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RN to BS

 

RN to BS

The RN to BS is for individuals with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing and a NY State RN License

Dr. Lorraine Byrnes, Coordinator of the RN to BS Program

 

The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is the flagship nursing school in the CUNY system.  The School of Nursing is located on the Brookdale Campus of Hunter College, 425 E. 25th Street at 1st Avenue adjacent to The VA Hospital, Bellevue Hospital and NYU Medical Center. The Undergraduate program of study combines liberal arts and professional education with a humanistic and comprehensive approach to health care, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. 

 

The RN to BS program is only open to individuals who have an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, and a NY State RN license, and the program may be completed on a part-time basis.   Admission to the program occurs in the Fall semester only. The Undergraduate program also provides a foundation for graduate study at the Master’s level, which is offered at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing.

 

The RN to BS consists of two parts:

·         liberal arts and general education requirements

·         professional nursing education

 

Please note that admission to the RN to BS program will occur in the Fall semester only.

 

Requirements necessary to apply:

 

·         Students will be selected based on GPA.  A GPA of 3.25 or better is required.

·         Must have completed a minimum of 36 credits of liberal arts and sciences

·         Must have completed the equivalent of 24 credits in nursing from a regionally accredited college.  A maximum of 24 credits may be transferred for credit to the nursing major

·         Must be licensed to practice as an RN in New York State by December 1 for students admitted in the Fall semester.  Students unable to document receiving an RN license will not be permitted to continue in the nursing major

·         Must submit evidence of current liability insurance, health insurance and CPR certification prior to entering the first semester of the nursing major

·         If you have an Associate’s Degree in Nursing from a non accredited college and/or you are an international nursing degree graduate, you must complete all of the above and also MUST take the Regents College Examinations (RCE's) in Adult Nursing, Maternal and Child Nursing, and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing at the Baccalaureate level.  A grade of "C" or better is acceptable.  This exam is administered by Excelsior College, and you can contact them at (518) 464-8500 or http://www.excelsior.edu/.  You will not be able to register for any Nursing courses at Hunter College until these exams are completed and reviewed by the Nursing department. 

Important Information

 

In order to advance into nursing clinical, students must provide documentation for one of the following categories:

 

1)      U.S. Citizenship

2)      Permanent Residency

3)      International Student with F1 Status

4)      Granted Asylum, Refugee Status, Temporary Protected Status, Withholding of Removal, Deferred Enforced Departure; or Deferred Action Status by the U.S. government

 

 

HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY TO HUNTER COLLEGEBD09297_

 

In order to apply to the RN to BS, complete a Transfer Application with the University Application Processing Center: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/prospectivestudents/ug_students/transfer.shtml

CUNY curriculum code: 0346

Fall application deadline: February 1   

Once admitted to Hunter College, students must attend a mandatory Transfer and RN to BS Orientation sessions.  College courses taken elsewhere and transferred to Hunter College may meet general education requirements or pre-requisite course requirements. Transfer credits will be evaluated at the transfer orientation to ensure accurate course transfer and registration.                                                                                       

 

·         RN to BS Prerequisite courses:

 

o    English Composition (ENG 120)

o    Quantitative Reasoning: Introduction to Statistics (STAT 113)

o    Social Science: General Psychology (PSYCH 100) & Human Development (PSYCH 150)

o    Natural Science: Essentials of General Chemistry w/ lab( CHEM 100/101) plus 12.5 credits in other Science or Math               

 

·         Minimum of 120 credits to complete the BS degree

 

            

Foreign Language Requirement:  students pursuing a BSN are exempt from FL requirement

 

Significant Writing (W) Requirement

 

·         Students matriculating with fewer than 31 credits need to complete 3W courses at Hunter

·         Students matriculating with 31-59 credits need to complete 2W courses at Hunter

·         Students matriculating with 60-90 credits need to complete 1W course at Hunter

 

RN to BS Nursing Major Requirements and Policies (30 credits)

 

·          Admission to the program will be in the Fall semester only

·          All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the second semester of the RN to BS program

·          To register for Nursing Major courses, please contact your Nursing Faculty Advisor

·          Nursing Classes are usually scheduled on Thursdays

·          If the student is inactive for one semester or more the student must reapply for admission to the School of Nursing RN Pathway program

·          Technical competence and computer literacy is an expectation of the program

 

Courses will be offered on the following schedule

 

Fall Semester 

NURS 379 Nursing and Societal Forces (3 cr)

NURS 384 Nursing Culturally Diverse Families (3 cr)

NURS 380 Nursing Research & Theory (3 cr)

NURS 480 Promotion of Wellness in the Community (4.5 cr)

 

Winter Semester

NURS 482 Advancement of Roles & Relationships in Professional Nursing (3 cr)

Nursing electives

 

Spring Semester

NURS 381 Health Assessment throughout the Lifespan (4.5 cr)

NURS electives

NURS 380 Nursing Research & Theory (3 cr)

 

Summer Semester

NURS 381 Health Assessment throughout the Lifespan (4.5 cr)

NURS 480 Promotion of Wellness in the Community (4.5 cr)

NURS 482 Advancement of Roles & Relationships in Professional Nursing (3 cr)

Nursing electives

 

SAMPLE CURRICULUM

 

First Semester

NURS 379 Nursing and Societal Forces (3 cr)

NURS 384 Nursing Culturally Diverse Families (3 cr)

 

Second Semester

NURS 381 Health Assessment throughout the Lifespan (4.5 cr)

NURS elective

 

Third Semester

NURS 380 Nursing Research & Theory (3 cr)

NURS 480 Promotion of Wellness in the Community (4.5 cr)

 

Fourth Semester

NURS 482 Advancement of Roles & Relationships in Professional Nursing (3 cr)

NURS elective (3 cr)

NURS elective (3 cr)

 

NEED ACADEMIC ADVISING? HAVE QUESTIONS?

 

Please contact the Pre-Health Academic Advisor, María Luisa Mendoza at prenursingadvising@hunter.cuny.edu

 

You may also contact Dr. Denise Murphy, RN, PhD, RN Pathway Advisor at dmu0002@hunter.cuny.edu.

 

Updated as of June 3, 2013

All other fact sheets are now void. 
Please check the website http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/nursing/ for more information

 

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