RN to BS

For registered nurses with an associate's degree in nursing, our RN-to-BS program will increase general knowledge in the physical and social sciences, while expanding professional expertise in assessment, patient advocacy, and care management. This type of professional nursing education prepares the nurse to initiate and plan change, opens doors to leadership positions, increases earning potential, and the opportunity to practice in a wider range of settings.

RN to BS students develop individualized programs, depending on prior course work completed and transferred to NYU. Students can transfer nursing courses from a previous accredited institution based on faculty approval of course syllabi.

Eligible applicants are RNs who hold an associate’s degree in nursing. Applicants may apply to the BS program as transfer students for admission in the fall or spring. Applicants must submit official credentials and transcripts from all institutions attended, including secondary school (high school) transcript. Please refer to the NYU site for for complete requirements.

Required Testing
Transfer applicants who took the SAT or ACT while in high school should submit their test results as part of their application. If you did not take these exams while in high school and have been in college for less than one year, you must take one of these tests and submit the results. The NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions may require additional testing for transfer students or for those with interrupted education.

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: October 1 (priority) | November 1 (final) | January 1 (decision notification before)

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, 338 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003.

Application Requirements

All RN to BS applicants must submit the Common Application and the NYU Supplement to the Common Application. All Registered Nurses should apply with transfer as their classification. Applicants must send supplemental application materials (letters of recommendation and official college transcripts) to New York University's Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

  1. Common Application for Admission to Undergraduate Study: All applicants must complete The Common Application AND The NYU Supplement to The Common Application. Applicants who submit only The Common Application without the NYU Supplement or the NYU Supplement without The Common Application will not be considered for admission. 
  2. Non-returnable application fee of $70.00 
  3. One full-length essay. Applicants should upload their essay (250 words minimum) in the 'Personal Essay' area on The Common Application. Registered Nurses should also respond to the Short Answer questions on The Common Application and Supplement.
  4. 1 - 2 professional or academic letters of recommendation (special recommendation cover forms are NOT required for transfer applicants) 
  5. Official high school AND college transcript(s) in a sealed envelope from each college or university attended. 
  6. In the 'Academic' section on The Common Application, please complete (to the best of your ability) the following sections: Secondary School Grades, ACT Tests, and SAT Reasoning Tests. If you do not remember your scores, please enter N/A or something else so that the system will let you move onto the next part of the application. 
  7. If English is not your first language, please enter your TOEFL scores; otherwise leave this section blank. 
  8. If you took AP Exams in high school and earned a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Exam, please enter these scores in the AP/IB/SAT Subject Test area; otherwise leave blank. 
  9. Should you have any academic distinctions or honors from college or even more recently, please include them in the 'Honors' section. 
  10. If you will have college course work in progress at the time that you submit your application for admission, please note these courses in the 'Current Year Courses' section on The Common Application.

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What factors are considered when reviewing applications to the Bachelor of Science program?

NYU Meyers considers the strength of the applicant’s academic history and performance, letter(s) of recommendation, work experience as a registered nurse, full-length essay, and personal statement.

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 Meyers'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 open house to learn about the admissions process. More information about open house can be found at http://nursing.nyu.edu/open-houses.

Can I send my application for the RN to BS 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 RN to 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 logging into The Common Application (http://www.commonapp.org/) system. Please direct all follow up questions and concerns to the NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 212-998-4500.

Will I have an opportunity to visit NYU Meyers?

NYU Meyers holds open houses in the fall and spring semesters. Information about upcoming open houses 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 have an associate’s 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.

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 science courses (including Nutrition) that are more than ten years old.

Are there opportunities to study abroad?

Current opportunities to study abroad as an NYU Meyers student can be found at 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. Information about financial aid can be found at http://nursing.nyu.edu/tuition-financial-aid.

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).

Does NYU Meyers offer a BS-to-PhD Program?

The college offers a BS-to-PhD pathway that allows students to apply to the PhD program at the time of application to the BS/MS Dual Degree program. Information about the BS-to-PhD pathway can be found at http://nursing.nyu.edu/program/phd-nursing/eligibility.

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.