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Nursing/BS

This bachelor of science (BS) in Nursing degree program provides associate degree and diploma-prepared registered professional nurses with the education and skills necessary to become leaders and managers in a variety of health care settings. Baccalaureate prepared nurses are integral collaborative members of diverse interdisciplinary health care teams.

The baccalaureate in nursing curriculum prepares nurses as generalists with experiences across the life span. This flexible upperlevel program provides didactic and clinical courses to meet the needs of RN students. In addition to academic coursework in the classroom, students practice physical assessment skills in a college laboratory setting. Select clinical agencies afford students dynamic learning opportunities to expand their knowledge base in leadership, community health and urban health issues.

Nurses entering the program with an associate degree in nursing from a credit-granting institution may have up to 60 credits of course work that was required for the AAS degree transferred toward the 120-credit BS degree (additional credits will be evaluated). Nurses seeking entrance to the program with a diploma or from an institution where college credit has not been granted will be required to take the Nursing Acceleration Challenge Exams (NACE) II RN to BS (NLN ACE II Examinations) for acceptance of previous nursing courses.

The rapid expansion of information technology and the computer resources at New York City College of Technology facilitate the faculty’s ability to offer the curriculum with classes on campus, and partially on-line. Upon completion of the program, nurses will have the foundation for both graduate studies and baccalaureate-level nursing practice.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply analytical reasoning and critical thinking skills in the incorporation of knowledge synthesized from nursing, humanities and the biological and social science into professional nursing practice.
  • Utilize information technology to include traditional and developing methods of discovering, retrieving and using information in nursing practice.
  • Effectively communicate with culturally diverse persons and disciplines in a caring manner, using a variety of strategies.
  • Utilize the nursing process to provide culturally competent care to persons across the lifespan.
  • Collaborate with significant support people and members of the health care team to assist diverse persons to achieve identified goals.
  • Assume a leadership role within the scope of professional nursing practice.
  • Participate in research that focuses on evidence-based practice and utilize findings to support clinical decision-making.
  • Incorporate professional nursing standards and accountability into practice.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and personal and professional development through continuing education and participation in professional organizations.
  • Recognize the impact of economic, political, social and demographic forces affecting the delivery of regional, national and global health care.

Admission Criteria

To qualify for admission, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Associate degree in nursing from the City University of New York or from a non-CUNY regional or nationally accredited credit-granting institution with an overall GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Current licensure in New York State as a Registered Professional Nurse, or eligibility to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination - RN (NCLEX-RN) - in New York State. Students who do not currently hold an RN license may apply to the program in anticipation of licensure. Unlicensed students who meet the eligibility criteria will be admitted on a case by case basis and will be required to obtain their RN license prior to registration in a nursing course with a clinical component.
  • Nurses who hold a nursing diploma from a non-credit granting institution may also apply. Diploma applicants are required to pass the National League for Nursing’s Acceleration Challenge Exams (NLN NACE I and II RN to BSN) for acceptance of previous nursing credits. Student scores on this exam are equated to the required 2.5 GPA from students entering with an associate degree in nursing.
  • Successful completion of all pre-major requirements in the nursing program, either by examination or by completion of the appropriate courses.
  • All University policies regarding skills and proficiency testing, grading, transfer credit, and degree completion will apply.

Progression in Nursing

  • A 2.5 cumulative grade point average must be maintained.
  • Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all nursing courses (NUR) and required courses in the curriculum.
  • A student may repeat only one of the required nursing courses.
  • Courses designated NUR must be passed on the second registration.
  • A grade of satisfactory “S” in the clinical component of nursing courses (NUR 3010, NUR 3110, NUR 4010, NUR 4110) is required for passing the course.
  • Only one withdrawal (W) for academic reasons from a required nursing course is permitted.
  • Students required to take NLN ACE II Examinations for previous nursing credit must complete all tests with a satisfactory grade prior to enrolling in fourth semester curriculum nursing courses (NUR 4110, NUR 4130).

Required Documentation

Students enrolled in a course with a clinical component (NUR 3110, NUR 4010, NUR 4110) must submit the following documents prior to the first clinical laboratory experience at the date specified by the program. All documents must continue to be current to remain in the course:

  • CPR Certification with AED.
  • Annual physical exam, required NYS immunizations, flu shot, and other clearances to meet health care facility and Nursing Department requirements.
  • Some contractual agreements require that students submit a drug screen and criminal background check performed by an approved nursing department vendor
  • A current license in New York State as a Registered Professional Nurse.

Transfer into the Nursing Curriculum

  • Transfer students are required to follow College policies.
  • The request to transfer non-CUNY nursing credits will be evaluated on an individual basis by a Nursing Department faculty advisor and an official decision will be made by the Registrar.

CUNY Articulation Policy

Currently formal CUNY AAS articulation agreements are in effect with Kingsborough Community College, LaGuardia Community College, Borough of Manhattan Community College and Queensborough Community College.

Add/Drop Courses

A student dropping corequisites of a nursing course will also be required to drop the applicable nursing course.

Readmission to Nursing

The names of candidates who seek readmission to the BS program in nursing will be submitted to the Nursing Department by the Office of the Registrar. An Ad Hoc Baccalaureate program Readmission Committee will conduct a review of the candidate’s academic record and submit a decision to the Office of the Registrar.

Students applying for re-admission to the program will be admitted based on decision of the Readmission Committee and on space availability.

Transportation, Uniforms and Equipment

All students must provide their own transportation for laboratories, field trips and community health assignments. They must also provide their own uniforms, if required, and equipment for clinical assignments. Professional attire and roles will be specified for each clinical course by the clinical professor in collaboration with agency liaison personnel.

Approximate Additional Costs

Drug Screening $32
Background Check $105
Medical Document Tracker $30

Graduation from the BS Degree Nursing Program

  • A minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average in the required 120 credits is necessary for graduation from the nursing program.

Suggested Time for Completion

Full-time students can complete the degree requirements in two years.

Student Achievement Outcomes Data

GENERAL EDUCATION COMMON CORE

45-46 CREDITS

I - REQUIRED CORE1 (4 COURSES, 13-14 CREDITS)


English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I* 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II* 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 3-4 credits)
Select one of the following courses

MAT 1190

MAT 1275
Quantitative Reasoning*
OR
College Algebra and Trigonometry or higher2,*
3

4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 3 credits)

BIO 2311 Human Anatomy and Physiology3,* 4

II - FLEXIBLE CORE (6 COURSES, 20 CREDITS)

Select an approved course from each of the following three areas of the Flexible Core 9

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

Any Approved Course

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

Individual and Society

PSY 1101 Introduction to Psychology* 3

Scientific World

BIO 2312 Human Anatomy and Physiology II* 4

One additional course from any group

BIO 3302 Microbiology* 4

III - COLLEGE OPTION REQUIREMENT4 (12 CREDITS)

• One course in Speech/Oral Communication6
COM 1330*

Public Speaking

3
• One interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Sciences course
Any Approved Course
• Additional liberal arts credits to reach a minimum total of 42 credits in general education. In meeting their general education requirements overall, students must take at least one advanced liberal arts course or two sequential courses in a foreign language.
PSY 2301 Child Psychology* 3
SOC 1101 Elements of Sociology* 3

Writing Intensive Requirement

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 66 CREDITS

AssociateDegree in Nursing or Equivalent

Baccalaureate-Level Courses (30 credits)

NUR 3010 Physical Assessment 3
NUR 3110 Leadership in the Management of Client Care 5
NUR 3130 Nursing Research 3
NUR 4010 Community Health Nursing 5
NUR 4030 Nursing Case Management: Process and Role 3
NUR 4110 Comprehensive Client Care for Urban Health Issues 5
NUR 4130 Professional Nursing Practice 3
NUR Nursing Elective (Choose from list) 3
BIO 2311 Human Anatomy and Physiology I* Met as GenEd
BIO 2312 Human Anatomy and Physiology II* Met as GenEd
BIO 3302 Microbiology* Met as GenEd
ENG 1101 English Composition I* Met as GenEd
ENG 1121 English Composition II* Met as GenEd
MAT 1190

MAT 1275 or higher*
Quantitative Reasoning*
OR
College Algebra and Trigonometry 3


Met as GenEd
PSY 1101 Introduction to Psychology* Met as GenEd
PSY 2301 Child Psychology* Met as GenEd
SOC 1101 Elements of Sociology* Met as GenEd
BIO 3524 Nutrition Met as GenEd
BIO 3526 Pathophysiology Met as GenEd
MAT 1272 Statistics Met as GenEd
PSY 2404 Personnel and Organizational Psychology Met as GenEd
Additional GenEd credits must include surplus GenEd credits above the 42 permitted for Pathways and any unmet program-specific GenEd requirements:
14-15 credits
BIO 3524 Nutrition 2
BIO 3526 Pathophysiology 3
MAT 1272 Statistics 3
PSY 2404 Personnel and Organizational Psychology 3
Additional elective credits to reach a minimum of 60 GenEd credits. 3-4
TOTAL PROGRAM-SPECIFIC REQUIRED AND ELECTIVE COURSES 66
TOTAL NYSED LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCE CREDITS 60-61
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR THE DEGREE 126-127

*Courses required for associate degree

1 For purposes of advisement, specific courses listed are “double-duty” courses: degree requirements that also meet CUNY Pathways general education requirements in that category. Students are not required to take these courses to meet their GenEd requirements; however, making a different choice may result in additional credits needed to complete the degree.

2 Students who elect to take MAT 1275 without the requisite math background will be required to take MAT 1175 in preparation, depending upon initial placement. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4.

3 Students without requisite science background for BIO 2311 will be required to take BIO 1101 in preparation. This will increase the number of credits required for the degree by 4.

4 Complete lists of liberal arts and sciences courses and advanced liberal arts courses, as well as semester-specific lists of interdisciplinary courses and writing intensive courses, are available online at the City Tech Pathways website.

Students who enrolled prior to Summer 2013 and have not opted in to Pathways have different general education requirements. For those students, the following courses are appropriate choices for these categories:

SPE 1330/1335: COM 1330 or higher

Science Electives: Chem 1110 or higher or any Physics or Bioinfomatics course

Philosophy Electives: Any course that fulfills the Philosophy core in the Fall 12-Spring 13 NYCCT catalog

Sociology Electives: Any SOC, PSY, ANTH, ECON, GOV, HIS course or any course in the range from AFR 1401 to AFR 1502

Humanities Electives: Any course that fulfills the AES Core in NYCCT Fall 12-Spring 13 catalog

Literature Electives: Any course that fulfills the Literature Core in the Fall 12-Spring 13 NYCCT Catalog