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Nursing Program at Nyack

Frequently Asked Questions

What high school courses are recommended if a student wishes to study in the nursing major?

Minimum 16 academic units in high school are recommended. This should include 4 years of English, 3 to 4 years of History/Social science, 3 to 4 years of college preparatory mathematics (Algebra II, Geometry, Pre-calculus, Calculus), 2 years of lab science (Chemistry, Biology), and 2 years of foreign language.

What degree does Nyack College offer through this program?

Nyack College is offering Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing.

What are the admission requirements?

Applicants will be admitted to the Nursing Major through the Nyack College Office of Admissions. Please refer to the Nyack College admission requirements.

What courses are required in order to take the Kaplan exam?

College Algebra
General Organic Biochemistry with Lab (4 credits)
- or- 2 semester sequences of College Chemistry with Labs (8 credits)*
Principles of Nutrition
Anatomy and Physiology I
College Writing I and II
General Psychology

* If you have had only 1 semester of College Chemistry with or without lab, you will be required to take Essentials of Chemistry at Nyack College. The invitation to take the Kaplan exam will be reviewed on an individual basis.

What is the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam?

The Kaplan Nursing School Entrance exam is designed to determine the academic readiness of applicants to post-secondary education programs. The Kaplan contains four subtests: Math, Science, English, and Reading. The Kaplan exam will be administered in July and November.  

The study guide (Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exams: Your Complete Guide to Getting into Nursing School) can be purchased online at amazon.com or at any local book store.
 
How long is the program?

4 years of full time study

How many credits are required to complete the program?

Total 124 credits with 56 credits of nursing courses

Do you accept transfer students?

Yes, Nyack College accepts transfer students based on available space.

Transfer to the Nursing Major: Applicable to those who have completed the required courses at other institutions and want to transfer to the Nursing Major. These students should meet the requirements of Nyack College Admission Policy, have a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher, cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in core science courses, completion of pre-requisite courses, and pass the Kaplan exam. Applicants will be accepted based on the availability of the clinical practicum site and are not guaranteed transfer even when these criteria are met. Please refer to the Transfer of Credit Policies in the Undergraduate Catalog.

How much are the tuition and fees?

Please refer to the detailed fee and expense information found in the Undergraduate Catalog. In addition to the fees, there is a one time, non-refundable, $400 nursing entrance fee. Also, there is a $400 clinical course fee each semester, starting the Spring of the sophomore year. These expenses will be reflected in the calculation for your student financial aid award.

Other projected expenses for the nursing student are:
Books                                                                                $500 per semester
PDA                                                                                   $200-300
Uniforms and equipment (variable)                                $200-300
*Your own transportation to field agencies (variable)  $150-200
CPR certification fee                                                        $65-100
Health insurance fee                                                        Variable
Annual health exam fee                                                   Variable

* Students are responsible for obtaining their own transportation to field agencies. Student must make plans accordingly.

Is the nursing major accredited?

All Nyack College majors are accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.  All Nyack curriculum is registered with the New York State Education Department.  The Cheryl Phenicie School of Nursing baccalaureate program has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education since April 2013.