Apply for a Nursing Degree

Thank you for choosing Empire State College to pursue your nursing degree.

To guarantee that your application is considered for the academic term in which you wish to begin your degree, review the academic terms and application deadline dates.

Nondegree students do not need to complete this application.

Admission Requirements

RN to B.S. in Nursing

To be considered for admission to the RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, you must:

  • have an associate degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program
  • possess an active, unencumbered New York state RN license with expiration date
  • be able to pursue college-level work (as evidenced by the admissions essay)
  • meet the RN to BSN application requirements by the application deadline.

M.S. in Nursing

To be considered for admission to the M.S. in nursing program, you must

  • have a bachelor's degree in nursing or a related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • possess an active, unencumbered New York state RN license with expiration date
  • provide resume showing clear demonstration of clinical practice as a registered nurse
  • provide evidence that you are able to pursue the subject matter and meet the academic demands of the program
  • meet the M.S. in nursing application requirements by the application deadline.

Note: due to limited program capacity the nursing program is only admitting New York state residents at this time.

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