Accelerated 15-month

Prospective students with a bachelor's degree in another field can apply to the 15-month BS program provided you have successfully completed the following nursing prerequisite courses prior to starting the program: nutrition, chemistry (with lab), statistics, anatomy and physiology (I and II), microbiology, and developmental psychology. The 15-month program is completed in four consecutive semesters of full-time study and can begin in the fall (September) or spring (January) semester.  By the end of the accelerated program, you will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) to obtain licensure.

Accelerated BS students are admitted to the College as undergraduates with 44 advanced standing credits in the liberal arts and 20 advanced credits in the sciences--based on credits you earned while obtaining a bachelor’s degree plus additional prerequisite requirements completed prior to matriculation.

The BS program in nursing for students with a baccalaureate degree in another field offers options for students who want to make a career change to nursing. Students enter the program with advanced standing of 44 liberal arts credits based on completing a baccalaureate program at an accredited university or college. Students must complete or satisfy the requirements for prerequisite courses in nutrition, chemistry, statistics, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and developmental psychology, and complete 64 credits of nursing courses. Students with a baccalaureate degree in another field who have successfully completed the prerequisite courses in nutrition, chemistry, statistics, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and developmental psychology can complete the BS program in 15 months.

Click here for a list of nursing electives from which you can choose.

Term One (Fall or Spring - 16 credits)
NURSE-UN 239 Health Assessment & Promotion 4, Spring Fall

60 hours lecture plus lab. 4 credits. This course focuses on the
development of comprehensive health assessment skills, including measures
of physical and functional status, documentation of the assessment
findings, and health promotion strategies for each body system.
Considerations of racial and cultural differences are discussed with
respect to health assessment as well as health promotion strategies.

NURSE-UN 1435 Pathophysiology 3, Spring Fall

45 hours: 3 credits. Emphasis is placed on the relationship of usual health patterns of major body systems to changes that occur during the illness experience. Major pathophysiologic concepts are explored using a body systems approach. Theories relating etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations are used to study common disease processes. Concepts from anatomy, physiology, and chemistry courses provide the foundation for exploring human dysfunction. Concepts learned in this course are basic to nursing practice.

NURSE-UN 240 Adult & Elder Nursing I 6, Spring Fall

45 hours lecture plus clinical and lab. 6 credits. This course focuses on the development of the concepts and skills used by the professional nurse. Using nursing theory, students apply the nursing process and nursing skills in the on-campus laboratory practice and in the care of adult clients and their significant others in clinical settings such as acute care facilities and skilled nursing facilities.

NURSE-UN 1261 Professional Nursing 3, Spring Fall

45 hours: 3 credits. This course explores historical assumptions about nursing as a basis for understanding professional roles and the image of nursing in today?s society. Nursing is identified as a learned, valued profession; emphasis is on the influence of history in its evolution. Contemporary nursing workforce, educational trends, and practice issues are explored as primary factors in professional status. Ethical and legal aspects of nursing practice are discussed. Political and economic factors shaping nursing practice in the health care delivery system are defined, evaluated, and compared to other health systems.

Term Two (Spring or Summer - 15 credits)
NURSE-UN 120 Ther/Res Base Nrsng Prac 3, Spring Summer

45 hours lecture. 3 credits. The course focuses on the conceptual and research development of nursing knowledge that forms the basis of evidence-based practice. Areas of nursing inquiry currently investigated are presented. The validity of quantitative and the conformability of qualitative methods used to answer nursing research questions are discussed. Students critically evaluate current nursing research and assess applicability to clinical practice. They also evaluate and assess applicability of related research reported in the media.

NURSE-UN 241 Acute Care Psych Nrse 3, Summer Spring

22.5 hours lecture plus clinical. 3 credits. This course focuses on bio-psychosocial models as a perspective for viewing health promotion of persons and groups experiencing vulnerabilities and alterations in mental health across the life span. The nursing process is applied to individuals and groups in acute care mental health settings.

NURSE-UN 1241 Adult & Elder Nursing II 6, Summer Spring

45 hours lecture plus clinical and lab. 6 credits. The focus of this course is on professional nursing care for individuals and their significant others experiencing acute and/or chronic illness. The nursing process is applied in caring for adults and their significant others across health care settings such as the hospital, skilled nursing facilities, and home care.

NURSE-UN 1436 Nrsg Pharmacotherapeutic 3, Spring Summer

45 hours: 3 credits. This course provides students with the knowledge of pharmacologic preparations used in the maintenance of health and prevention of illness. The content focuses on the drug actions, therapeutic response, patient-teaching responsibilities, and nursing implications in identifying areas of side effects, adverse effects, drug interactions, and safe administration of medications for patients of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. Evidence-based research and legal/ethical issues are also addressed in the context of the nurses' role in pharmacotherapy.

Term Three (Summer or Fall - 15 credits)
NURSE-UN 1242 Maternity Nursing 3, Summer Fall

22.5 hours lecture plus clinical and Recitation. 3 credits. This course focuses on providing a nursing process framework for examining families in the childbearing years. Individual, societal, cultural, and environmental variables and health care disparities relating to childbearing and parenting are identified. Delivery of nursing care to pregnant, laboring, and postpartum mothers and their newborns is the clinical focus, with a goal of maximizing the health potential of young families.

NURSE-UN 1243 Adult & Elder Nursing III 6, Summer Fall

45 hours lecture plus clinical and Lab. 6 credits. This course focuses on the interactions among aging, disease, functional ability, the environment, and health disparities of adults and elders. Emphasis is placed on the application of the nursing process to health promotion/maintenance and disease management relating to orthopedics, neurology, cognition and decision making, genitourinary, rehabilitation, immune dysfunction, and elimination in the adult and older adult populations.

NURSE-UN 1255 Pediatric Nursing 3, Summer Fall

45 hours Lecture Plus Clinical and Lab: 3 credits. This course provides a
family theory and nursing process framework for examining families in the
child-rearing years from infancy through adolescence. Individual, societal,
cultural, and environmental variables and health care disparities relating
to child-rearing and parenting are identified. Delivery of nursing care
adapted to the unique health and developmental needs of children and their
families is the clinical focus, with a goal of maximizing the health
potential of young families. There is a strong health promotion, risk
reduction, and disease prevention component.

NURSE-UN 1248 Contemporary Issues in Health Care 3, Summer Fall

45 hours: 3 credits. This course will explore current issues in the
evolution of patient care in contemporary health care systems. Embedded in
the human experience of illness and health are rich sub-concepts with ethical
and moral implications such as comfort and suffering, genetics/genomics,
bioethics, addiction, culture and healthcare disparities, LGBT healthcare
needs, interprofessional collaboration, global health issues, and policy.
Ethics is an essential component of nursing practice and is inextricably
linked to quality care. Students will be challenged to think critically and
ethically about what society considers fair and just care as they explore
factors that influence the wellness-illness continuum of human experiences.
Discussions will focus on a variety of sources and formats to include: case
studies, selected evidence-based articles, care protocols, contemporary
editorials, film and student opinions. Students will use evidence-based
sources, to discuss scientific and technological advances that are creating
unprecedented opportunities, choices, and consequences that are inevitable
when illness and health care intersect.

Term Four (Fall or Spring - 18 credits)
NURSE-UN 1244 Community Health Nursing 6, Spring Fall

45 hours lecture plus clinical. 6 credits. This course focuses on
understanding and applying the theoretical principles of and evidence base
for public health nursing to culturally competent, community health nursing
practice and professional role development. The focus of community health
nursing practice is on protecting and enhancing the health of communities
and humanly diverse populations, including those at risk and those
challenged by health disparities, developmental needs, and mental health
concerns and for clients living with poverty. Emphasis is placed on health
promotion, health care policy, and ethics.

NURSE-UN 1245 Leadership & Management in Nursing 6, Spring Fall

45 hours lecture plus clinical and Lab: 6 credits. The goal of this course
is to facilitate the paradigm shift from student to professional nurse. The
focus is on the understanding, synthesis, and application of the evidence-
base for using leadership and management principles in prioritizing and
delivering nursing care to groups of patients as a team member within the
health care organization. The course prepares the student nurse for entry
into professional nursing practice after graduation. It addresses health
policy, economic issues, and the integration of ethical and legal aspects
of care.

Nursing Elective 3, Fall Spring Summer
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  • Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally-accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated overall strong academic performance.
  • Completion of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better before starting the program. All courses must be at least 3 semester hour credits, with the exception of chemistry (which must be 4 semester hour credits with lab).
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology I and II, or one semester of Human Anatomy and one semester of Human Physiology
    • Chemistry with Lab (in-class only at least 4 credits)
    • Microbiology
    • Nutrition
    • Statistics
    • Developmental Psychology/Lifespan Psychology. The course must cover psychological development of a human across the lifespan. Note that the following courses will not satisfy this prereq: Introduction to Psychology, General Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Child Psychology, Adult Psychology, and Introduction to Developmental Psychology.

Additional important information regarding prerequisite courses:

  • Prerequisite courses taken in a classroom setting will be more competitive than prerequisite courses taken online. If completing some of the prerequisite courses online is your only option, it is recommended that you complete only developmental psychology and nutrition online.
  • Prerequisite courses must be completed at a regionally accredited four-year or two-year college or university.
  • We do not accept science prerequisites (developmental psychology, statistics, nutrition, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, and microbiology) that have been taken more than ten years prior to matriculation.
  • It is recommended that students have at least half of the prerequisite courses completed at the time their application is submitted.  

Individuals who have not completed prerequisite courses can apply to enter NYU Meyers's BS program with advanced standing credit. The average length of full-time study for students that have not completed the prerequisite courses prior to matriculation is two years or five terms.

Applicants who do not plan to meet all prerequisite requirements before matriculating should apply as a non-accelerated student, but should still use the Second Degree Application.

Technical Standards Requirements
Applicants must meet the Technical Standards for Core Professional Nursing Competency Performance in order to be eligible for admission to, progress in, and graduate from the nursing program.

Criminal Background Check Policy

All nursing students will be required to complete a series of clinical learning experiences in order to successfully meet the learning outcomes for a given program of study. Prior to participating in clinical learning experiences at any off campus healthcare facility, students are required to complete a criminal background check and a drug test. Each clinical facility has policies regarding possible convictions and potential drug use that may bar students from being accepted at the facility for clinical placement. If a student is not accepted to an assigned placement because of the findings of a background check or drug screen, NYU Meyers does not guarantee an alternate clinical placement. College policy dictates that students who are unable to complete  clinical requirements for any reason will be subject to dismissal from the program.

The process of obtaining a nursing license in New York and many other states, may involve consideration of an applicant’s criminal history or other conduct (see link to NYS license application (http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/nurse1.pdf). Criminal convictions and/or a record of certain other conduct may prevent a nursing student / graduate from being licensed and may preclude the nursing graduate from obtaining gainful employment as a nurse.  Applicants to NYU Meyers are encouraged to determine, prior to matriculation, the licensure requirements in the state(s) in which they intend to practice.

Equal Opportunity Statement
NYU Meyers does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Prospective students of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for all of our programs.

Application Deadlines

Fall: March 1 (priority) | April 1 (final) | June 15 (decision notification before)

Spring: September 15 (priority) | October 15 (final) | January 1 (decision notification before)

Applicants are encouraged to apply by the priority application deadlines noted above. No applications will be accepted after the final deadline.

Applicants for the 15-Month Accelerated BS Program may be offered conditional admission while in the process of completing any remaining prerequisite or degree requirements. However, all degrees and prerequisites must be completed before students can start the program. 

Application Requirements

All applicants with a baccalaureate degree in another field must submit the Second Bachelors Degree Application along with electronic application fee. Applicants must send supplemental application materials (letters of recommendation and official college transcripts) to New York University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 383 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003, 212-998-4500.

  1. Second Degree Application for Admission to Undergraduate Study Note: Second Degree applicants cannot use the Common Application.
  2. Non-returnable online application fee of $70.00.
  3. One full-length essay. College graduates should upload their essay (250 words minimum) in the 'Personal Essay' area. Please write about why you're interested in pursuing a second bachelor's degree in nursing at New York University College of Nursing. 
  4. 1 - 2 professional or academic letters of recommendation are recommended, but not required. Your letter of recommendation should comment on your maturity, intellectual potential, and motivation to pursue a career in nursing. Special letter of recommendation forms are not required.
  5. Official college transcript(s) in a sealed envelope from each college or university attended. 
  6. Standardized test scores are NOT required for admission into the 15-Month Accelerated BS Program and will not be used as a factor when determining your admission decision.
  7. If English is not your first language, please send your TOEFL or IELTS scores. You can read more about the standardized testing policy for international students here.

Applications will not be considered for admission until all required documents (including letters of recommendation and official college transcripts) are submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 383 Lafayette, New York, NY 10003. Please do not send application materials to the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions.

Do you have a baccalaureate degree in another field, but have not completed all prerequisite requirements for admission into the 15 Month Accelerated BS Program?

Students with a baccalaureate degree in another field who have not completed prerequisite courses in nutrition, chemistry with lab, statistics, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and developmental psychology can also enter the College of Nursing's BS Program with advanced standing credit. College graduates are admitted with 44 liberal arts credits, but must complete all of the prerequisite courses before starting the 15 month curriculum. The average length of full-time study for students that have not completed the prerequisite courses prior to matriculation is two years or 5 terms (full time).

Please note that students with a baccalaureate degree in another field who have not met all prerequisite requirements (and do not plan to meet all prerequisite requirements before matriculating) should not apply for admission directly into the 15 Month Accelerated BS Program. They should still apply as a second degree student, but should select the non-accelerated option as they will need a term or two to complete prerequisite requirements before beginning the 15 month curriculum. These applicants can follow the application instructions above, but should select non-accelerated as their program.

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I have an associate degree in nursing and a bachelor's degree in a non-nursing field, which program should I apply for?

Registered nurses who have a bachelor’s degree in another field are eligible to apply to the master’s program.

What factors are considered when reviewing applications to the 15-month accelerated Bachelor of Science program?

Applications to the 15-Month accelerated Bachelor of Science program at NYU Meyers consider the strengths of the applicant’s academic history and performance, letter(s) of recommendation, full-length essay, personal statements, and any related work or volunteer experience.

Can I schedule an individual meeting with someone at NYU Meyers to discuss my application?

Interviews are not a part of the admissions process for applicants to NYU Meyer's baccalaureate program. Due to the volume of applications received, staff and faculty are not able to meet individually with potential applicants to answer questions about the program. Applicants are encouraged to attend an information session to learn about the admissions process.

Can I send my application for the 15-month accelerated Bachelor of Science program directly to NYU Meyers?

No, do not send your application materials to the college. Supplemental application materials that cannot be submitted online can be mailed to New York University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions, 383 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003.

What are the tuition and fees for the current academic year?

Information about tuition and fees can be found at http://www.nyu.edu/students/student-information-and-resources/bills-pay….

How can I find out about scholarships and awards at NYU Meyers?

Information about NYU Meyers scholarship and award opportunities can be found at http://nursing.nyu.edu/admissions/scholarships-awards.

When does the 15-month accelerated BS program start?

Students can apply to enter in the fall semester (September) or the spring semester (January).

What should my letter of recommendation include?

Your letter of recommendation should comment on your maturity, intellectual potential, and motivation to pursue a career in nursing.

How can I check the status of my application?

You can check the status of your application by calling the NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 212-998-4500.

Will I have an opportunity to visit NYU Meyers?

NYU Meyers holds information sessions in the fall, spring and summer semesters. Information about upcoming information sessions can be found at https://nursing.nyu.edu/admissions/info-sessions.

Can I request staff or faculty from NYU Meyers to review my transcripts before I apply to the nursing program?

NYU Meyers does not offer preadmission transcript evaluations.

I completed my degree more than ten years ago. Will this affect my chances for admission?

Applicants with courses completed more than ten years ago are eligible for admission. However, NYU Meyers does not accept prerequisite courses (including statistics) that are more than ten years old.

Are there opportunities to study abroad?

Go to the following URL to see current opportunities to study abroad as an NYU Meyers student: http://nursing.nyu.edu/global/international-education/study-abroad

Can I do internships or externships as a nursing student?

Nursing students may take advantage of nursing externship programs offered at most hospitals and medical centers throughout the United States. Internships and externships are not required for successful passing of NCLEX or securing a position following graduation. NYU Meyers's Office of Student Affairs and Admissions maintains a listing of student nurse externship programs.

How do I apply for financial aid?

Information about financial aid can be found at http://nursing.nyu.edu/tuition-financial-aid.

Can I receive financial aid if I already have a bachelor's degree?

Financial aid including merit-based and need-based aid is available to college graduate students. More information about financial aid can be found at http://nursing.nyu.edu/tuition-financial-aid.

What are the prerequisite courses for the 15-month accelerated BS program?

• Anatomy & Physiology I or Human Anatomy
• Anatomy & Physiology II or Human Physiology
• Chemistry with Lab (one semester)
• Microbiology
• Nutrition
• Statistics
• Developmental Psychology (also known as Life Span Psychology or Human Growth & Development)

I don't have all the prerequisite courses, can I still apply to the 15-month accelerated BS program?

You can apply to the 15-month accelerated BS program while prerequisite courses are in progress as long as you plan to finish them before matriculating. It is recommended that students have at least half of the prerequisite courses completed at the time their application is submitted. All prerequisites must be completed with a grade of C or better before students can start the program.

Does NYU Meyers offer a master's entry program for college graduates?

NYU Meyers does not offer a master’s entry option but it does offer a dual degree BS/MS. Students who apply for admission into the baccalaureate program, are offered admission, and matriculate into the baccalaureate program are eligible to apply to the dual degree BS/MS program in their third term of the nursing course sequence for traditional 4-year students (fall of senior year) or 15-month accelerated students (summer for fall admits and fall for spring admits). Click here for more information about the BS/MS dual degree program.

Does NYU Meyers require any nursing examinations for admission?

The college does not administer or require nursing examinations for admission to the baccalaureate program. Students seeking to transfer nursing courses completed at another college or university are required to submit a course syllabus for each course they would like to have evaluated for possible transfer credit. Transfer credit for nursing courses completed at another school of nursing is not guaranteed.

I've been out of school for some time, do I still need a letter of recommendation from a professor?

Students who have been out of school for more than one year can submit a professional letter of recommendation from a current supervisor or employer.

I am a college graduate, does my letter of recommendation have to be on the forms included with the application?

No, the person writing your letter of recommendation can provide a separate letter on his or her professional letterhead.