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Nursing Program Application Requirements

The Nursing Department at Farmingdale State College has an excellent reputation and is nationally recognized for graduating exceptional nurses. Our Nursing BS program is our most competitive program with limited seats available. We are ranked 8th Best Value RN program in New York.

Our progressive nursing and simulation laboratory offers students the opportunity to develop skills that they can apply in the clinical setting to provide holistic care that promotes optimum well-being to individuals and families.

Whether a student is looking to start their education, transfer into Nursing, or advance their career, FSC has options.


Requirements to apply to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program

Application & 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
All prerequisite courses should be completed by the priority deadline of January 15.

  • 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 75% and above)
  • Chemistry with Laboratory (Regents score 70% and above)

Pre-Admissions Exam

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) atitesting.com

  • Applicants must provide TEAS scores by deadline.
  • TEAS Scores are valid for one calendar year (from deadline to deadline).
  • Applicants who do not take the exam at Farmingdale must provide an official transcript from ATI.
  • Study materials are available at atitesting.com. Students may take the exam two times in a calendar year and must wait a minimum of 30 days in between tests.
  • TEAS total exam scores of 75 or higher will be considered for admission.

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. Final decisions on applications are sent approximately two weeks after the TEAS Exam deadline.


Bachelor of Science Rubric

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Online RN to BS Completion Program
Fall Semester

All applicants to the nursing program must meet the safety and technical standards. Applicants for the Distance Education RN to BS Completion Program must hold an unencumbered RN license and current RN 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 to BS Completion Program consists of 60 college credits beyond the associate degree (26 credits in the major and 32-36 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, which is available online. A minimum of 30 credits in nursing and 20 credits in liberal arts and sciences may be transferred.

Sample Program of Study

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

Please note: As of May 2019, California is not currently a member of the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA)

Nursing Program
Are you interested in learning more about the classes you will take in the Nursing program?  
FSC's nursing program curriculum will prepare graduates to provide professional nursing skills to individuals, families and groups in a variety of structured and unstructured healthcare settings, as well as the leadership skills needed to supervise nursing care delivered in community settings.

Advanced Standing Bachelor of Science

Spring Semester Only


Application, Documentation, & TEAS Exam Deadline: October 15

All prerequisite courses required for the advanced standing program MUST be completed by the end of the Summer term, prior to the October 15 deadline.

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.

College Level

  • 3.2 Cumulative GPA
  • BIO 170, Human Anatomy & Physiology I – within 5 years
  • BIO 171, Human Anatomy & Physiology II - within 5 years
  • EGL 101, English Composition: Rhetoric
  • MTH 110, Statistics
  • PSY 101, Introduction to Psychology
  • Three Liberal Arts and Sciences curriculum requirements – refer to the full Nursing Program of Study.

Pre-Admissions Exam
TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) atitesting.com

  • Applicants must provide TEAS scores by deadline.
  • TEAS Scores are valid for one calendar year (from deadline to deadline).
  • Applicants who do not take the exam at Farmingdale must provide an official transcript from ATI.
  • Study materials are available at atitesting.com. Students may take the exam two times in a calendar year and must wait a minimum of 30 days in between tests.
  • TEAS total exam scores of 75 or higher will be considered for admission.

BIO 170 and BIO 171 must be completed within the last five years and grades of B or better are required for consideration. If more than one attempt is taken within five years, the average of both grades will be used in the rubric. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admissions and all applicants will be ranked on the following:

ADVANCED STANDING RUBRIC

This is not an accelerated nursing program and will take a minimum of three years to complete. Final decisions on applications are sent approximately two weeks after the deadline.

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

Apply Now

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It all starts with an application. Apply Now!

Beginning August 1, students can apply online for the Fall and Spring semesters.

Incoming Freshman applicants can choose to apply using the SUNY Application or the Common Application.

If you are applying to only SUNY schools, utilize the SUNY Application for all of your applications. If you are applying to both public and private schools, using the Common Application is recommended.

Required Application Documents

Official High School Transcript or GED

Please have all official documents sent electronically through the Registrar’s office of your college(s).

If you are unable to submit a transcript digitallly, the Registrar's office my send by mailed to the following address:

Farmingdale State College
Office of Admissions
2350 Broadhollow Road
Farmingdale, New York 11735

If you have questions or concerns regarding submitted documents please email Admissions Processing.

RN License

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 Application Processing Center.

If you are unable to submit a transcript digitallly, submit documentation by mail to the following address:

Application Processing Center
The State University of New York State
University Plaza
Albany, NY 11246

1-800-342-3811

 

Last Modified 11/1/23