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.

Nursing BS


Lower Division 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 
ENG125English Composition I: Introduction to College Writing 
ENG126English Composition II: Writing about Literature 
MATH111Introduction to Statistics & Probability 
PSY102Introduction to Psychology 
PSY214Human Development for Health Professions 

choose one:

SPAN110Spanish for Health Professions 
FREN110French for Health Professions 

Creative Expression

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

NURS310Nursing Care of the Childbearing client/Family System 
NURS320Adult Health I 
NURS340Nursing Care of Children 
NURS420Adult Health II 
NURS430PsychiatricMental Health Nursing 
Additional Pre-Requirements 
NURS200Professional Nursing Process 
NURS203health assessment and Wellness Promotion 

Nursing Major Requirements

NURS301Values in Transition: Perspectives of Professional Nursing (WI) 
Choose one of the following Three Writing Courses 
WRIT301Research and Writing for the Major 
WRIT302Research and Writing for the Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology 
WRIT303Research and Writing for the Professional Programs 
NURS314Management & Leadership in Professional Nursing / Client Intersystem 
NURS315Professional Nurse-Family and Community Intersystems I 
NURS405Professional Nurse-Family and Community Intersystems II 
NURS406Professional Nurse-Societal and Community Client Intersystem: Emergent Evolution 
NURS407Research in Professional Nursing Practice (WI) 
Plus 4 credits free electives

A minimum grade of C+ is required for all Nursing courses.

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The requirement that half of the credits in the major program must be taken at York is superseded by the requirement that 25 nursing credits in the RN- BS Nursing Program must be taken at York.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

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.