Fall 2013 Nursing Review
Deadline March 1, 2013!
The NYIT Nursing program has its own specific review process. Admission into the nursing major 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 nursing major.
A student admitted into the nursing major for the Fall 2013 will be admitted as a NURS Intent student and will be eligible to register under the nursing major once all conditions of their acceptance in the nursing major 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.
Additionally, newly admitted and current nursing majors (NURS INTENT) who are ready, meet 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 2013 semester to be considered for admission to the Pre-Clinical Phase/NURS 102 (the gateway course to the Clinical Phase of the Nursing Program) in the Spring 2014 semester. NURS 102 is the first nursing course taken before admission and progression into the Clinical Phase of the Nursing Program.
All applicants to the nursing major irrespective of their application status are required to submit the following supporting documentation by Friday, March 1, 2013 (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. 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.
- 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 330/345; 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 up to two (2) required prerequisite courses in which they have earned a grade of C or below; these courses 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 applications for admission for the Fall 2013 semester.
To be considered for the Fall 2013 Nursing 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 prerequisite coursework prior to the start of NURS 301 (Junior Year- 5th semester, see nursing curriculum map)
- Fulfill nursing admission requirements and verify all required admission forms/documents (personal essays, letters of recommendation, application) have been submitted by Friday, March 1, 2013.
After review of the above requirements, if you meet the established eligibility requirements, please apply through NYIT Admissions department.
- Application deadline is Friday, March 1, 2013
- Completed application, including supporting documentation must be submitted to the admissions department by Friday, March, 2013.
New students must fully meet the program's eligibility requirements in order to be considered for the Fall 2013 Nursing Review. Only completed student applications will be considered for the Fall 2013 Nursing Review.
NYIT Students & NURS 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 Friday, March 1, 2013 indicating your desire to be evaluated for the Fall 2013 Nursing Review.
- Send your request via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 1, 2013
- 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 Friday, March 1, 2013.
Only completed student applications and requests will be considered for the Fall 2013 Nursing Review.
Review the above program criteria carefully before you apply to the nursing program. Additional information can be found by visiting our nursing website at www.nyit.edu/nursing.
- If your GPA is not 2.75 or better this semester, you are not ready for the nursing review.
- If you have more than 2 required prerequisite courses repeated, 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 2014 semester, please do not apply.
Admission to the Nursing Program is a three-step process:
- 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.
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.
- Students admitted to the NURS 102 (the gateway course to the clinical phase of the nursing program). These are students who have completed:
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.
- Students admitted to the NYIT Nursing Program. These are students who have:
Completion of Steps 1 and 2 does not guarantee admission to the nursing program.
Notification of Admission
March 1, 2013 is the deadline to apply for Fall 2013 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.
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 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.