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    The New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing (NYUCN) offers the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Philosophy, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs including Post-Master's advanced certificates.

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    • NCLEX Pass Rate 99
    • Accreditations CCNE Accredited ACME Accredited
    • Location New York, New York
    • Programs BSN, DNP, MSN, RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, MSN-to-DNP, MSN to PhD, CNM, NP, PhD, BSN-to-PhD, BSN-to-DNP, Accelerated BSN, Post-grad Certificate, Other
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    New York University (NYU) was founded in 1831 and is a private, non-profit university.

    In 1932, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing (NYUCN) was founded and became the second largest private university College of Nursing in the United States. NYUCN was named for Rose-Marie "Rory" Mangeri Meyers.

    Rory Meyers College of Nursing offers a wealth of opportunity for students at its main campus and portal campuses, Abu Dhabi and Shanghai, and ten international academic centers in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America.

    Undergraduate


    Accelerated 15-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Those who hold a bachelor's degree in another field are eligible to apply for the program. The program is 15 months in length over four consecutive semesters, beginning in September or January. It is a full time requirement. At the end of the program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX) to obtain RN licensure in his or her state of practice.

    Traditional 4-year BSN

    NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing offers a traditional BSN program that lasts 4 years. The program prepares students to take the NCLEX to obtain state RN licensure.

    Once pre-nursing courses are complete, students can start their nursing courses in their junior.

    RN to BS

    Nurses who hold an associate's degree in nursing can apply to the RN-BS program.

    Applicants who have completed the prerequisite courses more than ten years ago are eligible for admission. However, NYU Meyers does not accept science courses (including Nutrition) that are more than ten years old.

    Graduate


    Master of Science in Nursing

    The graduate level master's program courses are designed for nurses who are seeking clinical practice advanced roles. There are options in the nursing administration, education, and informatics fields. This program will prepare the nurse with a foundation for doctoral study.

    Specialty Tracks

    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
    • APN:  Family
    • Pediatric NP
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health NP
    • Nurse-Midwifery
    • Nursing Administration
    • Nursing Education
    • Nursing Informatics

    Specialty Programs

    • Holistic Nursing
    • Palliative Care
    • Substance Abuse Disorders
    • Herbs, Nutraceuticals, and Supplements

    Eligibility Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • BS in nursing or BS/BA in non-nursing field together with associate's degree in nursing
    • Minimum GPA 3.0
    • NY State nursing license
    • Prior to entering the specialty courses, at least one year full-time clinical experience as an RN
    • Basic statistics course and basic research course at the undergraduate level

    Additional Program-Specific Requirements

    Adult-Gerontology Acute Care

    At least one year of clinical nursing experience with adults and older adults is required. Critical care experience preferred. 

    Pediatrics

    Prior to entering the pediatrics program, at least one year full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse in pediatrics is required. Also, Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification is required prior to entering the first clinical pediatric clinical course.

    Psychiatric-Mental Health

    One year of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse may be substituted by other equivalent experience in the psychiatric field, psychology, or other closely related social science field.

    Nursing Education

    At least three years of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse is required.

    BS/MS

    The dual-degree BS/MS program prepares students to obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing and continue to advance to an advanced level masters degree.

    Specialty Tracks

    • APN: Adult Acute Care
    • APN: Adult-Gerontology Primary Care
    • APN: Family
    • APN: Pediatrics
    • APN: Mental Health
    • Nurse-Midwifery
    • Nursing Administration
    • Nursing Education
    • Nursing Informatics

    The dual degree BS/MS program is open only to NYU Meyers students who are currently enrolled in the BS program. Students can apply in their third term in a traditional 4-year program or 15-month accelerated students into the dual degree BS/MS.

    Eligibility Criteria (not all inclusive)

    • Currently matriculated student in BS Program
    • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA
    • Essay
    • Students must meet with their academic advisor as well as the master’s program coordinator to obtain approval for the change in their program status

    Students who have been granted admission into the master’s program must have a minimum 3.5 GPA at the time of completion of the BS in nursing degree, enroll in NYU nursing graduate courses within two years of graduation, pass the NCLEX exam, and obtain professional employment as a nurse before re-matriculating into NYU Meyers master’s program 

    MS/MPH

    The program is completed in three years of full-time study instead of four. Graduates are eligible to sit for national certification exams related to advanced practice role and population-focus.  

    Requirements

    • BS in nursing or BS in a non-nursing field together with an associate's degree in nursing
    • Minimum GPA 3.0
    • NY State nursing license
    • At least one year of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse

    Advanced Certificates

    • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP
    • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP
    • Family NP
    • Pediatrics NP
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health NP
    • Nurse-Midwifery
    • Nursing Administration
    • Nursing Education
    • Nursing Informatics
    • Gerontology
    • Palliative Care

    Eligibility Requirements (not all inclusive)

    • Master's degree in nursing
    • GPA of 3.0
    • NY State nursing license
    • Ability to successfully complete academic/clinical requirements of the advanced certificate programs
    • At least one year of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse
    • At least one year of clinical nursing experience with adults and older adults is required

    Additional Program-Specific Requirements

    Advanced Practice Nursing: Adult Acute Care

    At least one year of clinical nursing experience with adults and older adults is required. Critical care experience preferred.

    Advanced Practice Nursing: Pediatrics

    At least one year full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse in pediatrics is required. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification is required prior to entering the first clinical pediatric clinical course.

    Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

    Students in the DNP program have specific training in translating evidence-based knowledge into clinical practice.

    Post-BS to DNP (not all inclusive)

    • RNs with a BS in nursing or associate's in nursing with BA in other field
    • GPA of 3.5
    • NY State RN license
    • Undergraduate coursework in statistics and research
    • One year of full-time RN work experience

    Advanced Standing for NPs and Midwives with Master's Degrees

    • MS in nursing
    • GPA of 3.5
    • NY State license in adult acute care, adult primary care, mental health, pediatrics, family or nurse-midwifery
    • Graduate coursework in statistics and research
    • One year full-time NP or CNM work experience

    Post-Master's for Nurses with MS and are Not NPs or CNMs

    • MS in nursing
    • GPA of 3.5
    • NYS RN license
    • Undergraduate coursework in statistics and research
    • One year of full-time RN work experience

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

    Florence S. Downs PhD Program in Nursing Research and Theory Development

    Research Areas

    • Chronic disease management
    • Family and pediatrics
    • Geriatrics
    • Global health
    • HCV
    • HIV/AIDS
    • Health policy
    • Health services and workforce research
    • Home care
    • Interprofessional care
    • M & E health technology
    • Mental health
    • Occupational health
    • Palliative care and symptom management
    • Substance use
    • Simulation Education

    The maximum time to complete the PhD at NYU Meyers is 7 years. Will it take me 7 years to complete the PhD program?

    Full time students usually complete the program in four years and part time in six. Seven is the maximum completion time.

    Rankings

    US News & World Report (2020)

    • #30 (tie) in National Universities
    • #10 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #56 in Best Value Schools
    • #37 (tie) in Most Innovative Schools
    • #12 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Master's
    • #22 (tie) in Best Nursing Schools: Doctor of Nursing Practice
    • #9 (tie) in Nurse Practitioner: Adult / Gerontology, Acute Care
    • #7 in Nurse Practitioner: Adult / Gerontology, Primary Care
    • #4 in Nursing Informatics
    • #9 (tie) in Nurse Practitioner: Psychiatric / Mental Health, Across the Lifespan
    • #12 (tie) in Nursing-Midwifery
    • #28 (tie) Best Global Universities

    Forbes (2019)

    • #48 Top Colleges
    • #39 in Private Colleges
    • #30 in Research Universities
    • #26 in the region
    • #187 America's Best Value Colleges

    The Princeton Review (2018-2019)

    • The Best 384 Colleges
    • Best Northeastern
    • Green Colleges

    NICHE (2019)

    • Best Colleges for Nursing in America #9 of 599
    • Best Big Colleges in America #9 of 131
    • Best College Locations in America #10 of 1,553
    • Most Diverse Colleges in America #11 of 1,592
    • Most Liberal Colleges in America #11 of 687
    • Top Private Universities in America #47 of 975
    • Colleges with the Best Academics in America #54 of 1,591
    • Colleges with the Best Student Life in America #74 of 1,542
    • Best Value Colleges in America #175 of 1,590
    • Best College Campuses in America #224 of 1,408
    • Best College Dorms in America #546 of 1,370
    • Best College Locations in New York #1 of 123
    • Best Colleges for Nursing in New York #1 of 38
    • Best Big Colleges in New York #1 of 3
    • Most Diverse Colleges in New York #2 of 126
    • Most Liberal Colleges in New York #2 of 84
    • Colleges with the Best Student Life in New York #3 of 121
    • Best College Campuses in New York #6 of 109
    • Top Private Universities in New York #6 of 91
    • Best Colleges in New York #7 of 131
    • Colleges with the Best Academics in New York #7 of 127
    • Best College Dorms in New York #15 of 102
    • Best Value Colleges in New York #20 of 121
    • Best Colleges in New York City Area #3 of 89
    • Best Value Colleges in New York City Area #14 of 83

    In 2018, the College ranked #11 in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

    Accreditation

    The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the baccalaureate program, master's programs, and DNP program.

    The Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) accredited the Nurse-Midwifery master’s program.

    New York University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

    NCLEX Pass Rates

    The NCLEX pass rate for the first quarter of 2019 was 99%.

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