Hanover-NKU Nursing Partnership

The Northern Kentucky University Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program prepares its graduates to sit for the NCLEX licensing exam. Its 2019 pass rate was 96%, placing NKU's program in the top 25% of nursing programs in the state of Kentucky. NKU 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.

3-YeAr Option

For pre-nursing students who wish to attend Hanover for 3 years.

Students in this option are only required to complete three-fourths of the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Health & Movement Studies major, including all general education and major requirements as well as comprehensive exams. They do not need to complete the Health & Movement Studies Culminating Experience course* or eight elective units**. (Exact number of units may vary slightly.) Hanover College will waive the residency requirement for successful pre-nursing students' fourth year since they will transfer to NKU that year.

* Hanover will accept NKU's NRS 465 Transition to the Professional Practice Role as the equivalent of the Health & Movement Studies' Culminating Experience requirement.

**Hanover will accept transfer credits from NKU to count toward our Bachelor of Arts degree upon receipt of an official transcript.

4-Year Option

For pre-nursing students who wish to attend Hanover for 4 years.

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.

For more information about Northern Kentucky University's ABSN program, visit this site.

Hanover-NKU Partnership Requirements

Students must meet the following admission criteria into the ABSN 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 prerequisites

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

Hanover College Course

Title

Hanover Units

CHE 161

Principles of Chemistry I

1

CHE 185

Principles of Chemistry II

1

KIP 215

Human Anatomy

1

KIP 230

Physiology

1

BIO 223

General Microbiology

1

PSY 111

Basic Principles of Psychology

1

PSY 244

Childhood and Adolescence

1

PSY 202

Adult Development Psychology

0.25

KIP 225

Nutrition

1

MAT 217

Applied Statistics

1

Applied Fitness or Health and Fitness Applied

0.5

Religious Perspectives

1

Writing 1 & 2*

2*

Historical & Social Perspectives 1 & 2

2

Philosophical Perspectives

1

Literary Perspectives 1 & 2

2

Other Major & Gen Ed Courses**

14.25

Total Hanover

~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.

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.

Other requirements

    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 (7 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 7 weeks)

3

NRS 350P Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing Practicum (7 weeks)

2

NRS 215P Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practicum

(1st 7 weeks)

2

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

3

NRS 250 Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing (2nd 7 weeks)

3

NRS 360P Principles of Obstetrics and Newborn Nursing Practicum

(7 weeks)

2

NRS 250P Introduction to Medical Surgical Nursing Practicum

(2nd 7 weeks)

4

NRS 415 Principles of Pediatric Nursing

(16 weeks)

2

NRS 255 Pathopharmacalogic Principles (16 weeks)

4

NRS 415P Pediatric Nursing Practicum

(7 weeks)

2

TOTAL

21

TOTAL

20

Summer - Semester 3

Fall - Semester 4

NRS 439L Clinical Reasoning II

(7 weeks)

1

NRS 450 Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing (16 weeks)

3

NRS 365 Foundations of Nursing Scholarship (7 weeks)

3

NRS 425 Professional and Leadership Concepts in Nursing (16 weeks)

4

NRS 310 Concepts of Community Health Nursing Practicum

(7 weeks)

3

NRS 450P Advanced Medical-Surgical Practicum (1st 7 weeks)

2

NRS 310P Concepts of Community Health Nursing Practicum (7 weeks)

2

NRS 460P Nursing Capstone (16 weeks)

3

NRS 465P Transition to Professional Practice Role (2nd 7 weeks)

4

TOTAL

9

TOTAL

16

TOTAL CREDITS

69

Questions?

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