Unless otherwise indicated, the following are required for admission into all courses of study at the master’s level:
- Applicants must meet all University graduate admission requirements as set forth in the Bulletin.
- Be currently licensed as a registered professional nurse or eligible for licensure in the state of New York.
Students must have:
- Completed a baccalaureate degree in nursing from a nationally accredited undergraduate nursing program.
- A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (on a 4-point scale) or better from the undergraduate nursing program.
- Completed an introductory/basic statistics course and undergraduate research course with a grade of B or higher.
- Submitted official transcripts of all prior academic work.
- Submitted two letters of reference.
- Completed the application form and submitted the required application fee.
- Proof of BCLS certification for all programs; Proof of ACLS certification for the Acute Care and Emergency Nursing Emergency Management NP Programs.
Requirements for the Post-Master’s Certificate Program
Applicants for the post-master’s certificate program must have a master’s degree in nursing.
Applicants who do not meet all admission criteria are eligible for provisional admission at the discretion of the Program Director. Students who are provisionally admitted are required to complete 12 credit hours before they may be considered for regular admission status. The student must receive no grade lower than a B- in each of these courses. Upon satisfaction of 12 provisional credit hours with a grade of B or higher in each course, the student’s admission will be changed to regular admission.
Please see the School of Nursing Student Handbook for all policies related to admission, progression and graduation.
International Student Requirements
International applicants to all graduate programs in the School of Nursing must have obtained a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) within the last two years; a declaration and certificate of finances; and certified English translations of all prior academic records.
The faculty reserves the right to require additional supportive data or prerequisites from applicants to all programs.