Molloy College Nursing Program Review

Molloy College (MC) is a private college that was founded in 1955 by the Dominican Nuns. It is located in Nassau County in Long Island, not far from New York City. Athletics, clubs, and organizations are available for both men and women. The college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing, including a doctoral degree in nursing. Around 4,400 students attend Molloy. The Nursing Division at Molloy College is one of the country’s largest and most respected programs.

Nursing Programs

Bachelor’s Degree Program

Freshmen students must have their high school diploma or equivalent with four years of English and Social Studies and three years of a foreign language, math, and science, which must include Biology and Chemistry. The SAT is required, and if students score below expected minimum levels, they will be required to take remedial English or math courses. Before entering the nursing program, students must take the Nurse Entrance Test. They must also have their CPR certification and must complete a Fire Safety Program. Before taking certain nursing courses, students must complete a State Mandated Infection Control Module and a State Mandated Child Abuse Module. Students must also take a drug calculation test and pass with a minimum grade of 90 percent. In addition, shortly before graduation nursing students must complete a three day review in preparation for the NCLEX-RN, the national exam that leads to certification as a Registered Nurse.

Baccalaureate nursing education at Molloy is based on liberal arts and sciences.

Once students are accepted into Molloy College, they must meet the general education requirements that include Arts and Fine Arts, English and Modern Languages, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Math and Science, Philosophy, Theology and Ethics, and Physical Education. A total of 128 credits are required for graduation.

Dual Degree Program for Second Degree Students

This program is designed for the person holding a non-nursing baccalaureate or higher degree who wants to enter a nursing career. Applicants must have a 3.3 grade point average on their undergraduate or graduate studies. Up to 98 credits may be transferred toward the nursing bachelor’s degree. After completing the required nursing courses and clinical experience, the student may take the NCLEX for licensure.

LPN to BS/RN Program

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) make enter this Bachelor of Science (BS) Registered Nurse (RN) Program to continue their education. They must have current licensure in New York State and a grade point average of 3.0 on their previous coursework. LPNs may take Challenge Exams to opt out of beginning nursing courses if they pass the test. They must then complete all of the general education requirements of Molloy College and of the nursing department and complete their clinical experience. After that, they will qualify to take the NCLEX-RN for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Degree Completion Program for Registered Nurses – Nursing-RN (BS)

This program is designed for RNs currently licensed in New York State who hold an associate degree in nursing or a diploma in nursing. Applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 2.7 with no less than a C in nursing courses. Most of the nursing courses from the associate’s degree count towards the Bachelor of Science (BS) program at Molloy. Diploma school graduates may take the Challenge Exams to earn credit for their courses. Students must then complete all of the required liberal arts and sciences courses plus top tier nursing classes in the bachelor’s program. Clinical experience is also required, and when all of this is completed, the student will be eligible for graduation.

Dual Degree Program for Registered Nurses

Nursing – BS/MS

This program allows RNs to earn both their Bachelor of Science (BS) and Master of Science (MS) degrees in nursing. Students must have a strong academic background and a minimum grade point average of 3.3 in their undergraduate studies. Nine credits of the program count towards both the bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Once the baccalaureate degree studies are completed, the degree is awarded. A master’s degree is awarded after completing the remainder of the program.

Molloy College
1000 Hempstead Avenue,
Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002
(516) 678-5000