Bronx

Monroe College's Bronx campus is an ideal urban campus located in the bustling Fordham section.

New Rochelle

Located in downtown New Rochelle, the Monroe College New Rochelle campus is nestled in a diverse, thriving suburban community in Westchester County.

St. Lucia

The scenic Monroe College St. Lucia campus in Barnard Hill Castries on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia combines the best of many worlds.

Queens

Monroe's Queens Extension Center is located in the heart of downtown Flushing, a vibrant and ethnically mixed district of Queens.

  • Nursing Student Admissions

    Why Choose Monroe College?

    Monroe College’s nursing curriculum prepares students with the requisite knowledge, skills, and hands-on experience to provide safe, quality care in a variety of health care settings. Our program incorporates the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Healthcare Core Competencies/, Quality and Safety Education for Nursing (QSEN), which establishes the standard for nurses to provide patient-centered care, work on interdisciplinary teams, employ evidence-based practice, and apply quality improvement and use of informatics.  

    Nursing students have the opportunity to enter into a 3-year program, allowing them to obtain their PN certificate in the first year, associate degree in Registered Nursing their second year, and a Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing their third year. 

    Applicants who are currently Licensed Practical Nurses or Licensed Registered Nurses can enter directly into the second year RN program or the Baccalaureate program, respectively. 

    Additionally, Monroe College’s School of Nursing is a member of the NLN-National League for Nursing, AACN-American Association of Colleges of Nursing, and INACSL-International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation & Learning. These organizations offer faculty development, networking, testing and assessment, grants, and public policy initiatives to its members.

    Our most recent nursing graduates have performed well on the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination).

                                                                     First Time Pass Rates for 2016 Graduates

    Exam% Pass
    Licensed Practical Nursing97.22%
    Registered Nursing86.96%

    Overview of Admissions Process

    Admission to all of our nursing programs is highly competitive. 

    Please find below important information on the application process, along with the minimum requirements for the Practical Nursing Program, Associate in Applied Science Registered Nursing Program and Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing. 

    Minimum Requirements for Applying to the Licensed Practical Nursing Program:

    Monroe College requires all applicants to our Licensed Practical Nursing (LPN) program to attend an information session located at the Bronx Campus in the King Hall Admissions Office. During the session, admissions counselors will address applicants’ questions pertaining to the ATI TEAS exam, score qualifications, and other requirements necessary for admission. 

    Requirements include:

    • High School Transcript or GED Certificate
    • Completion of High School Algebra, Biology, and Chemistry courses with a C+ or 75 average
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of a 2.75 or higher  
    • Completion of ATI TEAS exam with a score in the “proficient” range or higher

    The Practical Nurse program is a candidate for accreditation by the:

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850   
    Atlanta, Georgia 30326  
    Phone (404) 975-5000 / Fax (404) 975-5020    
    www.acenursing.org

    Requirements for Direct Application to the Associate of Applied Science Registered Nursing Program:

    LPN to RN Option for Non-Monroe Grads:

    Applicants for admission to the RN program should contact the Welcome Center 646-393-8979 to set up an appointment for an information session in King Hall Admissions. Please note: applicants will need to bring copies of their transcripts for review to this appointment. 

    Requirements include, but are not limited to:

    • Must be a Licensed Practical Nurse in New York State and in good standing
    • High School Transcript or GED Certificate
    • Completion of High School Algebra, Biology, and Chemistry courses with a C+ or 75 average
    • Completion of Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2 with a C+ or better and completed in last 5 years
    • Completion of Microbiology with a C+ or better and completed in last 5 years
    • Completion of Expository Writing or English equivalence and Intro/General Psychology with a C or better
    • Grade Point Average (GPA) of a 3.0 or higher
    • Completion of ATI TEAS exam with a score in the “proficient” range or higher
    • Completion of LPN Knowledge Based Assessment Exam
    • Competency Assessment in Pharmacology and Dosage Calculation
    • LPNs will be granted 22 credits for core nursing courses 

    Requirements for Application to the Bachelor of Science with a Nursing Major Program:

    RN to BS Option for Non-Monroe Grads

    Applicants for admission to the BSN program should contact the School of Nursing at 646-393-8620 to schedule an interview with the School of Nursing.  Please note: applicants will need to bring copies of their transcripts for review to this interview.   

    Requirements include:

    • Must be a Licensed Registered Nurse in New York State and in good standing
    • Completed an associate degree or diploma in nursing
    • GPA of a 2.5 or higher
    • Students will be granted 34 professional credits for 2 years of full time RN work experience