Traditional BS Degree in Nursing

Potential students wishing to be admitted into the nursing major must first be admitted into Nyack College and take the TEAS exam. Students must maintain the minimum GPA requirements, complete prerequisite courses, and obtain the minimum ATI TEAS requirements in order to be considered in our selective nursing process. The clinical phase at the School of Nursing begins only in the second year during the spring semester.

Admission Criteria

Freshman applicants

  • Minimum high school Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Meet or exceed score of 60 on Assessment Technologies Institute Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS)
  • 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.

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Transfer applicants (students who transfer more than 20 credits into Nyack College)

  • Minimum college cumulative GPA of 2.7 and GPA of 2.7 in math and science courses
  • Complete all prerequisite courses (math and science minimum grade of C+) taken within last 7 years: Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2, Microbiology, Nutrition, College Algebra, College Writing 1 & 2, General Psychology
  • Meet or exceed score of 66 on ATI TEAS
  • Application deadline by November 1 to begin Spring semester of Sophomore Year

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Nursing Program Policies and Requirements

  • Meet the admission criteria for freshman applicants or transfer applicants
  • File a separate application for clinical phase admission after meeting nursing prerequisite requirements stated below (deadline: Nov 1)
  • Completion of the following courses with a minimum grade of a C+:
  • College Algebra (MAT 110), Essentials of Chemistry (CHE 101), Principles of Nutrition (BIO 115), Anatomy and Physiology I and II (BIO 213 and 214), Microbiology (BIO 220), College Writing I and II (ENG 101 and 102), and Human Growth and Development (PSY 244)
  • Completion of General Psychology (PSY 101) with a minimum grade of a C.
  • There is a 7 year limit for math, science, and psychology courses transfers.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 in math, science, and psychology courses with minimum course grade identified above. Students may repeat up to three math and science courses during the nursing program. A failure on the course retake will lead to dismissal from the nursing program.
  • Freshmen students must have a minimum college GPA of 2.7 at the end of their first year to progress to the sophomore year. Freshmen students who do not meet the GPA requirement will not progress with the Nursing Major and will need to select another major.
  • Students will be permitted to progress to the clinical phase based on the availability of clinical practicum sites in a selective process. Progression to the clinical phase is at the discretion of the program.
  • Once progressed to the clinical phase, students are not permitted to take courses outside of Nyack College.
  • A $1,000 nonrefundable nursing entrance fee is reflected in the billing statement when entering the clinical phase.

SUBMIT THE APPLICATION FOR CLINICAL PHASE

ATI TEAS

  • This is the entrance exam for the school of nursing. To qualify, candidates need a minimum composite score of 66% for transfer students. Official ATI TEAS transcript must be submitted before November 1st. The ATI TEAS exam is offered year round; however, candidates may only take the exam three times in a calendar year with a one month wait period between test dates to permit time for thorough preparation for the 2nd attempt. Scores above 66% do not guarantee acceptance.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to use the ATI TEAS SmartPrep course prior to taking the exam. The ATI TEAS SmartPrep course provides individual users with study plans that are tailored to their needs and allows them to prepare more efficiently and remediate key areas of need.

Transfer Policies

Transfer applicants to full-time programs are expected to have completed the academic preparation required of students entering as freshmen.  If required courses were not taken in high school, the equivalent courses may be taken at the college level prior to transfer.

To transfer to the nursing major, students must meet the following criteria:

  • Meet general admission requirements
  • Meet or exceed the ATI TEAS Exam with a minimum score of 66
  • Cumulative GPA 2.7 or higher.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher for the following core courses: A& P 1 and 2, CHE101 or chemistry with lab component, Microbiology, College Algebra, and Principles of Nutrition

Additional criteria considered for admission include secondary school performance, college performance, recommendations, results of required examinations, and leadership qualities reflected in school and community extracurricular activities.  An interview, additional testing, or specific coursework may be requested at the discretion of the program of the Dean of the Nursing program.

Students will be accepted based on the availability of clinical practicum sites.  Admission is at the discretion of the program.

Tuition and Other Expenses

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, $1,000 nursing entrance fee. Also, there is a $1,000 nursing program fee each semester, starting the spring of your sophomore year. These expenses will be reflected in the calculation for your student financial aid award. Students are responsible for obtaining their own transportation to field agencies. Students must make plans accordingly.

Other projected expenses for the nursing student are:

Fees and Projected Expenses

Nursing major fee per term ………………………………………………………………………………………….1,000
Nursing major lab ………………………………………………………………………………………………………..50
Books per semester …………………………………………………………………………………………………….500
Uniforms and equipment (variable) ……………………………………………………………………………..200-300
American Heart Association Basic Life Support certification fee …………………………………………………..65
Castle Branch Clinical Compliance Document fee ……………………………………………………………….varies
Background check fee ……………………………………………………………………………………………….varies
Drug Toxicology Testing fee ……………………………………………………………………………………… 50-100
Health Insurance Fee ……………………………………………………………………………………………… varies
Annual Physical Examination fee ……………………………………………………………………………… 200-300
Transportation fee to field agencies ……………………………………………………………………………… varies

Spring 2022 Application Deadline: December 15th, 2021

Fall 2022 Application Deadline: August 1st, 2022