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Nursing Admission Requirements

Nursing Admission Information

Applicants can apply online at www.suny.edu/applysuny/

Applicants must send official documents from all schools attended; applicants to the RN-BS program must also send a copy of their RN license to the following address:

Farmingdale State College
ATTN: Admissions Processing
279 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

Phone: 631-420-2200
Fax: 631-420-2633
Hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm

For questions regarding the SUNY Application or Supplemental Application, please contact the Albany Processing Center at the following address:

Application Processing Center
The State University of New York
State University Plaza
Albany, NY 11246
Phone: 1-800-342-3811

For more information about our specific nursing admission requirements, download the Nursing Program Information Brochure (.pdf)

For further information regarding nursing programs, please visit the following website: www.bestnursingdegree.com.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (Fall Semester Only)

Application deadline: January 15 / Supporting Documents Due February 15

All applicants to the nursing program must meet the safety and technical standards and have completed the following prerequisites.

High School Requirements: (85+ Average)

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Three units of Mathematics (must include Algebra 2 & Trigonometry)
  • Biology with Laboratory (Regents score 75% and above)
  • Chemistry with Laboratory (with passing Regents score)
  • SAT or ACT test scores

Pre-Admissions Exam:

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)

Please note:

  • Completion of the minimum pre-requisite courses does not guarantee admission. Applicants are ranked according to grades. The nursing program is highly selective and competitive. Students who are typically admitted have a minimum grade of"B" in all of the prerequisite courses.
  • Applicants must be eligible for licensure and employment at the time of application.

This program is designed for students directly out of high school or with very few college credits. Please note that it will take four years to complete this program regardless of previous coursework due to the sequence of nursing courses required for graduation. Transfer students are encouraged to apply for the BS of Nursing
Advanced Standing offered in the spring semester.

Advanced Standing Bachelor of Science Nursing

(Spring Semester Only)

Application and supporting documents due October 1

All applicants to the nursing program must meet the safety and technical
standards and have completed the following courses:

High School Level:

  • Biology with Laboratory (Regents score 75% and above if
  • NY State resident)
  • Chemistry with Laboratory (passing Regents score)
  • Two units of mathematics (including Algebra)

College Level:

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • MTH 110 - Statistics
  • BIO 170, Human Anatomy & Physiology I - within 5 years
  • BIO 171, Human Anatomy & Physiology II - within 5 years
  • EGL 101, English Composition: Rhetoric
  • PSY 101, Introduction to Psychology
  • 3 Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum requirements - refer to program of study.

Pre-Admissions Exam:

Applicants must achieve a grade of B or better the first time they
take BIO 170 and BIO 171 Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II.
This is not an accelerated nursing program and will take a minimum of three years to complete.

Please note that completion of the minimum prerequisite courses does
not guarantee admission. Applicants are ranked according to grades and exam score.

RN to BS Completion (Fall Semester Only)

Application deadline: January 15 / Supporting Documents due February 15

All applicants to the nursing program must meet the safety and technical standards, have a minimum GPA of a 3.0, and a current RN license. RN to BS Completion track takes approximately 2 years to complete and consists of 62 college credits beyond the associate degree (32 credits in the major and 30-36 credits of liberal arts and science).

Transfer credits will be evaluated after acceptance and this program will take a minimum of two years to complete. Students who enter the SUNY System after fall, 2000 must complete all General Education requirements as outlined in the College Catalog, which is available online. RNs who are interested in completing their BS degrees at Farmingdale are advised to start completing all the Liberal Arts and Sciences requirements (non Nursing courses).


Sample Program of Study:

NUR 215W Developing Nurses' Ways of Knowing 3 Credits
NUR 216     The Art of Nursing 2 Credits
NUR 301     Care of Individuals in The Community 4 Credits Lecture 2 hrs/Clinical 6 hrs
NUR 305     Health Promotion and Patient Education 3 Credits
NUR 401     Modes of Inquiry 3 Credits
NUR 404     Nurse as Advocate and Change Agent   3 Credits
NUR 406     Senior Leadership Practicum 5 Credits Lecture 1 hr/Clinical 8 hrs
HST 301     Health Care Organization 3 Credits
MTH 110     Statistics 3 Credits
BIO 240      Bioethics 3 Credits

All of the nursing programs are extremely competitive. The typical student admitted has grades of B or better in all courses.

Please visit www.farmingdale.edu for information about all the nursing programs.

Download flyer "Nursing Program Information" .pdf

Visit the Nursing Department site