Nursing Program at Nyack (BS Degree)
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
Nyack College is offering Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing.
Applicants will be admitted to the Nursing Major through the Nyack College Office of Admissions. Please refer to the Nyack College admission requirements.
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
* 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.
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.
4 years of full time study
Total 124 credits with 56 credits of nursing courses
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.
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
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.
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.