Congratulations on your admission to the graduate nursing program! The following is a list of “next steps” you must complete to finalize your matriculation as well as pertinent information for planning your academic program. Please note the important points of contact found on this page.
Accept Your Admission Offer and Deposit
Log in to your secure status page to complete the reply form and pay your deposit.
Final Academic Documents
- By August 9: If you received your bachelor's degree during the application process, please be sure to request an official final transcript showing your earned bachelor's degree. Have your final official transcript sent electronically or by mail to the Office of Graduate Admission from the institution where you earned a bachelor’s degree. Be sure the transcript includes the date the degree was conferred.
- If you received your bachelor's degree before this application process AND supplied us with an official transcript showing your earned bachelor's degree, then you will not need to send us another transcript.
- If you earned your bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College, we will acquire the transcript for you.
Health & Wellness Requirements & Background Check
- All accepted students must complete health clearance requirements and a background check prior to the start of classes. Health clearance information needs to be continually updated for clinical preceptorship.
- Health Clearance Process: The Department of Nursing is partnered with Castle Branch to facilitate the health clearance process for both the Le Moyne College Wellness Center for Health and Counseling and for clinical placements arranged through the Department of Nursing. Please link to portal.castlebranch.com/LN88 and select "Graduate Programs" then "Medical Document Manager." The student is responsible for the Castle Branch health clearance fee.
- Background Check Process: A certified background check is required as part of your clinical clearance. The Department of Nursing is also partnered with Castle Branch to facilitate the background check process. Please link to portal.castlebranch.com/LN88 and select "Graduate Programs" then "Background Check." The student is responsible for the Castle Branch fee for the background check. We will accept a background check conducted through St. Joseph's College of Nursing, Syracuse, NY, if it has been completed within the past five years. Please contact the Clinical Coordinator, Brandi Holzhauer, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are submitting a St. Joseph's background check.
NOTE: Some clinical sites have their own background check requirements in addition to the background check you will complete for Le Moyne. Additionally, some clinical sites require the background checks to be completed annually.
- EXTREMELY IMPORTANT: Please maintain a copy of all health records submitted to Castle Branch for your own records.
Please be advised that you will be required to undergo a background check at a point in the program. Applicants who answer "no" to questions relating to criminal background on the Le Moyne College graduate application and who are found to have a positive background check may be dismissed from the program on the basis of misrepresentation. Applicants who have been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor may be denied certification or licensure as a health care professional. Information regarding eligibility may be obtained from appropriate credentialing boards. In addition, various clinical rotation sites may not permit participation in the clinical experience. This should be considered prior to making your deposit.
Expenses and Resources for Financial Assistance
- There are some fees, in addition to tuition, associated with the graduate programs in nursing so to help you plan, please see the Bursar website for graduate tuition and fees. If you have been admitted to the Nurse Educator or Nurse Administrator program, please see "Masters Nursing" tuition. If you have been admitted to the Family Nurse Practitioner program, please see "Masters Family Nurse Practitioner" tuition.
- The Office of Financial Aid will be sending information on financing your education and instructions and deadlines for completing their FAFSA. They will provide a general budget to help you plan for tuition and expenses. In the meantime, if you have questions about financial assistance, please contact the Office of Financial Aid.
Need to update your contact information?
- Update us on changes to your contact information and/or address since your application by emailing GradAdmission@lemoyne.edu.
After You Deposit: Preparation for Your Academic Program
Program Start Dates
- Mandatory Orientation for newly-admitted students followed by the All-Graduate Student Convocation that celebrates the beginning of a new academic year: Sunday, August 30, 2019. You will receive an invitation with time and details closer to the date.
- First Day of Fall 2020 Class: Monday, August 31
Student ID/Account Access
- Programs will be communicating with students at their Le Moyne College email addresses. Once deposited, you will hear shortly thereafter from the IT Service Desk, via your email address supplied on your application for admission, about your student account information. This email will include your student ID and temporary password with instructions for activation. If you previously had a Le Moyne account and you no longer have access or have forgotten the password, please contact the IT Service Desk at email@example.com or at (315) 445-4579.
- Student picture IDs are issued from the Office of Campus Life located on the second level of the Campus Center (click here for a map) and is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. No appointment is necessary. A current Le Moyne student ID will allow you to utilize the library services and use the facilities at the recreation center.
- Students with an ID card can also obtain discounts on tickets to on-campus events and attend Le Moyne basketball games free of charge.
You will be registered for your first semester automatically and notified when that process is complete. You will then have access to your course schedule. You will be responsible for course registration for your future semesters. Please contact the Department of Nursing by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at (315) 445-5435 with questions.
- All students bringing a vehicle to campus (resident, commuter, part-time and graduate students) must register their vehicles. Parking permits are required for all vehicles that will be parked on Le Moyne's property and operated by students. This includes residence halls, apartments and College-owned student houses. Vehicles parked at College-owned houses cannot be parked on the lawn, blocking sidewalks or extending into the street.
- Parking permits can be obtained online at lemoyne.thepermitstore.com. Students should have their vehicle registration, student ID# and credit card available when registering online to ensure accurate information.
- Commuter Student Parking Fee (applies to all graduate students living off campus) = $50/year plus a $5.95 processing fee. Additional student permits or replacement permits can only be purchased in person at the Security Office located in the basement of Nelligan Hall, Monday-Friday, between 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The fee for an additional permit or replacement permit is $10.
- Commuter students may park in lots A, AA in the Thomas J. Niland Sports Complex or Lot C in front of the W. Carroll Coyne Center for the Performing Arts. Click here for a campus map.
The Le Moyne College Campus Life and Leadership Office offers a limited amount of graduate student housing. Graduate students will have their own bedroom in a shared, single family home owned by the College located close to campus. Homes are gender specific. No family housing is available on campus at this time. Homes are fully furnished, include all utilities, have off-street parking, WiFi and year-round maintenance. A one-year commitment/lease is required. The deadline to apply for graduate student housing is July 1 with move-in no earlier than August 1. Contact the Campus Life Office at (315) 445-4520 or email@example.com for rates and an application.
The Downtown Committee of Syracuse offers a great resource to learn about downtown living options and can be found at downtownsyracuse.com/lifestyle/living/search.
Another great resource is OrangeHousing.com with numerous listings of rental properties and apartment options.
For additional information about being a student at Le Moyne College, please be sure to visit lemoyne.edu/students. This site includes important information on online resources (Campus Portal, WebAdvisor, Canvas, Gmail, IT Service Desk, Library, Student Handbook, etc.) as well as academic resources, financial resources, career and development resources, campus life resources and campus news and events.
The following includes important information and resources for a smooth and successful transition as a Le Moyne College graduate student.
- Course Availability - Current course offerings can be found on the Registrar's website.
- Academic Calendar - The calendar for the current academic year can be found on the Registrar's website.
- Equipment Needs -
- White Coat - Students in the FNP and Nurse Educator programs are required to purchase a white coat for clinical. A vendor will visit the Advanced Health Assessment I course and can help with sizing. The coats will be embroidered with the Le Moyne College logo.
- Medical Instruments - Students in the FNP and Nurse Educator programs are required to have a stethoscope, reflex hammer and a C-128 hz tuning fork for the Advanced Health Assessment I course.
- Technology - A laptop computer and smart phone are required in certain courses. The following guidelines provide a balance between price, performance and longevity. Note that this presumes the laptop is intended for general use and not as a gaming device:
1. OS: Windows: 10 Mac: MacOS OSX 10.10 or higher
2. Display Size: 13-17" depending on personal preference for mobility and weight
3. CPU: Intel Core i5
4. Memory/RAM: 8GB
5: Storage: 256GB+SSD
6. Video: 1600 x 900 display resolution (1920 x 1080 if available at the desired price point)
7. Brand: Apple Dell, HP, or ASUS (Note: Le Moyne IT does not recommend Chromebooks due to lack of compatibility with essential software used for statistics and testing. Chromebooks will work on campus; however, access to campus-licensed software may be limited.)
Additional guidelines and recommendations can be found here.
One final note, IT does not suggest the purchase of anti-virus or office software. There is quality AV software available free of charge (e.g., Avast) and Le Moyne students have full access to the Google Apps suite.
- Textbook List -
Located in the Le Moyne Plaza adjacent to campus, the bookstore is operated by Barnes & Noble College Booksellers and is open year-round. The bookstore offers a wide selection of College-imprinted merchandise, school supplies, novelties, personal items, miscellaneous items and books of general interest. The staff will accept orders for any book not in stock.
Textbook purchases are made at the beginning of each semester. Specific rules for all textbook returns are posted at the checkout registers. Used books are bought back every day, with a special buyback at the end of the fall and spring semesters during finals week. Books and merchandise can also be ordered online at www.lemoyne.bncollege.com.
- Clinical Practicum Experience - All graduate students will complete a clinical practicum experience depending on their program of study. Students will work with their faculty advisor and the clinical coordinator to facilitate the clinical practicum.
Please be advised that students may need to travel in excess of 60 miles for clinical site placements depending on site availability. Also, students are responsible for travel and parking fees associated with clinical placements.
Prior to matriculation to the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) program, students are expected to identify potential preceptor and clinical sites in their communities. The clinical coordinator will collect information and facilitate clinical contracts and schedules in advance of the semester in which the preceptorship experience will occur. As needed, the clinical coordinator will facilitate additional sites and will provide students with agency and preceptor contact information. Note: New preceptor contracts may take 4-12 weeks to be executed.
Again, congratulations on your admission to the Le Moyne College Graduate Nursing program! We look forward to having you join us! If you have questions at any point, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask.