Traditional 4-year

NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing offers a 4-year BS that prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to obtain licensure. High school graduates enter this program as freshmen in the fall. 

The BS program combines a strong core of arts and science courses with a progression of nursing courses that provide increasing levels of knowledge and skills for addressing health needs throughout the lifespan. The 128-credit curriculum 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 NYU Meyers, students take courses in NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences and Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Since nursing courses begin in the junior year, you are able to take advantage of the University’s study abroad programs during sophomore year.

High school graduates complete a four-year course progression, and begin clinical courses in the junior year. The curriculum combines 44 credits of liberal arts courses; 20 credits of prerequisite courses in nutrition, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, statistics, microbiology, and developmental psychology; and 64 credits of nursing specialization courses that cover the care of individuals, families, and communities as well as scientific and professional issues in nursing.

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

Course Progession (Four Years)
Freshman Year (32 credits)
Sophomore Year (32 credits)
Junior Year (31 credits)
Senior Year (33 credits)

Freshman Year: Fall Semester (17 credits)
CHEM-UA 120 Introduction to Modern Chemistry Spring Fall

Selected principles and applications of chemistry, with emphasis on the fundamental nature of chemistry. Basic course dealing with concepts of atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, solution chemistry, equilibrium, reaction rates, and properties of gases, liquids, and solids.

EXPOS-UA 1 Writing The Essay: Spring Summer Fall

This foundational writing course is required for CAS, Engineering, Stern, Nursing, Social Work, and Steinhardt incoming undergraduates. Writing The Essay provides instruction and practice in critical reading, creative and logical thinking, and clear, persuasive writing. Students learn to analyze and interpret written texts, to use texts as evidence, to develop ideas, and to write exploratory and argumentative essays. Exploration, inquiry, reflection, analysis, revision, and collaborative learning are emphasized. In Fall, sections 16-125 are available to incoming undergraduates on the WSQ campus and sections 126-160 are available to incoming undergraduates on the BROOKLYN campus. Students are NOT permitted to add or switch sections after the first week of classes without first obtaining EWP permission. Contact: dm1@nyu.edu

Two special versions requiring department consent are available to qualifying undergraduates. Writing the Essay, Science (sections 1-7 offered both Fall and Spring) is tailored for UA or UN students with a STRONG interested in science, medicine or psychology. Students must contact an advisor to discuss this option and obtain access. Writing The Essay, Goddard (sections 8-15, offered in Fall only) is offered ONLY for students who live in the Goddard Residence. Each stream focuses on some aspect of New York City and the Arts: All The World's a Stage, Global New York, Writing New York, and Poverty and Affluence. For access contact Ethan Youngerman: ewy200@nyu.edu

Please note: EXPOS-UA 4 International Writing Workshop 1 is equivalent to and will substitute for EXPOS-UA 1 Writing The Essay for incoming freshmen or transfers for whom English is a second language. Only International students in UA, UE, UB, US, UN and UY may qualify to take this course instead of Writing The Essay. For information on eligibility or to learn about the course contact your advisor, visit our website, or contact Denice Martone at dm1@nyu.edu.

SOC-UA 1 Intro to Sociology 4, Spring Summer Fall

Offered every semester. 4 points. Survey of the field of sociology: its basic concepts, theories, and research orientation. Threshold course that provides the student with insights into the social factors in human life. Topics include social interaction, socialization, culture, social structure, stratification, political power, deviance, social institutions, and social change.

NURSE-UN 4 Nursing Cohort Seminar Fall
No description available
CAS-Search by Sub. Social Science Elective 4, Fall
No description available
Freshman Year: Spring Semester (15 credits)
NURSE-UN 70 Anatomy & Physiology 3, Summer Spring Fall

45 hours lecture plus lab. 3 credits. The course focuses on the structure and function of the human body and how it affects health and wellbeing. The structure and function of each body system is studied and their inter-relationships explained.

ACE-UE 110 Advanced College Essay: Educ & The Professions Spring

Students in the Steinhardt School of Education and the School of Nursing are required to take this course. The course builds on Writing the Essay (EXPOS-UA 1) and provides advanced instruction in analyzing and interpreting written texts from a variety of academic disciplines, using written texts as evidence, developing ideas, and writing persuasive essays. It stresses analysis, inductive reasoning, reflection, revision, and collaborative learning. The course is tailored for students in the Schools of Education and Nursing so that readings and essay writing focus on issues that are pertinent to those disciplines.

PSYCH-UA 1 Intro to Psychology 4, Fall Spring

Amodio, Coons, Marcus, Phelps. Offered every semester. 4 points. Fundamental principles of psychology, with emphasis on basic research and applications in psychology's major theoretical areas of study: thought, memory, learning, perception, personality, social processes, development, and the physiological bases of psychology. Included in the class is direct observation of methods of investigation through laboratory demonstrations and by student participation in current research projects.

CORE-UA 4XX Text & Ideas: Tpcs 4, Spring
No description available
Sophomore Year: Fall Semester (16 credits)
NURSE-UN 80 Statistics I 3, Spring Fall

45 hours lecture. 3 credits. This course is an introduction for undergraduate students into the field of statistics as it is used in nursing, epidemiology, public health, and clinical research. It will concentrate on understanding what the statistics are used for and what they tell us rather than mathematical theory. Knowledge of high school algebra is assumed.

APSY-UE 1271 Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan Spring Fall

Discussion of human growth across the lifespan; multiple contexts in which development unfolds are explored & implications for practice are considered.

NURSE-UN 75 Microbiology 3, Spring Fall

45 hours lecture. 3 credits. This course introduces the principles of the infectious disease process with respect to the properties of infectious agents, modes of transmission, manifestations of infections, their prevention and treatment, and the properties of the immune system. Major infectious disease45 hours lecture. 3 credits. This course introduces the principles of the infectious disease process with respect to the properties of infectious agents, modes of transmission, manifestations of infections, their prevention and treatment, and the properties of the immune system. Major infectious diseases in humans, including the methods used for their identification in the clinical lab, are covered. Modes of transmission are described, as well as treatments and prevention. The application of principles of microbiology to the work of health professionals is also discussed.

NUTR-UE 119 Nutrition and Health Fall

Introduction to nutrition science and its role in health and society: nutrient characteristics, requirements, and food sources, energy balance, weight control, dietary guides and food planning, and social and economic factors that affect food production and consumption.

Liberal Arts CORE equivalent – satisfies the requirement for Natural Sciences for non-majors

CORE-UA 5XX Cultures & Contexts: Tpcs 4, Fall
No description available
Sophomore Year: Spring Semester (16 credits)
CAS-Search by Lang. Foreign Language (SPAN-UA, FREN-UA, etc.)* 4, Spring

* Course may be taken Pass/Fail after matriculation to NYU Meyers. All other courses must be taken for a letter grade.

CAS-Search by Sub. *Liberal Arts Electives 4, Spring

*Course may be taken Pass/Fail after matriculation to NYU Meyers. All other courses must be taken for a letter grade.

CAS-Search by Sub. *Liberal Arts Electives 4, Spring

*Course may be taken Pass/Fail after matriculation to NYU Meyers. All other courses must be taken for a letter grade.

CAS-Search by Sub. *Liberal Arts Electives 4, Spring

*Course may be taken Pass/Fail after matriculation to NYU Meyers. All other courses must be taken for a letter grade.

Junior Year: Fall Semester (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 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.

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.

Junior Year: Spring Semester (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.

Senior Year: Fall Semester (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.

Senior Year: Spring Semester (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
No description available
Nursing Elective 3, Fall Spring Summer
No description available

Applicants are encouraged complete the following courses:

  • Four years of English with heavy emphasis on writing
  • Three or four years of mathematics
  • Three or four years of laboratory sciences
  • Three or four years of social studies
  • Three or four years of foreign language 

For high school students who have taken AP or college courses, please refer to the NYU site on how to transfer these courses.

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.

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

Applications to the Bachelor of Science at NYU Meyers consider the strengths of the applicant’s academic history and performance, letter(s) of recommendation, work or volunteer experience in the health care field, full-length essay, and personal statements.

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, NYU Meyers's 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.

I have a General Education Development (GED) diploma. Am I eligible to apply to the Bachelor of Science program at the NYU Meyers?

Applicants may be considered in exceptional cases on the basis of the General Educational Development (GED) test. The SAT Reasoning Test of the College Entrance Examination Board or an NYU-administered examination may be required. Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 212-998-4500 for further information.

What codes do I need to use to send my SAT and/or ACT test scores to NYU?

Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Test: 2562.
American College Test (ACT): 2838.

Can I send my application for the Bachelor of Science 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 here: 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 scholarships and awards can be found here: https://nursing.nyu.edu/admissions/scholarships-awards

When does the baccalaureate program in nursing start?

Please see the BS Clinical Sequence Calendar: https://nursing.nyu.edu/academic-calendars

Are any prerequisite courses required for admission to NYU Meyers's Bachelor of Science program?

There are no prerequisite courses required for admission to the college's Bachelor of Science program unless you wish to apply for direct admission into the 15-month accelerated BS program. Please review eligibility requirements for 15-month accelerated program to learn about the prerequisite requirements for this program: https://nursing.nyu.edu/program/accelerated-bachelor-science/eligibility

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 system:
http://www.commonapp.org/
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. For information about upcoming open houses see here: 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?

Please see current opportunities to study abroad as an NYU Meyers student here:
https://nursing.nyu.edu/global/international-education/study-abroad

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. Click here for more information about the BS-to-PhD pathway.

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?

See here: https://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. See here for information about financial aid.
Which of my AP Scores will transfer?
Please find the list of AP course equivalencies here.