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 88 or higher.
SAT/ACT test scores are optional, but highly recommended for those applying to the nursing program.
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.