Indiana Hospital Association
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! Huntington University has been authorized by the Indiana State
Board of Nursing to offer a bachelor of science degree in nursing. The
first group of students was enrolled in fall 2007. Apply today! The new
BSN program is built upon a liberal arts foundation and Christian
Huntington University is committed to excellence in all its programs.
Huntington is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The nursing department has
received initial accreditation by the Indiana State Board of Nursing and
from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- High school students interested in becoming nursing majors should
have these academic goals:
- Graduation in the top third of the high school class
- At least two years of lab sciences, including one year of chemistry
with lab (physics also recommended)
- At least two years of math, including one year of algebra
- Foreign language recommended
- Strong scores on standardized tests
- Successful students will combine high academic achievement with a
love and concern for people.
Will Huntington University accept transfer students from other
colleges and universities?
Yes. Credit for transfer students will be considered by the registrar and the department of nursing on an individual basis. At least one semester of pre-nursing course work will need to be completed at Huntington University.
The BSN comprises two components: pre-nursing courses and the nursing major. Freshman and sophomore year pre-nursing courses prepare the students for advanced study and clinical experiences in the junior and senior year. Candidates will make application to the nursing major in the second semester of the sophomore year and are admitted into the nursing major in the first semester of the junior year through a competitive ranking of their academic performance in the first two years and other qualifications, such as meeting the essential abilities of the nursing profession.
Admission to the nursing program is competitive. Click here
to view the admission requirements.
Freshmen and sophomores will take rigorous courses in human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, and core courses in the liberal arts. Juniors and seniors will take more advanced nursing science courses, additional core classes, and courses in nursing skills. Clinical experiences will be a major part of the third and fourth years of study. January Term classes will offer students the opportunity to explore electives, perhaps in Spanish or missions.
Students accepted to Huntington University may apply to the nursing program during their sophomore (second) year. Clinical courses begin the first semester of the junior (third) year.
In order to begin the clinical component of any nursing program, students receive information about the need for immunization verification, a health evaluation (history and physical examination) completed by a primary care provider, current American Heart Association CPR certification, drug screening, and TB (two step PPD or chest X-ray) screening. In addition, students submit a national criminal background check. Requirements will be detailed in the Application to the Nursing Major packet given to students.
Classrooms and labs for nursing have been developed in Huntington University’s state-of-the-art Science Hall. Opened in 2002, the 93,000 square foot facility is the newest and largest facility on campus. Clinical experiences will be held in regional accredited health care facilities.
Upon completion of the BSN degree, the student is eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN). For For more information about professional examinations, see http://www.ncsbn.org/index.htm
Huntington University offers associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees in more than 70 academic concentrations. Related programs at Huntington include pre-med, chemistry, biology, mathematics, applied exercise science, education, psychology, social work, and ministry/missions.
Yes. Visit the Financial Aid
web site for more information.
Huntington University offers many resources to help students including the Learning Center
, Resident Life Program
, and Spiritual Formation Program
If you would like to be kept informed about the developing program in nursing, or other happenings at Huntington University, please click here