Admission Requirements for the RN-BS Program
Who Should Apply
The program encourages applications from current Registered Nurses who graduated from accredited Associate’s-level or Diploma nursing programs. The RN-BS program grants a baccalaureate degree in nursing. The program focuses on professional nursing practice and builds on theories of community nursing and leadership. Admitted students may have up to 65 credits of coursework transferred into the RN-BS program.
Admission Process and Requirements
The RN-BS program admits students once a year, in September. Applicants may apply through through the Touro College School of Health Sciences Office of Admissions by completing the Touro College SHS Application for Admission and the Nursing Program Supplemental Application.
The completed application and supporting documentation should be submitted as early as possible, since admission is competitive and decisions are made on a rolling basis.
Applicants are evaluated based on information in the application and accompanying materials. Of primary importance in determining an applicant’s suitability for admission is the college academic record. The applicant’s character, personality, and contribution to profession and community are also factors.
The following are required for admission:
- Completed School of Health Sciences Application accompanied by the $50 application fee
- Completed Nursing Program Supplemental Application form
- Official transcript(s) indicating completion of Diploma or Associate's-level nursing program*
- Personal Statement
- Two letters of recommendation on the recommendation form included in the Nursing Program Supplemental Application packet addressing the applicant’s potential for success in a nursing program
- Current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of New York or eligibility for licensure endorsement
*The RN-BS Program is structured so that a minimum of 24 credits of liberal arts courses are needed in transfer from an Associate’s degree program. Students with fewer than 24 transfer credits in liberal arts will be required to take additional liberal arts courses during the program.
As per Federal regulations, the status of an applicant in the admissions process can be discussed only with the applicant. The program cannot respond to requests for information from concerned family, friends, associates, or other interested parties.
Admitted students are required to take placement exams in English Composition and Mathematics prior to the start of their first semester.
Admission Contact Information
For more information, contact: 631-665-1600 x 6505