Accelerated 18 Month Program Requirements

Entrance Requirements

Transfer students must complete the admissions process, pay the appropriate fees, complete all the prerequisite courses, submit transcripts, two character references, and all required health forms, and hold a current CPR certification (American Heart Association—Healthcare Provider or American Red Cross—CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer) in order to register for this program.

Applicants must be ready to begin first course in June.

Applicants must have a previous solid academic record with cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better in all coursework listed below:

Prerequisite Courses:

  • BIOL 206 Anatomy and Physiology I with lab course– 4 credits
  • BIOL 207 Anatomy and Physiology II with lab course– 4 credits
  • BIOL 210 Microbiology with lab course – 4 credits
  • CHEM 107 with lab course – 4 credits
  • PSYC 301 Developmental Psychology – 3 credits
  • SOCI 105 Sociology – 3 credits
  • SCIE 344 Pathophysiology – 3 credits
  • MATH 108 Statistics – 3 credits
  • Pharmacology (optional) will be offered in the curriculum

Additional General Education Requirements:

  • 3-6 credits of a foreign language/culture – to achieve intermediate level
  • 3 credits in the social/behavioral sciences
  • 9 credits in humanities and Writing Level 4 (placement test preadmission; courses within the curriculum will count for writing level requirements)

Refer to the course catalog for further information.

Health Requirements: Hartwick College requires a physical examination and specific immunizations prior to entering. These forms, in the New Student Workbook, need to be completed and returned to Perrella Wellness Center on campus prior to the beginning of course work.

Professional Liability Insurance: Students are required to carry $2,000,000/$6,000,000 limits of liability coverage. The cost of the policy is approximately $20/annually. Your college account will reflect this cost when you are billed.

Uniforms and Custom Nursing Tote: Ordered through the Hartwick College bookstore, the uniform consists of a navy top with white skirt or pants and white shoes and must be worn to the clinical agencies off campus beginning with the first course. The custom nursing tote includes equipment needed by the nursing student. Photos for the Hartwick ID and Hartwick Nursing Student ID are taken in the Commons at a pre-arranged time once you arrive on campus.