/ Nursing Department

Off-Campus Study

Every student in Hope’s nursing program experiences 500+ hours of practicum in health care facilities. Nursing students can also choose other off-campus study options.

Talk to your advisor early about ways to incorporate a minor or plan ahead for off-campus study opportunities.

Chicago Semester

Our department is approved by the Illinois Board of Nursing to collaborate with the Chicago Semester Internship Program. Students who choose Chicago Semester for their final semester at Hope College will earn twice as many internship hours in Chicago area hospitals. Find more information on the Chicago Semester website.

May Term in Queretaro, Mexico

Our department co-teaches a course in Querétaro, Mexico, at the University of Queretaro. You’ll learn about historical and recent healthcare in Mexico and spend time in hospitals and indigenous clinics in the region (with the opportunity to provide basic nursing care). Please note this course isn’t offered every year. To participate you need to have completed at least Spanish 3 and one nursing practicum course.