Nursing, B.S. (37.5 Credit Major) Online Option (for Registered Nurses Only)

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 advisor 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.

Requirements for Entrance into the Bachelor of Science Program in Nursing for Registered Nurses (Licensed in New York State)

Graduates of Associate Degree programs in nursing and graduates of diploma programs who are currently licensed as Registered Professional Nurses in New York State are eligible to apply for admission to the B.S. program after completing 60 college credits with a cumulative index of 2.5 or greater and providing evidence of college courses in chemistry and human growth and development (or their equivalents). Some students may qualify to earn credits for the human growth and development course through a validation examination. Students must seek advisement in the Department of Nursing for this process. Registered nurses may pursue either full-time or part-time study.

Course Requirements:

Pre-requisite sciences (4.5 credits)

Credits
CHE 114Essentials of General Chemistry Lecture

3

CHE 115Essentials of General Chemistry Laboratory

1.5

Foundation Course (Prior to Admission)

Credits
HIN 268Growth and Development

3

Foundation Course (Prior to or After Admission)

Credits
HIN 269Analysis and Action for Community Health

3

Nursing Courses (27 credits)

Credits
NUR 300Nursing as a Human Science

3

NUR 302Ways of Knowing in Nursing

3

NUR 400Professional Nursing Practice

6

NUR 406Clinical Decision Making

3

NUR 408Trends and Issues in Nursing and Health Care

3

NUR 409Therapeutic Intervention V: Nursing Synthesis

6

NUR 410Professional Nursing Management

3

RN-BS Online Option:

Applicants for the RN-BS Online Option must meet the above requirements for admission to the RN-BS program in nursing. All courses in this option will be offered online, including both nursing and liberal arts courses.

Note: Students may obtain the list of on-line liberal arts courses offered each semester from the Nursing Department.