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Hope College BSN

Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing

Hope College’s School of Nursing offers a unique program blending academic excellence with a Christian faith perspective. The nursing department is committed to preparing professional nurses through an innovative curriculum that integrates scholarly art and science with compassionate and culturally sensitive care.

The holistic application review process assesses each student’s experiences alongside traditional academic measures. The faculty creates a collaborative environment promoting critical thinking, scholarship, and professional development. The program emphasizes hands-on experiences, starting with nursing classes in a state-of-the-art simulation lab and progressing to various practicum sites.

How to Become a Nursing Major:

Students can enter the Nursing Program through various routes. Most apply in the spring of their freshman year, meeting specific requirements. Transfer students and those applying in later semesters must also fulfill these requirements. The nursing department should be contacted before taking tests or completing applications.

Why Study Nursing at Hope:

Beginning nursing courses in sophomore year, students gain real-world experience in and out of the classroom. Opportunities include research practicums, clinicals at local hospitals, and utilization of specialized skills and simulation labs. Graduates typically secure employment within a year.

Hope students declare a nursing major by applying after meeting requirements, usually in the spring of freshman year. The program accepts 45 students annually, aiming for a four-year BSN completion. Although there’s no minor in nursing, students often choose complementary minors.

Admissions Requirements:

The application must include the Nursing Student Admission Application Form, two professional references, a Hope transcript, and a standardized pre-nursing exam. Consideration is given to various factors, including volunteer/work experience, geographical factors, GPA, test scores, and essays.

Program Admissions Deadlines:

  • Fall Semester: February 1
  • Spring Semester: October 1

Program Costs

The program costs for Hope College include various components contributing to the overall Cost of Attendance (COA) for the academic year 2023-24. These estimates aid in determining eligibility for financial aid.

  1. Tuition and Fees:
    • Anchored Tuition: $39,990 for incoming students, $37,990 for returning students (2022 cohort), $36,300 for returning students (2021 cohort or earlier).
    • Activity & Services Fee: $430 for all categories.
  2. Living Expenses:
    • Food & Housing: $12,180 for incoming students, $13,530 for returning students (2022 cohort), and consistent at $13,530 for earlier cohorts.
    • Miscellaneous Personal Expenses: $1,630 across all categories.
  3. Books, Course Materials, Supplies & Equipment:
    • A consistent estimate of $1,150 for all students.
  4. Transportation:
    • Varied by residency status:
      • Michigan Resident: $410
      • Out of State Resident: $1,000
  5. Federal Student Loan Fees:
    • A standard fee of $40 for all students receiving federal loans.
  6. Total Estimated Cost:
    • Ranges from $53,490 to $54,080 for earlier cohorts, $55,180 to $55,770 for returning students (2022 cohort), and $55,830 to $56,420 for incoming students.
  7. Cost for Professional Licensure, Certification, or Credential:
    • Nursing majors incur an average cost of $228.
  8. Additional Costs:
    • Dependent care, disability-related expenses, study abroad expenses, and cooperative education costs can be considered upon request. Students should contact the Office of Financial Aid for adjustments to their COA based on these factors.

It’s important to note that these figures are averages and can be adjusted based on individual circumstances. Students are encouraged to consult with the Office of Financial Aid for personalized assistance and adjustments to their COA.

Program at a Glance

Program InformationDetails
CostSee detailed explanation in “Program Costs” section above
AccreditationMichigan Board of Nursing. Inquire with other state licensing boards to verify accreditation elsewhere.
Location35 E. 12th Street, Holland 49423
Email[email protected]
Job PlacementNo