Enrollment Options

Montefiore School of Nursing offers a two-year, day option and an evening/weekend option leading to an Associate in Science Degree in Nursing. 

View the Montefiore School of Nursing Program of Study.

Nursing School Day Option

The four 16-week semesters in the day option provide the nursing student with a schedule in which the majority of lecture, lab and clinical assignments are during the week. The day program requires a commitment of three to four days per week..

The program starts annually in late August (fall semester). The application deadline is March 6, 2020. Please take a moment to learn more about program requirements.

Evening/Weekend Option

The four, 16-week semesters in the evening/weekend option offer the student with daytime commitments an opportunity to pursue an education with convenient evening and weekend classes.

The evening/weekend option is three to four evenings per week with the mandatory clinical requirement scheduled either on Saturday or Sunday. Classes generally begin at 6:00 pm, and clinical generally starts at 6:45 a.m. Students may be required to attend a weekday clinical experience two to three times each semester (advance notice will be provided).

The program starts annually in January (spring semester). Application deadline is.September 11, 2020. Please take a moment to learn more about program requirements.

Ineligibility to Apply

A two year waiting period is required if received a grade below a C+ in a nursing course from a nursing program or after academic dismissal from a nursing program.

Entrance Exam

The scores on the Entrance Exam are one of the primary factors in determining admission. Upon receipt of all admissions requirements, if required coursework is evident and GPA is 2.70 or higher, an invitation will be sent for the Kaplan Admission Test (KAT). It is strongly recommended that applicants prepare for the KAT by purchasing the Nursing School Entrance Exams: Your Guide to Getting Into Nursing School (Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam) by Kaplan.

Transfer Credit Policy

  1. Submission of official transcripts from all post-secondary (colleges) institutions and schools of nursing attended.
  2. Submission of official high school transcript or high school equivalency (GED) report with scores and diploma. Applicants who possess a bachelor's degree will have their high school transcript waived.
  3. A cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better (DHSON will internally calculate the GPA) is required based on the completed courses required for the nursing program. The GPA will be recalculated prior to enrollment.
  4. A minimum grade of C+ in all courses.

Transferable Courses

  • Anatomy & Physiology I (and Lab) – 4 credits
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (and Lab) – 4 credits
  • General  Microbiology (and Lab) – 4 credits
  • Nutrition – 3 credits
  • Writing and Research – 3 credits
  • Writing and Literature – 3 credits
  • General Psychology – 3 credits
  • Developmental Psychology Lifespan–3 credits
  • Introduction to Sociology  – 3 credits

Sciences (Anatomy & Physiology I (and Lab), Anatomy & Physiology II (and Lab), Microbiology (and Lab) and Nutrition-must be taken within five years of admission. Anatomy & Physiology I & II and Microbiology taken more than five years ago may be challenged by examination with Excelsior College (http://www.excelsior.edu/). Students must have passed the course with a grade of C+ or better to be eligible to take a challenge exam. Inability to achieve a satisfactory grade (B or better) on the first attempt to challenge will require the student to enroll in the course.

General education courses (Writing, Writing and Literature, Developmental Psychology Lifespan, General Psychology and Introduction to Sociology) must be taken within 20 years of admission. Courses taken more than 20 years ago may be challenged by examination (CLEP; http://www.collegeboard.com/). Students must have passed the original course with a grade of C+ or better to be eligible to take a challenge exam. A passing grade of 50 or higher to receive credit on a CLEP exam is required (75 or higher on the College Composition exam to receive credit for  Writing and Literature. Inability to achieve a satisfactory grade on the first attempt to challenge will require the student to enroll in the course. The exception would be those applicants with a baccalaureate degree.

Credits by Examination

Montefiore School of Nursing accepts up to nine credits earned through individual selected challenge examinations offered by College Board through the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). Must achieve a passing grade of 50 or higher on a CLEP exam  Inability to achieve a satisfactory grade on the first attempt to challenge will require the student to enroll in the course.  The following is the list of the challenge examinations acceptable for transfer:

  • Human Growth & Development
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Introductory Sociology
  • College Composition. A score of 50–74 will receive credit for Writing and Research. A score of 75 or higher will receive credit for Writing and Literture.

For more information regarding the CLEP, visit http://www.collegeboard.com/.

Evaluation of Transfer Credit

Prior to acceptance to the School of Nursing:

  • The Admission-Recruiter reviews official transcripts for acceptable transfer credits.
  • The applicant is informed of the courses that will be credited from outside institutions.
  • The applicant is given the option to agree or disagree with the Admission-Recruiter's decision.
  • If the candidate agrees, the transfer courses are entered on the Official Notification of Transfer Credit form.
  • If the candidate disagrees and believes more course work should be credited, it is the candidate's responsibility to supply a course description and syllabus for the credits in dispute.
  • The Dean will review the course description and course syllabus.
  • The candidate will receive written notification of the decision by the Office of Admissions.

Reapplication

An applicant who has been rejected may reapply to the school once. A period of one year from the time of the initial application to the time of reapplication is required. A new application must be submitted with the appropriate fee. The admission policies and procedures in effect at the time of submission will apply.

Dismissed students are eligible to reapply after two years.

MONTEFIORE SCHOOL OF NURSING RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE POLICIES AS DEEMED NECESSARY WITHOUT NOTICE OR OBLIGATION