Nursing Partnership Program

Nursing Partnership Program

Dual Degree Nursing Program: a 3+1 program leading to a B.A. from Hanover and a B.S.N. from one of our partner programs.


Through Hanover’s accelerated 3+1 opportunity, you can earn two degrees in less than 4 1/2 years. Our innovative partnerships with Valparaiso University and Northern Kentucky University guarantee acceptance for a minimum of five qualified Hanover students at both institutions’ Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs. 3+1 pre-nursing students complete three years at Hanover as a Health & Movement Studies major and then finish the partner school’s 16-month accelerated bachelor of science in nursing program.

A second 4+1 option allows for pre-nursing students to complete four years at Hanover and then finish up with the 16-month bachelor of science in nursing degree at the partner school.

After successfully completing 3 or 4 years at Hanover and the 16-month A.B.S.N., participating students will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN exam). Information on each program’s NCLEX pass rate can be found in the corresponding links.

“A big advantage to the Hanover partnership is knowing that I was able to get a great degree from Hanover in 3 years, and then getting to immediately pursue my nursing degree/career with no stops in between. I think being at Hanover those 3 years also allowed for me to become a better well-rounded student and person, and really allowed for me to make sure this was the path I wanted to take.”

Brayden Oberhausen ’22

Learn more about our partnerships with Valparaiso University or Northern Kentucky University.