Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Pre-Licensure Nursing Program Option in NYC

Next term starts on May 6th, 2024!

A Unique Program Option with Integrative Nursing Specialization

Enter the nursing workforce with a competitive edge and unique career opportunities! PCHS’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing is uniquely designed to blend rigorous nursing education with a personalized, patient-centered approach. You will prepare to earn your BS in Nursing in under 3 years while exploring the world of integrative healing, health equity, and compassionate healthcare.

Upon completion, you will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN® exam and feel equipped to make a lasting impact on the lives of your patients and your peers.

BS in Nursing + Holistic Focus:

Redefining Compassionate and Connected Care
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124.5 Credits
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No Pre-Reqs
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Practice in a Beautiful Skills Lab in a Convenient City Location

Complete your didactic courses online from the comfort of your home, then join the Pacific College community at the Financial District campus, conveniently located right above the Fulton St. station and complete with large student lounge, library, and onsite clinic open to the public.

This state-of-the-art skills lab is bright, spacious, and equipped with four brand-new, mid-fidelity manikins, surgical beds and equipment, smartboards, and interview rooms.

While on campus, you will also get to study and interact with other holistic and integrative students enrolled in PCHS’ renowned programs, such as graduate degrees in acupuncture and Chinese medicine or the associate degree in massage therapies.

Complete Your Clinical Requirements in a Variety of Interesting Sites

Once you reach the clinical phase, you will get to participate in clinical rotations available in PCHS’ network of healthcare institutions such as NYC Health and Hospital System, Archcare, NY Family Docs, Village Maternity, or even PCHS’ own busy integrative healthcare clinic located right on campus.



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Practical Information

No Pre-Reqs, No Waitlist!

  • Enter directly into the nursing program

Competitive Tuition:

  • Only $950/credit!
  • Financial aid available to those who qualify

Short Completion Time:

  • Without transfer credit: 8 to 9 semesters (2 years, 8 months to 3 years).
  • Accepted general education (“GE”) transfer credits may shorten your completion time

Convenient Hybrid Program Option:

  • Coursework 100% online
  • On-campus lab, diverse clinical options

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NCLEX-RN® Exam Prep Starts on Day One!

Receive engaging, interactive help to prepare for the NCLEX-RN® exam with Virtual ATI ®+ Boardvitals. You’ll start preparing during your courses with access to tutorials, assessments, practice tests, and comprehensive support and planning tools. These are included in your BS in nursing curriculum and tuition, so you feel confident on exam day.

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Feel Confident with a Trustworthy, Accredited Institution

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Pacific College of Health and Science is accredited by: Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission – WASC (WSCUC): 985 Atlantic Avenue, #100; Alameda, CA; 94501; 510-748-9001;

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The nursing programs at Pacific College of Health and Science are registered with the New York State Department of Education and approved by the Board of Regents.

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Pacific College of Health and Science’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN): 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850; Atlanta, GA, 30326; 404-975-5000;

Admissions Requirements

  • Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75
    • High school GPA must be used if applicant has ≤12 college credits. Applicants who have completed the GED (5th series, 2014 – present)1 in lieu of a traditional high school diploma and who have earned ≤12 college credit hours must meet or exceed a minimum score of 175 on each section of the GED exam.
    • College GPA must be used if ≥ 13 college credits have been awarded
      • All official transcripts from all accredited (regional or national) post-secondary institutions (e.g. colleges, community colleges, universities, etc.) attended must be submitted and used in the calculation of a college GPA
      • No earned grades will be omitted from the calculation of the cumulative GPA. An earned grade will be used in the cumulative GPA calculation even if it is not eligible for transfer. For example, a grade of C in College Mathematics cannot be transferred, but that C grade will be used in the cumulative GPA calculation for admission purposes.
  • Written essay: a personal statement describing motivation for entering the field of nursing. The essay should be typed, double-spaced, and approximately 1 to 2 pages in length.
  • Background check: results must allow a student to participate in clinical at every contracted agency per PCHS and agency agreement).2
  • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) with scores at or greater than the current national average on each of the four (reading, math, science, English and language usage) sections
    • Minimum composite score of 68
    • Applicants are allowed a maximum of three attempts to take the TEAS exam within a six-month period, with mandatory remediation between each attempt.
    • TEAS scores must be obtained within a year (365 days) of admission application.
    • Failure to meet the composite score minimum benchmark or exceeding the maximum number of attempts will render the applicant ineligible for admission to the nursing program
  • Drug screen (screen includes tetrahydrocannabinol [THC], a substance in marijuana)
  • Vaccine record indicating:
    1. 2 doses of live measles vaccine (serological evidence of immunity can substitute)
    2. 1 dose of live mumps vaccine (serological evidence of immunity can substitute)
    3. 1 dose of live rubella vaccine (serological evidence of immunity can substitute)
    4. At least 1 dose of meningococcal ACWY vaccine within the last 5 years or a complete 2- or 3-dose series of MenB; or a signed form indicating that the student will obtain meningococcal vaccine within 30 days

Note that applicants academically dismissed from another nursing program are not eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (pre-licensure option) program. Academic dismissal is not customarily noted on an official transcript, so dismissal is inferred based on common nursing academic dismissal policies which in general are 2 or 3 course grades at C or below in nursing courses. While students with evidence of an academic dismissal from a nursing program will be denied admission, the applicant can appeal the decision to the dean of nursing.

1: 4th series (2002-2013): minimum score of 500 on each section of the exam. 3rd series (1988-2001): minimum score of 50 on each section of the exam.

2: PCHS is not responsible for determining the effect of any prior criminal history on an applicant’s/student’s ability to be licensed as an RN in any US state or jurisdiction. For information related to criminal history and RN licensure, contact the state board of nursing where licensure is desired.

Welcome to the PCHS Family of Integrative Healthcare Professionals

Since 1986, Pacific College has been dedicated to improving lives exponentially by educating compassionate, skilled leaders of traditional medicine and integrative health sciences.

Over the decades, the college has continued to expand its reach with three beautiful campuses in New York, Chicago, and San Diego; a growing online division; a dynamic alumni network; and the largest acupuncture and Chinese medicine conference in the nation.

PCHS’ nursing school in New York City, founded in 2012, features nursing programs including an online MSN program with Nurse Coach track; an online RN-to-BSN option with holistic nursing focus; and an online holistic nursing certificate. This hybrid pre-licensure nursing program option is the latest addition to PCHS’ commitment to bringing education and integrative health science to where people live, learn, and play.

By enrolling at Pacific, you join the ranks of one of the greatest communities of integrative healthcare students and professionals in the nation!

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Pacific College stands for health equity, integrity, positive change, celebration, inclusivity, equitable treatment and cultural acknowledgement for all.
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