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B.S. in Nursing — Accelerated

Making the World Smarter, Safer and Healthier

The nursing degree for career-changers.

16-month accelerated program in the heart of New York City for those with a non-nursing bachelor's degree.

B.S. in Nursing — Accelerated 

62 Credits I  On-Campus in New York City  I  Full-Time (16 months)

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, the accelerated B.S. in Nursing (62 credits/16 months) is your fast track into nursing.

Located in the heart of New York City—home to the nation’s best hospitals and clinics—the Katz School’s nursing program prepares highly trained, culturally competent registered professional nurses to provide evidence-based, patient-centered healthcare for people of all ages. Katz School graduates lead with integrity and are committed to improving health outcomes, quality of life and the experience of their patients.

In 16 months, you’ll build a solid foundation in nursing theory and concepts; master patient-care skills in top-tier health assessment, clinical skills and advanced clinical simulation laboratories; and complete clinical experiences during medical surgical, pediatric, maternity, psychiatric and community nursing clinical rotations.

B.S. in Nursing graduates are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), which prepares you for graduate study and enables you to take on generalist roles in a variety of health care settings.

Program Highlights

Nationally recognized faculty who are deeply committed to coaching, mentoring and guiding the next generation of nursing professionals.

State-of-the-art clinical simulation, health assessment and clinical skills labs.

Clinical experiences in top-tier hospitals and agencies during medical surgical, pediatric, maternity, psychiatric and community clinical nursing rotations.

Interprofessional training opportunities with students and faculty from diverse health sciences backgrounds.

Top-ranked university in the heart of NYC: #63 in the U.S. by QS World and #1 Best Value in New York by U.S. News & World Report.

95% of Katz School graduates are employed within six months of graduation.

Full Program Breakdown

B.S. in Nursing — Accelerated 

62 Credits I  On-Campus in New York City  I  Full-Time (16 months)

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, the accelerated B.S. in Nursing (62 credits/16 months) is your fast track into nursing.

Located in the heart of New York City—home to the nation’s best hospitals and clinics—the Katz School’s nursing program prepares highly trained, culturally competent registered professional nurses to provide evidence-based, patient-centered healthcare for people of all ages. Katz School graduates lead with integrity and are committed to improving health outcomes, quality of life and the experience of their patients.

In 16 months, you’ll build a solid foundation in nursing theory and concepts; master patient-care skills in top-tier health assessment, clinical skills and advanced clinical simulation laboratories; and complete clinical experiences during medical surgical, pediatric, maternity, psychiatric and community nursing clinical rotations.

B.S. in Nursing graduates are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), which prepares you for graduate study and enables you to take on generalist roles in a variety of health care settings.

Program Highlights

Nationally recognized faculty who are deeply committed to coaching, mentoring and guiding the next generation of nursing professionals.

State-of-the-art clinical simulation, health assessment and clinical skills labs.

Clinical experiences in top-tier hospitals and agencies during medical surgical, pediatric, maternity, psychiatric and community clinical nursing rotations.

Interprofessional training opportunities with students and faculty from diverse health sciences backgrounds.

Top-ranked university in the heart of NYC: #63 in the U.S. by QS World and #1 Best Value in New York by U.S. News & World Report.

95% of Katz School graduates are employed within six months of graduation.

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B.S. in Nursing — Accelerated 

62 Credits I  On-Campus in New York City  I  Full-Time (16 months)

If you already have a bachelor’s degree in a non-nursing field, the accelerated B.S. in Nursing (62 credits/16 months) is your fast track into nursing.

Located in the heart of New York City—home to the nation’s best hospitals and clinics—the Katz School’s nursing program prepares highly trained, culturally competent registered professional nurses to provide evidence-based, patient-centered healthcare for people of all ages. Katz School graduates lead with integrity and are committed to improving health outcomes, quality of life and the experience of their patients.

In 16 months, you’ll build a solid foundation in nursing theory and concepts; master patient-care skills in top-tier health assessment, clinical skills and advanced clinical simulation laboratories; and complete clinical experiences during medical surgical, pediatric, maternity, psychiatric and community nursing clinical rotations.

B.S. in Nursing graduates are prepared to take the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN), which prepares you for graduate study and enables you to take on generalist roles in a variety of health care settings.

Nationally recognized faculty who are deeply committed to coaching, mentoring and guiding the next generation of nursing professionals.

State-of-the-art clinical simulation, health assessment and clinical skills labs.

Clinical experiences in top-tier hospitals and agencies during medical surgical, pediatric, maternity, psychiatric and community clinical nursing rotations.

Interprofessional training opportunities with students and faculty from diverse health sciences backgrounds.

Top-ranked university in the heart of NYC: #63 in the U.S. by QS World and #1 Best Value in New York by U.S. News & World Report.

95% of Katz School graduates are employed within six months of graduation.

Admissions Requirements

Candidates for the Accelerated B.S. in Nursing must have completed a bachelor's degree with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 from a regionally accredited college or university. Prior coursework must include the nursing prerequisites below, whether part of or in addition to your bachelor’s. 

Nursing Prerequisites (29 credits):

A minimum grade of B is required for all nursing prerequisites.  

  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (4 credits)*
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (4 credits)*
  • Microbiology with Lab (4 credits)*
  • General Chemistry with Lab (4 credits)*
  • General Biology with Lab (4 credits)*
  • Algebra (3 credits)*
  • Statistics (3 credits)*
  • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)**

*Must have been completed no more than 5 years before enrollment in the program 
**Must have been completed no more than 10 years before enrollment in the program 

Because candidates for the Accelerated B.S. in Nursing already have a bachelor’s degree, the general education requirement is satisfied.

If you have questions about your qualifications, make an appointment with an admissions director. We can discuss your background and do a preliminary transcript review. 

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • TEAS Nursing Entrance Exam
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Achieve a grade of B or higher in each nursing prerequisite course

Transfer Credit and Advanced Standing

Transfer credits in nursing are not accepted. All students must complete all of the didactic, lab and clinical elements of the nursing program.   

COVID-19 Vaccination

Please note that the University requires its students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students attending a program with a clinical training component are subject to this policy. Medical and religious exemptions generally are not available for students in a university clinical training program due to the requirements of external clinical sites and other circumstances which would place an undue burden on the university to provide the accommodation. You should bear this in mind when applying to the program. The university will not refund any fees or other payments if you are unable to enroll or otherwise complete the program. 

Tuition, Fees and Scholarships 

The Office of Student Finance maintains current tuition, fees and refund policies and procedures for all programs.

All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships. You do not need to submit any additional information. Awards are determined during the application review process.   

Please note: Students may apply external scholarships (e.g., Fulbright, NSF, government support) toward their tuition but may not combine multiple scholarships from Yeshiva University or the Katz School. 

Background Checks

Please note that a felony conviction or previous criminal record could affect eligibility for clinical training placement and, as a result, ability to complete the program requirements. Clinical training sites often require a background check prior to placement. Additionally, a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the national certification examination, as well impact eligibility to obtain state licensure. 

 

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Admissions Requirements

Candidates for the Accelerated B.S. in Nursing must have completed a bachelor's degree with an overall minimum GPA of 3.0 from a regionally accredited college or university. Prior coursework must include the nursing prerequisites below, whether part of or in addition to your bachelor’s. 

Nursing Prerequisites (29 credits):

A minimum grade of B is required for all nursing prerequisites.  

  • Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab (4 credits)*
  • Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab (4 credits)*
  • Microbiology with Lab (4 credits)*
  • General Chemistry with Lab (4 credits)*
  • General Biology with Lab (4 credits)*
  • Algebra (3 credits)*
  • Statistics (3 credits)*
  • Developmental Psychology (3 credits)**

*Must have been completed no more than 5 years before enrollment in the program 
**Must have been completed no more than 10 years before enrollment in the program 

Because candidates for the Accelerated B.S. in Nursing already have a bachelor’s degree, the general education requirement is satisfied.

If you have questions about your qualifications, make an appointment with an admissions director. We can discuss your background and do a preliminary transcript review. 

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended
  • TEAS Nursing Entrance Exam
  • Cumulative GPA 3.0 or higher
  • Achieve a grade of B or higher in each nursing prerequisite course

Transfer Credit and Advanced Standing

Transfer credits in nursing are not accepted. All students must complete all of the didactic, lab and clinical elements of the nursing program.   

COVID-19 Vaccination

Please note that the University requires its students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Students attending a program with a clinical training component are subject to this policy. Medical and religious exemptions generally are not available for students in a university clinical training program due to the requirements of external clinical sites and other circumstances which would place an undue burden on the university to provide the accommodation. You should bear this in mind when applying to the program. The university will not refund any fees or other payments if you are unable to enroll or otherwise complete the program. 

Tuition, Fees and Scholarships 

The Office of Student Finance maintains current tuition, fees and refund policies and procedures for all programs.

All applicants are automatically considered for scholarships. You do not need to submit any additional information. Awards are determined during the application review process.   

Please note: Students may apply external scholarships (e.g., Fulbright, NSF, government support) toward their tuition but may not combine multiple scholarships from Yeshiva University or the Katz School. 

Background Checks

Please note that a felony conviction or previous criminal record could affect eligibility for clinical training placement and, as a result, ability to complete the program requirements. Clinical training sites often require a background check prior to placement. Additionally, a felony conviction may affect a graduate's ability to sit for the national certification examination, as well impact eligibility to obtain state licensure. 

 

Meet the Leadership

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Peggy Tallier

Senior Associate Dean and Professor of Nursing

Dr. Tallier, Ed.D., MPA, APRN, FNP-BC, is a board-certified family nurse practitioner specializing in pediatric and family medicine. Prior to joining the Katz School, she was dean of nursing at the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing at LIU Brooklyn, where she led the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs through a 10-year re-accreditation.

In addition, she has served as the research and magnet consultant for Northwell Health and New York-Presbyterian hospitals; founded Vigilance Healthcare, an international nursing education company; and was chief nursing officer and vice president of Patient Care Services at St. Vincent Catholic Medical Center in Midtown Manhattan.

Dr. Tallier's research focuses on patient outcomes. She was most recently the principal investigator on a phase-two, multi-site research study on peri-operative pressure injury prevention in surgical patients.

Read Dr. Tallier’s full bio.

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Patricia Reineke

Director of Clinical Education and Associate Professor of Nursing

Dr. Reineke, Ph.D., RN, is a registered nurse whose clinical expertise and experience is in community/public health and school nursing. Prior to joining the Katz School, she was associate dean in the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing at LIU Brooklyn, where she co-led the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs through a 10-year re-accreditation.

In addition, Dr. Reineke managed a $2.5 million grant funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at Fairleigh Dickenson University, was associate director of nursing at Mercy University and was senior manager for nursing research and education at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Read Dr. Reineke’s full bio.

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