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 with a major in Nursing. At the completion of this generic program, students are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards Licensing Examination for RNs (NCLEX-RN). The undergraduate program also provides a foundation for graduate study. The Generic Program consists of two parts:
Non-nursing (liberal arts and core requirements)
Nursing (professional nursing education)
Students are considered for admission to the school of nursing for the fall semester only, after completing non-nursing pre-requisite courses and an application. Only students admitted to the School of Nursing are permitted 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 Program must have a college GPA of 3.2 or above by the end of the fall semester preceding spring application.
Courses taken prior to clinical nursing courses may not be taken on a Credit/No Credit basis.
Required courses for admission to nursing major with a minimum GPA of 3.2 and a minimum grade of “B” in statistics and all science courses:
Human Development (Developmental Psychology of the Life Span; PSYCH 15000)
Students enrolled in required courses for admission to nursing major during the spring semester of application must provide proof of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 and a minimum grade of “B” in all science courses no later than June 1st in order to receive final acceptance to the nursing major.
A career goal statement will be required.
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)
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 will be allowed to repeat the course only once. Students who fail a second required nursing course 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. It is the responsibility of the student to submit to the undergraduate program Associate Dean 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.