Nursing for Transfer Students

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 2 courses in the summer following their first year: Pathophysiology 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 Nursing Programs

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.

Accelerated Summer Nursing Program

The 18-Month Accelerated Nursing Program (also known as the Rural Nursing Opportunities Program, or RNOP) may be ideal for those seeking a second career—particularly in upstate New York, which is experiencing a dramatic shortage of professional nurses. It’s a challenging program: the sequential 4-6 week courses include the academic and clinical content usually taught in semester-long courses.

Successful applicants have a GPA of 3.0 or higher in previous institutions. Many applicants have completed a bachelor’s degree in a different major, but it is not a requirement. However, students must have completed all nursing prerequisite courses as well as all of Hartwick’s general education requirements prior to the start of the program, in late May or early June.

18-Month Accelerated Nursing Program (RNOP)

Nurses with an Associate degree in nursing who possess a license as a Registered Nurse (RN) may be accepted with advanced standing as candidates for a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing.

The Partnership for Nursing Opportunities Program is an option for full-time employees at Bassett Medical Center.

Educational Mobility Program for Registered Nurses

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 Programs

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

Nursing Fees