Nursing Undergraduate Program

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hofstra University has launched a four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program that will provide the educational, clinical, and experiential base for entry-level professional practice, as well as the platform on which to build a career through graduate-level study and lifelong learning.

Classes will begin in fall 2021. Students who successfully complete the 127-credit, full-time program will be prepared to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

Through an interprofessional learning model, BS in Nursing program graduates will be prepared to provide holistic, scientifically sound, and evidenced- based patient-centered care. Nurse generalists will learn to be providers, innovators, leaders, managers, and coordinators of care, as well as ethical members of the nursing profession who work toward the betterment of society.

The baccalaureate-prepared RN role emphasizes preventative health care for individuals, as well as the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of a patient’s unique responses to health problems; execution of medical regimens as prescribed by licensed clinicians; and contribution to society as interdisciplinary team members. Through the program’s pillars of leadership, scholarship, and professionalism, students will develop and embody values of collaboration, innovation, excellence, courage, and humanism.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree leverages the clinical and educational resources of both Hofstra University and Northwell Health, New York State's largest healthcare provider and private employer. The program marks the latest collaboration in the academic-practice partnership between the two institutions, which are already meeting society’s health care needs through the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.

Nursing is one of the fastest growing professions in the nation, driven by the demands of health care reform and the increased need for geriatric care due to aging baby boomers. The need for registered nurses is expected to grow by 12 percent by 2028, compared to seven percent growth for all other professions, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

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