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.
Submission of SATs or ACTs is usually required for nursing students. Successful candidates will have scores of 1080 (SAT) or 24 (ACT) or higher. We have waived SAT/ACT test requirements for 2020-2021.
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