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Prospective students are welcome to take core and/or prerequisite courses at NYU Meyers. To take courses as a non-matriculated visiting student, please complete the application available through the NYU Office of University Programs. Approval to take courses as a non-matriculated student does not signify acceptance to NYU Meyers' degree programs.

Those seeking permission to register as non-matriculated visiting students must be US citizens or permanent residents. Approval to register as a non-matriculated student is subject to the rules and regulations of the University and NYU Meyers.

The following students are eligible to register for visiting undergrad courses:

  • High school graduates who have earned a high school diploma or equivalent. 
  • Current undergraduates at a college/university who would like to study away for a semester.
  • Post-graduate students who already have their BS/BA from a regionally accredited college or university and wish to take undergraduate courses.
  • Returning visiting students may re-apply for up to three consecutive semesters.

BSN graduates are eligible to register for visiting graduate courses. 

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.

Available nursing prerequisite courses that can be taken as a non-matriculated visiting student:

  • A maximum of 18 credits (undergraduate) and nine credits (graduate) can be taken as a non-matriculated visiting student.
  • NYU Meyers cannot guarantee the availability of courses to non-matriculated visiting students.
  • Approval to register for courses is given to non-matriculated visiting students after the orientation/registration period for newly admitted and matriculated students.
  • The options to audit or take courses pass/fail are not available to non-matriculated visiting students.
  • Non-matriculated visiting students are not eligible for financial aid, university housing, health insurance, or use of the Coles Sports and Recreation Center.
Course Number Course Title Credit Term
NURSE-UN 70 Anatomy & Physiology 3 Summer, Fall, Spring

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.

NURSE-UN 75 Microbiology 3 Fall, Spring

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 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.

NURSE-UN 80 Statistics I 3 Fall, Spring

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.

NURSE-GN 2005 Intro Stats Health Profs 3 Summer, Fall, Spring

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 3 Summer, Fall, Spring

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 Issues and Trends in Nursing and Health Care 3 Fall, January, Spring

In this course, students analyze current political, social, and economic issues and trends that affect health care delivery, nursing, and health policy. The course focuses on the United States and includes global issues that affect health care systems and delivery of care. Students develop strategies for collaborating with individuals and organizations in efforts to enhance health equity and the quality of care for patients and populations of diverse racial, ethnic, gender, and other identities. The course covers credentialing of advanced practice nurses and its importance in providing high quality care. Throughout the course, students are encouraged to develop and pursue their professional goals in terms of participation and leadership in professional organizations, engaging in civic participation, and obtaining and using health policy evidence and information to advance health equity. Coursework entails individual and group assignments in both synchronous and asynchronous modes. This is a required core course for all master’s students at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and open to other NYU graduate students with permission of the instructor.

To take undergraduate prerequisite courses as a non-matriculated visiting student, complete the online: Visiting Student Application. You will need to mail official copies of your college transcript(s) to the Office of University Programs. 

To take graduate core courses as a non-matriculated visiting student, complete the online application. You will need to mail official copies of your college transcript(s) to the Office of Admissions.

FAQ section of Non-degree

Non-matriculated/non-degree students are not eligible for financial aid.

If you are interested in taking prerequisite courses through NYU Meyers to fulfill prerequisite requirements at another college or university, you will want to follow up with each college/university to see if they will accept our course(s).

Yes, applicants for non-matriculated/non-degree visiting status who are currently pursuing or plan to pursue an undergraduate degree at an accredited college or university and individuals who have already earned a bachelor’s degree but are interested in completing prerequisites at the undergraduate level may apply.

A grade of C or better must be achieved to qualify for the NYU Meyers' 15-month accelerated BS program. Ideal candidates would have cumulative undergraduate GPAs that are above a 3.0 and prerequisite grades that are A's and B's (regardless of where they were completed). All application materials are thoroughly reviewed.

Completing the prerequisite requirements and doing very well in them (As and high Bs) at NYU would certainly support one’s application for admission but will not increase the overall chance of admission.