Nursing Program FAQ
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.
Essentials of Chemistry
Principles of Nutrition
Anatomy and Physiology I
College Writing I and II
* These courses are the minimum required to ensure your best chance of success on the Kaplan exam. Additional requirements of Anatomy and Physiology II and Microbiology are required for entrance into the Nursing program.
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 April 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.
4 years of full time study
Total 124 credits with 53 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 math and science courses, complete 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, $800 nursing entrance fee. Also, there is an $800 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.
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
Background Check $65
Drug Testing Variable
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.