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

Nursing Generic Pathway

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The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing undergraduate program of study combines liberal arts and professional nursing education with a humanistic and comprehensive approach to health care, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. At the completion of this generic program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam, the licensing examination for registered nurses. The Undergraduate program also provides a foundation for graduate study. The Generic Pathway consists of two parts:

  • Non-nursing (liberal arts and general education requirements)
  • Nursing (professional nursing education and general education requirements continued)

Students are considered for admission to the school of nursing for the fall semester only, after completing non-nursing pre-requisite courses and application. Only students admitted to the School of Nursing are allowed to declare nursing as their major. Students admitted to the School of Nursing are required to attend the program on a full-time basis.

Requirements for Admission to Nursing Program

All students applying to the Generic Nursing Pathway program must have a college GPA of 3.0 or above by the end of the fall semester preceding spring application. Students who do not meet this GPA requirement are not eligible to take the National League for Nursing Pre-admission-RN Examination (administered in February of the spring application semester) and are not eligible to apply for admission to the nursing major.

  • Courses taken prior to clinical nursing courses may not be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis.
  • Course of Study prior to clinical nursing courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of “B” in all science courses:
  • Students enrolled in pre-requisite courses during the spring semester of application must provide proof of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a minimum grade of “B” in all science courses no later than 6/1 in order to receive final acceptance to the nursing major.
  • A career goal statement will be required.
  • Complete at least 30 credits by the end of summer session prior to beginning Nursing Program courses.
  • Complete the NLN RN Pre-Admission exam (referred to as the NLN PAX exam) which is administered in February at Hunter College Testing Center (150N)

Non-Nursing Program Requirement

Flexible Core (18 cr.)

World Culture


3 credits

US Experience in its Diversity

HIST 15100  or HIST 15200  or POLSC 11000 

3 credits

Creative Expression


3 credits

Individual & Society

PSYCH 10000  *@


3 credits

3 credits

Scientific World


3 credits


* Major courses taken prior to clinical nursing courses that are applicable to New Hunter Core @ Gateway course into major

Repeating a Course

Note: Students who fail a core prerequisite course in a nursing sequence may not proceed to the next course in the sequence without repeating the failed course. In order to continue in the Nursing major, students must receive minimum grades of “C” in all required nursing courses. Students who receive a grade of “D” or lower, or who fail any segment of a clinical nursing course or lab will be allowed to repeat the course or segment only once. Students who fail a second required nursing course or clinical lab/segment will be dismissed from the nursing program. This policy applies even if a grade appeal is in progress. Students who fail the clinical portion of a course will receive an “F” for the entire course, regardless of the corresponding theory grade.

Leave of Absence Policy and Reserved Placement in a Clinical Course

A reserved placement in a clinical/field course will be held for the student for only one year from the date of the leave of absence. The School of Nursing cannot guarantee the placement for any longer period of time. It is the responsibility of the student to submit to the undergraduate pro­gram director a letter of intent, one semester prior to returning to the program and enrolling in the course (April 1 for a fall course). Students who fail to follow this procedure release the School of Nursing from reserving a clinical/field placement in a course for the student.

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