counselor before applying.

Is pre-nursing the right program for you?

Yes, if:

  • You’re passionate about helping people improve their health.
  • You have strong moral and ethical principles.
  • You’re able to work with—and empathize with—difficult, frustrated, or hurting people.
  • You’re diligent and detail-oriented.
  • You’re not intimidated by the idea of working long hours and conducting some physically demanding tasks.

Career Options

While many people enter a nursing career to work at a hospital as a bedside nurse, there are dozens of other creative ways to use your degree. You might find that one of the following careers utilizes your unique skills and interests more than others:

  • Bedside nurse
  • Forensic nurse
  • Flight nurse
  • Public health nurse
  • Home health nurse
  • Hospice nurse
  • Community nurse
  • Legal nurse consultant
  • Pediatric nurse
  • Oncology nurse
  • Health informatic nurse
  • Critical care nurse
  • Case management nurse

Keep in mind that, in addition to working in hospitals, nurses are employed in a variety of environments such as schools, prisons, assisted living facilities, military bases, and missions and relief organizations.


What You’ll Learn

At Corban, you’ll fulfill general education requirements and take basic health science courses that are common prerequisites for professional school—and have been pre-approved by George Fox University as the foundation for continuing into their nursing program.

Some of the courses you’ll take at Corban include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • General Chemistry
  • Health & Fitness
  • Lifespan Development
  • College Writing
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Nutrition
  • Statistics & Probability

Corban’s emphasis on Christian discipleship means you will also take Bible courses to help you integrate your faith with your career:

  • Survey of Biblical Literature
  • Bible Study Methods
  • Intro to Theology

Courses you’ll take at Corban University (years 1 and 2)

Courses you’ll take at George Fox (years 3 and 4)


Meet Corban’s Science Faculty