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Admission Requirements for the AAS Program

Who Should Apply

The program encourages applications from individuals interested in becoming registered nurses. For those just starting to think about a career path as well as those who are interested in career change, the field of nursing offers a broad array of options and a wealth of employment opportunities. The program is designed to prepare students to develop the competencies essential for beginning professional nursing practice, and to build a foundation for study in a baccalaureate nursing program.

Admission Process and Requirements

The AAS program admits students once a year, in June. Applicants are encouraged to apply through NursingCAS but, as an alternative, may use the TouroApply application. The Supplemental Application can be found on the TouroApply application for those choosing that option.

Currently, the program enrolls 35 students per year. 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 are the high school and/or college academic record and NLN-PAX (National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Exam) scores. The applicant’s character, personality, and contribution to school and community life are also factors.

Admissions Requirements

  • A Completed application accompanied by the application fee for the method you are using to apply (NursingCAS
  • Official high school transcript OR a GED certificate and score sheet
  • Official transcript(s) of any college-level work completed
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • NLN-PAX (National League for Nursing Pre Entrance Exam for RN) scores sent directly from the NLN

The following high school or college-level coursework is recommended for admission:

  • 1 year of Math
  • 1 year of Biology
  • 1 year of Chemistry


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.

Placement Exams

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