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- Course Descriptions
- Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin
York College Nursing Program Mission Statement
The mission of the York College Nursing Program is to offer a liberal arts-based educational experience to guide students in attaining the knowledge, skills, and values essential for professional nursing practice.
There are two tracks in the Nursing Program:
The RN- Baccalaureate track is designed to build upon the knowledge and competencies of Registered Nurses, who graduated from associate degree and diploma programs, and assist them in becoming nurse leaders and managers.
The generic Baccalaureate track is designed is to prepare competent nursing professionals able to think critically, address the health needs of diverse cultural groups in the metropolitan New York City region, and pursue life-long learning.
Nursing Program Outcomes:
- Performance on licensure exam (generic program only) - Generic graduate pass rate will meet or exceed the National NCLEX-RN pass rate on the first attempt.
- Program Completion - 80% of generic track students will complete the program in five semesters; and 80% of RN-BS track students in four semesters (100% program length).
- Program Satisfaction - 80% of graduates will report satisfaction with the nursing program six months after program completion.
- Job Placement - 80% of generic track graduates will be employed as registered nurses six to twelve months after graduation; 80% of RN-BS track graduates, desiring a new position, will attain the position six to twelve months after graduation.
Nursing Terminal Student Learning Outcomes:
- Effectively communicate with diverse client populations and disciplines using a variety of strategies and respecting client's cultural beliefs and practices.
- Make sound judgments that synthesize nursing science and knowledge from other disciplines in the provision of safe, quality nursing care.
- Collaborate with clients, families, health team members to assist clients in achieving optimal wellness.
- Advocate for health policies that address local and global health issues through participation in nursing organizations.
- Integrate a personal philosophy of professional nursing practice incorporating legal, moral and ethical standards.
- Assume responsibility and accountability for one's own education and nursing practice
- Provide a safe environment using technology and information systems in nursing practice.
- Effectively manage patient care to ensure best possible health care outcomes.
- Maintain a spirit of inquiry and use research findings to provide evidence-based nursing care.
*The Baccalaureate Nursing Program consists of two tracks:
- A generic program providing all general education and professional coursework to enable a student to earn a baccalaureate degree in Nursing and qualify to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
- A degree completion program exclusively designed for students who are Registered Nurses (RN) (graduates of diploma and associate degree nursing programs).
The Program will prepare a generalist professional nurse to deliver professional nursing care in a variety of settings, with a focus on primary level intervention (prevention of illness/disease and maintenance of health).
The purpose of the program is to:
- prepare a professional practitioner of nursing
- provide a foundation for graduate study in nursing
Eligibility for Screening into the RN to BS Program
Students must meet the requirements for admission to York College, including the standards of proficiency in the basic skills areas of reading, writing and mathematics. Students who pass the CUNY assessment tests are eligible to enroll in General Education courses and additional prerequisite courses as listed:
- Completion of the 56 required General Education and prerequisite credits
- A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in all General Education and prerequisite credits.
- A grade of "C" or better in each General Education and Prerequisite course.
- Completion of all required lower division Writing Intensive (WI) Courses.
- Professional Liability (Malpractice) Insurance (prior to start of first clinical course).
- Current Basic Life Support Certificate (BCLS).
- New York State Registered Nurse licensure.
An application for admission to the RN to BS program is submitted during Nursing 203. Successful candidates will be notified by the Nursing Program regarding their admission status by June.
Advancing to Nursing Clinicals
In order to advance into nursing clinical's, students must provide documentation for one of the following categories:
- U.S. Citizenship
- Permanent Residency
- International Student with F1 Status
- Granted Asylum, Refugee Status, Temporary Protected Status, Withholding of Removal, Deferred Enforced Departure; or Deferred Action Status by the U.S. government
Students who may be affected by the change can consult with the CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project, which provides free counseling and assistance to all CUNY students who need help with their immigration status.
Lower Division Prerequisites Screening and Progression
|BIO234||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO235||Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|CHEM106||Essentials of College Chemistry||3.5|
|CHEM107||Essentials of College Chemistry Laboratory||1.5|
|ENG125||English Composition I: Introduction to College Writing||3|
|ENG126||English Composition II: Writing about Literature||3|
|MATH111||Introduction to Statistics & Probability||4|
|PSY102||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|PSY214||Human Development for Health Professions||3|
|SPAN110||Spanish for Health Professions||3|
|FREN110||French for Health Professions||3|
|Choose any 3 Credits|
World Cultures and Global Issues
|Choose any 3 Credits|
U.S. Diversity in its Experience
|Choose any 3 Credits|
Transfer Credits Granted to all RN's
|NURS310||Nursing Care of the Childbearing client/Family System||5|
|NURS320||Adult Health I||8|
|NURS340||Nursing Care of Children||5|
|NURS420||Adult Health II||8|
|NURS430||PsychiatricMental Health Nursing||4|
|NURS200||Professional Nursing Process||2|
|NURS203||health assessment and Wellness Promotion||4|
Nursing Major Requirements
|NURS301||Values in Transition: Perspectives of Professional Nursing (WI)||4|
|Choose one of the following Three Writing Courses|
|WRIT301||Research and Writing for the Major||3|
|WRIT302||Researh and Writing for the Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology||3|
|WRIT303||Research and Writing for the Professional Programs||3|
|NURS314||Management & Leadership in Professional Nursing / Client Intersystem||3|
|NURS315||Professional Nurse-Family and Community Intersystems I||6|
|NURS405||Professional Nurse-Family and Community Intersystems II||3|
|NURS406||Professional Nurse-Societal and Community Client Intersystem: Emergent Evolution||3|
|NURS407||Research in Professional Nursing Practice (WI)||3|
|Plus 4 credits free electives||4|
* Transfer credits granted to all RN's
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.
* The foreign language requirement will be met through specific hybrid courses that are designed for 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
Information pertaining to Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) :
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
York College RN - BACCALAUREATE 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 NURS 203 - Health Assessment Course that is offered only during the Spring semester - (offered in the Summer only with adequate enrollment).
Students must complete a course in human nutrition. The prerequisite for Human Nutrition (Bio-382) is Chemistry 106 & 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 106/107, must see the coordinator of the Chemistry Discipline.
CUNY/SUNY A.A.S. graduates are encouraged to clarify any course waivers from the General Education requirement with the Office of the Registrar. NON-CUNY/SUNY graduates are strongly encouraged to seek advisement from a Nursing faculty member to clarify transfer credits and avoid taking the wrong courses