Hope College of Arts & Sciences is committed to the success of every student throughout the nursing program. To facilitate success, Hope College of Arts & Sciences retains an assistant director of nursing to coordinate and support nursing students with admission and progression through the program.


The Library/ Media Center

The Library/ Media Center is a very spacious area containing a 1,000+ book collection and several computers for the students’ use. The library is subscribed to Library Intern Resource Network (LIRN). Users can access this resource from anywhere with an internet connection after the library has closed. Hours of Operation: 9AM to 10:30PM, Monday through Thursday, and Friday 9AM to 5PM.

  • On-site Help: Students at internships or in a clinical rotation or preparing for skills labs can access this online resource for quick assessment and consultation.
  • Homework Help: Students have access to cross-searchable resources. In addition, multimedia content can supplement and enhance learning by helping students better understand the information.
  • Test Preparation: This is used as a resource for students preparing to take the NCLEX-RN©. Students may use Nursing Resource Center to reinforce classroom learning, double-check homework assignments, and find additional reading and authoritative articles for research work in preparation to take the certification exam. Nursing Resource Center offers content that is geared to the education and research needs of nursing and allied health students.


Financial Services

Hope College of Arts & Sciences has Financial Aid for the ASN Program. Please call to schedule an appointment with the financial coordinator. The finance department will be happy to discuss your individual case with you. Appointments are available from 9AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday.


Entrance Exams

HCAS entrance requirements are: Academic test and/or preadmission assessment. All testing fees are payable by credit/debit card, personal check, cashier's check or money order. We do not accept cash.


Testing Schedule

School Assessment Testing: Thursdays 9:00AM to 7:00PM, and Fridays 9:00AM to 3:00PM


NCLEX Preparation & Reviews (current and Recent Graduates)

  • All course requirements must be completed with a minimum grade of C
  • A student has two attempts to pass the Exit Exam.
    • If the student fails second attempt, they must complete the 8 week remedial course from NCSBN.
    • If the student fails the third attempt will result in returning to HCAS for remediation for the following mandatory courses.
      • Medical Surgical Nursing
      • Maternity Nursing
      • Pediatric Nursing
      • Math & Pharmacology
      • Mental Health Nursing
    • A student that fails the Exit Exam the fourth and final attempt will be dismissed from the program.



NCLEX Remediation Plan (For graduates who have not taken or failed the NCLEX)

Graduates, who have not taken the NCLEX exam within six months or have failed the NCLEX the first time, will have the following resources available to them, to guide them in passing the NCLEX exam: A personal approach where the students will return to the college are paired up with their peers that have passed the NCLEX, and an educator from ATI.

Step 1.    ATI Comprehensive Nursing Assessment to identify the students’ strengths and weaknesses.

Step 2. Develop an individualized review plan to address the students’ weaknesses.

Step 3.   Implement student review plan which may include but limited to:

A. Individualized and/or Group support sessions.

B. Free tutoring services relating to content review.

C. Benchmark testing to identify progress.

D. Individualized conferences with student’s pre-during-and-post to discuss progress.

E. Free Nursing NCLEX Boot Camp sessions.

Step 4. Evaluate metrics using ATI comprehensive nursing assessments to determine NCLEX Readiness.

Step 5. Review test taking strategies to assist in passing the NCLEX Exam


NCLEX Review Classes

Call to inquire about the next review schedule!

Feel free to walk in for a tour of our facility.
Day Students - 2:00pm-4:00pm
Evening Students - 4:00pm-6:00pm

Student Career Placement Services are available upon request.