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Nursing Program Overview

Students in Manhattanville’s bachelor's of science nursing program study numerous healing modalities and reinforce learning with applied experience in top clinical placements in and around the dynamic New York City area.

Under the direction of experienced healthcare professionals on the School of Nursing faculty and while completing clinical rotations, students in the BS in Nursing program prepare to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and pursue a career as an RN and beyond.

Our bachelor’s degree in nursing program is designed for traditional first-time nursing students and transfer students from other institutions. Manhattanville also offers, for students with previous bachelor’s degrees, a career-focused accelerated nursing degree that can be completed in four semesters.

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The BS in Nursing curriculum prepares students to become a member of the nursing profession and to pursue a career as a registered nurse. Whether you’re a transfer student or attending college for the first time, Manhattanville’s nursing major positions you to practice and provide care in a variety of settings and to pursue nursing leadership positions through further education and training.

Designed to fulfill frameworks set by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and develop the clinical rotation experience needed to gain licensures, the nursing curriculum prepares students in the following areas:

  • Anatomy and physiology for health sciences
  • Fundamental psychology
  • Medical terminology
  • Lifespan development
  • Patient assessment and care
  • Basic pharmacology
  • Clinical and laboratory procedures
  • Radiography
  • Pathology
  • Research methods
  • Law and ethics in healthcare

Undergraduate nursing students also take general education courses in topics like world languages, global understanding, written and verbal communication, nursing electives, and complete clinical rotations supporting lab and classroom learning.

Find exact degree requirements, course descriptions, and suggested term plans in the Manhattanville College Catalog.


Clinical Experience
Integrated hands-on clinical experience elevates technical skills and allows students to become familiar with professional healthcare environments and patient care technology. By working supervised clinical rotation hours, students in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program can pursue credentials that require practicum experience after graduation.

  • Up-to-date Clinical Learning Laboratories expose students to real-world situations and the procedures of nursing.
  • Partnerships with top clinical locations in the New York City area allow students to put their education to practice.

Clinicals are held anytime between the hours of 7 AM through 11 PM, Monday through Sunday, and require students to have the ability to travel to their clinical site, up to 50 miles.

By learning the practical applications of nursing care generally and across sub-fields, students will be prepared both to work as an RN and to pursue further education or credentials. Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program will be able to:

  • Use values of human dignity, autonomy, ethics, social justice, communication, and enhanced global citizenship to advocate for high-quality, safe, culturally competent standards of care across the lifespan, diverse settings, and vulnerable populations.
  • Demonstrate collaborative communication between patients, colleagues, and healthcare professionals to improve patient outcomes and safety
  • Implement broad knowledge in holistic integrative healing modalities, research methods, evidence-based practice, data management, and care technology to carry out patient-centered plans of care
  • Understand and address issues of health disparity and population health
  • Demonstrate professional organization and systems leadership in areas such as case management, quality improvement, and the complexities of healthcare, financial, and regulatory systems

Above all, graduates of our BS in Nursing program become eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), both academically and experientially. If a student pursues licensure outside of New York, they must contact the local State Board of Nursing.


Nursing Resume Enhancements
Nursing majors at Manhattanville can grow their resumes with these unique opportunities:

  • Earn a certification in End of Life Care (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium (ELNEC) AACN micro-credential)
  • Develop specialized areas of interest through nursing electives, earning certificates or digital badges
  • Connect theory to practice in the on-campus Clinical Learning Laboratory, demonstrating expertise in state-of-the-art care technologies

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Earning a degree at the baccalaureate level extends your career opportunities as a nurse. While you can enter the field with a professional diploma or associate’s degree, having a bachelor’s degree broadens your skillset and allows you to learn more about a specialized career path, like end-of-life care or public health.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, earning a bachelor’s degree or higher in nursing opens opportunities to pursue administrative or nurse management positions, as well as to pursue a career in nursing research or training.

A bachelor’s degree additionally prepares students to pursue advanced nursing career pathways, such as nurse practitioner, leader, or educator, as these roles require further master’s degrees. Manhattanville’s MS in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner and MS in Nursing: Nurse Leader programs are examples of the further education necessary.

With special instruction in information management, professional communication skills, and liberal arts topics like humanities, students in Manhattanville’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program gain advanced knowledge of social contexts informing future care plans and find opportunities for advancement to leadership positions.

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing–A four-semester option ideal for students seeking a second bachelor’s degree in nursing

Master of Science in Nursing: Family Nurse Practitioner

Master of Science in Nursing: Nurse Leader–An MS in Nursing program for students seeking advanced nursing management and training roles

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Manhattanville’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program is test-optional. Application requirements for the program include:

  • Diploma from approved secondary school or High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma
  • Recommendation from a high school counselor or teacher
  • Personal statement or essay regarding why nursing is your choice of major
  • Graded C+ or better in high school Biology
  • Cumulative high school GPA of 2.75

Find complete admissions information for first-year and transfer students and explore financial aid and scholarships.

Transfer Admissions Requirements
Current Manhattanville students in another major or students at other institutions can apply to the bachelor’s in nursing program as a transfer at any point. In addition to the application components listed above, transfer nursing applicants submit transcripts showing completion of the following prerequisites in order to be considered clinically ready: 

  • Intro to Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology (Lifespan)
  • Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits with lab)
  • Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits with lab)
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology (4 credits with lab)
  • Statistics
  • College Level Math
  • Writing I
  • Writing II

For the science and psychology prerequisite courses, grades must be a C+ or better. Writing, statistics, and math courses must have a grade of C- or better. If the student has failed two prerequisite courses, their application requires approval from the Dean of Nursing.

Students who do not have the prerequisite courses completed can still apply to transfer as 'pre-clinically ready' and will focus on completing their remaining prerequisite courses prior to entering the clinical portion of the program. 

The TEAS exam is required for transfer students:

  • It must be taken within the last two years.
  • You must achieve a minimum overall score of Proficient, aka 60% or higher.
  • You are allowed to take the proctored online TEAS exam, it does not have to be taken in person. 
  • You must send us an official score report for your application to be considered complete.
  • Learn more and register for the TEAS exam: 

Transfer Nursing Application Dates for Fall 2024 are being finalized, but applications are open!

Learn more about the transfer nursing program by contacting Trisha Feliciano, Senior Assistant Director of Transfer Admissions at or 914-323-1490 with questions.


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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Manhattanville educates nurses as innovative and collaborative professionals who are able to respond to the changing needs of healthcare and whose broad training informs a highly patient-centered mentality.

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