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Join one of the highest-ranked programs in the country, designed to prepare you for a rewarding career in nursing.

Why Earn Your BS in Nursing?

You will take a critical role in the expanding healthcare field, promoting wellness throughout the life span. You can work in a doctor’s office, a hospital or a healthcare facility, and you can specialize in any number of medical areas.

Why Major in Nursing at Adelphi?

  • Learn hands-on nursing and assessment skills in a state-of-the-art simulation center utilizing the latest technology.
  • Gain valuable experience in a wide variety of high-quality clinical settings.
  • Have a chance to “live the life of a nurse” with extensive on-the-job work experience so you can smoothly transition to your nursing career.


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our nursing graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Nursing is my calling. I truly believe it’s what I was born to do. I’ve come full circle: I started as a nursing student myself at Adelphi and now I teach nursing here. It’s been an amazing journey. I learn from my students how to be a better professional and I feel honored every day to have the opportunity to shape the next generation of nurses.

Sara Londono ’13, MS ’18 Cardiac Catheterization Nurse at St. Francis Hospital and Adjunct Professor of Nursing at Adelphi

Undergraduate Nursing Degree Tracks

Whether you are looking to change careers or trying to keep up with the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape, our nursing program has multiple tracks that can get you where you need to go.

Accelerated BS in Nursing

If you are looking to change careers, we can put you on a fast track to success with our Accelerated BS in Nursing program. This track allows students who have a bachelor’s degree in a field other than nursing to complete our BS in Nursing program in 14 months.

RN to BS in Nursing

Centered around meeting current needs in the field, this track allows registered nurses to work while they earn their degree, and also build an excellent foundation for graduate studies, both in nursing and in other fields.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

At Adelphi, we believe hands-on experience is key to setting our students up for future career success. This is why as a nursing student you will have access to firsthand medical experience at one of our dedicated education units (DEUs) located at:

In addition, we have clinical opportunities in all five boroughs of New York City and Nassau and Suffolk counties.

State-of-the-Art Technology

On our main Garden City campus, we have the opportunity to offer our nursing students uniquely tailored clinical experiences by simulating the hospital setting. We do this through the latest tools and technology

Our state-of-the-art simulation lab provides our students with the highest-quality simulation technology in a safe learning environment so they receive the education, practice and exposure they need when applying for their first job.



  • Victoria, our birthing manikin, simulates a live birth and is one of only two such manikins in the tristate area.
  • Hal, our new state-of-the-art pediatric manikin, is the most advanced pediatric patient simulator in the United States—capable of simulating lifelike emotions through dynamic facial expressions, movement and speech.

Adelphi University student working in the lab with our simulator manikin.

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Students wishing to transfer into the baccalaureate nursing program must have:

  • A minimum 3.3 cumulative GPA
  • No more than one prerequisite science grade lower than C+ (The Office of Admissions considers all attempted grades, regardless of whether the course has been retaken)
  • Successfully passed the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)

Individuals holding a baccalaureate or master’s degree in a major other than nursing are eligible to apply for the BS in Nursing program and are subject to the University policies governing the admission of transfer students.

If accepted, applicants are given 90 credits for their previous degree. Applicants must, however, also fulfill the requirements of the nursing major, including a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Licensure as a registered nurse in the State of New York or eligibility for licensure endorsement is required. Applicants must meet general University requirements for admission. Transfer students are required to have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA from all the institutions. Transcripts from high school, nursing school and all other institutions of higher education must be submitted at the time of application.

Graduates from associate degree programs are admitted with all applicable credits obtained in their program. However, 64 is the maximum number of credits an associate degree graduate may apply to the BS in Nursing. Students entering with a baccalaureate degree from another university may be able to transfer up to 90 credits.

Graduates may obtain the required nursing credits by a combination of Excelsior credits and college courses. Students who have received an AA or AS from an accredited institution, prior to their transfer to Adelphi, will be exempt from all general education requirements.

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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