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.

Admissions Qualifications

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.

Progression Policy

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.

Estimated Fees for the Nursing Program

Nursing Fees