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  • Hartwick nursing students in lab class
  • Hartwick nursing student during rural nursing course farm visit
  • Clinical practice

Accelerated Summer Program (ASP)

Purpose
Program Design

Entrance Requirements

Prerequisite Courses

Summer Sequence

Junior Year and Senior Year

Cost to Students
Room and Board

Health Requirements

Professional Liability Insurance
Uniforms, Clinical Photo ID and Nursing Tote Bag
Program Support


Purpose
This program is designed to attract students with previous college experience in another discipline to the nursing program at Hartwick College. It also offers current nursing majors some flexibility, should they choose to study abroad for a given semester or elect to double major. Typically students who qualify for this program are:

  • Hartwick students who began as undeclared majors or as a major in another discipline, completed a year or more and then decide to enter the nursing major.
  • Transfer students who have taken college level work elsewhere, are not Registered Nurses, and desire a baccalaureate degree.
  • Second degree students who have a baccalaureate degree in another discipline and desire a career in nursing.

Program Design
Students entering this program have two options:

  • Level I - Nursing 134, and Science 144 can be taken by a transfer in the summer program if prerequisites of Anatomy & Physiology I and II with labs (4Cr), and a Chemistry with a lab (4 Cr) are completed with grades of B- or better. After completion of these two courses they would enter as a sophomore and will complete the program in three academic years and part of a summer.
  • Level II - Nursing 134, Science 144, and Nursing 234 can be taken in the summer program by a transfer if prerequisites of Anatomy & Physiology I & II with labs (4Cr), Chemistry with lab (4Cr), Developmental Psychology (3Cr), Microbiology (4 Cr), Pathophysiology (3Cr), and Sociology (3Cr) are completed with a grade of B- or better. After completion of these three courses they would enter as a junior and complete the program in two academic years and a summer..
  • Each student must also meet the graduation requirements of the College.

Entrance Requirements
Current nursing majors must be in good academic standing in the College with at least a cumulative GPA of 2.7, must have completed all the prerequisite courses, and must have the recommendation of his/her academic advisor as well as approval from the Department of Nursing to enter this program.

Transfer students must complete the admissions process, pay the appropriate fees, complete all the prerequisite courses, submit transcripts, and submit two letters of reference from former professors.  Students must submit all required health forms and hold a current CPR certification (American Health Association - Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification for Healthcare Providers,  American Red Cross CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuers and Health Providers, or American Health and Safety Institute  CPR Pro for the Professional Rescuer) in order to register for this program. Student transferring from another nursing program must have two letters of reference from nursing faculty at their previous school.

Prerequisite Courses

  • Anatomy and Physiology – two lab courses
  • Microbiology – one lab course
  • Chemistry 105 (general/organic/inorganic) – one lab course
  • Developmental Psychology – birth to death
  • Sociology – one course
  • Pathophysiology - one course

Summer Sequence
The nursing and physical assessment courses offered in the first two years for nursing majors in the Hartwick curriculum will be taught in the summer. The following courses will be offered in 2012:

June Term
Nursing 134 - Fundamentals of Nursing (4 credits) focuses on the foundational theories of nursing as well as acquisition of the fundamental skills necessary for professional practice. (Theory & Lab)

July Term
Science 144 - Physical Assessment (4 credits) – focuses on the synthesis of knowledge from the biological and behavioral sciences in learning skills in assessment, data collection and physical examination.
(Theory & Lab)

August Term
Nursing 234 – Medical-Surgical Nursing I (5 credits) - introduces students to the physical, psychological, and sociological aspects of illness as experienced by the adult client. Aging and cultural that have an effect on nursing care are stressed. (Theory & Lab)

Students will be in class, lab or on clinical units Monday-Friday. Clinical visits also may be scheduled over the weekend.

Fall Semester
Following the summer sequence program options, students become full-time students taking the same courses as the traditional pre-licensure students at either the sophomore or junior level.

Cost to Students
The cost of these summer courses is offered at a discounted rate for 2011 at $430.00 per credit.

Room and Board
Rooms will be available on campus during the summer for a fee. The Commons (College dining hall) may be open during a portion of the summer.

Health Requirements
Hartwick College requires a physical examination, immunization record, and other health related forms which are part of the new student workbook. These forms 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 / $5,000,000 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, Clinical Photo ID and Nursing Tote Bag
Uniforms are ordered through the Hartwick College bookstore and must be worn to the clinical agencies off campus, beginning with the first course. The Hartwick uniform is a navy top with white skirt or pants and white shoes. Photo ID nametags are a part of the uniform. Photos are taken in the Commons at a pre-arranged time once you arrive on campus. The Nursing Tote Bag containing stethoscope, blood pressure cuff and other equipment are sold in the bookstore.

Ashley Gee '10

Ashley Gee '10

Amazing program ... the best nursing education I could have ever hoped to receive.

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