Non-degree

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 the College’s degree programs.

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

  • A maximum of 18 credits (undergraduate) and 9 credits (graduate) can be taken as a non-matriculated visiting student
  • NYU College of Nursing 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
CHEM-UA 120 Introduction to Modern Chemistry 5, Fall Spring

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.

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.

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.

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 3, Fall Spring

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

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.

Those seeking permission to register as a non-matriculated visiting student must be a US citizen or permanent resident. 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:

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

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

  1. BSN graduates

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.

    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.

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    Will I be able to enroll in pre-med courses in the NYU College of Arts and Science if I am approved to enroll as a non-matriculated student by NYU College of Nursing?

    If you are approved by the college to enroll as a non-matriculated/non-degree student, you will only be approved for the courses you noted on your application for non-matriculated/non-degree status. You can only choose from courses shown here: http://nursing.nyu.edu/program/undergrad-non-degree/courses and cannot register for any courses in the nursing course sequence.

    If approved to take courses as a non-matriculated/non-degree student, will I be eligible for financial aid?

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

    If I am approved and enroll in prerequisite courses as a non-matriculated/non-degree student, will these prerequisites courses be accepted by other colleges and universities?

    If you are interested in taking prerequisite courses through NYU College of Nursing 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).

    I have not earned a bachelor’s degree. Am I eligible to apply to take courses as a non-matriculated/non-degree visiting student at NYU College of Nursing?

    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.

    Will completing prerequisite requirements as a non-matriculated/non-degree visiting student at NYU College of Nursing increase my chance of admission into the 15-month accelerated BS program?

    A grade of C or better must be achieved to qualify for the NYU College of Nursing’s 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 their overall chance of admission.