How to Apply

The application process differs slightly for the BS program and the RN-BS program*.

For both programs, all letters of recommendation should be uploaded along with your application. If they cannot be for any reason, they should be mailed, in a sealed envelope from the person providing the letter of recommendation to:

Touro College
Office of Admissions
225 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, New York 11722

All official transcripts should also be mailed to the above-mentioned address.

Applying to the BS Program

It is preferred that you apply through the general Touro application. Alternatively, you can also apply through NursingCAS.

You will need:

  • Official high school transcript OR a GED certificate and score sheet
  • Official transcript(s) of any college-level work completed
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • NLN-PAX (National League for Nursing Pre Entrance Exam for RN) scores sent directly from the NLN. Read the full College Testing Policy to register for an exam.
  • Written and Oral Video Assessment: A video assessment is part of our online application process, beginning Fall 2021. The program is using Kira Talents asynchronous interviewing platform. The timed interview is made up of both verbal and written components. We’re excited to get to meet you virtually. We’ve recorded these questions ourselves, and you’ll be able to get a sense of our culture and values, as well as what we're looking for in our top candidates. The value we get, in addition to your traditional application, is to virtually meet you, get a sense of your personality and potential, and understand how well you think on your feet. You will be invited, by email, to this assessment, once all the above requirements are complete. The email will come from a Touro College Nursing Program Admissions Representative.

Applying to the RN to BS Program

Apply through the general Touro application, with the $50 application fee. 

You will need:

  • Official transcript(s) indicating completion of diploma or associate's level nursing program. 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.
  • Personal statement
  • 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


*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.