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 Completion program must also send a copy of their RN license to the following address:
Secure Scan - Farmingdale State College
Attn: Admissions Processing
Albany, NY 12204
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
For more information about our specific nursing admission requirements, download the Nursing Program Information Brochure (.pdf)
Online RN to BS Completion - Fall Semester Only
All applicants to this program must meet the safety and technical standards and hold an unencumbered license and current registration from the state in which they reside.
Applicants must be graduates of an accredited associate degree nursing program and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. The applicant must also show competence in all transfer Science and Nursing courses (The typical student admitted has grades of B or better in all courses).
The RN-BS Completion Program consists of 60 college credits beyond the associate degree (26 credits in the major and 30-36 credits of liberal arts and sciences).
Transfer credits will be evaluated after acceptance. Students who enter the SUNY system after fall 2000 must complete all General Education requirements as outlined in the College catalog. A minimum of 30 credits in nursing and 20 credits in liberal arts and sciences may be transferred.
Sample Program of Study:
|NUR 215W Developing Nurses' Ways of Knowing||3 Credits|
|NUR 216 The Art of Nursing||2 Credits|
|NUR 301 Caring for Populations in the Community Setting||4 Credits/90 Clinical Hours|
|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/120 Clinical Hours|
|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.
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Please note: As of May 2019, California is not currently a member of the National
Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Due to state's
regulatory requirements on distance education, residents of California and U.S. territories
are ineligible to enroll in the online RN to BS Completion Program
BS in Nursing - Fall Semester Only
Application / Supporting Documentation Deadline: January 15. TEAS Exam Deadline: February 15
All applicants to the nursing program must meet the safety and technical standards and have completed the following prerequisites.
High School Requirements:
- High School Diploma or GED (Minimum High School GPA of 90)
- Three units of Mathematics (must include Algebra 2 / Trigonometry)
- Biology with Laboratory (Regents score of 75% and above)
- Chemistry with Laboratory (Regents score of 70% and above)
- Minimum SAT score of 1100 (Math/Reading) or minimum ACT composite score of 22
TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
- 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.View Curriculum Pattern
Advanced Standing BS Nursing - Spring Semester Only
Application, Documentation and TEAS Deadline: October 15
All applicants to the nursing program must meet the safety and technical
standards and have completed the following courses:
High School Level:
- Chemistry with Laboratory (passing Regents score if NYS Resident). If you did not take or pass Chemistry (and regents) in high school, you must take college level Chemistry
- 3.2 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
- TEAS scores are valid for one calendar year (from deadline to deadline)
- Applicants who do not take the TEAS at Farmingdale must provide an official transcript from ATI
- TEAS scores must be provided by deadline
- TEAS exam scores of 75 or higher will be considered for admission
- Students may take the exam two times in a calendar year and must wait a minimum of 30 days in between tests
- Study materials are available at http://www.atitesting.com
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.
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Please note that completion of the minimum prerequisite courses does
not guarantee admission. Applicants are ranked according to grades and exam score.