Admission Criteria: RN Pathway Program
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.
The program is designed to meet the special needs of the experienced RN student who has already completed a two- or three-year nursing program. All RN Pathway students admitted to the program are required to submit evidence of NYS RN licensure and current registration, liability insurance, health insurance, medical records with specified immunizations and CPR certification prior to entering the first semester of the nursing major.
Students awaiting their State Board licensing examination scores who have not yet been awarded the Registered Professional Nurse License are admitted conditionally. Proof of receipt of the RN license must be submitted to the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing by December 1 for students admitted in the fall. Students unable to document receiving the license will not be permitted to continue in the nursing major. Applicants to the RN Pathway Program must have completed 36 credits of liberal arts and sciences (including credits in progress) at an accredited college, plus the equivalent of 24 credits in nursing.
A maximum of 24 credits may be transferred for credit in the nursing curriculum upper division. Students transferring from any accredited associate degree program in the United States will be granted 24 nursing credits for advanced placements. The Nursing Regents College Examinations (RCE’S) in Adult Nursing, Maternal and Child Nursing, and Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing at the baccalaureate level are required for applicants from schools without accreditation by recognized bodies, and by international graduates. A score of “C” or better is acceptable.
Students should download a current RN Pathway Fact Sheet, which details the admission process, from the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing website at http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/nursing.
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.