The Nursing program's curriculum has been developed to enable students to progress from basic nursing practice to more complex situations which require greater capacity for critical thinking, communication, and clinical decision-making.
The curriculum has two levels. Level 1 consists of 40 credits taken in the first three semesters. Level 2 consists of 25 credits taken in the second year, in which the student integrates the knowledge and skills acquired in Level 1. Each course provides the foundation for concurrent (co-requisite) and subsequent courses. All required courses are prerequisites to the courses that follow them. The sequencing supports the progressive development of theoretical and clinical knowledge and competence. The curriculum prepares the student to meet the outcomes of the program.
Course credits are calculated as follows:
15 hours Didactic = 1 credit
45 hours Lab/Clinical = 1 credit
The minimum number of credits required for graduation is 65, with 40 credits in Nursing, 24 credits in liberal arts and sciences, and 1 credit in Community Service. The program is designed for completion in two years on a full-time basis. This is in compliance with the NYS Department of Education Regulations and Quality Indicators, which state:
The registered curriculum includes a minimum of 30 semester hours
or the equivalent in nursing ("semester hour means a credit, point, or
The program is capable of completion in two academic years of full-time study,
with an accumulation of not less than 60 semester hours.
Students are accepted directly into the Nursing Program. There is no "pre-nursing" period in which prerequisites are taken. Each Nursing course is offered once per academic year. Some courses have both theory and laboratory components. The laboratory component often includes skills practice as well as clinical laboratory experiences.
Touro College's Nursing program has an articulation agreement for BS degree completion with:
Long Island University, School of Nursing, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Touro College's Nursing program is affiliated with some of the top hospitals and medical centers in New York. Our students participate in clinical experiences at these facilities, many leading to permanent placements.