BS/MS Program

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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
  • Family NP
  • Pediatrics Primary Care NP
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health NP
  • Nurse-Midwifery
  • Nursing Informatics

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).

Admission criteria

  • Currently matriculated student in BS program
  • Recommended 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:

  • Recommend a 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



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.


Contact the Office of Admissions

Prospective students interested in learning more about the dual BS/MS program, please contact NYU Meyer's Office of Admissions at or 212-998-5317. Current students may speak with their academic advisor or contact the Office of Student Affairs and Admissions for additional information.


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 the 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 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. 

Core Courses (9 credit)

Course Number Course Title Credit Term
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.

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 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 recommended 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

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

Once the above documents are received and the 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.

FAQ section of BS/MS

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).