Admission Requirements: Nursing, B.S.

Thank you for your interest in the Nursing, B.S. program. The four-year program is a three-step process:

  1. Nursing major (years one and two): courses in the liberal arts and sciences.
  2. Pre-Clinical Phase (fourth semester): includes the first nursing course (NURS 102), and is the gateway to the professional phase of the program.
  3. Professional (Clinical) Phase (years three and four): core nursing and supportive courses.

Admission into the nursing major does not guarantee admission to the nursing program. If you are admitted to the pre-professional phase, you will need to complete specific program requirements in order to transition to the professional phase. Admission to the professional phase is competitive. The number of students accepted to this phase depends on available resources, class cap limits, and academic record.

Step 1: Acceptance into the Nursing Major (years one and two)

Nursing Intent Student (NIS)

  • New students will be admitted as a Nursing Intent Student. You will be taking prerequisite coursework during your first three semesters. You will not be taking nursing-level courses.
  • If you are a current or transfer student who majored in another discipline with intent to pursue nursing, then you will be a Nursing Intent Student as you complete prerequisite coursework.

Please apply through the NYIT Online Application or the Common Application for NYIT:

NYIT Online Application

Common Application for NYIT

First-year/Transfer Admission Requirements

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First-Year

  • Minimum combined SAT score (critical reading and math only) of 1030 or ACT score of 20.
  • Minimum high school average of 80.

Transfer

  • If you have less than 24 transferable credits:
    • Minimum combined SAT score (critical reading and math only) of 1030 or ACT score of 20.
    • Minimum high school average of 80.
    • One year each of biology and chemistry.
    • Completed the minimum level of math, which is precalculus or its equivalent.
    • Received a C+ or higher in each identified science and math courses.
  • If you have 24 or more transferable credits:
    • Minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.75
    • Received a C+ or higher in each identified science and math courses.

Application Materials

  • Completed NYIT Online Application or Common Application for NYIT.
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses. Your mid-year and final grades will be required. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
  • Official SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores. You have the option of submitting results from the previous or redesigned SAT.
    NYIT SAT Code: 2561; NYIT ACT Code 2832.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • 300-350 word essay on your desire to work in the field of nursing.

Additional International Student Requirements

Applicants who are not offered admission to this highly selective program but present a compelling application may be offered admission to an alternative program of study.

Step 2: Pre-Clinical Phase/NURS 102 (fourth semester)

To progress to the professional (clinical) phase, Nursing Intent Students and new students need to meet academic requirements to be admitted to the first nursing course, NURS 102, the gateway course to the clinical phase of the nursing program. If you have met all the academic requirements for NURS 102 (see below), you then submit your application through the Nursing's Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS).

If you have not met all of the requirements for NURS 102, you must apply to NYIT using the online application or the Common Application for NYIT. You will be considered a Nursing Intent Student until you meet the requirements for NURS 102. If you are unsure if you have met the requirements for NURS 102 or have questions about which application you must submit, please contact transfer@nyit.edu or call 516.686.7520.

Please apply through Nursing's Centralized Application Service (NursingCAS).
Deadline is November 1, 2017

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Academic Requirements for NURS 102

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  • Minimum cumulative college GPA of 2.75.
  • Complete all general education requirements and the prerequisite freshman and sophomore courses listed on the Nursing semester map, including TMAT 135; CHEM 105; CHEM 215; BIO 210; BIOL 260; BIOL 312; BIOL 310; BIOL 235; FCSC 101; and PSYC 101; PSYC 210; PSYC 221.
  • Minimum grade of C+ in all required prerequisite courses listed above.
    • You may repeat only two of the required prerequisite courses in which you earned a grade of C or below. These courses may be repeated only once. This requirement includes courses taken at other colleges.
    • If you are are missing prerequisite coursework, you must demonstrate you can successfully complete all required pre-clinical coursework listed in the Nursing semester map as first, second, third, and fourth semester courses prior to the start of NURS 301 in the fifth semester of junior year.
    • If you do not achieve the above requirements, then you are not eligible to transition to the professional phase of the nursing program.

Completion of requirements for Nursing Intent Students and NURS 102 does not guarantee admission to the professional phase of the nursing major. Additionally, you are required to take nationally normed tests through the curriculum and meet other requirements as a student.

Step 3: Professional (Clinical) Phase (years three and four)

Progression to the Professional (Clinical) Phase

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If you complete NURS 102 with a minimum C+ grade or above, you are eligible for continuation to the professional phase of the nursing program.

The number of students who can progress to the professional phase of the nursing program depends on available resources, class limits, prerequisite coursework requirements, and college GPA. Progression will be based on students having the most competitive cumulative college GPA and fully meeting established criteria.

Professional (Clinical) Phase Requirements

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Once you are accepted into the professional (clinical) phase of the program, you will need to complete certain additional requirements by Aug. 1, prior to beginning the professional nursing program. If you do not submit the necessary documentation by Aug. 1, you will not be able to enter the professional phase.

See List of Professional (Clinical) Phase Requirements

Progression in the Professional (Clinical) Phase

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In order to progress through the nursing major, you must meet the following academic requirements:


  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Receive minimum grades of C+ in all required nursing courses, including NURS 102, 301, 310, 315, 351, 360, 401, 410, 430, 421, 451, 461, 470, and 480.
    • If you earn a grade of C or lower or fail any segment of a nursing course, clinical nursing course, or lab, you will be allowed to repeat the course or clinical lab rotation only once.
    • If you repeat a nursing course, you must achieve a grade of B- or better. Failure to do so in this repeated course or clinical lab will constitute a course failure and dismissal from the nursing program.
    • If you earn a C or lower for a required nursing course or clinical lab rotation for a second time, you will be dismissed from the nursing program.
    • Withdrawal from a course is only permitted in the case of a documented illness, personal emergency, or unusual circumstance and not because of a course/clinical/lab rotation failure or anticipated failure. Given the nature of nursing practice, students will not be permitted to use a withdrawal from a course to avoid a failure.

See Additional Nursing Policies

Applicants to the School of Health Professions should be aware that certain legal issues and/or convictions may preclude the student from being accepted by clerkships, internships, and/or fieldwork and impact the students ability to complete the required program courses and qualify for graduation, certification, and/or licensure.