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RN to BS in Nursing Program

Accommodating busy working nurse who want to advance their careers.

The Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health program allows the registered nurse to advance their career by completing educational goals in a dynamic, convenient and flexible environment. Classes in this major are generally blended or online, although several can be taken live.

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Current licensure as a registered nurse in New York State and a 3.0 GPA is required for admission to our program.  However, eligibility for unlicensed graduates of accredited associate or diploma programs who have licensure endorsement will be considered for provisional admission to the RN to BS program.  Provisional admission will require that you pass the New York State Boards within 6 months of graduation from your associate degree or diploma program.  Students entering the provisional program will only be permitted to take up to 9 credits in non-nursing required courses. Any additional questions regarding admission to this program should be addressed to the Director of the RN to BS program.

  • Applicants must meet all general University requirements for admission.
  • Official transcripts from nursing schools and all other institutions of higher education must be submitted at the time of application.
  • Transfer students are required to have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA. Applicants not meeting the minimum GPA requirement may be conditionally admitted contingent upon an interview with the director of the RN to BS in Nursing program and must maintain a 3.0 for the first 12 credits of undergraduate study.

Diploma graduates are required to take and pass 24 credits from Excelsior College. Students are required to take Excelsior Exams in the following areas: adult nursing, maternal and child nursing and psychiatric/mental health nursing (at the baccalaureate level).

For more information about the Excelsior Exams please contact:

Excelsior College 
7 Columbia Circle 
Albany, NY 12203-5159 
p – 888.647.5159

Students should request supplementary study aids, examination applications and any other materials pertaining to the Excelsior Exams.

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For further information, please contact:

College of Nursing and Public Health
Nexus Building, 3rd Floor
p – 516.877.4510

Office of University Admissions
p – 800.ADELPHI
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