Academic Programs: Nursing

The 21st-century nurse is a highly educated, proactive advocate for patients and patient care.  As health care professionals who focus on immediate, hands-on patient care and treatment, nurses are critically important members of health care teams, providing preventive care, patient education and diagnosing and treating human responses to illness. 

As integral members of the health care team, nurses are continually responding to the health care needs of a changing global society. They must know how to incorporate physical, mental, emotional, cultural, and social understanding into the patient care plan. They must be able to balance immediate, hands-on patient care and treatment with a holistic, caring approach.

NYIT's Nursing program and its challenging, robust curriculum prepares you for this rewarding profession by offering the latest tools and technology, experienced and knowledgeable professors, and a supportive academic environment. 

NYIT's, School of Health Professions currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program, available at the Old Westbury, Long Island Campus. The four-year course of study combines theory, research, and clinical practice within a Transcultural context.  It is designed to give students thorough training and development in order to excel in professional nursing practice.

In addition, the curriculum and its strong emphasis on Transcultural Nursing practice prepares students to care for patients from diverse backgrounds. This sensitive, in-depth focus on the health beliefs and values of various cultural groups will provide our graduates with an outstanding competitive edge for practice in hospital facilities, private practices, schools, organizations and community agencies.

What is more, NYIT's State of the Art Nursing Labs, including patient simulation models for clinical practice, enhance the teaching-learning environment.  We have extensive clinical and community partnerships to facilitate student learning experiences in a variety of health care settings. Our faculty consists of highly experienced professionals who have vast educational, clinical and leadership experience. They are committed to teaching, advising and mentoring students to foster academic and professional success.

Mission Statement: Department of Nursing
The mission of the Department of Nursing is to provide excellence in nursing education from a transcultural perspective, extend access to opportunity to members of underrepresented groups in nursing, and to expand knowledge in the nursing profession with an emphasis on transcultural study. The Department of Nursing prepares students to provide nursing care in varied settings and to assume community and institutional roles that meet the needs of a global society.

Student Learning Outcomes
The individual student learning outcomes of the baccalaureate program provide clear statements of expected student achievements, derived directly from the NYIT nursing model, accreditation and professional standards of practice and reflect the school's mission, core values, expected student and program outcomes

Upon Graduation the Baccalaureate Nursing Student will:

  1. Achieve a liberal arts education to serve as a solid base for providing the corner stone for the practice and education of nurses.
  2. Apply leadership and management principles to act as a change agent and patient advocate in health care practice incorporating patient safety and quality indicators.
  3. Use theoretical knowledge and evidenced based research to guide nursing practice and clinical decision making
  4. Use concepts of interpersonal and technological communication in the provision of safe and competent nursing care.
  5. Define the current healthcare policy, finance and regulatory environments and how these entities influence the nature and functioning of the healthcare system and consideration for practice. 
  6. Use interpersonal and technological communication effectively in the delivery of care and collaborate with health professionals and other disciplines in providing care to clients, families, group and communities in a variety of health care environments.
  7. Demonstrate health promotion and disease prevention interventions at the individual and population level in order to improve population health
  8. Demonstrate professional behaviors that incorporate legal/ethical responsibility, professional nursing codes/standards, client advocacy, self-reflections and evaluation to promote professional growth with lifelong learning
  9. Practice as a baccalaureate nurse generalist with patients across the lifespan and cross the continuum, while respecting the variations, complexity and resources needed for care of patients

The curriculum of NYIT's Nursing Program is registered by the New York State Education Department (NYSED), Division of Professional Education and is accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Institutional Memberships

  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)
  • National League for Nursing (NLN)
  • Transcultural Nursing Society (TCNS)
  • Nurses Association of the Counties of Long Island, Inc. (NACLI)

If you are interested in applying to NYIT's Nursing Program, please contact Admissions about the status of accepting applications. Admissions requirements and progression requirements are designed to challenge students who are intent on embarking on the fulfilling career of professional nursing. Transfer applicants are welcomed, but we do not accept nursing credits from other institutions. Additional information can be found on our website or by contacting the nursing office at 212-261-1731 or via email at

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