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 three pathways leading to the Bachelor of Science (nursing) degree. The undergraduate program has three pathways: 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; 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 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. All undergraduate nursing students are assigned a faculty member who is their academic adviser and mentor throughout the program.
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. 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:
530 Brookdale Campus West
(212) 481-4427 (fax)
Faculty of Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing
HEGIS Codes: 1203 (Generic); 1203.10 (RN Pathway)