Hartwick College Nursing students in Sim Lab with faculty


Whether transfer students have completed a semester of credit or have earned a bachelor’s degree, we have a nursing program that is perfect for them! In their very first semester, students start learning the nursing skills they will need to create a solid base for future clinical experiences. And 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.

Licensed registered nurses (RNs) with an Associate degree in nursing—even those who work full-time—may pursue a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing.

Four-Year & Three-Year Nursing Degree Programs

The Four-Year Degree and Three-Year Degree nursing programs are ideal for students who have not completed nursing pre-requisites. Successful applicants have a strong background in science and math. The Four-Year Degree program requires a GPA of 2.5 or higher from previous institutions.

The Three-Year Degree program requires a GPA of 3.0 or higher from previous institutions. In order to complete the program in three years, students are required to take 3 courses in the summer following their first year: Pathophysiology & Pharmacology I, Pathophysiology & Pharmacology II, and Medical-Surgical Nursing I. Students must complete their first year at Hartwick with a GPA of 2.75 to be eligible to take the summer courses. 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.

Accelerated Summer Nursing Program

The Accelerated Summer Program enables students to complete the nursing program in one summer and two full academic years. Successful applicants have a minimum GPA of 3.0 at previous institutions, and have completed specific courses required for the nursing major. Students must be ready to begin the program in late May or early June. Learn more

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. Some courses required for the nursing major are only offered in certain semesters and may not be repeated until the course is offered again. Students who are enrolled in an accelerated program and receive less than a C in any course required from the major are unenrolled from an accelerated track to promote success.

Estimated Fees for the Nursing Programs

All fees are subject to change and vary depending on program.

Nursing Fees