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Admission Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing is open to Registered Nurses only. Applicants are considered "transfer students." Graduates of associate degree programs in nursing receive 28 transfer credits for previous nursing education and graduates of diploma schools receive 28 credits of advanced standing toward the degree.

Transfer credits for liberal arts and sciences courses taken at other colleges or universities will be evaluated individually. A total of 72 credits (including the 28 credits of nursing) can be transferred to LIU Brentwood. A total of 128 credits are needed for graduation with the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
Applicants for admission to LIU Brentwood as nursing majors are required to possess:

  1. a New York State Registered Nurse license
  2. an Associate Degree or Diploma in nursing
  3. a minimum overall GPA of 3.0
  4. International students are also required to achieve a minimum Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 85 Internet-based (a minimum listening score of 22 is also required); 225 Computer-based; or 563 Paper-based. IELTS of 7.5 or above is also acceptable.

Applicants who have taken but have not received notification of having passed the NCLEX exam may be admitted to LIU Brentwood as limited matriculants.

Applicants who received their licensure or degree from outside of the United States may be admitted to LIU Brentwood after appropriate evaluation of degree and prior coursework.

Please note: One course must be taken in residency at LIU Post.