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:
Admissions Processing–Farmingdale State College
279 Broadway - Suite A
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)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (Fall Semester Only)
Application deadline: January 15 / Supporting Documents Due February 15/ TEAS Exam deadline March 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)
- Two 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.
Advanced Standing Bachelors of Science Nursing (Spring Semester Only)
Application deadline: October 1 / Supporting Documents Due October 8/ TEAS Exam deadline November 15
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)
- 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.
- TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)
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