Bachelor of Science in


Hofstra University has launched a four-year Bachelor of Science with a major 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.

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Anna Hilas ’25,
Bellmore, N.Y.

“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.”

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science degree prepares students for a career in one of the fastest growing professions in the nation.

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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.

For more information, please contact Hofstra’s Office of Undergraduate Admission at or 516-463-6700.

Sample Schedule: Nursing, BS (127 Semester Hours)

View a typical schedule for eight semesters. This should be considered only a general guide, not a rigid schedule. Students should consult with their advisors to plot out the best path given their interests and academic strengths. This sample course sequence is intended to help you plan, but you must check your degree audit every semester to track your progress toward satisfying all of your degree requirements. The semester hours (s.h.) are noted for each term.

Sample Schedule: Nursing BS (127 Semester Hours)

Hofstra Northwell Connection

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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

Chairperson Welcome

Barbara Messina
Chair, Undergraduate Nursing

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Science & Innovation Center

The Hofstra University Science & Innovation Center is the new home for the School of Nursing and the DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science. 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, as well as advanced labs for science and engineering majors.

Science & Innovation Center