Nursing

Chair: Catherine Alicia Georges (Building T-3, Room 209)

Department Faculty: Professors: Catherine Alicia Georges, Martha Velasco-Whetsell; Associate Professors: Eleanor Campbell, Cassandra Dobson, Linda Scheetz; Assistant Professors: Carole Baraldi, Claudette Gordon, Sheila Hankin, Brenda Hernandez-Acevedo, Mary Joseph, Gwendolyn Lancaster, Sandra Maldonado, Natasha Nurse-Clarke, Korto Scott, Mary G. Tesoro; Clinical Professors: Barbara Baldwin, Ivreen Robinson; Doctoral Lecturer: Carol Bues; Lecturers: Margaret Clifton, Theresa Lundy, Mary Mathew; Chief College Lab Technician: Marcia Brown; Emeritus Professors: Barbara Backer, Keville Frederickson, Beatrice Goodwin, Paulette Robischon

Professional Nursing: The Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing for non-nurses and for Registered Nurses licensed in New York State. The upper-division Nursing program, which leads to a B.S. degree, is designed to prepare for a career and to build a foundation for graduate study in professional nursing. It fulfills the requirements of the New York State Education Department. This baccalaureate degree program in Nursing at Lehman College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org), and entitles its graduates to take the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) for licensure as a registered nurse. The clinical laboratory sections of the Nursing courses are conducted in diverse and culturally rich clinical facilities in the Bronx, Westchester, and other surrounding communities. Independent study and honors projects are available to qualified students.

Generic Nursing Students: Designed to be completed in four academic years, the generic program is a 75-credit major within a total of 120 credits required for graduation. Students must complete their general education, distribution, and prerequisite courses in the first two years of study and then embark on a concentrated study of professional nursing, supported by the liberal arts and sciences. The generic Nursing curriculum is designed for full-time study only. The program aims to help students gain the knowledge and experience needed to function independently, as well as in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team, and to help individuals and families achieve maximum levels of health. Graduates will have developed skills in critical thinking and the ability to provide competent and compassionate care to a diverse population.

Accelerated (Generic) Nursing Program: The Department offers the Generic Accelerated Nursing Program. The Applicants must have a 4-year Bachelor's Degree (any discipline) and meet the admission requirements for the Nursing Department. Applicants will follow the Generic Nursing path, conditions, and application procedures as described in the Department of Nursing's "Bachelor of Science Program in Nursing-Generic." Applicants for the accelerated component of the Generic Nursing Program must meet all of the same eligibility requirements outlined in the Generic program for prerequisite courses, testing, legal status, and any other College and Department requirements and deadlines, in order to submit a Generic Nursing application, including Generic Nursing is a full-time program. Accelerated nursing courses will be held every semester: Fall, Winter, Spring, and both Summer sessions. If accepted into the Accelerated Program-Generic, this program must be completed in one (1) year.

B.S. for Registered Nurses: Graduates of Associate Degree programs in nursing and graduates of hospital schools of nursing (diploma programs) who are licensed as Registered Professional Nurses in New York State are eligible for admission to the program. R.N. students are required to complete a 37.5-credit major of the total 120 credits required for graduation. Graduates of Associate Degree programs should follow directions for transfer students when applying for admission to the College and then seek advisement in the Office of Academic Advisement, Shuster Hall, Room 280, in addition to advisement in the Nursing Department. Graduates of hospital schools of nursing who have not earned previous college credits should follow directions for new applicants to the College and then see an adviser in the Adult Degree Program. Graduates of diploma nursing programs are encouraged to take the Excelsior College (formerly Regents College) exams in Adult Nursing, Maternal and Child Nursing, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing to earn advanced standing credits.

B.S. for Registered Nurses - Online Option: B.S. for Registered Nurses- Online Option: The Online RN-BS Program is designed specifically for Registered Nurses to earn a Bachelor Degree 100% online. It is a 37.5-credit major of the total 120 credits required for graduation. Students in this program must complete all nursing and general education courses fully online. This upper division nursing program, which leads to a B.S. degree, is designed to prepare for professional nursing practice and provide a foundation for graduate study in nursing. The program fulfills the requirements of the New York State Education Department. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Lehman College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org). Graduates of the program will have gained the knowledge and experience to function independently as well as collaboratively with other members of the health care team. Graduates will have sharpened their skills in critical thinking and have the ability to provide competent and compassionate care to assist individuals and families in achieving maximum levels of health. Graduates of Associate Degree Nursing Programs and Registered Nurses with a Bachelor’s Degree in another field must apply to the College as transfer students. Graduates of hospital/diploma programs who have not earned previous college credits should follow directions for new applicants to the College. For additional admissions information for the Online RN-BS program, please contact Joan Draper at joan.draper@lehman.cuny.edu, 718-960-2400, Carman Hall, Room 249.