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Prepare Yourself for the Future of Healthcare with a Degree in Nursing from St. Francis College

NEW BS in Nursing | RN to BS

Nursing is among the fastest-growing professions in the country. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of registered nurses is expected to grow 26 percent by 2020 due to technological advancements in healthcare, increasing emphasis on preventative care, and an aging population that will require more health services.  

Now with two programs to choose from:

  • A four - year full-time undergraduate prorgam that prepares students to sit for the NCLEX Exam (BSN Pre-Licensure Nursing Program).
  • A flexible RN to BS program created specifically for working nurses.

Graduates of the St. Francis College Nursing Program go on to careers at many of the best hospitals and healthcare institutions in New York and nationally. Our well-rounded program prepares graduates for careers as:

  • nurse practitioners
  • clinical specialists
  • administrator
  • nurse educators
  • graduate school admission

St. Francis students are accepted into top nursing graduate programs, including Columbia University Teacher's College, Long Island University, New York University, Pace University, and SUNY Downstate. 

In addition to nursing courses such as:

  • physical assessment
  • leadership
  • research, community health and informatics

nursing students gain valuable knowledge and skills in liberal arts and sciences through courses focused on mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, advanced writing, and oral communication. 

NEW BS in Nursing

For First-time Freshmen and Transfers

The BS in Nursing is open to qualified high school graduates interested in preparing for the NCLEX Exam (BSN Pre-Licensure Nursing Program). The program involves two years of required course work and two years of experiential work in a real world environment as well as with state-of-the-art medical simulators.

The Pre-Licensure Nursing Program is open to students interested in full-time study only.

RN to BS

The RN to BS program offers a Bachelor of Science degree  to qualified transfer students with a valid New York State RN license. Flexible scheduling allows for full- or part-time study. In fact, the program is designed for nurses who wish to keep working while continuing their education, and courses are scheduled to best fit the time commitments of working nurses. 


St. Francis is registered with the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the accrediting arm of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN). In addition to a nursing curriculum, Students gain valuable knowledge and skills in liberal arts and sciences through courses focused on mathematics, natural sciences, social sciences, advanced writing, and oral communication.

Discover the Nursing department at St. Francis College today.

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