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Admission Requirements: Nursing

The Department of Nursing awards a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Students who successfully complete the program are qualified to take the NYS National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The nursing program consists of 127 credits and it is based on a strong transcultural model and focuses on caring for patients of many cultures.

The nursing program consists of two phases the Pre-Clinical Phase (freshman and sophomore years consisting of general education and pre-requisite coursework) and the Clinical Phase (junior and senior years consisting of nursing core courses and clinical components). Admission to the Nursing Program consists of a three-step process:

  1. NURS Intent
    • Students admitted to the nursing major but not taking any nursing level courses, only pre-requisite coursework.
    • Students majored under another discipline with intent to pursue nursing and completing pre-requisite coursework.
  2. Pre-Clinical Phase/NURS 102
    Students admitted to the NURS 102 (the gateway course to the clinical phase of the nursing program) These are students who have completed:
    • all general education and pre-requisite coursework
    • met program requirements
    • are ready to begin the clinical phase of the nursing program in the fall semester.
  3. Clinical Phase
    Students admitted to the NYIT Nursing Program. These are students who have:
    • completed step 2
    • completed the NURS 102 course with a grade of C+ or better
    • recommendation by Program Chair or Designee
    • recommendation by the Department of Nursing Academic Review Committee

Completion of Steps 1 and 2 does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.

General Admissions Requirements

Admission into the Pre-Clinical Phase/NURS 102 is competitive. The number of students accepted depends upon available resources, class limits, prerequisite coursework requirements and college GPA. Students must meet the requirements for admission into New York Institute of Technology first before they can be considered for the Pre-Clinical Phase/NURS 102 phase of the nursing major.

A student admitted into the Pre-Clinical Phase/NURS 102 will be admitted as a Pre-Clinical nursing student and will be eligible to register under the nursing major once all conditions of their acceptance into the Pre-Clinical Phase/NURS 102 have been met. Please note admission into the nursing major does not guarantee acceptance into the nursing program. To gain admission to the nursing program, the Department of Nursing requires students to complete certain program requirements, the NURS 102 course, and a review by the Department of Nursing Academic Review Committee.

All applicants to the nursing program are required to submit the following supporting documentation in addition to their NYIT application:

  • Personal Essay: In 300-350 word typed essay, tell us your reasons for choosing nursing as a career. Include your full name and NYIT Student ID (if applicable) on the upper left hand side corner of your essay.
  • Two letters of reference: References can be from an employer, professor or someone who knows of your character or work ethic. References must be typed and on professional letterhead addressed to the Department of Nursing Academic Review Committee.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all schools attended. If you have fewer than 24 credits of previous college work completed, you will need to submit official high school transcripts along with SAT 1 or ACT scores.

Eligibility Requirements

Freshman Students

It is recommended that recent high school graduates or students with a Graduate Education Diploma (GED) and college transfer students with less than 24 transferable credits must have:

  • A minimum combined SAT score of at least 950
  • One year each of math, biology and chemistry
  • A grade of C+ or better in each identified pre-requisite course. Pre-requisite courses are identified as: (freshman and sophomore courses):
    • TMAT 135 Technical Math I
    • CHEM 105 Applied Chemistry w/lab
    • CHEM 215 Bio-Organic Chemistry w/lab
    • BIOL 210 Human Gross Anatomy w/lab
    • BIOL 310 Human Physiology w/lab
    • FCSC 101 Foundations of Scientific Process
    • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
    • PSYC 210 Statistical Analysis
    • PSYC 221 Human Development
    • BIOL 260 Nutrition and Diet Therapy (must be completed prior to the start of Fall Clinicals)
    • BIOL 270 Pathophysiology (must be completed prior to the start of Fall Clinicals)
    • BIOL 235 Microbiology (must be completed prior to the start of Fall Clinicals)

Interested candidates should apply through NYIT Admissions department.

Program eligibility and admissions decisions are determined by NYIT Admissions Department.

Transfer Students

  • College transfer students with 24 or more transferable credits are recommended to have:
  • A cumulative college GPA of 2.75 at the time of your application
  • Minimum grades of C+ or better in each identified pre-requisite course. Pre-requisite courses are identified as: (freshman and sophomore courses):
    • TMAT 135 Technical Math I
    • CHEM 105 Applied Chemistry w/lab
    • CHEM 215 Bio-Organic Chemistry w/lab
    • BIOL 210 Human Gross Anatomy w/lab
    • BIOL 310 Human Physiology w/lab
    • FCSC 101 Foundations of Scientific Process
    • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
    • PSYC 210 Statistical Analysis
    • PSYC 221 Human Development
    • BIOL 260 Nutrition and Diet Therapy (must be completed prior to the start of Fall Clinicals)
    • BIOL 270 Pathophysiology (must be completed prior to the start of Fall Clinicals)
    • BIOL 235 Microbiology (must be completed prior to the start of Fall Clinicals)
  • Students who are missing prerequisite courses at the time of their application must demonstrate they can successfully complete ALL required prerequisite courses listed as freshman and sophomore courses prior to the start of NURS 301, Junior Year - 5th semester (see nursing curriculum map (pdf)).

Interested candidates should apply through NYIT Admissions department.

Program eligibility is determined by NYIT Admissions Department. Student applications who meet eligibility requirements at the time of their application will be forwarded to the Department of Nursing Academic Review Committee for a final admissions decision.

NYIT & NURS Intent Students

NYIT students interested in applying to the nursing program are recommended to have:

  • A cumulative college GPA of 2.75 at the time of your request for review
  • Minimum grades of C+ or better in each identified pre-requisite course. Pre-requisite courses are identified as: (freshman and sophomore courses):
    • TMAT 135 Technical Math I
    • CHEM 105 Applied Chemistry w/lab
    • CHEM 215 Bio-Organic Chemistry w/lab
    • BIOL 210 Human Gross Anatomy w/lab
    • BIOL 310 Human Physiology w/lab
    • FCSC 101 Foundations of Scientific Process
    • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
    • PSYC 210 Statistical Analysis
    • PSYC 221 Human Development
    • BIOL 260 Nutrition and Diet Therapy (must be completed prior to the start of Fall Clinicals)
    • BIOL 270 Pathophysiology (must be completed prior to the start of Fall Clinicals)
    • BIOL 235 Microbiology (must be completed prior to the start of Fall Clinicals)
  • Students who are missing prerequisite courses at the time of their request for a nursing review must demonstrate they can successfully complete ALL required prerequisite courses listed as freshman and sophomore courses prior to the start of NURS 301, Junior Year- 5th semester (see nursing curriculum map).

Interested candidates must follow notice instructions posted on the nursing website during the beginning of the fall and spring semesters.

Program eligibility and admissions decisions are determined by the Department of Nursing Academic Review Committee.

Repeat Course Policy

Identified Pre-requisite Courses
Students may repeat only two (2) identified prerequisite courses in which they received a grade of C or below; these courses may be repeated only once. This requirement includes courses taken at other colleges. Students who are required to repeat an identified prerequisite course must achieve a grade of C+ or better in the repeated course. Students who fail to achieve this requirement are not admissible to the nursing program.

Nursing Courses
Students who receive less than a C+ in a nursing course (clinical or didactic) may repeat the course only once. Students may repeat only one (1) nursing course. Students who are required to repeat a nursing course must achieve a grade of B or better in the repeated course. A grade of B-, C+ is not acceptable as a grade for the repeated course and constitutes a course failure. Failure in more than one nursing course constitutes grounds for dismissal from the Nursing Program.

Admission Deadline

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program has specific admission application deadlines; however you are welcomed to submit your application before the dates listed below. The undergraduate nursing admissions committee starts reviewing files after the set deadlines. All new applicants must meet the requirements for admission into NYIT before applying to nursing program.

March 1
Fall Admission: Open to all (Freshman, New Transfers, NYIT Students, NURS Intent)

November 1
Spring Admission: NURS 102 Review (Open Only to NURS Intent, NYIT Students and New Transfers)

Transfer Evaluations

Due to specific college evaluation guidelines, the nursing department does evaluate transcripts prior to student’s applying to the nursing program. All transcript evaluations are done exclusively thru the admissions department. The admissions department will determine whether or not courses attempted are applicable to the nursing curriculum. Student files with transcript evaluations pending approval/clearance of all transfer discrepancies by the admissions department will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the Department of Nursing Academic Review Committee. Students must submit their official transcripts by the postmarked deadline and all transcript evaluations must be complete to be considered for the nursing review. It is the student’s responsibility to verify all required admission forms/ documents (personal essay, letters of recommendation, NYIT application, and transcripts) are on file with the admissions department prior to the review.

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


Disclaimer: The Department of Nursing Student handbook outlines policies pertaining to the Nursing Major. The contents, information, policies, requirements of students herein this handbook may change related to additional accreditation criteria, added student requirements and or changes in Nursing department policies and procedures. Such changes would be effective immediately upon student notice and would be required of all nursing students enrolled in the major. Students will be held accountable to meet current requirements regardless of date of admission to the Nursing Program. Students are advised to visit the Nursing Website at www.nyit.edu/nursing, for current information regarding the nursing program.