BS/MS

Our dual-degree BS/MS program enables students to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing and advance to a master’s degree that prepares you to be advanced practice nurses serving in roles such as nurse practitioners, midwives, educators, informaticists, or nurse managers.

Dual degree students can choose an advanced practice area from the following programs:

  • APN: Adult Acute Care
  • APN: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
  • APN: Family
  • APN: Pediatrics
  • APN: Mental Health
  • Nurse-Midwifery
  • Nursing Administration
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing Informatics

During the final semester in the BS Program, students admitted to the dual degree program may substitute 3 or 6 nursing elective credits with 3 or 6 approved graduate credits, which meet requirements for the BS degree allowing for a reduction of required master's degree course work. (Credits earned as baccalaureate dual degree students will replace elective credits otherwise required for BS degree completion.)

If offered admission to the (BS/MS) Dual Degree Program, baccalaureate students will be advised on graduate course registration and are only authorized to register as so designated. Admitted (BS/MS) Dual Degree students have the opportunity to register for a maximum of 6 graduate credits, up to 2 of the below courses by advisement.

Any baccalaureate student approved for dual degree status is required to successfully complete at least one graduate course prior to completing his or her undergraduate degree program. 

Core
NURSE-GN 2005 Intro Stats Health Profs Summer Spring Fall

The syllabus for N41.2005 is intended for graduate students in nursing. The course provides the foundations necessary to understand elementary biostatistics and applications of biostatistics in the medical literature. It will concentrate on the interpretation and comprehension of graphical and statistical techniques that are essential components to medical research. The ability to understand basic arithmetic and high school algebra is required.

NURSE-GN 2303 Research in Nursing Summer Spring Fall

This graduate research course is designed to develop the role of the advanced practice nurse, midwife, educator, administrator, or informatics specialist as a competent research consumer. An evidence-based practice paradigm is used to promote acquisition of information literacy and critical appraisal skills which, combined with clinical judgment and patient preferences, support evidence-based decision making.

NURSE-GN 2041 Nursing Issues & Trends in Hlth Care Deliv Sys Spring Fall

This course analyzes health care system issues and trends, such as capitation, managed care and health care reimbursement, from historical, political and developmental perspectives. Factors that influence nursing practice will be analyzed, such as the corporatization of health care, and conflicts between economic and clinical priorities. Strategies and mechanisms that enhance the delivery of high quality nursing care will be discussed. The course will focus on these matters as they affect the scope, preparation and practice of advanced practice nurses and nurse-midwives.

The dual degree BS/MS program is available only to NYU Meyers students who are currently matriculated into the BS program. This program requires admission to the BS program. Students may apply to become a dual degree BS/MS student 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).

Eligibility criteria include:

  • Currently matriculated student in BS Program
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Admissions essay
  • Students must meet with their academic advisor as well as the master’s program coordinator to obtain approval for the change in their program status

Once the student has applied for and gained admission to the master’s program of choice the following matriculation requirements must be met:

  • Have a minimum 3.5 GPA at the time of completion of the BS in nursing degree
  • Enroll in NYU nursing graduate courses within two years of graduation
  • Must pass the NCLEX exam and obtain professional employment as a nurse before re-matriculating into NYU Meyers master’s program 

Prospective students interested in learning more about the dual BS/MS program can contact us at nursing.admissions@nyu.edu or 212-998-5317. Current students may speak with their academic advisor or contact the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions for additional information.

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. You may read more about this policy here.

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 to the dual degree BS/MS program is submitted electronically to the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions. Students may apply to become a dual degree BS/MS student 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 admissions and fall for spring admissions). When the application is available, a link to the online application is sent to students enrolled in the third sequence by email.

Please note, you can only apply to the program if you are currently enrolled in the 3rd clinical semester of the NYU Meyers curriculum sequence (Adult & Elder III). Prospective students interested in applying to the dual degree program should contact nursing.admissions@nyu.edu with any additional questions.

Please note that admission to the BS/MS program does not constitute official admission to the master's program. Baccalaureate students approved to take master's level courses retain their undergraduate status until completion of the baccalaureate degree requirements with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA and after successfully passing the NCLEX.

Matriculation into the Master's Program

Before a BS/MS dual degree student can matriculate into the MS program, the following documents must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions and Student Affairs at admissions.nursing@nyu.edu:

  • Unofficial NYU transcript with the graduation date from the BS program
  • Current resume
  • Electronic copy of New York State Registered Nursing License

Once the above documents are received and requirements are satisfied, an official letter of acceptance to the MS program will be rendered via email.

Dual degree students MUST matriculate into the master's program within two years of graduation from the BS program. If a dual degree student does not matriculate into the master's program within two years, he or she must re-apply to the graduate program and is not guaranteed admission.

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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 would not apply to the dual degree BS/MS program, but rather directly to the MS 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 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.

Where do I send my application materials?

Application materials for the dual degree BS/MS should be completed electronically. When the application is available, a link to the online application is sent to students enrolled in the third sequence by email.

When should I apply for the dual degree BS/MS?

Matriculated students are eligible to apply to the Dual Degree MS/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).