Chair of the Department 

Maureen Cardoza, Ph.D. 


Nursing Department can be reached at:

Phone: 516-299-2320


Admissions Counselors can be contacted at :

Phone: 516-299-2900

E-mail :

B.S. in Nursing

LIU Post’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing incorporates state-of-the-art technology integrating high fidelity simulated patients, electronic patient record systems, and patient-centered care. Our undergraduate degree program allows students who are passionate about healthcare to enter the marketplace with a level of tech-driven professional experience that meet current industry standards. 

 LIU Post Bachelor of Science in Nursing Features:

  • Dynamic experiential curriculum focused on tech¬≠nological integration and patient-centered care
  • Practicing nurses, nurse practitioners, and doctorally prepared nursing faculty mentors
  • Engaged learning environment through on-site rotations at LIU Post’s over 40 affiliated clinical sites
  • Small class sizes and supervision on an 8:1 student-faculty ratio in practicum
  • Access to LIU Post’s extensive alumni network in the New York City region, including on-campus presentations and symposia with industry leaders

The program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing and master's degree program in nursing at LIU Post are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, (202)887-6791.

Admissions Requirements

  • Incoming freshmen must meet the following minimum criteria: 85 GPA, SAT 1050(Evidence-Based Reading and Writing and Math) or ACT Composite of 20
  • Transfer students must have completed more than 24 college credits. A minimum college G.P.A. of 3.0 overall is required for application review with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all pre-requisite coursework completed prior to admission.
  • Transfer students must submit official transcript(s) from all colleges or universities attended and two professional letters of recommendation preferably from former science professors. Both transfer students and starting sophomores at the LIU Post must follow these requirements.
  • Transfer students who have attended other B.S. in Nursing programs are not admissible.
  • Any completed prerequisite course work (i.e., chemistry, genetics, pathophysiology, microbiology,developmental psychology, and anatomy and physiology) requires a grade of C+ or better.
  • Courses older than five (5) years and/or Nursing courses from other institutions will not be accepted.
  • If you have completed fewer than 24 credits, you must also submit high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores.
  • All transfer students must complete Nursing courses in the established sequential order as the incoming undergraduate Nursing student.
  • The B.S. in Nursing is not an accelerated program.
Submitting an Application for Admission

All applicants can apply for admission to LIU Post at My LIU or by using the Apply Now button in the lower left-hand corner of this page. For more information on the application process, visit the Admissions Office home page.

Click here for a Welcome Letter from Dr. Maureen Cardoza, Nursing Chairperson.

Degree Requirements


Courses Credits
Post Foundations (not required for transfer students) 1
Laboratory Science (fulfilled by BIO 7, 8) 8
Language/Literature 6
History/Philosophy 9
Mathematics (fulfilled by MTH 19) 3
Political Science/Economics 6
Fine Arts 6
Social Sciences (fulfilled by PSY 1, 2) 6
College Competencies (Writing, Oral, Library, Computer) 6-9
Total 51-54


Course Credits
Chemistry Course (i.e., CHM 6 Chemistry of Life) 4
Genetics Course (i.e., BIO 121 or HSC 221) 3
Pathophysiology Course (i.e., BMS 211) 3
Microbiology Course (i.e., BMS 90) 3


Course Title Credits
NRS 100 Introduction to Professional Nursing 3
NRS 110 Nursing Informatics 3
NRS 120 Health and the Human Life Cycle 3
NRS 130/130C Fundamentals of Nursing 5
NRS 140 Nutrition in Nursing 3
NRS 150 Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NRS 160/160C Health Assessment 5
NRS 200/200C Adult and Gerontological Nursing I 7
NRS 210/210C Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 4
NRS 220/220C Adult and Gerontological Nursing II 7
NRS 230/230C Public Health Nursing 4
NRS 240/240C Obstetrical and Pediatric Nursing 7
NRS 400 Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice 3
NRS 410/410C Nursing Transition into Professional Practice 7

Typical Sequence

Undergraduate Program Schedule

LIU Post students in the School of Health Professions & Nursing take liberal arts courses that are designated Core Curriculum. As such, these course are taught by faculty in the College of Liberal Arts and Science (CLAS) and include the following discipline choices and required distribution:

CLAS Core Curriculum for the B.S. in Nursing as below:

Area Credits
(1 credit required)
ENG 1,1F,1P, or 1S
ENG 2, or 2P
(6 credits in one subject)
ENG (any course numbered 7 or higher)*
(6 credits required; at least 3 credits from each discipline)
HIS 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
PHI (any course except PHI 81)
(6 credits in one subject)
ECO 10, 11; POL 2, 3
(6 credits in one subject)
PSY 1, 2
(8 credits required)
BIO 7, 8
FINE ARTS (3 credits required)
ART 1, 5, 17, 18, 101; DAN 1, 108; CIN 11; THE 1, 142; MUS 1, 2
Math (3 credits required)
MTH 19 (Basic Statistics)

- First Year

The B.S. in Nursing Program Schedule

The B.S. in Nursing table below indicates the 60 required credits in liberal arts credits. Since Core Curriculum consists of 14 courses (plus the Post Foundations/College 101 Nursing) for a total of 45 credits, they are noted as CLAS Core below with a sequential number. Only the ENG 001 and ENG 002 are specified for a sequence. There are 14 additional liberal arts credits required and these are noted as CLAS preqequisites.

Term: FALL 1
Course Number & Title Credits
BIO 007:   Anatomy & Physiology I (Core) 4
ENG 001:  Composition (Core) 3
PSY 001:  General Psychology I (Core) 3
COL 101:  Post Foundations (Core) 1
NRS 100:  Introduction to Professional Nursing 3
Term credit total: 14
Term: SPRING 1
Course Number & Title Credits
BIO 008:  Anatomy & Physiology (Core) 4
ENG 002:  Composition: Argument & Analysis (Core) 3
PSY 25:  Developmental Psychology: Childhood (Core) 3
NRS 110:  Nursing Informatics
NRS 140: Nutrition in Nursing 3
Term credit total: 16

- Second Year

Term: FALL 2
Course Number & Title Credits
CHM 006:  Chemistry of Life 4
BMS 211/ NUR 99: Pathophysiology 3
NRS 130/130C:  Fundamentals of Nursing
Language or Literature I (Core) 3
Term credit total: 15
Term: SPRING 2
Course Number & Title Credits
BMS 090:  Microbiology in Health Sciences 4
Language or Literature II (Core) 3
NRS 150:  Pharmacotherapeutics 3
NRS 160/160C:  Health Assessment 5
Term credit total: 15

- Third Year

Term: FALL 3
Course Number & Title Credits
BIO 121: Human Genetics in Health & Disease or
HSC 221: Topics in Human Genetics
NRS 200/200C:  Adult & Gerontological Nursing I 7
NRS 210/210C:  Mental Health Nursing 4
Term credit total: 14
Term: SPRING 3
Course Number & Title Credits
Political Science or Economics I (Core) 3
NRS 220/220C:  Adult & Gerontological Nursing II 7
NRS 230:  Public Health Nursing 4
Fine Arts I (Core) 3
Term credit total: 17

- Fourth Year

Term: FALL 4
Course Number & Title Credits
History or Philosophy I (Core) 3
Political Science or Economics II (Core) 3
MTH 019:  Basic Statistics (Core) 3
Liberal Arts Elective (1Credit Math recitation)  1
NRS 240/240C: Obstetrical & Pediatric Nursing 7
Term credit total: 17
Term: SPRING 4
Course Number & Title Credits
History or Philosophy II (Core) 3
NRS 400:  Nursing Research & Evidence Based Practice 3
NRS 410/410C:  Nursing Transition into Professional Practice 7
Term credit total: 13
Program Totals: Credits: 121  Liberal Arts & Sciences: 60 Major: 61

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School of Health Professions and Nursing
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