Hiram's unique 12-week, 3-week Hiram Plan, lends itself to a curriculum rich with opportunities.
The 3-week is ideal for nursing students to get hands-on experience. They have opportunity to:
- Gain an international health care experience, studying abroad with Hiram faculty members in places like the Republic of Zambia South Africa and Boca Chica Dominican Republic
- Have concentrated domestic research and/or clinical health care experiences
- Participate in an evidence-based research practicum in the junior sequence
- Participate in a capstone transition role at the culmination of the senior year
Biomedical Humanities minor
Building on the values established by Hiram College's Center for Literature and Medicine, nursing at Hiram fosters a personal philosophy that integrates the values of caring, ethical behavior, professional responsibility, and integrity, with the humanity necessary to be the best possible caregiver. In conjunction with this philosophy, Hiram College's Nursing Program offers a curriculum which satisfies the requirements for the Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree major as well as a minor in Biomedical Humanities.
Excellent Clinical Sites
Hiram is only 45 minutes from three metropolitan areas: Cleveland, Akron, and Youngstown. These areas offer clinical opportunities for Hiram nursing students at nationally and internationally recognized major health care facilities.
Broad Curriculum, Experienced Faculty
- Courses in human anatomy and physiology, physiological chemistry, medical microbiology, and human genetics, all of which incorporate lab-based experiences
- Narrative bioethics, a course designed to introduce students to the difficult distinction between right and wrong, including rising health care costs, patient right-to-die issues, genetic screening, fetal tissue experimentation, and animal research
- A 15 week long evidence-based nursing research practicum
- A strong focus on ethics, across the entire curriculum
- An on-campus state-of-the-art simulated Clinical Learning Center that provides nursing students with hands-on experience prior to moving into off-campus clinical settings. In addition, the experiences gained in the Clinical Learning Center enable students to develop and master proficiency in assessment and clinical skills in a simulation centered, controlled, and supervised setting