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Admission Requirements

We admit students once a year; in September for the BS, AAS/BS and RN-BS programs. 

Priority applications are accepted from October through April for annual September start dates. All COMPLETED applications submitted by April 1st will be reviewed first. We recommend completing your application early.  Seats are limited, admission is competitive, and decisions are made on a rolling basis.

All students who have applications completed after April 1st will be considered on a rolling basis until the admitting class is full.

The application process and admissions requirements differ slightly for the RN-BS program.

Admissions for the AAS, BS and AAS/BS programs beginning in September 2017 is closed. We are still accepting applications for the RN-BS program in Brooklyn and Valhalla, NY, for September 2017 admission. 

 BS, AAS/BSRN-BS 

If a current School of Health Sciences nursing student fails out of the nursing program, regardless of track, they cannot reapply to any other track within the nursing program.

Admission Requirements 

BS, AAS/BSRN-BS 
  • A completed application accompanied by the application fee for the method you are using to apply (preferably the Touro application
  • Official high school transcript OR a GED certificate and score sheet
  • Official transcript(s) indicating completion of diploma or associate's level nursing program*
  • Official transcript(s) of any college-level work completed
  • Personal statement
  • Personal Statement 
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Unencumbered New York State license and current registration as a registered nurse in the state of New York or eligibility for licensure endorsement
Seats fill up quickly for this exam, so sign up as soon as possible. You must have your application submitted to our program prior to registering for the exam. If you are unable to register for the exam at the above link, please call the NLN at 1-800-732-8656.   


*The RN-BS Program is structured so that a minimum of 24 credits of liberal arts courses are needed in transfer from an Associate’s degree program. Students with fewer than 24 transfer credits in liberal arts will be required to take additional liberal arts courses during the program.

Admission Criteria

Recommended Coursework

The following high school or college-level coursework is recommended for admission to the nursing program:

  • 1 year of Math
  • 1 year of Biology
  • 1 year of Chemistry

Evaluation

Applicants to all programs are evaluated based on information in the application and accompanying materials. Of primary importance in determining an applicant’s suitability for admission are the high school and/or college academic record and NLN-PAX (National League for Nursing Pre-Entrance Exam) scores.

  • Minimum required college GPA of 2.75
  • For those without college coursework, a minimum required high school cumulative average of 85%
  • Required minimum NLN-PAX composite score of 120
  • Applicant’s character, personality, and contribution to school and community life are also factors considered for admission

Placement Exams

Admitted students are required to take placement exams in English Composition and Mathematics prior to the start of their first semester.

Nursing Transfer Credit Policy

For all science courses in the nursing program, a student must have completed the course within five (5) years of their September admission.  All science courses must have a grade of "B" or better to transfer in. All science courses must have the same number of credits as the Touro College requirement for these courses. For all other liberal art courses, the nursing program adheres to the Touro College Transfer Credit Policy.

Confidentiality

As per Federal regulations, the status of an applicant in the admissions process can be discussed only with the applicant. The program cannot respond to requests for information from concerned family, friends, associates, or other interested parties.

Admission Contact Information

For more information, contact: 631-665-1600 x 6505
enrollhealth@touro.edu