Nursing, BS

  • Westchester

Make A DIfference

The need for nurses is greater than ever, and in these historic times, nurses remain the most trusted profession. With a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Pace’s Lienhard School of Nursing within the College of Health Professions, you will make a difference in your life and the lives of the patients and families in your care.

Jumpstart Your Career at Pace!

Students are admitted directly into the nursing program as first-year students, assuring their placement in the nursing program. Hands-on clinical experiences begin sophomore year. NCLEX-RN pass rates continue to rise well above state and national averages.

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The Lienhard School of Nursing within the College of Health Professions ensures that clinical and simulation laboratory experiences are a primary component of the student experience. Students build skills and confidence in the Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation. The Center offers state-of-the-art resources and a variety of clinical focused learning opportunities ranging from fundamental skills to high-fidelity simulation. Located on both the Westchester and New York City campuses, with a combined 15,000 square feet, the simulation labs use standardized patients (actors who play the role of patients), task trainers, and high-fidelity manikins to train both undergraduate and graduate students in a multidisciplinary approach.

In our program, students complete more than 700 hours of clinical training in a variety of areas, such as behavioral health, maternal and women’s health, pediatrics, acute, chronic, and critical care.

In the final semester, students complete a capstone experience in a unique one-to-one preceptorship with a working registered nurse. This final preceptorship may occur in one of many specialties, including emergency department, intensive or neonatal intensive care, oncology, pediatrics, operating room, and many more.

“I chose Pace because it offered direct admit nursing program and also had a high NCLEX pass rate...what eventually sealed the deal was when I took a tour of Pace and learned about the amazing clinical sites and opportunities offered to students.” —Caitlin Oris ’23

Choose Your Career

Given the excellent reputation of Pace University nursing students, many of our students are sought after by facilities for staff positions during their clinical preceptor experiences in premier regional medical centers in the tri-state area. Our clinical partners know that Pace nursing graduates are well-prepared for a career in nursing.

Where Graduates are Employed

Our students are hired by the most prestigious hospitals and medical centers in the New York Metropolitan area, including: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NewYork-Presbyterian, Montefiore Medical Center, Northwell Health, Westchester Medical Center, NYU Langone, as well as community health centers and private medical practices.


Top 10

College Factual ranks our nursing program in the top 10 in the New York region and in the top 10 percent in the country

Direct admit

Direct admit nursing program