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


Required Core Curriculum Courses

This program has received a waiver to require that students take the following course in fulfillment of Core Curriculum requirements. Students who do not take these courses to fulfill Core requirements may not be able to complete the major in 120 credits. 
BIO234Anatomy and Physiology I* 
BIO235Anatomy and Physiology II* 
CHEM106Essentials of College Chemistry* 3.5 
CHEM107Essentials of College Chemistry Lab* 1.5 
MATH111Introduction to Statistics and Probability 
PSY102Introductory Psychology* 
PSY214Lifespan Development for Health Professions 
Upper-level Writing Intensive (WI) course 

Prerequisites for 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 
ENG125Composition I: Introduction to College Writing* 
MATH104College Algebra 
Placement by Mathematics into MATH 121  
MATH111Introduction to Statistics & Probability 
PSY102Introduction to Psychology* 
PSY214Human Development for Health Professions 

Nursing Program Requirements

NURS101Nursing Process and Pharmacology I 
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 
NURS415Professional Nurse-Client Intersystem 4.5 
NURS420Adult Health II 
NURS430Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 4.5 
NURS407Research in Professional Nursing Practice (WI) 
Credit Totals 
Total Program credits97-101 
Total Core Curriculum credits21 
Total free elective credits0-2 
Total credits for the BS in Nursing120-122 


*Courses listed with an asterisk (*) are used to calculate the GPA for, and to rank, program applicants.

  1. BIO 234, 235, and PSY 102 also fulfill the Flexible Core: Scientific World requirement.
  2. CHEM 106 and CHEM 107 are taken as co-requisites. These courses also fulfill the Required Core: Life and Physical Sciences requirement.
  3. MATH 111 and MATH 120 also fulfill the Required Core: Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
  4. PSY 214 also fulfills the College Option Core: Health Education requirement. NURS majors are not required to take HE 111, and are required to take PSY 214 in its place.
  5. Students may take NURS 301 or NURS 407 toward fulfillment of the College Option Core: Writing Intensive requirement.
  6. ENG 125 also partially fulfills the Required Core: English Composition requirement.
  7. Students who do not place directly into MATH 121 may have to take up to 4 credits of mathematics as a prerequisite for CHEM 106. These credits may require students to exceed 120 credits to complete the nursing program. Students who place into MATH 121 will not have to take these credits.

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

*Courses listed with an asterisk (*) are used to calculate the G.P.A. and rank applicants.

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

Note: This program has received a special waiver to specify particular courses students must take in some areas of the Common Core to be eligible to apply for admission to the Nursing program. If students take different courses in these areas, they will be certified as having completed the Common Core areas, but would not have met the preconditions for applying to the Generic Nursing program. Nursing students are waived from Health 111 in the College Option but are required to take Psychology 214 in its place.