Admission Requirements: Nursing

Application for Spring 2016 - NURS 102 (Pre-Clinical Phase)

DUE:  October 1, 2015: Letter of Intent, Completed Applications and Supporting Documents.

The NYIT Nursing program has a separate admission criteria and review process, aside from the general admission to NYIT. Students must meet the requirements for admission into New York Institute of Technology before they can be considered for the nursing major. 

 Admission into the Professional phase of the Nursing major is competitive. The number of students accepted depends upon available resources, class limits, pre-requisite coursework requirements and college GPA.                                                                                                       Please note: admission into the nursing major does not guarantee acceptance into the nursing program. To gain admission into the nursing program, the Department of Nursing requires students to complete specific program requirements, the NURS 102 course and a review by the Department of Nursing Admissions and Academic Review Committee. 

Admission to the Nursing Program is 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 who majored under another discipline with intent to pursue nursing and are 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 nursing 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 Nursing Department Academic Review Committee.  

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



A student admitted into the Nursing major for the Spring 2016 will be admitted as a Nursing Intent Student (NIS) and will be eligible to register for nursing courses in the nursing major only after  all conditions of their NIS acceptance have been met. 

Additionally, newly admitted and current Nursing Intent students who have met the progression criteria and are interested in beginning the Clinical Phase of the Nursing Program must request a separate and specific review again in the FALL 2015 semester to be considered for admission to the Pre-Clinical Phase/NURS 102  in the Spring 2016 semester                As the NURS 102 course is the first nursing course taken before admission and progression into the Clinical Phase of the Nursing Program.

All applicants to the professional phase of the nursing major irrespective of their application status are required to submit the following supporting documentation by October 1, 2015 (see Application Review Process for submission details):

  • Personal Essay: In 300-350 words, tell us your reasons for choosing nursing as a career.
  • Two letters of reference: References can be from an employer, professor or someone who knows of your character or work ethic. All references must be addressed to the Department of Nursing Academic Review Committee.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all colleges you have attended. A Nursing Intent Student who has fewer than 24 credits of previous college work completed (including NYIT or other college credits) will need to submit an official high school transcript along with SAT 1 or ACT scores.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • a minimum college GPA of 2.75,
  • minimum grades of C+ or better in all required prerequisite coursework (TMAT 135; CHEM 105, CHEM 215; BIOL 210, BIOL 260, BIOL 270, BIOL 310, BIOL 335, FCSC 101; PSYC 101, PSYC 210, PSYC 221), in addition to general education requirements listed as 1st, 2nd and 3rd semester courses. 
  • Students who are missing prerequisite coursework must demonstrate they can successfully complete ALL required Pre-Clinical coursework listed as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th semester courses prior to the start of NURS 301, Junior Year- 5th semester (see nursing curriculum map).                              

Repeat Course Policy:

  • Students may repeat a maximum of two (2) separate nursing required pre-requisite courses in which they have earned a grade of “C” or below.                                        
  •  Each course may be repeated only once. This requirement includes courses taken at other colleges.
  • Students who fail to achieve this requirement are not admissible to the nursing program.

Application Review Process:

The Department of Nursing will now begin accepting admission applications for the Spring 2016 semester.

To be considered for the Spring 2016 Application Review- a student must:

  • Meet the criteria for admission and progression in the pre-clinical phase/NURS 102.
  • Be able to successfully complete ALL required pre-requisite course work prior to the start of NURS 301 (Junior Year- 5th semester, see nursing curriculum map)
  • Fulfill nursing admission requirements
  • Verify all required admission forms/documents that include a personal essays, 2 professional letters of recommendation and complete the application) to be completed and submitted by October 1, 2015

New Students:

After review of the above requirements, if you meet the established eligibility requirements, please apply through NYIT Admissions department.

  • Application deadline is October 1, 2015 
  • Completed application, including supporting documentation must be submitted to the NYIT admissions department by October 1, 2015.
  • New students must fully meet the program's eligibility requirements in order to be considered for the Spring 2016 Nursing Review.
  • Only completed student applications will be considered for the Spring 2016 Nursing Review

NYIT Students & NURSING Intent Students:

After review of the above requirements, if you meet the established eligibility requirements, you must send a note of intent via email by October 1, 2015 indicating your desire to be evaluated for the Spring 2016 Nursing Review.

  • Send your request via email to by October 1, 2015 
  • Use only your NYIT email address to send this request
  • Subject line of email must read: INTENT NURSING
  • Body of email must include: student ID number and full name in correspondence
  • Completed email request, including supporting documentation must be submitted to the Department of Nursing by October 1, 2015.

Only COMPLETE student applications and requests will be considered for the Spring 2016 Nursing Review.  

Important Notice

Review the above program criteria carefully before you apply to the nursing program.  Additional information can be found by visiting our nursing website at

  • If your GPA is not 2.75 or higher this semester, you are not ready for the nursing review.
  • If you have more than 2 required pre-requisite courses repeated from any college, you are not eligible for the nursing program. 
  • If you are unable to complete the courses required as indicated on the nursing curriculum map (all courses prior to the Junior Year-5th semester) before the start of the Fall 2016 semester, please do not apply.

Notification of Admission

  • October 1, 2015 is the deadline to apply for Spring 2016 enrollment.
  • All applications (irrespective of student status: Current Nursing Major or New Applicant) will be considered competitively.                                                               
  • Applicants will be notified of an admission decision in April for fall enrollment, and in December for spring enrollment.
  • All admission decisions are final. Applicants who are not accepted into the nursing major are welcomed to reapply again in the next review period.

Transfer Evaluations

  • Due to specific college evaluation guidelines, the nursing department does NOT evaluate transcripts prior to students 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 stated 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.

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