Nursing Nondegree Study

If you are a licensed registered nurse interested in taking courses, but are not ready for the RN to B.S. in Nursing degree program, you can register as a nondegree student.

Requests from nondegree students are considered on an individual basis by the coordinator of student services and the dean. The specific course being requested and the student-faculty ratio within it will be considered.

Note: students pursuing the RN to B.S. in Nursing degree at Empire State College have first rights to open places in all nursing course offerings, followed by:

  1. nursing students from other upper-level programs within SUNY
  2. nursing students from upper-level programs beyond SUNY
  3. Empire State College students
  4. other nondegree students.

Nondegree students are allowed to take only two of the required nursing courses (NUR-203024 - Health Assessment and NUR-203044 - Pharmacology) prior to enrolling in the program.

For more information about nondegree study in nursing, please email or call 800-847-3000, ext. 2812.

CCNE accredited seal

The RN to BSN, MS in Nursing Education, and MS in Nursing Administration programs at Empire State College are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing®

Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing seal
Tau Kappa At-Large Chapter

The mission of STTI is to advance world health and celebrate nursing excellence in scholarship, leadership and service.


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SUNY Empire’s School of Nursing and Allied Health is ready to assist you with planning your degree program and keeping you on track.


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