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Nursing RN-BS Program

Before You Apply

  • Read the Instructions

    Download and read the Application Instructions prior to completing an online application.

  • Check the Deadline

    Check the Application Deadline for your program of interest.

  • Prepare Your Documentation

    You will be required to upload documents related to your application. The following is a preview of the documents you will be asked to assemble electronically and upload as directed from within the application:

    • Resume or C.V.: Depending on your program of choice, you may be required to submit a Resume or Curriculum Vitae.
    • Transcripts: All applicants must upload all post secondary unofficial academic transcripts for all USA colleges or universities attended.
      • If you are currently enrolled in a college or taking prerequisite courses, upload a photocopy of your current semester grade report to show proof of course registration.
      • If you were educated overseas, an official course-by-course evaluation from a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member agency. World Education Services is one agency in New York City.
      • If you earned college credits while you were in high school, this college transcript must also be uploaded (not the high school transcript)
      • All uploaded transcript must be legible.  All transcripts must conatin all pages and pertinent infromation such as: your name, name of the institution, transfer credits information, cumulative credits and GPA.
    • Test Scores: For programs which require a standardized test for admissions consideration, you must upload a copy of your unofficial score report. If you have not yet taken the required standardized test, you must indicate the date you intend to take the test. 
      • If English is a second language and you have not completed at least one year of full-time study in a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, (at least 24 semester credits, including two courses in English composition), you must upload a copy of your test results (TOEFL/IELTS) completed within the last two (2) years.
    • Supplemental Documents: Depending on your program choice, you may be required to submit the following:
      • Application Questions/Personal Statement: We strongly advise that you begin to draft your responses in a word document prior to completing the online supplemental application.
      • Letter of Recommendations:
        • SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University has moved toward exclusive use of electronic recommendation submissions. Applicants must submit at least two letters of recommendation with the exception of applicants to the Doctor in Nursing Practice and Doctor of Public Health program who must submit at least three letters and the Advanced Certificate in Public Health who must submit one. Please refer to your program of choice application instructions for additional information.
        • To complete the recommendation online, you must provide the recommender's name, title and a valid email address.
        • Once you have provided the name of the recommender, an email will be sent to him/her with an access code and instructions on how to proceed with the online recommendation.
      • Certification Required: BLS (current)
      • Current NYS RN License
  • Pay Your Application Fee

    The application fee ($50.00) must be paid prior to submitting the application.

  • Check Your Status

    Upon submitting your application, you can log back in to continue checking on your Applicant Status Page. Uploaded documents will not be marked as received until 24 hours after submission.

    A separate application must be filed under each program for which you are seeking consideration with completely separate documents and separate recommendations.