Nursing for High School Graduates
The Nursing program at Hartwick is an exciting program—and a challenging one!
In their very first semester, students start learning the nursing skills they will need to create a solid base for future clinical experiences. By the end of that first semester they will have the opportunity to use those skills in a clinical setting.
Because of high demand from other collegiate nursing programs, students should be prepared for clinical rotations that are scheduled on weekends.
Applicants to the nursing program should have a strong background in the sciences, preferably with four years of high school math and science and with a high school average of 87 or higher.
Hartwick is test optional for Fall 2022. SAT/ACT is optional but recommended.
The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing may be completed within a traditional 4 year program, or, for well-prepared and motivated students, there is a three-year degree program option, designed to be completed in three years and one summer.
Nursing is a rigorous program of study. Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course required for the major in order to progress. A specific course for the major may be repeated only one time. A maximum of two different courses required for the major may be repeated one time; this includes prerequisite and co-requisite courses.
Students who are unable to meet this progression standard will be dismissed from the nursing program. Please review the entire progression policy here.
Four-Year Degree Program
The Four-Year Degree Program is the most common option chosen by students. Students complete 12-16 credits per semester. This curriculum offers students two January terms when no nursing courses are required—which can be a perfect time to study abroad!
Nursing Four-Year Degree Curriculum
Three-Year Degree Program
This rigorous program dramatically reduces the cost of a private college education while enabling students in the program to take advantage of every opportunity offered in our traditional four-year program.
Students pursuing the Three-Year Degree Program take 16-20 credits per semester. In the summer following their first year, students must complete two accelerated courses, pathophysiology and Medical-Surgical Nursing I. These accelerated courses, normally offered over a semester, run from four to six weeks in length, usually in June and August. The fee for these summer courses is offered in 2018-19 at a discounted rate of $566 per credit. All fees subject to change.
In order to be eligible for these accelerated summer courses, student must earn a minimum 2.75 cumulative GPA by the end of their first year. Progression in the Three-Year Degree Program is dependent upon successful completion (with a grade of ‘C’ or higher) of all courses required for the major.
Applicants to the Three-Year Degree Program must sign and submit a declaration of intent and provide a non-refundable $300 fee that is credited to the final tuition payment upon completion of the program in three years.
Nursing Three-Year Degree Curriculum
Estimated Fees for the Nursing Program
All fees are subject to change and may vary depending on program.
2018-2019 Nursing Fees