Nursing Program Students

Nursing Program Students

Admission to the Nursing Associate’s degree program at SUNY Sullivan is a competitive and time-sensitive process. In order to be considered for admission to this program, prospective students (including direct applicants from high school) must meet all of the following requirements prior to beginning their nursing studies:

  • Have a minimum high school average of 85 or a current college grade point average (GPA) of 2.5;
  • Have qualifying backgrounds in English, math, and biology*;
  • Have applied for admission to the college, and provided official transcripts of all previous college work to the Admissions Office;
  • Have taken the nursing placement exam. Students should register for this exam with the Health Science Department assistant in A-112. Students are allowed to take the exam twice for each application cycle;
  • Have taken program prerequisite: SCI 1124 Principles of Biology.
  • Complete the nursing program application by March 1st for acceptance into the fall cohort, or October 1st for the LPN-Bridge program; and
  • Have received an acceptance letter into the nursing program.

Qualifying backgrounds in English, math, and biology means:

  • English: NYS Regents (78 or higher) or ACT (17 or higher) or SAT (minimum 480 in Critical Reading) or transfer-level college English course (C or higher)
  • Math: NYS Regents (75 or higher) or ACT (17 or higher) or SAT (450 or higher) or transfer-level college math course (C or higher)
  • Biology: AP Biology (3 or higher) or high school biology/living environment with a grade of 70% or higher, or transfer-level college biology course (C or higher) (Science credits earned more than 7 years prior to the start of the student’s first nursing semester will need to be evaluated by the science
    faculty for learning outcomes retention.)

Admissions Procedures

Admission to the nursing program is competitive and decisions are made on a rolling basis during the late spring and summer for the fall cohort, and by October 1 for the LPN-Bridge program. The SUNY Sullivan Nursing Admissions Committee evaluates overall college GPA, science specific GPA, placement exam scores, and may request an interview with applicants. Students are encouraged to attend a nursing interest meeting to learn more about the process.

The Nursing program is designed to be completed in four sequential full-time semesters. Students who have already completed all pre-requisite requirements should be able to complete their studies on time in two academic years. Those who need pre-requisite courses may take approximately 6 semesters or more. Some students, because of the intense nature of the program, may find part-time study more appropriate.

  • No nursing courses may be transferred in from another college.
  • Students may transfer pre-requisite and general education courses from another college.
  • Science credits earned more than 7 years prior to the start of the student’s first nursing semester will need to be evaluated by the science faculty for learning outcomes retention.

Licensed Practical Nurses who apply for advanced standing in the Nursing program must meet all of the nursing program admission criteria, and hold a current, valid LPN license to enter the Nursing program. Licensed Practical Nurses seeking admission to enter NUR 1010, Commonalities of Nursing Care (second semester) must have all of the following completed before starting the Program:

  • PSY 1500, General Psychology, C or higher
  • SCI 1124 Principles of Biology, C or higher
  • SCI 2124/2125, Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab, C or higher
  • NUR 1015, Clinical Calculation, C or higher (Offered during the winter session)
  • LPN to RN Bridge Course and Skills Competency, Pass (Offered during the winter session)

Credit for NUR 1001 will be granted after successful completion of NUR 1010 with a grade of C (75%) or higher. An offering of admission into the Nursing program is not guaranteed and is at the discretion of the nursing department based on enrollment and clinical placement availability.

The deadline for application to the Nursing program for LPNs is October 1.

LPN to RN Bridge Program Application

The readmission process deadline is November 1st for the spring semester and March 1st for the fall semester. Readmission into the Nursing program requires approval of the Chairperson of the Department of Health Sciences and is on a space available basis.


  • Submit a request for readmission, in writing, to the Chairperson of the Department of Health Sciences. The letter should address factors that will enhance success when repeating a course;
  • Complete and submit an application for readmission to the College, if necessary;
  • Indicate the course for which readmission is sought. In addition to the above, students who have been out of the program 12 months or more must also:
  • Satisfactorily complete the nursing skills competency for the last nursing course successfully completed;
  • Complete clinical calculations competency with 90% mastery
  • Achieve a grade of 80% or better on a faculty prepared cumulative written examination for the last Nursing course successfully completed.

A student may generally repeat only one nursing course (1) time throughout the entire duration of the program. For that reason, a student may reapply to the program only once without the permission of the Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs.


We strongly encourage you to apply for financial aid as soon as you start your application to ensure that you will have the aid you need.

Once you are admitted, there are Next Steps to Becoming a General that you’ll also need to complete.

Admissions Office

Interested in attending SUNY Sullivan but not sure where to begin?

The Admissions Office is here to help. We recruit, counsel, and accept all eligible prospective students from Sullivan County and beyond. We aim to support a rich and rewarding college experience for all students, distributing helpful information to enhance career prospects and academic standing.

Admissions Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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Our mission is to provide staff and resources to recruit, counsel and accept all eligible prospective students for SUNY Sullivan enrollment. To support a rich and rewarding college experience for its students. Admissions recruits a diverse student body from both within the Sullivan County Community and beyond. Information regarding SUNY Sullivan’s academic programs, student life and the enrollment process is promoted by Admissions through a variety of means to enhance prospective students’ academic careers and Sullivan County’s workforce.

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