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Does NYIT offer a nursing degree?

NYIT offers a four-year, 129-credit Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at the Old Westbury and Manhattan campuses. There is no A.A.S. degree in nursing. If you have attended another college, credits will be evaluated for transfer credit, and depending on how many credits you are allotted, it may take less time to complete the degree. Students who complete the program are qualified to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) which nurses must pass to become Registered Nurses.

Admissions requirements Candidates who transfer from another college to the NYIT nursing program must have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or above and have taken and done well in science and math. Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA to remain in the nursing program. High school graduates may be admitted with SAT scores of 950 or above and an average of 75. Qualified candidates should submit an application, two professional letters of recommendation, and an essay written about why they want to pursue a career as a registered nurse.

Student requirements for clinical phase: In order for students to start the clinical phase of nursing, malpractice insurance with name of student, title of student-registered nurse, a completed health form, proof of up-to-date immunizations including hepatitis, PPD, and Tetanus, and a current basic life-support card must be submitted.

Accreditation, membership, and licensure
Accreditation: New York State Education Department
Membership: American Association of Colleges of Nursing

For more information about the program and its admissions requirements, please contact the Office of Admissions at 1.800.345.NYIT(6948) or 516.686.2870 or e-mail