Admission Requirements: Nursing, B.S.

Thank you for your interest in the New York Institute of Technology Nursing, Bachelor of Science program. This four-year program consists of a THREE STEP PROCESS.

  1. NURSING INTENT STUDENT (NIS): This includes all required prerequisite liberal arts and science courses. These courses must be completed during the first, second, and third semesters or before progressing to the Pre-Clinical Phase of Nursing/Nursing 102.
  2. PRE-CLINICAL PHASE/NURSING 102 (PCP): (fourth semester): This semester includes one nursing course (NURS 102) as well as additional science courses. This semester is the gateway to the professional phase of the program. Students who successfully complete the Pre-Clinical Phase will automatically advance to the Professional/ Clinical Phase of the program.
  3. PROFESSIONAL/CLINICAL PHASE: (fifth-eighth semesters): These semesters include clinical and/or didactical nursing course as well as the remainder of the liberal arts courses.

Admission into the nursing major as a Nursing Intent Student (NIS) does not guarantee admission into the Pre-Clinical Phase/ Nursing 102 (PCP) of the nursing program. All NYIT Nursing Intent Students as well as transfer students will be required to apply to the Pre-Clinical Phase/Nursing 102 (PCP) of the nursing program. The number of students accepted into the Pre-Clinical Phase depends on available resources, class cap limits, and a student’s academic record.

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Step 1: Admission as a Nursing Intent Student (NIS)
(First, Second, and Third Semester)


Freshman, transfer students or post baccalaureate students who have not completed the required prerequisite coursework, will be admitted as Nursing Intent Student (NIS). During this period, students will complete all necessary prerequisite coursework. These students will not take nursing-level courses.

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




First-Year Students

  • Minimum combined SAT score (critical reading and math only) of 1030 or ACT score of 20. This program requires standardized test scores. Review our test-optional policy.
  • Minimum high school average of 80.

Transfer Students

  • 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: To Be Considered for Admission into the Pre-Clinical Phase/NURS 102 (Fourth  Semester)

Nursing Intent Students (NIS) are expected to meet academic requirements in order to be considered for admission into the Pre-Clinical Phase of Nursing/Nursing 102 (PCP). If you have met all the academic requirements, you must then submit your application via the button below. The deadline for all applicants is October 1, 2019.

The PCP portion of the program only begins during the Spring semester. All students are considered Nursing Intent Student (NIS) until they have been formally accepted into the Pre-Clinical Phase/NURS102 (PCP). If you are unsure that you have met the requirements for NURS 102 or have other application questions, please contact Professor Laura Stulbaum at or 631.241.5952.

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS FOR The Pre-clinical/Nursing 102

  • 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 MATH 135/Math 141; CHEM 105/110; CHEM 215; BIO 210; BIOL 260; BIOL 310; FCSC 101; PSYC 101; PSYC 210 and 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 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.

Apply for Pre-Clinical Phase/Nursing 102 (PCP)

Step 3: Professional/Clinical Phase (Years Three and Four)



Students who successfully complete the Pre-Clinical Phase in required prerequisite courses will automatically advance to the Professional/Clinical Phase of the program.



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



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.

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.

Also see the NYIT Nursing Student Handbook for additional policies.