Second Degree Transfer (Non-Accelerated)

Prospective students with a bachelor's degree in another field can apply to the Second Degree Transfer (Non-Accelerated) Program provided you have successfully completed a bachelor's degree. The Second Degree Transfer (Non-Accelerated) program allows students to complete the remaining prerequisites prior to entering the four consecutive semesters of full-time study in nursing coursework and can begin in the fall (September) or spring (January) semester. By the end of this program, you will be prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) to obtain licensure.

Second Degree Transfer (Non-Accelerated) Baccalaureate students are admitted to Meyers as undergraduates with 44 advanced standing credits in the liberal arts and up to 17 advanced credits in the sciences--based on credits you earned while obtaining a bachelor’s degree plus additional prerequisite requirements.

The Second Degree Transfer (Non-Accelerated) Program is for students with a baccalaureate degree in another field, offering options for students who want to make a career change to nursing and still need to complete the remaining prerequisites. 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 following this, they will complete 64 credits of nursing courses. 

Term One (Or Two if need to complete all prerequisites) (Fall or Spring - up to 18 credits)

Course ID Course Name Course Credits, Semesters
NURSE-UN 80 Statistics I
No description available
APSY-UE 1271 Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan
No description available
NURSE-UN 75 Microbiology
No description available
NURSE-UN 70 Anatomy & Physiology
No description available
CHEM-UA 120 Introduction to Modern Chemistry
No description available
NUTR-UE 119 Nutrition and Health
No description available

Term Two (Fall or Spring - 16 credits)

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

Term Three (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 Four (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
No description available

Term Five (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 0 – 6 out of the 7 required 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.


  • Students who will have completed all 7 prerequisites should apply for the Accelerated 15-Month program.
  • All courses must be at least three-semester hour credits, with the exception of chemistry (which must be four-semester hour credits with lab).
    1. Human Anatomy & Physiology I and Human Anatomy & Physiology II - OR- one semester of Human Anatomy and one semester of Human Physiology
    2. Chemistry with Lab (at least four credits)
      Note that the following courses will not satisfy this prerequisite:  Organic or Biochemistry
    3. Microbiology
    4. Nutrition 
    5. Statistics
    6. Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan -  The course must cover the 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, and Adult Psychology

Additional Information on Prerequisite Courses:

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


  • 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



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 (review the 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.


Apply to the Second Degree Transfer Program!



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 Second Degree Transfer (Non-Accelerated) 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

$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.


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.


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 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 Second Degree Transfer 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 Second Degree Transfer (Non-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.

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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

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:

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

Financial aid including merit-based and need-based aid is available to college graduate students. More information about financial aid can be found at

For the Second Degree Transfer (Non-Accelerated) Program, you may complete some or none of the following, as you will be expected to complete remaining courses prior to the start of the nursing coursework at NYU.

• 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 Second Degree Transfer (Non-Accelerated) Program while having remaining prerequisite coursework. Any remaining coursework will be completed in the first (or second) semester PRIOR to starting any nursing coursework.

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.