Nursing (BS)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
HEGIS Number: 1203

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Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

York College Nursing RN to BS Program

See Department of Nursing Overview for admissions requirements.

Effective Fall 2016 

Nursing BS


Prerequisites Screening and Progression

BIO234Anatomy and Physiology I** 
BIO235Anatomy and Physiology II** 
BIO265Clinical Microbiology 
BIO382Human Nutrition 
CHEM106Essentials of College Chemistry** 3.5 
CHEM107Essentials of College Chemistry Laboratory** 1.5 
CHEM230Essentials of Organic Chemistry 
ENG125English Composition I: Introduction to College Writing** 
MATH111Introduction to Statistics & Probability** 
PSY102Introduction to Psychology** 
PSY214Human Development for Health Professions 

Transfer Credits Granted to all RN's

NURS101Nursing Process and Pharmacology I 
NURS310Nursing Care of the Childbearing client/Family System 
NURS320Adult Health I 
NURS340Nursing Care of Children 
NURS420Adult Health II 
NURS430Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 

Nursing Major Discipline Requirements

NURS200Professional Nursing Process* 
NURS203Health Assessment and Wellness Promotion* 
NURS301Values in Transition: Perspectives of Professional Nursing 
NURS302Pharmacology for Nurses 
NURS314Management and Leadership in Professional Nursing / Client Intersystems 
NURS405Professional Nurse-Family and Community Intersystems II 
NURS406Professional Nurse-Societal and Community Client Intersystems: Emergent Evolution 
NURS407Research in Professional Nursing Practice (WI) 

Other Major Requirements

Any 300-level WRIT course 
Remaining Pathways Elective Requirements23 
Total Credits Required for the B.S.120 

* Students must complete NURS 200 and NURS 203 with a grade of C+ or higher in order to continue with the Nursing major requirement sequence.

** Courses listed with a double asterisk (**) are specific Pathways courses embedded in the major

The requirement that half of the credits in the major program must be taken at York is superseded by the requirement that 25 nursing credits in the RN- BS Nursing Program must be taken at York.

Note: The foreign language requirement will be met through specific courses that are designed for the health professions, after placement is determined by the foreign language department.

Credit by validation examination may be earned by: Excelsior College and the College Level Examination Program (CLEP). For information pertaining to these examinations contact:

Excelsior College (Regents College)
7 Columbia Circle
Albany, New York 11203
Telephone: (518) 464-8500

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)
P.O. Box 6600
Princeton, NJ 08541 - 6600
Telephone: (800) 257-9558

Articulation Agreements

York College RN - Baccclaureate Nursing Program has articulation agreements with the Nursing Programs at the following colleges:

  • Queensborough Community College/ CUNY
  • LaGuardia Community College/CUNY

For progression to the Nursing major, students must submit a completed application (deadline: March 1st of each year). Application forms may be obtained from the Nursing Program office. Students who are enrolled in courses, leading to the fulfillment of the prerequisite requirements, are permitted to apply for progression to the nursing major.

Students who have submitted applications for progression to the Nursing major will receive a letter from the Director of the Nursing Program detailing their acceptance status. Students are urged to read this correspondence carefully.

Frequently Requested Information

New students who are awaiting NCLEX results may enroll, with permission in the NURS 203 - Health Assessment Course that is offered only during the Spring semester- (offered in the Summer only with adequate enrollment).

Students are required to complete BIO 382 Human Nutrition. The prerequisite for Human Nutrition (BIO 382) is Chemistry 106 and Chemistry 107 at York College. Students who have completed 4-5 credit Chemistry courses (with a lab component) grade of C or better and seeking equivalency credit for Chemistry 106 and Chemistry 107, must see the coordinator of the Chemistry Discipline.

Effective Fall 2013 CUNY/SUNY A.A.S. graduate transfer credits are accepted on a course by course basis. Non-CUNY/SUNY graduates are strongly encouraged to seek advisement from a Department of Nursing faculty member to clarify transfer credits and avoid taking incorrect or unnecessary courses.