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Nursing, Bachelor of Science

The nursing program in St. John’s University’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences provides a stellar education within the context of our Catholic and Vincentian tradition, which is rich in its perspectives of human dignity, freedom, justice, truth, and respect for the natural world. This is a licensure qualifying program open to applicants with good moral character and demonstrated academic ability.

St. John’s University’s Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Nursing is a four-year program that provides education and instruction to achieve your goal of becoming a registered professional nurse. 

The B.S. in Nursing program offers the following:

  • individualized student attention from distinguished faculty and practicing nurses
  • a curriculum that hones the high-level critical thinking skills necessary for the attainment of RN licensure
  • preparation for culturally competent practice and leadership in service to the community
  • specialized advisement and faculty mentors for guidance and support
  • clinical experiences in acute, ambulatory, critical care, and community-based settings
  • a new Health Sciences Center that includes modern classrooms, skills labs and common areas for students.
  • a state-of-the-art Simulation Center with high-fidelity simulation manikins that provide learning opportunities for students to apply classroom instruction to real-life patient care.
  • direct admission from high school
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Degree Type
Area of Interest
Nursing, Health Sciences & Health Care
Associated Colleges or Schools
Program Location
  • Queens Campus
Required Credit Hours

Admission Requirements

Click here for more information about admission to this and other acclaimed undergraduate programs at St. John’s University.

In addition to the University requirements, the following are needed for nursing program consideration.  

  • official high school transcript(s) with one biology course and one chemistry course 
  • high school diploma with a minimum GPA > 90%   
  • SAT optional  

No transfer students are considered at this time.

For more information, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Office of Undergraduate Admission
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439
[email protected]

      Department Contact

      Francine Laterza, Ed.D., R.N., PNP, CNE

      Director of Nursing and Associate Professor/Industry Professional


      St. Albert Hall, Room 113

      Experiential Learning



      According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is projected to grow nine percent from 2020 to 2030.

      St. John’s University Nursing Program Approved: Applications Now Being Accepted

      Nursing Clinical Rotations

      You will be matched within a network of partner hospitals and healthcare agencies for clinical rotations in your junior and senior years. During your rotation, you will experience specialty nursing care in various healthcare settings supported by the direct supervision of a nursing faculty member in a large teaching hospital or a small community agency.

      Featured Faculty

      The nursing faculty comprises experienced nurse educators who are dedicated, nationally recognized, and specialized in their field.

      Meet Our Nursing Students


      Through quality teaching, scholarship, and practice, we seek to develop within our students a passion for lifelong learning and service to all, especially those in underserved communities.

      Nursing is both an art and a science. It is a learned profession based on an understanding of the human condition across the lifespan, and the relationship of a client with others and within an ever-changing environment. As an art, nursing is concerned with caring for the person from a holistic perspective in a variety of health-related situations.

      Nurses play a key role in health promotion and disease prevention. By means of clinical inquiry, research, and an environment that fosters learning and expert practice, we strive to add to the body of knowledge that supports and improves quality nursing care.

      Student Learning Outcomes

      Informed by the vision to accomplish our mission, and in accordance with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)’s The Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, the nursing curriculum for the undergraduate prelicensure program provides educational opportunities to enable graduates to

      1. Integrate knowledge, skills, and values from the liberal arts and sciences and professional nursing education to provide humanistic, safe, and quality care.
      2. Apply knowledge and skills of organizational and systems leadership, quality improvement, and patient safety in promoting safe, quality care for diverse patients across complex healthcare systems and environments.
      3.  Apply a systematic process consistent with professional standards and evidence-based practice to prevent illness and injury; promote, maintain, and restore client health.
      4. Demonstrate skills in using patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices to facilitate the delivery of safe and effective patient care.
      5. Advocate for financial and regulatory healthcare policies, processes, and environments that improve the nature and functioning of healthcare delivery systems and ethical and legal accountability in addressing healthcare issues.
      6. Employ oral and written communication and interprofessional collaboration in providing safe, high-quality care to improve client health outcomes.
      7. Promote individual and population health by assessing factors that influence health outcomes and apply culturally appropriate health promotion, management, and restoration strategies to diverse populations in a variety of settings.
      8. Demonstrate consistent application of the core values of the profession of nursing and the standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct.
      9. Understand the scope of generalist nursing practice and apply its principles in clinical practice to diverse patients and populations across the lifespan in an ever­changing and complex healthcare environment.


      The four-year nursing prelicensure program is designed for undergraduate students with no previous experience in professional nursing.

      Students in the nursing major are required to complete the following core courses. 

      NUR1000Introduction to Transcultural Nursing3
      NUR1100Medical Terminology1
      NUR2000Health Assessment and Promotion4
      NUR2100Clinical Pathophysiology3
      NUR3000Fundamentals of Transcultural Nursing5
      NUR3100Adult/Elder Nursing I3
      NUR3200Medication Calculations1
      NUR3300Pharmacology for Nurses3
      NUR3400Adult/Elder Nursing II5
      NUR3500Maternal Child Nursing5
      NUR3600Principles in Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice3
      NUR4100Adult/Elder Nursing III4
      NUR4200Public Health and Community Nursing5
      NUR4300Mental Health Nursing4
      NUR4400Advocacy in a Multicultural Society3
      NUR4500Leadership and Management in Nursing3
      NUR4600Senior Clinical Preceptorship2
      NUR4700Transitions and Contemporary Issues3


      Licensure Requirements

      Professional licensure and certification requirements often vary from state to state. St. John’s University has not determined requirements for individual states beyond New York. If you reside or plan to reside outside New York you are strongly encouraged to contact the appropriate state licensing agency in that state to seek information and guidance before beginning the program.

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