Registered Nursing

Program Overview and Requirements

Clinical Experience

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.

Evening Classes

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.

Articulation Agreements

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.

Grade Requirements

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.

Course Requirements

  • PHM 10, BIO 23, BIO 24, and BIO 28 must be taken within seven years of the clinical sequence.
  • A nursing student much achieve a grade of C or better in all NUR courses.
  • A nursing student may only repeat (attempt*) two different NUR courses excluding NUR 41 and NUR 42, neither of which can be repeated.
  • Nursing students who are unsuccessful (any grade below a C) in three different nursing (NUR) courses, may not continue in the program.
  • A grade of C+ or better must be achieved in a repeated nursing course in order to remain in the program.
  • All NUR courses must be completed within five years of entry into the clinical sequence of the RN program.
  • NOTE: An attempt is defined as having registered in the course for at least three weeks, appeared on the roster and received any grade (academic or administrative).

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.

Standardized Testing

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.

Simulation Laboratory

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.

Academic Integrity

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.

Malpractice Insurance

Associate Degree Nursing students are required to carry $1-3 million malpractice insurance purchased through Bronx Community College.

NCLEX-RN Examination

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.


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