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 them to be advanced practice nurses serving in roles such as nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, informaticists, or clinical research nurses.
Dual-degree students can choose an advanced practice area from the following programs:
- Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
- Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
- Clinical Research Nursing
- Pediatrics Primary Care NP
- Psychiatric-Mental Health NP
- Nursing Informatics
During the final semester in the BS program, students admitted to the dual degree program may substitute three or six nursing elective credits with three or six approved graduate credits, which meet requirements for the BS degree allowing for a reduction of the 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 six graduate credits, up to two 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.
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The dual-degree BS/MS program is available only to NYU Meyers students who are currently matriculated in 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 four-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
- 3.5 GPA in first and second BS clinical sequence courses at NYU Meyers
- Admissions essay (2-3 pages, double spaced)
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
Dual degree students MUST matriculate into the master’s program after gaining 1 year of experience as an RN within two years of graduation from the BS program
Prospective students interested in learning more about the dual BS/MS program can contact us at email@example.com 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.
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 four-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 third clinical semester of the NYU Meyers curriculum sequence (Adult & Elder III). Prospective students interested in applying to the dual-degree program should contact firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com:
- 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Matriculated students are eligible to apply to the dual-degree MS/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).