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Fully Online Nursing RN to BS
Starting Fall 2015
B.S. for Registered Nurses: Graduates of Associate Degree programs in nursing and graduates of hospital schools of nursing (diploma programs) who are licensed as Registered Professional Nurses in New York State are eligible for admission to the program. R.N. students are required to complete a 37.5 credit major of the total 120 credits required for graduation. Graduates of Associate Degree programs should follow directions for transfer students when applying for admission to the College and then seek advisement in the Office of Academic Advisement, Shuster Hall, Room 280, in addition to advisement in the Nursing Department. Graduates of hospital schools of nursing who have not earned previous college credits should follow directions for new applicants to the College and then see an advisor in the Adult Degree Program. Graduates of diploma nursing programs are encouraged to take the Excelsior College (formerly Regents College) exams in Adult Nursing, Maternal and Child Nursing, and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing to earn advanced standing credits.
Requirements for Entrance into the Bachelor of Science Program in Nursing for Registered Nurses (Licensed in New York State)
Graduates of Associate Degree programs in nursing and graduates of diploma programs who are currently licensed as Registered Professional Nurses in New York State are eligible to apply for admission to the B.S. program after completing 60 college credits with a cumulative index of 2.5 or greater and providing evidence of college courses in chemistry and human growth and development (or their equivalents). Some students may qualify to earn credits for the human growth and development course through a validation examination. Students must seek advisement in the Department of Nursing for this process. Registered nurses may pursue either full-time or part-time study.