Hofstra’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing
- Get actual nursing experience from Day 1.
- Clinical and educational resources of Northwell Health.
- A brand new state-of-the-art building complete with simulation labs and a clinical skills center.
- Guaranteed hands-on clinical hours at Northwell Health.
- Accredited, diverse board-certified faculty.
State of the Art Facilities
The Science & Innovation Center is the new home for the School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. This new 75,000 square foot building, features labs and simulation facilities for nursing students pursuing Hofstra’s new nursing bachelor’s degree program and its nurse practitioner doctoral program. Watch the video to take a tour with the Dean, Renee McLeod-Sordjan.
Hofstra Northwell Connection
Hofstra’s undergraduate nursing program 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 is the latest collaboration in the academic-practice partnership between the two institutions following the establishment of the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies.
Students work directly with faculty to be set up in a clinical placement with one of our partner Northwell facilities. Observations in the healthcare setting begin as early as your first year.
Clinical Placements Include:
Cohen’s Children’s Medical Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, North Shore University Hospital, Huntington Hospital, and South Oaks Hospital
Over 100 Specialties Including:
Geriatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Emergency Medicine, Cardiology, Pediatrics, and Surgical
Anna Hilas ’25,
“The class size really spoke to me. The student and professors being able to connect is so important. You can get so much help because they know your name.”
Students may apply by completing Hofstra’s Student Application for Undergraduate Admission or the Common Application by our two Early Action deadlines: November 15 or December 15.
Note: At this time international students are not eligible for this program.
- The Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing is a Direct-Entry program. Students must indicate a major of nursing on their application to be considered.
- Applicants may apply with test optional admission as nursing applications will be reviewed holistically.
- The final candidates will be invited for an interview.
- Admission to this program is highly selective with limited seating offered. The deadline to submit your deposit for admitted students is April 15. Please keep in mind that seats may fill prior to the deadline.
Nursing applications will be reviewed holistically, but we anticipate the averages for admitted students to be an SAT score of 1250 (evidence-based reading and writing + math sections) or an ACT score of 28, and a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.6.
Note: Applicants may apply with test-optional admission
Applicants must have a strong background in mathematics and science (e.g. algebra, biology, and chemistry). A high school biology and/or chemistry course with the laboratory is strongly recommended. Applicants should also have a diverse and strong background in high school preparation (preferred three years of English, history/social science, and college preparatory mathematics).
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Undergraduate nursing student Natalie Chua talks about why she chose to study nursing at Hofstra.