Nursing - Generic (BS)

Health Sciences and Professional Programs
HEGIS Number: 1203

The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

Eligibility for Screening into the Generic 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:

Admission Criteria

  1. Completion of the 56 required General Education and prerequisite credits
  2. A minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 in all General Education and prerequisite credits.
  3. A grade of "C" or better in each General Education and Prerequisite course.
  4. Completion of all required lower division writing intensive (WI) Courses.
  5. Professional Liability (Malpractice) Insurance (prior to start of first clinical course).
  6. Current Basic Life Support Certificate (BCLS).
  7. Successful score on the NLN pre-admission RN exam (PAX-RN)

Admission to the generic nursing program is highly competitive. The program is designed for full-time study. Students who are interested in the program must meet the requirements for admission to York College. They are required to pass the CUNY Admission Examination in the basic skills areas; reading, writing and mathematics, as well as all required prerequisites science and foundation courses. Admission to the college does not guarantee acceptance to the nursing program. Students who have failed/ been dismissed from another nursing program are not be eligible for admission to York's Program.

Students must complete the following courses with a minimum of a C grade:

Nursing Generic BS


Lower Division Prerequisites for Screening and Progression

BIO234* Anatomy and Physiology I 
BIO235* Anatomy and Physiology II 
BIO265 Clinical Microbiology 
BIO382 Human Nutrition 
ENG125* Composition I: Introduction to College Writing 
ENG126 English Composition II: Writing about Literature 
CHEM106* Essentials of College Chemistry  3.5 
CHEM107* Essentials of College Chemistry Laboratory  1.5 
MATH111 Introduction to Statistics & Probability 
PSY102* Introduction to Psychology 
PSY214 Human Development for Health Professions 
PHIL103 Introduction to Philosophy 

Creative Expressions

Choose any 3 Credit Course   

Choose one of the following

SPAN110 Spanish for Health Professions 
FREN110 French for Health Professions 

World Cultures and Global Issues

Choose any 3 Credit Course   

U.S. Diversity in its Experience

Choose any 3 Credit Course   

Nursing Major Discipline Requirements

NURS101 Pharmacology: I Dosage Calculations 
NURS204 Health Assessment and Wellness Promotion 
BIO336 Pathophysiology 
NURS210 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 
NURS301WI Values in Transitions: Perspectives of Professional Nursing 
NURS302 Pharmacology for Nurses 
NURS310 Nursing Process: Nursing Care in the Child-bearing Client/Family System (7 weeks) 
NURS320 Adult Health I 
NURS340 Nursing care of Children: Infancy to Adolescence (7 weeks) 
NURS314 Management and Leadership in Professional Nurse-Client Intersystem 
NURS406 Professional Nurse-Societal & Community Client Intersystem: Emergent Evolution 
NURS407 WI Research in Professional Nursing Practice 
NURS415 Professional Nurse-Client Intersystem (7 weeks) 
NURS420 Deviations in Physiologic Functions II 
NURS430 Psyciatric/Mental Health Nursing 
Choose one of the Following  
WRIT301 Research and Writing for the Major 
WRIT302 Researh and Writing for the Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology 
WRIT303 Research and Writing for Professional Programs 

Please Note: courses listed with an asterisk (*) are used to calculate the G.P.A. and rank applicants. A student will only be allowed to take these courses once.

Note: 100 Level Cultural Divesity Course is waived for Nursing majors. Nursing students are also exempt from PE 150

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