Accelerated 15-Month

Prospective students with a bachelor's degree in another field can apply to the Accelerated 15-month Program provided they 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-RN) to obtain licensure.

Accelerated Baccalaureate students are admitted to Meyers 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 Accelerated 15-month Program is for students with a baccalaureate degree in another field, offering options for students who want to make a career change to nursing. Students enter the program with an 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 in the nursing program in 15 months.

Review a list of nursing electives from which you can choose.

Term One (Fall or Spring - 16 credits)

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 239 Health Assessment & Promotion
No description available
NURSE-UN 1435 Pathophysiology
No description available
NURSE-UN 240 Adult & Elder Nursing I
No description available
NURSE-UN 1261 Professional Nursing
No description available

Term Two (Spring or Summer - 15 credits)

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 120 Integrating Evidence into Clinical Practice
No description available
NURSE-UN 241 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
No description available
NURSE-UN 1241 Adult & Elder Nursing II
No description available
NURSE-UN 1436 Nrsg Pharmacotherapeutic
No description available

Term Three (Summer or Fall - 15 credits)

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 1242 Maternity Nursing
No description available
NURSE-UN 1243 Adult & Elder Nursing III
No description available
NURSE-UN 1255 Pediatric Nursing
No description available
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)

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 1244 Community Health Nursing
No description available
NURSE-UN 1245 Leadership & Management in Nursing
No description available
UG Nursing Elective 3, Fall, Spring, Summer
No description available
UG Nursing Elective 3, Fall, Spring, Summer
No description available

Admission Criteria

  • 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.

Prerequisite Courses

Make sure to review all of the required criteria necessary to accept prerequisite courses.

Additional Information on Prerequisite Courses:

**DUE TO COVID-19, NYU MEYERS ACCEPTS ALL PREREQUISITE COURSES TAKEN ONLINE DURING THE SPRING 2020 SEMESTER, SUMMER 2020 SEMESTER, AND THE 2020-2021 AND 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEARS. THIS INCLUDES CHEMISTRY WITH A LAB TAKEN ONLINE.

AS OF THE 2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR AND THEREAFTER, ALL PREREQUISITE COURSES MAY BE TAKEN ONLINE AND WILL BE ACCEPTED, EXCEPT FOR CHEMISTRY WITH A LAB. CHEMISTRY WITH A LAB MUST BE TAKEN IN PERSON BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 2022 AND THEREAFTER BY APPLICANTS.**

  • During this time, all prerequisite courses will be weighed equally whether taken in a classroom setting or online.
  • Prerequisite courses must be completed at a regionally accredited four-year or two-year college or university.
  • All prerequisites must have been taken less than ten years prior to the date of matriculation.
  • It is recommended that students have at least half of the prerequisite courses completed at the time their application is submitted.  

Contact the Office of Admissions

212-998-5317

nursing.ug.admissions@nyu.edu

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 the link to NYS license application. 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 

Apply to the Accelerated 15 Month Program!

 

Deadlines

Fall Entry:

Priority - March 1
Final - April 1

Spring Entry:

Priority - September 15
Final - October 15

 

Applications will not be accepted after the final deadline.  Applications will not be considered for admission until all required documents are submitted.

Applicants for the Accelerated 15 Month 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

Application Fee

An $80 non-refundable fee must be paid when submitting your admission application.  Fee waivers are available upon approval.  If you would like to apply for a fee waiver, please fill out the section “request for fee waiver” in the Personal Information section of the Common Application.

Essay

You are required to submit one full-length essay. This will be located under the Program Materials "Questions" section in the Common Application, and should be up to 400 words (2500 characters).

Recommendation Letters

One to two 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.

To submit a recommendation letter, follow the instructions once you are in the Common Application.  The application will provide you with an electronic link to send to your recommenders. They will then submit their recommendation letter through that link.

Transcripts

You must submit an official college transcript(s) in a sealed envelope from each college or university that you attended before the application deadline.  Applications with missing transcripts will not be reviewed.
Transcripts can be sent to the following address (not NYU Meyers):

New York University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
383 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003, USA.

Transcripts may also be emailed to admissions.ops@nyu.edu but should still bear an official stamp, must come from a school official, and must be sent from an official school email address.

Standardized Test Scores

Standardized test scores are NOT required for admission into the Accelerated 15 Month BS Program and will not be used as a factor when determining your admission decision.

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.

 

Registered nurses who have a bachelor’s degree in another field are eligible to apply to the master’s 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, one essay response, and any related work or volunteer experience.

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.

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.

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

Information about NYU Meyers scholarship and award opportunities can be found at https://nursing.nyu.edu/current-students/scholarships.

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

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

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

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.

NYU Meyers does not offer preadmission transcript evaluations.

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.

Go to the following URL to see current opportunities to study abroad as an NYU Meyers student: https://nursing.nyu.edu/current-students/study-abroad

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-RN or securing a position following graduation. NYU Meyers's Office of Student Affairs and Admissions maintains a listing of student nurse externship programs.

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

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.

• 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)

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.

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 four-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.

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.

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.

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