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Thank you for your interest in the NYU College of Nursing. The NYU College of Nursing’s goal is to prepare students to practice in a range of clinical settings in today’s challenging health care system. Students are challenged to examine the social, emotional, cultural, and environmental context in which wellness and illness occur. Students gain a scientific basis for and holistic perspective on the nurse’s role in promoting the health potential of individuals, families, and communities. Nursing courses offer increasing levels of knowledge and skills for addressing health needs throughout the lifespan.
NYU College of Nursing graduates are in demand at major health care facilities throughout the country. Recent baccalaureate graduates are now working at premier institutions in New York City, e.g., NYU Langone Medical Center, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Mt. Sinai Hospital, Bellevue Hospital, and New York-Presbyterian, and major academic health care centers across the country, as well as positions in home health care agencies.
As a high school graduate, you are eligible to enter the BS Program in Nursing as a freshman student and complete a four-year course progression, with nursing courses beginning in your junior year. The 128-credit curriculum for freshmen students incorporates 44 credits of liberal arts courses, 20 credits of science and prerequisite courses, and 64 credits of nursing core and clinical courses. In addition to courses in the NYU College of Nursing, students take courses in NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences and Steinhardt School of Education. With nursing courses beginning in the junior year, freshmen students are able to take advantage of the university’s study abroad programs during their sophomore year and again during the winter intersession in the junior and senior years.