Program Overview and Requirements
The Department of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences offers instruction in clinical experience in a variety of hospitals, healthcare facilities and community agencies in the Bronx and other easily accessible areas.
Lectures for nursing courses are offered in the evening. However, the corresponding clinical experience may not be available in the evening. A limited number of clinical experiences are offered on Saturdays, evenings and in day sections.
The Nursing A.A.S. degree program articulates with Lehman College, College of Staten Island, and Mercy College. Eligible graduates may also transfer 60 credits to other senior colleges in The City University of New York or enroll in other colleges to continue study for baccalaureate and higher degrees.
All nursing courses (NUR) required for graduation must be successfully completed within a five-year time span. The minimum acceptable grade in Nursing (NUR) courses is C. Grades of C-, D+, D, D-, F, W, WU, and WN must be repeated within the guidelines of the department if the student wishes to receive a degree in nursing.
R.N. Licensure Exam
Graduates of the nursing program are eligible to take the R.N. Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) given by the State of New York.
All students enrolled in the nursing sequence are required to participate in course specific online practice and testing procedures provided by outside experts in nursing education. This experience takes place outside of scheduled class and clinical hours. Students may utilize computer labs on campus and/or personal and home computers.
All nursing courses have a practice component that utilizes the simulation laboratory. Each nursing course will have scheduled lab times for these experiences that will take place outside of scheduled class and clinical hours. Students are expected to attend the simulation laboratory as scheduled.
Compliance with College and department policies on academic integrity is a professional responsibility. Nursing students are required to read and sign the department academic integrity statement each semester.
Associate Degree Nursing students are required to carry $1-3 million malpractice insurance purchased through Bronx Community College.
Nursing students are required to pay for the NCLEX-RN Examination. The cost is approximately $335.
Basic Life support (BLS)
Certification by the American Heart Association is required of all nursing students and must remain current. Health Clearance for Nursing must be completed each semester.