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Nursing is an integral part of the healthcare system in the United States.  Nurses build relationships with their patients so they may assist them in attaining and maintaining optimal health and wellness.  In New York, there are four nursing professions for which a qualified applicant may apply for licensure.  This program fulfills the educational requirements for the application for licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN).

Plaza’s 16-month Bachelor of Science in Nursing is designed as an upper-division program whereby students will apply 60 previously-earned credits to 60 core nursing credits to complete the B.S. degree.  Students may gain access to this highly sought-after Upper Division Nursing, B.S. program through one of two tracks:

Direct Entry: Students who already possess a prior degree (Associate or Bachelor) or at least 60 college credits and have taken the following required prerequisite courses may apply for direct entry into the B.S. program:

    • Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4 credits)
    • Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (4 credits)
    • Microbiology with Lab (3 credits)
    • General Chemistry (3 credits)
    • Biochemistry and/or Organic Chemistry with Lab (3 credits)
    • Statistics (3 credits)
    • Social Sciences (6 credits)
    • English and Compositions (9 credits, 3+ at the 300/400 level)

Foundational Entry: First-time college students and those who do not possess a prior degree and/or the required prereqs may apply for acceptance into the Allied Health Science, A.S. program to complete the requirements to qualify to apply to the B.S. program.

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CCNE Banner The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Plaza College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC20001, 202-887-6791. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.


  • Your career goal is to become a Registered Nurse, and you’d like to receive your nursing education in a compact environment with small class sizes, individual advising, free tutoring, extracurricular offerings, and so much more.
  • Taking advantage of the education you’ve already received and applying those college credits to your nursing degree is important to you.
  • Earning your B.S. degree and beginning your career in only approximately 16 months is appealing to you.



RNs are prepared to work in a variety of settings, including:
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Private Physician Offices
  • Public Health Clinics


Average age of the Plaza student population*

*Based on active student population, Spring 2021


of all of Plaza’s full time students graduate on time


Allowing more dynamic classroom interaction


Awarded during the 2020 academic year

*Based on a review of student accounts, Spring 2021



Designed and taught by experts in the field, the program will provide you with practical information and hands-on-experience to prepare you for a successful nursing career. You can expect instruction in these areas:

  • Principles of Nursing and Health Assessment
  • Specialized Nursing Concentrations (Medical Surgical Nursing, Maternal Child Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Population Health)
  • Pharmacology and Medication Administration
  • Health Information Systems and Technology
  • Transitions to Professional Practice

Upon successful completion of your coursework, students will benefit from a review course designed to help them pass the NCLEX exam. Upon passing the NCLEX exam, students will be eligible to apply for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of New York.

View all degree requirements in the College Catalog

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: Due to the on-campus and/or clinical requirements of this program, students must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide documentation showing proof of vaccination during the enrollment process.

Students and families can attend a virtual information session to learn more about the program and admissions process.


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