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Nursing RN-BS Program: One Year Full-Time Online Program

Admissions Requirements

  1. A minimum of 60-64 semester credits from a college or university institutionally accredited and recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)  such as: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Higher Learning Commission, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. If you have any questions about whether a transfer course will be accepted, you should check with the Office of Admissions prior to enrolling in the course.
  2. A minimum of 30 semester NUR credits from a college or university institutionally accredited and recognized by the Council of Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)  such as: the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Higher Learning Commission, the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. If you have any questions about whether a transfer course will be accepted, you should check with the Office of Admissions prior to enrolling in the course.
  3. You must submit one letter of recommendation. SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University has moved toward exclusive use of electronic recommendation submissions. Your letter should be written by a current/former College Science Professor or employer/supervisor, or another college professor. Recommendations by individuals other than your College Professor or Employer/Supervisor will NOT be considered. Please visit the application instructions to learn more about the letter of recommendation requirements.
  4. A valid New York State R.N. license
  5. A preferred undergraduate minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
  6. A grade of “C” or better in the following prerequisite courses:
Subject Semester Credits

Anatomy & Physiology 1 with lab AND
Anatomy & Physiology 2 with lab

OR

Anatomy w/Lab (4 crs) AND Physiology w/Lab (4crs)

8
General Science w/Lab  (Chemistry, Biology, Ecology, Geology, Astronomy, Physics) 3–4
Microbiology with lab - Bacteriology does not meet this requirement 3–4

Sociology/Anthropology 

(Please note the number of credits required) It can be six(6) credits of Sociology OR Anthropology or three(3) credits of each

6
Psychology Elective 3

Developmental (Lifespan) Psychology

*This requirement must cover from birth through aging. A combination of Child Psychology & Adult Psychology OR Child Psychology & Psychology of Aging will be accepted

3-6
English Composition - To be completed in the United States 3

English Elective - To be completed in the United States

In addition to English composition, if any additional humanities or social science courses is writing intensive and described as such in the college catalog, this course will be acceptable to fulfill the English requirement

3

College Mathematics

(This does not include either Statistics or Remedial Math courses)

3

Humanities/Social Sciences


(credits include, but not limited to: Humanities, Political Science, Speech, Religion, Foreign Language, Philosophy, Economics, Additional Psychology, Additional Sociology, Additional Anthropology, Literature, Arts, Theatre, Music, and courses labeled Social Sciences)

12