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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing

About the School 

Nursing education began at Hunter in 1943, when courses for registered nurses were added to its curriculum. In 1955, a four-year collegiate program that was a pioneer for its time — the Hunter College Program in Nursing — was launched. When the Bellevue School of Nursing closed in 1969, Hunter absorbed it to create the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, now located at the college’s Brookdale Health Science Center at 425 East 25th Street in Manhattan, near Bellevue Hospital.

The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is one of the largest and most prestigious nursing schools in the country. Recognized by the National League for Nursing (NLN) as a Center of Excellence in Nursing Education, the school’s programs combine liberal and professional education with a humanistic and comprehensive approach to health care.


The School of Nursing offers four pathways leading to the Bachelor of Science (nursing) degree: the Generic Pathway, for those students who do not have an RN license; the RN Pathway, for those students who have completed a nursing program and have received or are about to receive a current RN license to practice professional nursing in New York State; the joint/daul degree program with Queensborough Community College see: http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/nursing/dualJoint-hunterBellevue.html; and the Accelerated 2nd Degree Pathway, for those students who have already achieved a baccalaureate degree in another field of study and wish to transition into a nursing profession. Information on applying to all of our programs is available on our website at http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/nursing.

In earning the bachelor of science (nursing) degree, students in all pathways complete lower division (general education) and upper division (professional education) curriculum requirements. See Pathway pages below for specific program requirements.


Nursing Generic Pathway 

Nursing Accelerated 2nd Degree Pathway 

Nursing RN Pathway 

Nursing Dual/Joint Degree 

Nursing Course Listing

Courses for Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing 

Admission Requriements (all Programs)

Students are considered for admission to the Generic Pathway Program and Accelerated 2nd Degree Pathway Program for the fall semester only, and only after completing lower division courses. RN Pathway students are admitted for the fall semester. An overall college GPA of 3.0 in addition to other requirements is the minimum requirement for consideration of an application. Admission to the School of Nursing is competitive. A minimum grade of “C’’ must be maintained for all required science, mathematics, and nursing courses. Generic Pathway and Accelerated 2nd Degree Pathway students must attend during the day on a full-time basis. Only matriculated Hunter College students can apply to the Generic Pathway Program. RN Pathway students may attend during the day or evening (depending on scheduling of courses) on a full- or a part-time basis. 

Students are admitted to the dual-degree HBSON-Queensborough Community College (QCC) program after completing their first semester of study at QCC with a grade of B or better in Nu 101 and a GPA of 3.0 or better.

Licensing and Accreditation

The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) through June 2020. Hunter-Bellevue grad­uates are prepared to give first-level professional nursing care in all areas of nursing practice. Graduates from the Generic and Accelerated 2nd Degree Pathway are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses. A student who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor will have to undergo investigation by the Office of Professional Discipline, which might result in licensure being withheld.  The program also provides a foundation for graduate study at the master’s level, which is also offered at the School of Nursing.

Administration and Faculty


425 East 25th St.
New York, NY 10010
Web site: http://www.hunter.cuny.edu

Joan Hansen Grabe Dean of Nursing

Gail C. McCain
5th floor  Brookdale Campus West

Director of Undergraduate Programs
Generic and RN Pathways:

Joseph Saladino
530 Brookdale Campus West
(212) 481-7598
(212) 481-4427 (fax) 


Faculty of Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing 

HEGIS Codes: 1203 (Generic); 1203.10 (RN Pathway)