Application Eligibility and Admission Criteria: Generic Pathway
Note: Students with a baccalaureate degree in another field may be interested in our Nursing Accelerated 2nd Degree Pathway .
The program is designed to be completed in four academic years by students who are admitted with no college credit and who attend full-time. How long it takes transfer students to complete the program depends on such factors as the number of applicable transfer credits they have and the number of courses they take each semester. Generic Pathway students cannot earn the degree in the evening. Part-time attendance may result in the student’s losing the pace of the upper division sequence and having to wait a year for a required course. The Generic Pathway is a full-time, daytime program.
In order to be considered for admission into the Generic Pathway Program, applicants must meet eligibility requirements and admission criteria. All students applying to the upper division Generic Nursing Pathway 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 - current fee $70) and are not eligible to apply for admission to the nursing major.
Students must complete 60 credits prior to beginning upper division nursing courses. All applicants must complete all prerequisite courses (ENGL 12000 , CHEM 10000 and CHEM 10100 (lab), CHEM 12000 and CHEM 12100 (lab)BIOL 12000 and (lab), BIOL 23000 including lab, PSYCH 10000 and PSYCH 15000 , and STAT 11300 ) with a grade of “C” or better by the end of the fall semester preceding the spring application deadline. Students applying may take the last two prerequisite courses during the spring semester of the admission process. Prerequisite courses cannot be taken on a credit/no credit (CR/NC) basis. Proof of successful completion of courses taken in the spring must be received by the School of Nursing by June 1; otherwise the student will be ineligible to register as a nursing major at Hunter College. Since decisions are made before the spring term is completed, applicants with grades pending will be conditionally accepted until receipt of final grades.
Acceptance of the student into the major is based on the following admission criteria: composite admission score (GPA plus score on NLN Pre-Admission-RN Examination) and completion of all admission requirements. The composite score of all students applying for admission at the same time will be rank ordered from the highest to the lowest. Students will be accepted for admission based on this ranked composite score and the completion of all other admission requirements. Additional admission requirements may be added, and students should check the latest version of admission requirements on the School of Nursing’s website www.hunter.cuny.edu/nursing or the fact sheets. Failure to meet all admission criteria will require reapplication for the following year, with no guarantee of acceptance. Students should download a current Generic Pathway Fact Sheet, which details the admission process, from the School of Nursing website. The schedule of the NLN exam dates, times and locations as well as the current Generic Pathway Fact Sheet may be obtained from the pre-health adviser at (212) 481-4773, Hunter College Student Services or the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing Web site, http://www.hunter.cuny.edu/nursing.
All generic students admitted to the program are required to submit evidence of liability insurance, health insurance, medical records with specified immunizations, and CPR certification prior to entering the first semester of the nursing major. In addition to tuition and fees, other academic year expenses for independent students include medical examination, health insurance, malpractice insurance ($100); uniforms, equipment and other miscellaneous expenses ($500); textbooks/supplies, transportation, housing, food and other personal expenses; NLN-Pre-Admission Exam-RN (current fee $70); and National Student Nurses Association annual dues ($20/year x 2yrs=$40).
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.