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Hanover students who wish to earn a bachelor of science degree in nursing have two opportunities through the College's new agreements with Valparaiso University and Northern Kentucky University.

HANOVER-VALPARAISO CURRICULAR PARTNERSHIP

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 of arts degree in the process, and finishing a bachelor of science degree in nursing at the northern Indiana school in just 16 months.

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 and finish a bachelor of science in nursing degree in just 16 months.

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

Option 1: 4+ Program toward B.A. and B.S.N.

Students in this option will complete all requirements for any Bachelor of Arts degree at Hanover College, including all general education requirements, all major requirements, and 36 course units by the end of Spring Term of the fourth year. Students in this program will be excused from enrolling in Spring Term of the fourth year.

Option 2: 3+ Program toward B.A. and B.S.N.

Students in this option will complete the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Health and Movement Studies at Hanover College except for (1) the culminating experience and (2) 10 units (the equivalent of 40 credit hours), including all general education requirements, all major requirements, and comprehensive exams by the end of Winter Term of the third year. Students in this option will also be excused from enrolling in Spring Term of the 3rd year.

Hanover College will accept Nur 480 Professional Role Practicum as the equivalent of Hanover's culminating experience requirement and up to 40 credit hours in transfer elective credits from Valparaiso University toward the Bachelor of Arts degree upon receipt of an official transcript. Hanover College will waive the residency requirement for students' fourth year.

Students preparing for either program with Valparaiso will also complete the following courses as a prerequisite for admission to the BSN program:

Valpo Course

Hanover Equivalent

Hanover Units

Credit Hour Equiv.

Title

CHE 111

CHE 161

1

4

General Chemistry

BIO 151

KIP 215

1

4

Anatomy

BIO 152

KIP 230

1

4

Physiology

BIO 210

BIO 166

1

4

Microbiology

PSY110

PSY 111

1

4

Intro to Psychology

PSY 315

PSY 244 AND

1

4

Developmental Psychology

PSY 202

1

4

Adulthood and Aging Psych

BIO 260

KIP 225

1

4

Nutrition

PSY 201

MAT 217

1

4

Statistics

PE

PE Applied

0.50

2

Physical Fitness

Theology

Religious Perspectives

1

4

Theology

ENG 305

Writing 1 & 2*

2*

8*

Writing*

Core 110

Historical & Social Perspectives 1 & 2

2

8

Humanities

Core 115

Philosophical Perspectives

1

4

Humanities

Humanities

Literary & Artistic Perspectives 1 & 2

2

8

Humanities

Other Major & Gen Ed Courses

12.25/11.5

49/46

* The Hanover writing requirement is a two course "across the curriculum" requirement in which students take designated writing courses within disciplinary courses. As a result, writing courses can also count toward other requirements and are not included in unit or credit totals.

Other Requirements:

  • Transfer to Valparaiso University
  • Requirements for admission:
    • Minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average
    • No grade of less than C in any prerequisite course

HANOVER-NKU CURRICULAR PARTNERSHIP

Northern Kentucky University will guarantee 5 qualified Hanover College students direct admission into the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program each fall. Students will have two options to choose from for this partnership as well.

OPTION 1: 4+ PROGRAM TOWARD B.A. AND B.S.N.

Students in this option will complete all requirements for any Bachelor of Arts degree, including all general requirements, all major requirements, and 36 course units by the end of Spring Term of the fourth year.

Option 2: 3+ PROGRAM TOWARD B.A. AND B.S.N.

Students in this option will complete all requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Health & Movement Studies except for (1) the culminating experience and (2) 9 units, including all general education requirements, all major requirements, and comprehensive exams by the end of Spring Term of the third year.

Hanover College will accept NRS 465 Transition to the Professional Practice Role as the equivalent of Hanover’s culminating experience requirement and up to 36 credit hours in transfer elective credits from Northern Kentucky University toward the Bachelor of Arts degree upon receipt of an official transcript. Hanover College will waive the residency requirement for the student’s fourth year.

Students preparing for the 3+ program with Northern Kentucky University will also complete the following prerequisite courses for admission to the BSN program:

Hanover College Course

Title

Credits

Hanover Units

NKU Course Equivalent

CHE 161

Principles of Chemistry I

4

1

CHE 120

CHE 185

Principles of Chemistry II

4

1

CHE 121

KIP 215

Human Anatomy

4

1

BIO 200T

KIP 230

Physiology

4

1

BIO 200T

BIO 166

Elements of Microbiology

4

1

BIO 300T

PSY 111

Basic Principles of Psychology

4

1

PSY 100

PSY 244

Childhood and Adolescence

4

1

PSY 200T

PSY 202

Adult Development Psychology

1

0.25

PSY 200T

KIP 225

Nutrition

4

1

BIO 200T

MAT 217

Applied Statistics

4

1

STA 205

Applied Fitness or Health and Fitness Applied

2

0.5

Religious Perspectives

4

1

Writing 1 & 2*

8*

2*

Historical & Social Perspectives 1 & 2

8

2

Philosophical Perspectives

4

1

Literary Perspectives 1 & 2

8

2

Other Major & Gen Ed Courses**

57

14.25

Total Hanover

120

28

*The Hanover writing requirement is a two course “across the curriculum” requirement in which students take designated writing courses with disciplinary courses. As a result, writing courses can also count towards other requirements and are not included in unit or credit totals.

**Students will need to complete HIN 355: Introduction to Health Informatics before entering the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program at NKU. This course is offered online and students can enroll in the course as a visiting student at NKU and complete it before the start of classes at NKU in the fall.

BIO 208/208L, BIO 209/209L, BIO 202/202L, BIO 126, and PSY 321 will be waived for students with a grade of at least a C in KIP 215, KIP 230, BIO 333 or Concepts in Microbiology, PSY 244, Adult Development Psychology, and KIP 225.

Students must meet the following admission criteria into the A.B.S.N. program:

    1. Complete the equivalent of 75 credit hours (minimum) at Hanover College.
    2. Be admitted to NKU as a degree-seeking student without conditions.
    3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale for the most recent 30 credit hours of coursework.
    4. Complete at least two science prerequisite courses before applying.
    5. Submit a separate application to the Department of Nursing by November 1 for fall admission. The application is available in the nursing office in Albright Health Center 303 or online (http://healthprofessions.nku.edu/departments/nursing.html).
    6. Complete the following prerequisite courses with a grade of at least a C in each course. Prerequisites taken at Hanover College are not considered completed until the courses have been transferred to NKU.
NKU CoursesHanover Courses
BIO 208/208LKIP 215 Anatomy
BIO 209/209LKIP 230 Physiology
CHE 120/120LCHE 161 Principles of CHE I
CHE 121/121LCHE 185 Principles of CHE II
BIO 202/202LBIO 166 Elements of Microbiology
BIO 126KIP 225 Nutrition
PSY 321 or EDU 300PSY 244 Childhood and Adolescence
PSY 202 Adult Development
STA 205 or STA 212MAT 217 Applied Statistics
*HIN 355 (online course taken before beginning NKU classes)

Note: All prerequisite science courses for admission to the program must be fewer than eight years old as of the first day of the semester in which the student starts the program.

    1. Applicants whose native language is other than English must demonstrate an established level of English proficiency by taking the Internet-based TOEFL.
    2. Successful completion of a criminal background check.
    3. Pay a $100 nonrefundable deposit. This deposit will be credited toward the first semester tuition.
  1. Students who are admitted to the A.B.S.N. program must complete the following.
    1. Submit proof of “CPR for Health Providers” certification in effect for their first year
    2. Submit immunization records and completed health forms (all records must be submitted together) before the posted deadline.
    3. Purchase professional liability insurance, which is paid concurrently with NKU tuition.
    4. Submit proof of health insurance coverage or sign a health insurance waiver.
    5. Provide own transportation to clinical agencies.
    6. Purchase appropriate uniforms prior to the first day of clinical.
  2. Students must complete the Core Curriculum Requirements (CCRs) and Areas of Competency and Engagement (ACEs) at Hanover College prior to enrollment at Northern Kentucky University. Students entering the A.B.S.N. program through this transfer agreement will be considered certified in general education as long as they stay in the A.B.S.N. or B.S.N. programs. The general education certification at NKU is not extended to students enrolled in any other majors.
  3. Students must complete all the graduation requirements at NKU including earning 120 total credit hours with 45 hours at the 300-level or above.
  4. Under this agreement, Hanover College will accept NRS 465P Transition to the Professional Practice Role as the equivalent of Hanover’s culminating experience requirement and up to 40 credit hours in transfer elective credits from Northern Kentucky University towards the Bachelor of Arts degree upon receipt of an official transcript. Hanover College will waive the residency requirement for students’ fourth year.

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Health and Movement Studies at Hanover College and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Northern Kentucky University.

16-MONTH PLAN: NURSING, ACCELERATED B.S.N.

Northern Kentucky University

Sample of the 16-month plan for the Accelerated Bachelor of Nursing.

Fall – Semester 1

Spring – Semester 2

NRS 210L Development of Clinical Nursing Skills (16 weeks)

2

NRS 339L Clinical Reasoning I

(16 weeks)

1

NRS 220 Holistic Health Assessment of the Adult (16 weeks)

2

NRS 330 Principles of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (16 weeks)

3

NRS 220L Holistic Health Assessment Lab

(16 weeks)

1

NRS 330P Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practicum (16 weeks)

2

NRS 255 Pathopharm Concepts and Principles (16 weeks)

4

NRS 350 Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing (16 weeks)

3

NRS 215 Fundamental Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice

(1st 8 weeks)

3

NRS 350P Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing Practicum (8 weeks)

2

NRS 215P Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practicum

(1st 8 weeks)

2

NRS 360 Principles of Obstetrics and Newborn Nursing (16 weeks)

3

NRS 250 Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing (2nd 8 weeks)

3

NRS 360P Principles of Obstetrics and Newborn Nursing Practicum

(8 weeks)

2

NRS 250P Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing Practicum (2nd 8 weeks)

1

NRS 415 Principles of Pediatric Nursing

(16 weeks)

2

NRS 415P Pediatric Nursing Practicum

(8 weeks)

2

TOTAL

21

TOTAL

20

Summer – Semester 3

Fall – Semester 4

NRS 439L Clinical Reasoning II

(8 weeks)

1

NRS 450 Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing (16 weeks)

3

NRS 370 Legal, Ethical, and Professional Issues (8 weeks)

3

NRS 420 Concepts and Principles of Leadership Management (16 weeks)

3

NRS 310 Concepts of Community and Public Health Nursing Practicum

(8 weeks)

3

NRS 315 Theories and Concepts of Professional Nursing Practice

(16 weeks)

2

NRS 310P Concepts of Community and Public Health Nursing Practicum (8 weeks)

2

NRS 450P Advanced Medical-Surgical Practicum (1st 8 weeks)

2

NRS 320 Principles of Research for Application to Professional Nursing Practice (8 weeks)

2

NRS 460P Nursing Capstone Project

(16 weeks)

3

NRS 465P Transition to the Professional Practice Role (2nd 8 weeks)

4

TOTAL

11

TOTAL

17

TOTAL CREDITS

69

Questions?

For more information on either program, contact Joyce Flanagan at flanagan@hanover.edu.