Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019

Nursing (BS)

The College offers an upper-division program leading to the BS degree with a major in Nursing. The program is designed for students who are licensed registered nurses but do not hold the baccalaureate degree.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants to RN to BS completion program in Nursing must be graduates of a nursing program from a degree-granting associate degree program, or an an accredited diploma-granting nursing school, or an associate degree program affiliated with an accredited diploma-granting nursing school that prepares students for licensure as Registered Professional Nurses.

Applicants should have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and at least a 2.5 in all nursing courses taken prior to application. Deadlines for applications to CSI and the Department of Nursing, including supporting documentation, are March 15th for the fall semester and October 15th for the spring semester. Information on the RN to BS completion program application process is available on the Registrar's website.

Pathways Requirements: 37

Pathways Required Core: 14 credits

English Composition (RECR) (6 credits)

ENG 111Introduction to College Writing(EC)

3

ENG 151College Writing(EC)

3

ENG 111: Also fulfills pre-major requirements.

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (3 or more credits)

Students are required to complete the following course:

MTH 113Introduction to Probability and Statistics(MQ)

4

Life and Physical Sciences (RLPR) (3 or more credits)

Students are required to complete the following course:

BIO 150Human Anatomy and Physiology I(LP)

4

BIO 150: Also fulfills pre-major requirements.

Pathways Flexible Core: 19 credits

Students may take no more than two courses from any discipline or interdisciplinary field in the Flexible Core.

U.S. Experience in its Diversity (FUSR)

Students are required to take the following course:

COR 100United States: Issues, Ideas, and Institutions(US)

3

Individual and Society (FISR) (6 credits)

Students are required to complete the following courses:

PHL 130Introduction to Ethics(IS)

3

PSY 100Psychology(IS)

3

PHL 130, PSY 100: Also fulfills pre-major requirements.

Scientific World (FSWR) (3 or more credits))

Students are required to complete the following course:

BIO 160Human Anatomy and Physiology II(SW)

4

BIO 160: Also fulfills pre-major requirements.

World Cultures and Global Issues (FWGR) (3 credits)

Creative Expression (FCER) (3 credits)

College Option: 4 credits

Students are required to complete the following course:

STEM

PHY 114Introduction to Physics(LP)

4

PHY 114: Also fulfills major requirements.

Note: This program has received a waiver to specify particular courses students must take in the areas of the Common Core and Scientific World) and College Option. If students take different courses in these areas, they will be certified as having completed the Common Core and the College Option area, but it may not be possible for them to finish their degree program within the regular number of credits.

Pre-major Requirements: 64 credits

Required Courses

PSY 100Psychology(IS)

3

PHL 130Introduction to Ethics(IS)

3

BIO 150Human Anatomy and Physiology I(LP)

4

BIO 160Human Anatomy and Physiology II(SW)

4

BIO 350Microbiology and Cellular Pathology(RLA)

3

BIO 351Microbiology and Cellular Pathology Laboratory(RLA)

1

CHM 110Principles of Chemistry I(LP)

3

CHM 111Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory(RLA)

1

CHM 116Principles of Chemistry II(SW)

3

CHM 117Principles of Chemistry II Laboratory(RLA)

1

MTH 113Introduction to Probability and Statistics(MQ)

4

NRS 110Medical-Surgical Nursing I(RNL)

6

NRS 120Medical-Surgical Nursing II(RNL)

9

NRS 210Medical-Surgical Nursing III(RNL)

4.5

NRS 211Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing(RNL)

4.5

NRS 220Family-Centered Maternity Nursing(RNL)

4.5

NRS 221Child Health Nursing(RNL)

4.5

PED 190Fitness for Life(RNL)

1

Major Requirements: 40 credits

Required Courses

BIO 382Pharmacotherapeutics(RLA)

3

PHY 114Introduction to Physics(LP)

4

NRS 303Seminar in Professional Development(RNL)

3

NRS 310Interpersonal Dynamics for Professional Nurses(RNL)

3

NRS 320Health Assessment and Physical Examination(RNL)

3

NRS 321Introduction to Research in Nursing(RNL)

3

NRS 410Community Health Nursing(RNL)

6

NRS 411Leadership and Management in Nursing(RNL)

6

NRS 423Issues in Health Care and Professional Nursing(RNL)

3

Nursing Electives

6

Electives: 0-1

Total Credits Required: 120

Honors

To graduate with honors in Nursing, a student must have a 3.5 grade point average in Nursing courses, an overall GPA of 3.25, and must complete an honors project. Upon approval by the Baccalaureate Nursing Curriculum Committee, the student will work under the close supervision of a member of the Nursing faculty while conducting this project. Students may receive credit through Independent Study for their work on an honors project.

Criteria for Progression to 400-level courses:

All students must meet the following requirements prior to taking NRS 400 courses:

  1. Current New York State license as a Registered Professional Nurse.
  2. Completion of the pre-major requirements, either by examination or by completion of the appropriate courses. A maximum of 34 nursing credits are applied toward the BS in Nursing.

Upon successful completion of these requirements, the student must file a Change in Curriculum Form in the BS in Nursing program with the Office of the Registrar (Registrar’s curriculum designation N4).

To qualify for continuation in and graduation from the Nursing curriculum, students must have received a grade of at least C in each of the required nursing and biology courses. A student may repeat only one of the required nursing courses and only one of the required biology courses if a grade of less than C is received. Only one Withdrawal (WU) from required courses in nursing or biology is permitted.

Health Documentation

Students taking NRS 410/NRS 411 and NRS 421 must present the following on the first clinical day: a completed copy of the College Health Record that includes annual physical examination, required immunizations, proof of measles and varicella vaccination or a positive titer, PPD test, and drug screen (urine) result. Hepatitis B immunization is highly recommended.

Professional Documentation

Students taking NRS 410/NRS 411 and NRS 421 must present the following on the first clinical day: copy of current RN license; copy of malpractice insurance face-sheet showing dates and coverage.

(See section under AAS for more information on health and insurance regulations.)