Nursing, BS

  • Westchester

Make A DIfference

The need for nurses is greater than ever. In these historic times, nurses are still the most trusted profession. With a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Pace’s Lienhard School of Nursing, you will make a difference in your life and the patients and families you serve.

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.

Take Courses Like…

Fundamentals of Nursing Practice, where you will learn the foundations and principles of nursing practice; Women’s Health, Maternal and Newborn Nursing, a course that utilizes a primary health are and family-centered framework to study maternal-newborn nursing and women’s health nursing; and Transition into Professional Nursing Practice, the senior capstone course that focuses on critical thinking and decision making for transition to professional practice.

Add Opportunities and Experiences

The Lienhard School of Nursing ensures that clinical and simulation laboratory experiences are a primary component of the student experience. Our Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation is a 10,000 sq. ft. facility with fully equipped state-of-the-art simulation suites, high fidelity patient manikins designed to mimic human behavior, as well as task trainers and standardized patients (actors) to provide students with a real world experience to practice skills and gain clinical confidence before heading out into the field. In our program, students will complete over 700 hours of clinical 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, ICU, oncology, operating room, NICU, and many more. Students build skills and confidence in the Center for Excellence in Healthcare Simulation.

“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 repuation of Pace University nursing students, many of our students are sought after by facilities for staff positions during their clinical preceptor experiences in regional premier medical centers in the tri-state region. Our clinical partners know that Pace nursing graduates are well prepared for chosen career of 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, New York-Presbyterian, Montefiore Medical Center, 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