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Entrance Requirements

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program

(Fall Semester Only)

Application deadline: January 15th

 

All applicants to the nursing program must meet the safety and technical skills and have completed the following prerequisites:

High School Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two units of defined Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Sequential I, II, III, Math A Math A/B, or college algebra)
  • Biology with Laboratory (Regents score 75% and above)
  • Chemistry with Laboratory (with passing Regents score)
  • NLN- PAX RN Pre Admissions Exam
  • SAT or ACT test scores

Pre-Admissions Exam:

  • NLN PAX-RN- see last page of handout for additional information.

Interview:

Applicants with the most competitive NLN PAX-RN scores will be selected for an interview, the final round of the selection process. Interviews will be conducted on campus by nursing faculty members shortly after the NLN exam scores are received.

*DO NOT TAKE THE NLN EXAM UNLESS YOU ARE PUT ON THE NURSING WAITLIST*

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 track offered in the spring semester.

 

Advanced Standing

Bachelor of Science Nursing Track

(Spring Semester Only)

Application deadline: October 1st

 

All applicants to the nursing program must meet the safety and technical skills 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 or Elementary Algebra and either Intermediate Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, or College level algebra (Regents score 70% and above if NY State Resident)

College Level:

  • 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
  • 4 Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum requirements – refer to curriculum information guide on website.

Pre-Admissions Exam:

  • NLN PAX-RN- see last page of handout for additional information.

 

Interview:

Applicants with the most competitive NLN PAX-RN scores will be selected for an interview, the final round of the selection process. Interviews will be conducted on campus by nursing faculty members shortly after the NLN exam scores are received.

 

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. Applicants who have repeated Anatomy and Physiology will not be considered for admission.

PLEASE DO NOT TAKE THE NLN TEST UNLESS YOU ARE PUT ON THE NURSING WAITLIST.

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

 

 Advanced Standing RN to BS Completion

( Fall Semester Only)

Application deadline: January 15th for transfers and curriculum change students.

 

All applicants to the nursing program must meet the safety and technical skills, have a minimum GPA of a 3.0, one year of documented work experience as a Registered Nurse and a current license.

 

Transfer credits will be evaluated after acceptance and this program will take a minimum of two years to complete. Farmingdale does not have an accelerated option for individuals who already have a Bachelors Degree in another area.  Students who are interested in an Accelerated Program are referred to Stony Brook University for this option.

 

The RN 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).

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.

 

There are currently 40 seats available in this program each September. RNs who are interested in completing their BS degrees at Farmingdale are advised to start completing all the other program requirements (non Nursing courses). 

 

Sample Program of Study:

NUR 215W Nurses Ways of Knowing 3 Credits
NUR 216     Art of Nursing 2 Credits
NUR 301     Community Nursing 4 Credits Lecture 2hrs/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 1hr/Clinical 8hrs
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. 

 

National League for Nursing (NLN) Pre-Admission Exam

http://www.nlnonlinetesting.org/pax

Overview of the NLN Pre-Admission Exam (NLN PAX)

The National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN PAX) is a standardized entrance exams for potential nursing students who seek admittance into nursing schools nationwide.

The NLN PAX comprises of three main areas: Verbal skills, which consists of both word knowledge and reading comprehension; Mathematics, which includes basic calculations, word problems, and incorporates algebra, geometry, conversions, graphs, and applied mathematics; and Science, which examines general biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science. The NLN PAX includes the above content as well as a section on health and first aid.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can take the NLN PAX?

RN Program: Students that are put on the Nursing waitlist for the RN Program must sit for the NLN PAX-RN. Please do not sign up for the test until you are notified by the admissions office that you have been placed on the waitlist.

How can I study for the PAX?

To help you study for the PAX-RN, the NLN offers the following book:

The Review Guide for NLN-RN Pre-Entrance Exam, Third Edition which provides a sound basis for successful preparation for a nursing pre-admission exam. It also provides an overview of the math, science, and reading comprehension skills necessary for admission to AD and BS programs. This best-selling study guide includes review questions and practice exams in each of the three test areas, and includes helpful tips for test preparation and for becoming a more effective learner and test taker.

 

To order, contact Jones & Bartlett at (800) 832-0034 X8197 or visit www.jbpub.com. For current Farmingdale students, review books are available for reference in the library.

Are special testing accommodations granted for individuals with disabilities?
Yes, please visit www.nln.org for additional information.

How much does the exam cost and are refunds given?
The cost of the exam is $65. The NLN does not issue refunds for this exam. Review the NLN policy prior to registering for this exam.

Can I repeat the NLN PAX?
Any individual wishing to retake the NLN PAX is required to wait a minimum of six months before being eligible to repeat the exam. If you wish to repeat the exam within one year from your last test date written authorization is required from the director of the school of nursing to whom the report will be sent. Each test is valid for one year.

When are the tests given at the college?
The computer based test is offered on campus every Fall and Spring. Applicants will be notified of test dates.

Admissions Information

Applicants can apply online at https://www.suny.edu/gosuny/index.cfm or visit www.farmingdale.edu and click on the Apply Now link.

Applicants must send official documents from all schools attended; applicants to the RN-BS program must also send documented work experience from the HR department, and a copy of their RN license to the following address:

 

            Office of Admission, Laffin Hall

            Farmingdale State College

            2350 Broadhollow Road

            Farmingdale, NY 11735-1021

 

            Admissions Phone: (631) 420-2200

            Admissions Fax: (631) 420-2633

            Email: Admissions@farmingdale.edu

            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 further information regarding nursing programs please visit the following website:

www.bestnursingdegree.com