Hanover students who wish to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing have an opportunity through the College’s new agreement with Valparaiso University.

A minimum of five qualified Hanover scholars will receive guaranteed acceptance into Valparaiso’s accelerated bachelor’s program each year. Accepted students will have two options to pursue the nursing degree.

One option allows for the completion four years at Hanover, earning a bachelor's degree in the process, and finishing a bachelor of science degree in nursing at the northern Indiana school in just one year.

A second option allows Hanover students to complete the key requirements for the bachelor of arts degree with a major in health and movement studies by the end of winter term of the third year. The undergraduates then transfer to Valparaiso for two years to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing.

Applications must be received by Nov. 1 to be considered for guaranteed admission for the following fall term.