The Nursing Major

I’m not trying to be biased or anything, but the Nursing Major at Hope College is one of the most rigorous majors, and it is very competitive. It is awesome in this aspect because it provides a structured class schedule so you’re all set with a four year plan. In this blog, I’m going to describe the application process!!

Typically, students apply their 1st semester of their freshman year. There are many requirements that you need to fulfill in the first semester, so it is important to do your homework, get help when you need it, and study, study, study. It is so important to maintain your GPA and keep up with your classes. Why? Because it only gets harder from there. Here is a sample of what a four-year plan would look like for a nursing major:


So once you’re in the right classes, and keeping up with the grades, it’s time to fill that application out. Make sure you are professional when doing so! You’ll also need references. This is such an important part to your application. Make sure your references are someone you know, and know well. Get connected with your professors as well, because you’ll need a faculty reference! After first semester is done, make sure you have turned in your application. The sooner you can turn it in, the better. But come spring semester, you will need to take the TEAS exam. This exam measures you academic abilities in general. It’s ok, don’t fret, just try your hardest because it’s important that you do.

THEN, before or after spring break, you’ll find out the news. This was probably the most nerve-wracking part of my life (over-exaggerating, of course). If you don’t get accepted, don’t give up. Continue with your studies, and re-apply in the fall. Make sure you keep up, that’s the best advice I can give.


Ok, so you’re in high school, and you know your calling is nursing, what do you do? YOU CAN APPLY! But first, you must apply to Hope College and get accepted. Once you do this, apply to the nursing program ASAP! You have to have an ACT score of 28, or an SAT critical reading score plus math score equal to or greater than 1260. Then, when you come to Hope, you’ll be a pre-accepted student!

Have any more questions? CLICK HERE to learn more about the program. I highly suggest you read it. It’s full of information! And if you have any questions for me, tweet it up! CLICK HERE. Follow me while you’re at it 😉

Thanks again for your attention all, and I’m looking forward to answering your questions!

Published by Marvin Solberg

Greetings! My name is Marvin Solberg and my hometown is Traverse City, Michigan. I am a Hope College senior studying nursing, and aspire to obtain my Ph.D. in nursing research with the ultimate goal of becoming a professor. At Hope College, I am involved in Student Activities Committee (SAC), Student Blogging at Admissions, Ballet and Hip-Hop Club, Hope College Immersion Trips, and I am a nursing teaching assistant (TA)! I love God, my family, and friends. There's truly no place like Hope College; I call it my home away from home!

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