The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions (CNR SNHP)

The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing in New York offers CCNE accredited Traditional BSN, ABSN, and RN to BSN degree programs, Master of Science degrees in the Family Nurse Practitioner field and the field of Nursing Education, and a post-master's certificate program for the Family Nurse Practitioner. Students Schools Scholarships

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  • Accreditations CCNE Accredited
  • Location New Rochelle, New York
  • Programs BSN, MSN, RN-to-MSN, RN-to-BSN, Entry-Level BSN, NP, Accelerated BSN, Post-grad Certificate, Other
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In 1904 The College of New Rochelle was founded and is a private Catholic college. The main campus is located in New Rochelle, New York.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

The traditional Bachelor's Degree program is designed for incoming freshmen (from high school) and transfer students that have completed school at any accredited two- or four-year college or university. The RN-BSN program offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing for registered nurses, with many courses offered online.

Freshman Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

  • High School Transcript
  • SAT or ACT scores
  • Two letters of recommendation (optional, but highly recommended)
  • Personal Statement
  • Students applying for the School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions must explain why they want to enter this profession and study nursing at The College of New Rochelle

Transfer Admission Requirements (not all inclusive)

  • Official transcripts from all schools attended, evaluated by a NACES approved agency
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 on all college coursework
  • Standardized test scores on TEAS or HESI (pre-admission nursing exam) OR the SAT or ACT
  • 300-500-word essay
  • Written academic, professional, and/or personal references


The RN-BSN Program offers current working RNs who hold an associate's degree or diploma the option to become a bachelor's prepared RN through in person and online classes that are flexible for the working nurse. The curriculum focuses on professional skills that will advance the nurse's career with individualized faculty mentoring available to help you specialize your skill set.

The BSN degree does require a total of 120 liberal arts and science and nursing credits. Transferable credits (up to 90) are available for credit towards the BSN degree, and a registered nurse license validates 36 credits for transfer.

If the student is enrolled at the Brooklyn campus, there is one mandatory course at the main campus located in New Rochelle, NY.

Second Degree Accelerated BSN

This program is designed for students who have a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field of study. The program of study is a five-semester, full-time second degree program. Candidates must be in good standing at the institution from which their bachelor's degree was conferred and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. At the time of applying, at least 6 of the 8 prerequisites must be completed, and the remaining must be in progress. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to enrolling in the program.


MS Family Nurse Practitioner

The School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions offers Master of Science degrees in the Family Nurse Practitioner field and the field of Nursing Education. There is also a post-master's certificate program for the Family Nurse Practitioner.

The Family Nurse Practitioner Program is a 42-credit hour curriculum and 600 clinical hours over three semesters. The program is usually completed in 2½ years of full-time study or 3½ to 5½ years of part-time study. Clinical placements are in the New York City metropolitan area.

MS Nursing Education

This program is designed for nurses who currently work in the field of education.

Students learn to teach critical thinking and clinical reasoning in a 41-credit program so that the students and practicing RNs they teach will perform expert professional and advanced nursing care. Additionally, RN-MS options may be available to qualified students.

Family Nurse Practitioner Post-Master's Certificate

Nurses who hold a Master of Science in Nursing degree can focus on Family Nurse Practice in a specialty population. The Nurse Practitioner certificate is 23 credit hours and 600 clinical hours.

Admissions Requirements (not all inclusive)

  • Bachelor's degree in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Current professional resume
  • One essay
  • Description of goals for graduate study in nursing
  • Two recommendations
  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or above
  • Minimum one year of full-time nursing experience
  • Completion of a basic health assessment course for all clinical tracks
  • Completion of a basic statistics course
  • Methodology for Nursing Research
  • Current, unencumbered New York State RN Licensure
  • Current malpractice insurance

NCLEX Pass Rates (2017)

BSN - 88.9%

ASDBS - 100%

Accreditation and Approval

The Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited the bachelor's and master's degrees and post-master's certificates.

The College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

The New York State Education Department approved all nursing programs at The College of New Rochelle.


Niche (2019)

  • Most Liberal Colleges in America #254 of 687
  • Best College Locations in America #631 of 1,553
  • Most Liberal Colleges in New York #38 of 84
  • Best College Locations in New York #64 of 123

US News and World Report ranked CNR #142-#187 in Regional Universities North (2019).

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