Hiram Welcomes California Nursing Students

From hospitals to in-home care, nurses are an essential part of the health care industry. While nursing is one of the largest growing occupations, a shortage of individuals with a bachelor’s degree in nursing still exists in California and other states around the country. This shortage is expected to continue until 2030. Finding the right educational facility is the first step in reaching your goal of becoming a nurse.

While many colleges and universities, including many of those in California, enroll more students than their program can accept, Hiram College ensures that all qualified students who enroll in its Bachelor of Science in Nursing program are guaranteed a seat in the program. Our students are never impacted by over enrollment.

To meet the needs of California students pursuing nursing degrees, Hiram has established essential enrollment pathways.

Hiram College Nursing Students

Application Pathways for California Students

California students may pursue a degree at Hiram directly out of high school or as a transfer student. Hiram College’s nursing curriculum provides students with top-notch nursing instruction that combines the best of the sciences, blended with the humanities coursework that Hiram is known for … ensuring that nursing graduates are compassionate caregivers - who are clinically competent, ethically grounded and socially and culturally responsible.

High School Applicants

Students who enroll to Hiram directly out of high school will find the application process quick and easy. Hiram’s admission counselors are on hand to assist in the process and students are encouraged to visit campus or take time to view our Virtual Tour to get a better view!

Virtual Tour

Hiram College and the Nursing Program use a holistic review in determining admission. In addition to the general Hiram College admission requirements, it is recommended that students interested in the nursing major have:

  • A minimum high school GPA of 2.75
  • An ACT composite score of 22, with a math and scientific reasoning sub-score of 22 or higher
  • Completion of high school biology, chemistry and algebra I and II with a grade of "B" or better in each

Applicants must apply using one of the three applications listed below and should also include transcripts and a $25 application fee. An essay is recommended.

Transfer Applicants

Hiram College accepts transfer credits from most California four-year universities and works with students to develop a transfer plan that fits their needs. Students who have less than one year of full-time college credit are required to submit a high school transcript and scores on the ACT or SAT I Assessment.

Courses Hiram generally accepts for credit are those in which students have earned a "C" or better and are comparable to courses offered at Hiram. No limit is placed on the number of credits that may be transferred to Hiram; however, students must complete a minimum of 45 semester hours at Hiram to receive a degree.

There are three ways to apply for the nursing program:

Common Application

Hiram Application

Nursing CAS

California Merit Scholarship

Enrolling in a college half-way across the country can be tricky, but California students who are ready for an adventure are sure to enjoy Hiram’s beautiful campus and friendly environment. Those students enrolling at Hiram College may also be eligible for the California Merit Scholarship. No special application is needed for the scholarship, but you are encouraged to talk to your admission counselor about your eligibility. 

California Merit Scholarship

Upon completion of the nursing program, students receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree with a minor in Biomedical Humanities. They are eligible to apply to take the national licensing examination (NCLEX-RN) and apply for licensure as a registered nurse.

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Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Hiram College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

For general admission information, contact:

Admission Office

  • 800.362.5280
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For nursing admission information, contact:

Christina C. Roth-Vyhnal M.S.N., RN ACCNS-AG, Nursing Program Assistant

  • 330.569.6104
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For nursing program information, contact:

Connie Stopper, Ph.D., RN, CNS, Nursing Program Director

  • 330.569.6186
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