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 the five key prerequisite courses noted with an asterisk
  3. A grade of C or better in each General Education or Pathways and Prerequisite course.
  4. Completion of all required lower division writing intensive (WI) Courses.
  5. Current Basic Life Support Certificate (BCLS).
  6. 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 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

BIO234Anatomy and Physiology I* 
BIO235Anatomy and Physiology II* 
BIO265Clinical Microbiology 
BIO382Human Nutrition 
ENG125Composition I: Introduction to College Writing* 
ENG126English Composition II: Writing about Literature 
CHEM106Essentials of College Chemistry* 3.5 
CHEM107Essentials of College Chemistry Laboratory* 1.5 
MATH111Introduction to Statistics & Probability 
PSY102Introduction to Psychology* 
PSY214Human Development for Health Professions 
PHIL103Introduction to Philosophy 

Creative Expression

Choose any 3 Credit Course 

Choose one of the following

SPAN110Spanish for Health Professions 
FREN110French 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

NURS101Pharmacology: I Dosage Calculations 
NURS204Health Assessment and Wellness Promotion 
NURS210Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 
NURS301Values in Transitions: Perspectives of Professional Nursing WI 
NURS302Pharmacology for Nurses 
NURS310Nursing Process: Nursing Care in the Child-bearing Client/Family System (7 weeks) 
NURS320Adult Health I 
NURS340Nursing care of Children: Infancy to Adolescence (7 weeks) 
NURS314Management and Leadership in Professional Nurse-Client Intersystem 
NURS406Professional Nurse-Societal & Community Client Intersystem: Emergent Evolution 
NURS407Research in Professional Nursing Practice WI 
NURS415Professional Nurse-Client Intersystem (7 weeks) 
NURS420Deviations in Physiologic Functions II 
NURS430Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 
Choose one of the Following 
WRIT301Research and Writing for the Major 
WRIT302Research and Writing for the Sciences, Mathematics, and Technology 
WRIT303Research and Writing for Professional Programs 

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

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