Nursing Partnership Programs

Nursing Partnership Programs

NEW: 1+2+1 program with Ivy Tech Community College-Madison

Hanover College and Ivy Tech-Madison have united to launch Indiana’s first “1+2+1” nursing program. The unique academic track combines the strengths of both institutions to create a pathway for students to earn associate (ASN) and bachelor’s degrees (BSN) in a four-year period. 

Students will be enrolled at Hanover and live on campus all four years, but will take their second- and third-year clinical nursing courses at Ivy Tech’s nearby Madison, Ind., campus. Students will earn an associate degree in nursing from Ivy Tech and take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) at the end of their third year to become a registered nurse. In the fourth year, students would return to courses on Hanover’s campus to earn a post-licensure bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Whether taking classes at Hanover or Ivy Tech, these students will be eligible to participate in all aspects of campus life at Hanover. This includes intercollegiate athletics, performing and visual arts, Greek life, student government, clubs and much more.

In their first year, Hanover pre-nursing students will take core requirements with other first-year students. These courses would also include pre-requisites for Ivy Tech’s ASN program such as a first-year writing course, entry-level anatomy and physiology, and introduction to psychology.

Nursing student checking vitals

The bachelor’s degree in nursing will include 14 professional-technical courses during the second and third years. While residing on Hanover’s campus, students would take these courses at Ivy Tech-Madison, using its laboratories, classrooms and clinical facilities. Courses during this period include fundamentals of nursing, pharmacology for nursing, medical surgical nursing, mental health nursing, and nursing for childbearing and childrearing families.

Students enrolled in this program pay the prevailing locked tuition amount for the first three years. The locked tuition is then discounted approximately 55% in year four. Merit awards, scholarships and aid are prorated in year four as well. Students also pay room and board for all four years. For questions about your specific situation after you apply, please contact the Office of Student Financial Services.

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Other Nursing Programs (Valparaiso and Northern Kentucky)

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.