Nursing Major

Hartwick has more than 70 years of experience preparing nurses at the baccalaureate level. Hartwick nurses are exceptional practitioners, and remarkable people.

The broad liberal arts and sciences education that complements Hartwick’s nursing program provides the communication, critical thinking, informed decision-making, and leadership skills the profession demands. Hartwick nurses are highly qualified, self-directed individuals who are able to thrive in both the present and a rapidly changing healthcare system of the future.

Where degrees in nursing can take you.

As a Hartwick nursing student, you’ll start taking nursing classes during your first semester. Most schools make you wait. Hartwick’s nursing students are well prepared for the realities of entry-level positions in any area of professional nursing practice, and in any setting.

As leaders in the field, the majority of Hartwick nursing graduates pursue advanced degrees in leadership, practice, teaching, and research.

A closer look.

Hartwick’s nursing curriculum, like the profession, is demanding. The professional nursing component is based upon a strong foundation in the arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and physical and life sciences. That’s what helps create a nurse who has the habits, heart, and skilled know-how of a professional. That’s what makes Hartwick-educated nurses different, and better.

Beyond the basic.

Hartwick offers a January Term immersion course in Transcultural Nursing in Jamaica, West Indies. Junior nursing students learn firsthand about the impact of culture, politics, economics, and globalization on healthcare and healing. Working in the clinic and community side-by-side with local healthcare workers, they provide hands-on care to individuals and families.

Putting nursing to work.

Hartwick nurses can be found delivering exceptional care in diverse healthcare settings the world over. Many pursue advanced degrees as nurse administrators, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, nurse educators, nurse midwives, and nurse practitioners.

Hartwick alumni work for:

  • Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital
  • New York University Hospital
  • The North Shore LIJ Health System
  • Albany Medical Center
  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Boston’s Children’s Hospital
  • Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Duke University Medical Center
  • SUNY Upstate Medical Center

Hartwick graduates have been accepted at:

  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Boston College
  • Drexel University
  • Duke University
  • Frontier Nursing University, School of Nurse-Midwifery
  • State University of New York at Binghamton, Stony Brook, and Buffalo
  • State University of California, San Francisco
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Arizona
  • Maitripa College

Regional clinical affiliates for Hartwick undergraduates:

  • Bassett Medical Center, Cooperstown NY
  • A. O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta NY
  • Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • St. Margaret’s Center, Albany, NY
  • At Home Care, Bassett Healthcare Network, Oneonta, NY
  • and more

Entrance Requirements

In addition to the requirements for admission to Hartwick College, students interested in a major in nursing must submit SAT or ACT scores at the time of application.

Meet the nursing faculty and staff.

Hartwick’s expert nursing faculty are future-focused. That’s because they work side-by-side with students who are meant for more. Students who will make a difference in the world of tomorrow. Hartwick students.

Jane Bachman
Coordinator of Nursing Opportunities
Dawn Bertola
Visiting Clinical Instructor of Nursing
BS, RN; Binghamton University
Areas of expertise:
Pediatric Nursing, Maternal Child Health, Medical Surgical Nursing
Jamie Dalton
Administrative Assistant
Virginia DelBusto-Cohen
Clinical Assistant Professor
Areas of expertise:
Psychiatric and Mental Health, Psychotherapy, Spirituality, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Military Health, Adolescent and Children’s Health
Patricia Grust
Clinical Associate Professor and Department Chair
Ph.D., RN, CLNC; Capella University
Areas of expertise:
Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research, Civility and Incivility, Professional Socialization and Mentoring, Policy, Ethical , Legal and Regulatory Issues, Teaching-Learning Methods
Juliana Hanbridge
Clinical Coordinator
Harpreet Kaur
Clinical Assistant Professor
MS, MPA, RN; State University of New York at Binghamton
Areas of expertise:
Community Health Nursing, Public Health, International Health Systems, Leadership and Management, Non-Profit Administration, Philanthropy
Sierra Meads '17
Learning Lab and Technology Coordinator
BS, RN; Hartwick College
Areas of expertise:
Anatomy and physiology, clinical skills assessment
Darlene Parker
Associate Professor of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Science, Education and Leadership (DNS); The Sage Colleges, Albany NY
Areas of expertise:
medical-surgical nursing, critical care nursing, nursing leadership, health assessment, pharmacology
Dana Plank '07
Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing
MS, RN; ​​SUNY Polytechnic Institute​
Areas of expertise:
simulation, perioperative, public health, community health
Cynthia Ploutz
Clinical Assistant Professor
MS, FNP; State University of New York at Binghamton
Areas of expertise:
Family Nursing, Gerontology, Reminiscence and Validation Therapies, Animal Assisted Therapy, Health and Wellness, Healthy Aging, Health Assessment, Role Play and Theatre in Teaching
Amy Shaver
Associate Professor of Nursing
PhD, RN; State University of New York at Binghamton
Areas of expertise:
Community, Public and Population Health, Rural Nursing, Gerontology, Healthy Aging, Teaching-Learning Methods
Mary Louise Maia Silber
Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing
MHA, RN-BC; Pfeiffer University
Areas of expertise:
Leadership and Management, Women's and Reproductive Health, Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Health Assessment
Theresa Turick-Gibson
Professor of Nursing
Ed.D. (c), Binghamton University; MA, Teachers’ College, Columbia University; PPCNP-BC post-master’s certification, Syracuse University
Areas of expertise:
Pediatric Nursing, Obesity, Child and Adolescent Health, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Health Promotion and Risk Reduction, School-Based Health, Teaching-Learning Methods
Amy Weaver
Visiting Assistant Professor of Nursing
BS, MS; ​​SUNY Polytechnic Institute​
Lisa Wehner
Associate Professor of Nursing
Ph.D., Northcentral University; FNP, Stony Brook University; MS, BS, Syracuse University
Areas of expertise:
Cardiovascular, Critical Care, Emergency, Surgical Nursing

Three-Year Bachelor’s Degree Program.

Ready to move faster? Get the full Hartwick nursing experience in three-quarters the time at three-quarters the cost. Learn more about the three-year program.


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