Admission Criteria: RN Program
An overall college GPA of 3.2 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 Program 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-BS 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.
Students transferring from any accredited associate degree program in the United States will be granted 24 nursing credits for having a Professional Registered Nurse license. 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 Program Fact Sheet, which details the admission process, from the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing website at http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/nursing.
Proof of graduation from acredited RN program
Submit proof of graduation from an accredited RN nursing program prior to beginning BS course work. The licensing exam (NCLEX-RN) must be completed and proof of passing the exam must be submitted to the School of Nursing by the end of the first semester or a student will be unable to progress in the program.