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Can I get Financial Aid at Hallmark University?

Yes. Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your class semesters/terms?

Our terms are 8 weeks long. This allows us to have 6 terms a year so there is no need to wait to apply.

Is Hallmark a 2 year or 4 year University?

We offer associate, bachelor, and master level degrees. We are not a trade school and we offer degrees which are found at both 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities. The biggest difference is that our degrees can be completed in nearly half the time of traditional universities.

Bachelor of Science inNursing

The BSN degree at Hallmark University prepares students for a career as a registered nurse by equipping them with the required knowledge to sit for the NCLEX-RN Exam. By earning a BSN, instead of an associates degree in nursing, a student can typically expect to be given more responsibilities in the workplace and increase their salary potential.

32
Month Program

Finish in under 3 years.

Nearly
90%

NCLEX Pass Rate

Prereqs
accepted

but not required

Efficient
Year-round

Degree Plan

"With Hallmark, with their fast pace, I think that really prepares you for being a nurse. You have to have that mental and physical fortitude, and with the program, the fast pace really helped us out a lot."

David Tweggs

"Not only are you learning the theory, you're learning the practical application behind what you are learning, while you are learning it."

Ashley Rodriguez

Program Description

The purpose of the Hallmark University BSN program is to educate and develop a graduate nurse who is educationally prepared to practice within the established legal, ethical, and professional standards. This preparation provides the graduate with the skills necessary to provide direct nursing care to or coordinate care for a limited number of patients in various healthcare settings. Patients may have predictable or unpredictable health care needs and are identified as individuals and members of families.

Just as the mission of the University is to provide effective, innovative and leading-edge educational opportunities, so too will the curriculum design of the Martha Fessler School of Nursing. The simulation laboratory and hybrid (internet based) learning modalities will emphasize case study analysis, critical thinking, and problem-based learning with time for preparation before the experiences as well as debriefing after the learning experience. Use of virtual labs and simulations will also support this mission.

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Industry Outlook

Recent research and public policy recommendations strongly stress the need for more highly educated nurses, with the Institute of Medicine recommending that 80% of all nurses hold a BSN by 2020.

– nursejournal.org

$70,000
Median
Pay

per year as of 2017

2,955,200
Healthcare Jobs

as of 2016

15%
Expected Growth

from 2016-26

BSN
Typical Entry Level

Education

JOB GROWTH
Registered nursing positions are growing over 50% faster than all occupations combined.

The outlook is promising for those entering the healthcare job market as registered nurses, job growth is projected at 10% for 2016-2026.

The growth rate is also great for other healthcare professions, with Health Diagnosing and Treating Practitioners at 16%, which is much greater than the 7% average of all occupations combined.

Data gathered from BLS.gov

Nursing job outlook graph
SALARY OUTLOOK
Salaries for registered nurses are nearly 2x the average of all occupations combined.

The BLS reports that registered nurses median annual wages are $70,000 which is drastically better than the total of all occupations at $37,690. The highest 10 percent earned more than $104,100 highlighting the promising future nurses have.

Data gathered from BLS.gov

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Nursing salary data graph
CHANGING EDUCATION BY MAKING IT AFFORDABLE

Our commitment to changing education does not end at innovative programs and student experience. We are committed to making education affordable by offering programs at a competitive tuition cost with a unique value proposition – spend less time in school, and more time making money.

LESS TIME, MORE MONEY

Our fast-paced model allows students to go through our bachelor of science in nursing in just 32 months. This is almost two times faster than the national average for bachelor degree completions in 58+ months. Studies have shown that on average, every year spent at a university can cost over $68,000 in lost wages and tuition – that’s nearly $175,000 in savings at Hallmark University.

-The 4-Year Myth, completecollege.org

Hallmark University

32

Month Bachelor’s Degree

vs

National Average

58

Month Bachelor’s Degree

=

Earn a Bachelor’s

Nearly 2x

Faster at Hallmark
Tuition Costs

Cost per credit hourTotal credit hoursLab fee per term
$495120$565

*Tuition does not include any additional fees

Financial Assistance

Financial aid is available.

Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Learn more about financial options at Hallmark University.

Acceptance Procedure

The competitive selection process is designed to give all qualified applicants an opportunity to be a member of the class while ranking the individuals that have the best potential for success. Initially, each applicant is interviewed by an admissions representative, provided detailed information about the program and screened regarding their qualifications for the nursing program. Minimum qualifications for application include minimum scores of 60% on Composite, Math, and Reading on the TEAS entrance exam and a minimum GPA of 2.5 on all prerequisite courses, if taken.

Nurses meeting at nurse station
Dual Level Acceptance

There are two levels of Acceptance into this program: Full Acceptance (will be given one of 30 seats in Fundamentals of Nursing 1 without having to rank and compete), and Conditional Acceptance (will have to rank and compete for any of the 30 seats still available).

Admissions Requirements
General
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
  • Official Transcripts
  • Drug Test
  • Physical Exam
  • Begin Background Check*/ Blue Card(Fast Pass)
  • Updated Immunizations*
  • Health Insurance*
  • CPR Certification*
Prior to Fundamentals of Nursing in 4th Term
  • Complete 24 Credit hours of Pre-nursing courses:
    • Composition I
    • College Algebra
    • Anatomy & Physiology I
    • Anatomy & Physiology II
    • General Psychology
    • Microbiology
    • Contemporary Moral Issues
  • Panel Interview

*Due dates to be determined

Program Outline

This BSN program will attract the type of student that is looking for an efficient year-round degree plan, in a supportive learning environment with small classes, and open access to tutoring and counseling by faculty.
The 30 hours of general education prerequisite courses can be completed in one-and-a-half semesters (3 nine-week terms) followed by six and one-half semesters of degree-specific general courses and nursing courses. Each term is nine weeks in length which allows for six terms in a year. The nursing curriculum follows a linear progression making each semester a prerequisite to the next. If the student should fail one or more courses in a semester, they are retained and must complete those courses before advancing to the next semester. All courses must be passed with a grade of “C” or higher to receive credit. The program plan provides for didactic, laboratory, and patient care clinical experiences each semester to integrate nursing knowledge with the nursing art of practical application and skills acquisition.

Nurse practicing in simulation lab
Courses
  • Nursing
    General Education
    Course #Course Title
    BIOL 2401

    Anatomy and Physiology I

    This course is designed to teach students about the structure and function of the human body, emphasizing an introduction to anatomy and physiology; biological chemistry organization; cellular biology; tissue levels; bone structures; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

    BIOL 2420

    Microbiology

    This course includes the study of the principles of microbiology, including the metabolism, structure, function, genetics, and phylogeny of microbes. The course will also examine the interactions of microbes with each other, their hosts, and the environment.

    BIOL 2402

    Anatomy and Physiology II

    This course is designed to teach students about the structure and function of the human body emphasizing blood; growth; development; genetics; special senses; and the endocrine, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, immune, urogenital and reproductive systems.
    Prerequisite: BIOL 2401

    ENGL 1301

    Composition I

    The course shall include an introductory study of the writing process. Topics include research, drafting, revising, peer editing, and proper citation. There will be an emphasis on effective rhetorical choices, including audience, purpose, arrangement, and style. Additionally, this course will introduce effective and ethical rhetorical inquiry, including primary and secondary research methods; critical reading of verbal, visual, and multimedia texts; systematic evaluation, synthesis, and documentation of information sources; and critical thinking about evidence and conclusions.

    PHIL 2321

    Contemporary Moral Issues

    This course provides an examination of major ethical and moral theories and how they afford a rational approach to specific moral issues and a rational basis for resolving moral conflicts. An emphasis on the application of philosophical theories to cases will be placed on medical, information technology, and business ethics.

    MATH 1314

    College Algebra

    This course shall include a study of linear and quadratics; algebraic operations and equations; polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; conic sections; area and volume of geometric shapes; systems of equations; progressions; sequences and series; and matrices and determinants.

    PSYC 2301

    General Psychology

    This course is designed to aid students in learning to identify and understand the different areas of the brain, the nervous system, learning theory, memory function, and personality development. Students will also learn about and discuss social psychology, stress, psychopathology and treatment methods.

    PSYC 2314

    Lifespan Growth and Development

    This course shall include a survey of major topics in psychology. Students will learn to identify and understand the different areas of the brain, the nervous system, learning theory, memory function, and personality development. Students will also learn about and discuss social psychology, stress, psychopathology and treatment methods.

    SPCH 1311

    Introduction to Speech Communication

    This course shall include theories and practices of communication including the verbal and nonverbal components of communication. Topics include listening and communication in interpersonal relationships. In this course, students will also learn the components of delivering a speech and how to construct and present informative and persuasive speeches.

    Degree Specific
    Course #Course Title
    HPRS 1402

    Fundamentals of Pharmacology

    This course is designed to provide a clear, concise introduction to pharmacology for students entering health professions programs. The course provides students with an overview of pharmacology with an emphasis on its applications within the context of the physiological, psycho/social, cultural, and spiritual needs of patients. It explores indications, modes of action, effects, contraindications and interactions for selected drugs. Specific responsibilities related to drug administration are emphasized.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 1505, Concurrent registration with BSN 2510

    HPRS 1425

    Pathophysiology

    Designed to provide an in-depth study of human pathological processes and their effects on homeostasis. Emphasis is on interrelationships among organ systems in deviations from homeostasis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of pathophysiology. Course topics include the etiology, physical signs and symptoms, prognosis, and complications of commonly occurring diseases and their management.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in HPRS 1402 and BSN 2510, Concurrent registration with HPRS 1337

    HPRS 1337

    Human Health Assessment

    This course is designed to provide the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a comprehensive health assessment utilizing the skills of history taking, interview techniques, communications, physical, and psychosocial. Ability to differentiate between normal and abnormal findings.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 2510 and HPRS 1402, Concurrent registration with HPRS 1425

    HPRS 2435

    Cultural Health

    Emphasizes the differences in cultural beliefs about health and illness, and models for cross-cultural health and communications. The course help students and professionals learn effective ways to implement health promotion programs and program evaluation across cultures.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 2530, Concurrent registration with BSN 3510

    HPRS 1335

    Health Promotion and Nutrition

    This course provides students with the knowledge, skills, tools, and evidence-based approaches that they need to promote health and prevent diseases. The course explores nutritional concepts and presents the learner with an application of these important topics within the public health and communities.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 3720, Concurrent registration with BSN 3530

    HPRS 2450

    Leadership for Health Professions

    This course examines classical knowledge of leadership theory and time-honored best practices of industry leaders to a health organization context. Applications of theoretical concepts, such as organizational culture, cultural competency, ethical frameworks and moral practices will be discussed. Students will learn organizational theory, management, and supervision strategies.
    Prerequisite: Concurrent registration with BSN 4315

    HPRS 1435

    Healthcare Informatics

    Learners will be exposed to the foundational knowledge to integrate informatics principles into practice. The course focuses on knowledge acquisition, knowledge processing, generation, dissemination, and feedback. The student will understand informatics and the way in which it supports the healthcare practices, education, administration, and research. Applications of concepts in Bioinformatics, transitional technologies, social media and mobile health.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 4520, Concurrent registration with BSN 4535

    Nursing
    Course #Course Title
    BSN 1505

    Fundamentals of Nursing I

    This course is an introduction to the role of the professional nurse as a provider of client-centered care, client safety advocate, a member of the healthcare team, and a member of the profession. Topics included are fundamental concepts of nursing practice, history of the profession of nursing, a systematic framework for decision-making and critical thinking. The mechanisms of disease and the needs and problems that can arise are discussed and how the nursing process helps to manage the client and family through these issues. Emphasis is on the knowledge base, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Concepts of society, client/family, health and nursing roles are incorporated into the coursework.
    Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing Program

    BSN 2510

    Fundamentals of Nursing 2 with Clinical

    This course is a continuation of Foundation of Nursing Care. Students are introduced to basic nursing knowledge and skills including dependent, independent and interdependent functions of the nurse. This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to the following concepts: Quality and Safety for Nurses (QSEN) Initiative incorporating client-centered care, teamwork, and collaboration, evidence-based practice, safety, quality improvement and informatics; the nursing process; and the Categories of Client Needs. Nursing care plans with full incorporation of nursing process will be fully examined.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 1505, Concurrent registration with HPRS 1402

    BSN 2720

    Medical-Surgical Nursing I with Clinical

    This course is the application of evidence-based nursing knowledge focusing on medical-surgical nursing. Integration of nursing process, physiological and pathological concepts used to address complex and multi-system health needs of adults and the elderly who are experiencing selected complex health alterations. Topics include the nursing management of clients experiencing selected complex health alterations. The course will include direct patient care, clinical simulation of various kinds, use of realist patient scenarios, and critical thinking activities.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in HPRS 1425 and HPRS 1337

    BSN 2530

    Obstetrics Nursing with Clinical

    This course provides relevant instructional learning experiences for nurses in providing care to the childbearing family during preconception, prenatal, antepartum, intrapartum, neonatal, and postpartum periods in a variety of settings. Health issues relating to growth and development are explored. The role of the nurse in health promotion and disease prevention for childbearing and childrearing families is emphasized.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 2720

    BSN 3510

    Pediatrics Nursing with Clinical

    This course provides both didactic and clinical experiences in nursing management of infants, children, and adolescents with acute, chronic and life-threatening conditions. It incorporates concepts of family-centered care, teamwork, and collaboration, patient safety, quality improvement, and informatics, utilizing an evidence-based practice approach.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 2530, Concurrent registration with HPRS 2435

    BSN 3720

    Medical-Surgical Nursing 2 with Clinical

    This course is a continuation of Medical-Surgical Nursing 1 and focuses on theoretical, physiological and pathological concepts used to address complex and multi-system health needs of adults and the elderly who are experiencing selected complex health alterations. Additionally, the course will include the care of the critically ill as well as concepts of emergency care and disaster planning.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 3510 and HPRS 2435

    BSN 3530

    Mental Health Nursing with Clinical

    This course focuses on the study of behavioral patterns considered to be deviations from normal. Principles and concepts of mental health, psychopathy, and treatment modalities related to the nursing care of clients and their families. The course is designed to provide the learner with basic knowledge and skills to function within the three roles of nursing (providing of care, manager/coordinator of care, member of profession) when working with clients/families across the lifespan, to promote psychosocial/spiritual well-being and/or to work with client/families experiencing problems with psychosocial/spiritual harmony.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 3720, Concurrent registration with HPRS 1335

    BSN 3540

    Community Health Nursing with Clinical

    This course place emphasis on the use of nursing process to prevent illness and disease management within the population and community focusing on individuals, families, groups, and communities. The course assists the student to understand, recognize, and analyze the inter-relationship between epidemiology, communicable diseases, and environmental health and safety. The impacts of political, economic, social, environmental, and cultural concerns on the health of populations are thoroughly examined.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 3530 and HPRS 1335, Concurrent registration with BSN 3455

    BSN 3455

    Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

    This course emphasizes the importance and application of nursing research and scholarship for evidence-based nursing practice. The elements of the research process are utilized to appraise and translate scientific evidence to solve nursing practice issues. Focuses on critical thinking and writing skills that enable the student to develop competencies as a consumer of research, and sharing evidence of best practices with the inter-professional team.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 3520 and HPRS 1335, Concurrent registration with BSN 3540

    BSN 4315

    Principles & Applications of Pharmacology

    This course focuses on the principles and clinical application, and mechanisms of action of drug groups used in altered states of physiological function. It bridges basic pharmacology knowledge and clinical nursing. The student will learn about Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics. Students will be introduced to clinical pharmacology following an organ system approach; covering the major classes of therapeutically relevant drugs and how they work at the molecular and cellular levels. Application of nursing process to pharmacological mechanisms, critical drug therapy, and patient education will be discussed.
    Prerequisite: Grade of “C” or better in BSN 3540 and BSN 3455, Concurrent registration with HPRS 2450

Can I get Financial Aid at Hallmark University?

Yes. Hallmark University is approved for federal financial aid, scholarships, and U.S. veterans benefits.

Are you accredited?

Yes, Hallmark is accredited through the ACCSC(Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges).

How long are your class semesters/terms?

Our terms are 8 weeks long. This allows us to have 6 terms a year so there is no need to wait to apply.

Is Hallmark a 2 year or 4 year University?

We offer associate, bachelor, and master level degrees. We are not a trade school and we offer degrees which are found at both 2 year and 4 year colleges/universities. The biggest difference is that our degrees can be completed in nearly half the time of traditional universities.