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Applications are accepted October 1st until March 1st for September admission and May 1st until September 1st for January admission.  All applicants are required to apply online. To obtain information or apply online, go to For questions related to the admission process, please contact the Student Services Office at 315-787-4005. All admission course requirements (Biology and/or Anatomy & Physiology I , Algebra and Chemistry) must be completed prior to submission of your application.  See other admission requirements listed below.


1. Generic student (defined as not holding a license in any other nursing status)

  • Application period is October 1st  until March 1st . Acceptance decisions are made in April.
  • High School Diploma/GED – High school seniors may apply prior to their actual graduation date.
  • Completion of studies with a “C” or better in biology, chemistry, and 2 years of math with at least one year of algebra.  All science courses must be completed within seven years of application. If you need to take these courses, they are offered at local colleges or through distance education programs such as Nursing ABC ( These courses must be completed prior to submission of your application.
  • If a student has completed Anatomy and Physiology I within seven years of enrollment date and achieved a grade of “C” or better, biology requirement may be waived.
  • Physical examination and required immunizations
  • Current CPR 

 2. Licensed practical nurses or those who have completed Nursing Fundamentals in another RN program within  two years of admission to FLHCON with a final grade of “C+” or above - may be eligible for January admission (Nursing Science II)

  • Application period is May 1st until September 1st .  Acceptance decisions are made in October.
  • Valid NYS LPN license at time of application or proof of completion of Nursing Fundamentals with a final grade of “C+” or above. Fundamentals must be completed prior to October 1st application deadline and within 2 years of application.
  • High school diploma/ GED
  • Successful completion of chemistry and anatomy & physiology I with a grade of “C” or better within the last seven years. These courses must be completed prior to submission of your application.
  • 3 months recent experience prior to September 1st application deadline
  • Achieved an overall GPA of 78% or better in an accredited LPN program
  • Physical examination with required immunizations
  • Current CPR
  • Successful demonstration of clinical skills to include vital signs, dry sterile dressing change, head to toe physical assessment, sterile gloving, and isolation.

All applications must be submitted online. Acknowledgement of receipt of online application will be sent from the College of Nursing via email. Online applications must be completed and submitted with payment of $50 application fee and all supporting documentation (proof of high school graduation/GED, proof of completion of chemistry, biology, and algebra requirement) must be received within 30 days of acknowledgement of receipt from the College of Nursing.

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