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Nursing & Health Professions

Admission Requirements

Transfer of Semester Hours

  1. Students must submit to the director of admissions official transcripts of any college courses they wish to have evaluated for transfer of semester hours.
  2. Only those semester hours acceptable toward meeting the curriculum requirements of the nursing program will be accepted for transfer; transfer credits are determined on an individual basis. Up to 76 credits may transfer from the lower dividions level, typically including 30 credits in nursing and up to 46 credits in the liberal arts and sciences.
  3. No "D" grade will be transferred in any program required course.
  4. Only courses with a minimum grade of "C" are considered for transfer as upper division transfer semester hours.

Academic Requirements

Before being admitted into the baccalaureate nursing courses at SUNYIT, a potential student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Applicant must be a graduate of a state-approved associate degree or diploma nursing program.
  2. Prior to admission, each student is required to have a minimum of 26 lower division semester hours in arts and sciences courses, or equivalent, in English composition, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, introductory psychology, and introductory sociology.
  3. Applicants who need to validate lower division arts and sciences credits may do so through RCEs or CLEP tests. CLEP tests may be scheduled at SUNYIT by contacting the Learning Center at (315) 792-7316. Information concerning RCE exams can be obtained by contacting the Nursing and Health Professions Department.
  4. Students are required to pass an upper division writing course within the first 32 semester hours after matriculation at SUNYIT. Any student may be exempt from the required course if they successfully complete the test-out procedure established at SUNYIT.

In addition, students requesting admission to the Accelerated RN to BS/MS Program must meet the following requirements:

  1. Hold an associate’s degree with a major in nursing from an accredited program, with a minimum 3.2 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) for the last 30 hours of undergraduate course work.
  2. Be currently licensed as a Registered Professional Nurse in New York State.
  3. Have completed the equivalent of one year of work experience in nursing.
  4. Submit three (3) letters of recommendation from professional nurses; one (1) must come from faculty with whom the applicant had studied, and two (2) others from recent employers or any other individual who can provide evidence of the applicant’s past and potential contributions to the profession.
  5. Discuss in writing precisely the applicant’s reasons for seeking admission to the BS/MS program, identifying immediate and long-term professional goals, and relating intended contributions to the professional field after completion of the master’s program.
  6. Participate in a personal interview with a member of the nursing faculty.
  7. Submit a professional portfolio containing samples of writing and any project development.