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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 University 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.

Purpose: Practice within complex healthcare systems and assume the roles: provider of care; designer/manager/coordinator of care; and member of a profession. Receive a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing Major. Be eligible to participate in the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered professional Nurses.

Mission: Transform the lives of diverse students through the provision of an innovative and modern nursing education that includes the liberal arts, humanities and sciences and develops nurse professionals to become stellar global citizens, committed to social justice, future leaders and design thinkers, inter-professional collaborators, patient advocates who are proficient in high patient centered care and technology, and holistically trained. 

Program Outcomes Align with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Baccalaureate Essentials:

1.      Integrate theories and concepts from the liberal and human caring sciences for improved nursing practice and enhanced global citizenry. (BE: I-IX)

2.      Provide holistic, safe, high quality nursing care using principles of integrative health modalities, organization and systems leadership, quality improvement and patient safety to improve patient outcomes. (BE: II)

3.      Integrate evidence based practice to implement patient-centered care. (BE: III)

4.      Demonstrate professionalism and professional nursing values through altruism, social justice, and autonomy, and human dignity, social policy, standards of care and code of ethics. (BE: VIII)

5.      Collaborate and communicate effectively with patient and inter-professional healthcare professionals to deliver high quality and safe care. (BE: VI)

6.      Integrate holistic integrative healing modalities, case management and disease promotion strategies across the life span and diverse settings as well as vulnerable populations to address health disparities and population health. (BE: VII)

7.      Demonstrate organization and systems leadership in professional nursing practice based through integration of quality improvement, policies affecting health care systems and finance and regulatory environments. (BE: II; V)

8.      Implement evidence-based patient-centered plans of care reflecting case management and integrative health strategies across the variations and complexity of patients in all environments. (BE: III)

9.      Manage data and apply patient care technology to support the delivery of high quality and safe patient care. (BE: IV)

10.  Demonstrate commitment to scholarship for evidence based practice. (BE: III)

11.  Advocate for high quality, safe and culturally competent patient-centered care. (BE: I-IX

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

Explore the Center for Career Development’s resume-building support and services.

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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Debra A. Simons, PhD, RN
Founders Hall G25
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Orhan Hakli, DNP, RN, FNP-C
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Nursing
Founders Hall G23
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Jorie Kontos, Psy.D.  
Assistant Dean Operations and Accreditation
Founders Hall G25-A
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Ezequiel A. Ayala-Santos, B.S., R.T. (R) ARRT 
Assistant Professor / Lab Coordinator 
Radiologic Technologies Program
Founders Hall G20-8
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Karen V. Bourgeois, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Director and Associate Professor
Family Nurse Practitioner Program 
Founders Hall G7A
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Julita Cinguina, DNP, APRN, FNP, CMSRN 
Assistant Professor
Founders Hall G18
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Iris Cortes, M.A., R.T. (R)(CT) ARRT  
Program Director and Associate Professor / Radiologic Technologies Program
Founders Hall G20-5
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Amanda Delerme, BA
Clinical Placement and Laboratory Coordinator
Founders Hall G24-C
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Jo Marie DiBattista, RN, MSN, MS, CNOR
Assistant Professor
Founders Hall G18
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Erin Facelle, R.N., MSN
Assistant Professor
Founders Hall G17 
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Christopher R. Hanley, PharmD, RPh, BCMTM
Director of Pharmacy Education and Associate Professor
Chair of Pharmacology for Graduate and Undergraduate Programs
Founders Hall G16
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Christa Hartch, PhD, RN, FNP-C
Assistant Professor
Founders Hall G19
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Liz Hudson
Program Assistant
Founders Hall G21
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Lauren Keen, B.S., R.T. (R) ARRT 
Enrollment and Academic Advisor
Founders Hall G24-A
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JoAn Kivlehan, MSN, BEd, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor
Founders Hall G19
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Allyn Kulk, DNP, RN 
Program Director / Clinical and Laboratory
Founders Hall G11
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Greisi Luciano
Compliance Specialist
Founders Hall G22
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Sandra Maldonado, FNP, CNM, SANE
Associate Professor
Founders Hall G7-B
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Teresa Mandarino, R.N., MSN
Laboratory Assistant
Founders Hall G11 
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Sean Ryan, MSN, FNP
Assistant Professor
Founders Hall G17
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Jayme Scheckler, M.S., R.T. (R) (ARRT)
Assistant Professor / Lab Coordinator 
Radiologic Technologies Program
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Jennifer Skala, MS Ed
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Completion of the following academic programs at Manhattanville is sufficient to meet educational requirements for specific professional licensure or certification in New York state; additional requirements may be needed to complete eligibility. Due to the fact that each state has different requirements for licensure or certification, a determination has not been made regarding whether or not the Manhattanville program curriculum meets requirements of other states. Questions about requirements for states other than New York should be directed to the appropriate state governing agency. Contact information for state agencies is provided for applicable programs in the professional licensure disclosure, linked below. Program-specific licensure and certification contact information for the New York State Education Department is also linked below.

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The School of Nursing and Health Sciences is accredited by the New York State Department of Education (NYSED), the commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology.