Oct 16, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 
Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015 [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. The school’s programs combine liberal and professional education with a humanistic and comprehensive approach to health care.


The School of Nursing offers four programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (nursing) degree: the Generic Program, for those students who do not have an RN license; the RN RN to BS Program , 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/dual degree program with Queensborough Community College see: http://www.qcc.cuny.edu/nursing/dualJoint-hunterBellevue.html; and the Accelerated 2nd Degree Program, 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 programs complete lower division (liberal arts and general education) and upper division (professional education) curriculum requirements. See Program pages below for specific program requirements.

Programs and Courses

Programs and Courses in Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing  

Admission Requirements (all Programs)

Students are considered for admission to the Generic Program and Accelerated 2nd Degree Program for the fall semester only. Students are considered for admission to the generic program in the spring semester of their freshman year, after completing pre-requisite course work and an application to the School of Nursing. RN to BS 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 Program and Accelerated 2nd Degree Program students must attend during the day on a full-time basis. Only matriculated Hunter College students can apply to the Generic Program. RN Program 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 baccaluareate, Master’s and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) . 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 Programs are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses. The program also provides a foundation for graduate study 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 to BSN)