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.
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.