Hartwick Launches 18-Month Nursing Program with Open House

April 9, 2010

In an effort to help alleviate the nursing shortage in upstate New York while increasing access to stable, sustainable jobs, the Hartwick College Department of Nursing has launched a special 18-Month Accelerated Baccalaureate in Nursing Program. From 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, the department will host an Open House for all those interested, in Rooms 401 and 403 of Johnstone Science Center on the College campus.

The program, which will be tailored to meet the unique scheduling needs of adult learners, will be offered sequentially in three- to six-week blocks using a blend of face-to-face and distance, Web-enhanced teaching; classes and clinical/learning lab experiences will be scheduled on the weekends and in the evenings. It is designed for students who have completed baccalaureate degrees, or hold significant college credits in other disciplines.

"You can't outsource a nursing job," explained Jeanne-Marie Havener, Chair of Hartwick's Nursing Department. "This program will open doors for many area residents, allowing them to earn a Hartwick degree that will provide access to a crucial, varied, and exciting career as a nurse."

To find out more about Hartwick's 18-Month Accelerated Baccalaureate in Nursing Program, visit To RSVP for the Open House, or for more information, contact Jennifer Morissette, Secretary, Nursing Recruitment, RN Mobility & Continuing Education in Nursing Program, at 607-431-4790 or

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Hartwick College is a private liberal arts and sciences college of 1,480 students, located in Oneonta, NY, in the northern foothills of the Catskill Mountains. Hartwick's expansive curriculum emphasizes a uniquely experiential approach to the liberal arts. Through personalized teaching, collaborative research, a unique January Term, a wide range of internships, and vast study-abroad opportunities, Hartwick ensures that students are prepared for the world ahead. A Three Year Bachelor's Degree Program and strong financial aid and scholarship offerings keep a Hartwick education affordable.

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