RN Day Program

Of The City University of New York
RN A.A.S. Degree
Day Program Option - Admission is in the Fall Semester and Graduation is in June (4 clinical semesters)
Curriculum Design

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Pre-Requisite and General Education Requirements:
A 3.0 G.P.A with a B- or higher in ENG 110, BIO 230, 240, 310, CHE 105,
MATH 120 is required for entry into the RN Program. 
Only one course below minimum requirement is allowed to be repeated
All other prerequisite courses must earn a grade of C or higher
No Sciences older than 5 years will be accepted at the time of entry into NUR 216
(These courses must be taken PRIOR to the clinical sequence which is set to begin in the fall semester)
*ENG 110 Expository Writing 3.0 credits
PSY 101 General Psychology 3.0 credits
BIO 230 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0 credits
*MAT 120 Statistics 3.0 credits
ENG 111 Literature and Composition 3.0 credits
*BIO 240 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0 credits
PSY 110 Life-Span Development of Behavior 3.0 credits
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0 credits
HLT 215 Nutrition 3.0 credits
*BIO 310 Microbiology 4.0 credits
*CHE 105 Chemistry for Allied Health Sciences 4.5 credits
Students are required to complete all pre-requisites prior to the start of the clinical nursing component.  * ENG 110, BIO 230, 240, 310, CHE 105 and MAT 105 or MAT 120 requires a minimum grade of B- for admission to the RN Program.  BIO 310 may be taken with NUR 216 but it is highly recommended it be completed before NUR 216.
The ATI TEAS Test is required for admission to the Nursing Program.  Information and testing information is available at atitesting.com
These are the NURSING CLINICAL COURSES which will begin in the fall:
Clinical Sequence:
NUR 216 Fundamentals of Nursing 6.0 credits
*BIO 310 Microbiology  4.0 credits
NUR 220 Pharmacology 3.0 credits
NUR 227 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family I 3.0 credits
NUR 228 Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family II 3.0 credits
NUR 316 Nursing Care of the Client with Mental Illness 3.0 credits
NUR 317 Nursing Care of the Adult I 6.0 credits
NUR 320 Issues and Trends in Nursing Practice 3.0 credits
NUR 326 Nursing Care of the Adult II 7.0 credits
  • 2 Writing Intensive Courses are required for graduation.  NUR 320 is a writing intensive course.  It is recommended that the first writing intensive course be taken as a pre-requisite prior to obtaining entry into the nursing program.
Departmental Requirements:
Students must have completed all pre-requisites No Sciences older than 5 years will be accepted at the time of entry into NUR 216
  • Students will NOT be considered if they fail TWO general education courses
  • All students must have taken Chemistry 105, NO EXCEPTIONS
  • Students must also take the ATI TEAS Test in order to qualify for entrance.  Only when students have a passing score on their ATI TEAS Test can they be considered for admission to the nursing program.  
  • A student may have one opportunity to repeat ATI TEAS Test after the passage of one calendar year
  • Students must achieve a GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to enter the AAS RN Program with a B- in ENG 110, BIO 230, 240, 310 and CHE 105, MAT 105 or MAT 120. 
  • A GPA of NO LESS THAN 2.5 must be maintained in order to progress throughout the Nursing Program.  Students who gain entry into the program and whose GPA drops below 2.5 will be dropped from their courses and will be advised to change their major to Liberal Arts.