Medgar Evers College
Baccalaureate Completion Program (RN-BSN)
The BSN completion may be done over a minimum of 4 regular semesters (2 years), but will be based on the students pace and starting credits (or transferable credits). Please see table of suggested program path below.
For admission into the Baccalaureate Completion Program, a candidate must be a Registered Nurse (RN) with current New York State license and meet all other college admission requirements. All students must also have physical completed by a physician. Candidates should also show immunity, recent vaccination or show absence for the following as relevant: Varicella, Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, DT Booster and Tuberculosis.
All students must obtain a letter of clearance from any agency who has previously documented your fingerprints. If you need fingerprinting, go to NYC #1 Police Plaza, Mon. – Fri., 9am – 3pm (call before) to The Good Conduct Certification Office on the first floor, phone: 646-610-5541. Pay $50 using credit card or money order (no cash or check). Bring current passport or naturalization documents. Fees are subject to change without notice. Travel: #4 train to Brooklyn Bridge stop. Call before you go to verify payment method and amount.
Application to the program must be made through Medgar Evers Admissions Dept.
All students are advised to seek counseling from the Student Advocacy & Support Services (SASS) Center. Location: Bedford Building, Rm. 2032. Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Prospective students may email: Peter Holoman (firstname.lastname@example.org) / Kirk Robinson (email@example.com) or call: 718-270-5170.
Please note that students who have completed an Associates Nursing program but have not received their Registered Nurse License for the state of New York may do the following courses prior to admission in the BSN Clinical Program.
MTH 209 - Elementary Statistics
ENGL 210 - Intermediate Composition
BIO 323 - Pathophysiology
PHIL 201 - Introduction to Ethics
CIS 280 - Computer Applications in Health Care
Elective HSC 300 Level Course
HIST 200 - Growth and Development of the U.S.
ENGL 212 - Masterpieces in World Literature
SSC 305 - Critical Issues in Society
Elective - 300 Level Course or 400 Level Course
Retention and Progression / Academic Standards
Note: All the required nursing credits in this program must be earned at Medgar Evers College. The student in the BSN program must earn a “C” grade or better in each required nursing course, and in each general education course. In addition, the student must maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.5 in order to maintain her/his standing in the program. Any student with a GPA of less than 2.5 for two consecutive semesters will be required to withdraw from the program. The student’s GPA will be based only on credits earned as part of this program.
Each student is expected to complete the program in no more than five (5) years; otherwise, the student will be required to withdraw from the program. A student who is required to withdraw from the program should meet with her/his academic advisor for appropriate guidance. On entering the program, each student is assigned to a faculty/academic advisor.
Requirements for Graduation
On admission, all RN’s are granted sixty (60) credits toward the BSN degree. The BSN student must earn an additional 60 credits for a total of 120 college credits to qualify for graduation. All BSN students must also pass the College Proficiency Examination (CPE) to qualify for graduation. The graduate will be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.
NEW POLICY FOR CLINICAL NURSING STUDENTS
Beginning in the Fall 2009 semester, all CUNY nursing departments will require applicants for admission into nursing clinical to provide documentation in one of the following categories:
1. U.S. Citizenship,
2. Permanent Residency,
3. International Student with F1 Status,
4. Granted Asylum-Refugee Status, Temporary Protected Status, Withholding of Removal or Deferred Action Status the U.S. Government. The CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project provide free counseling to all CUNY students regarding Immigration status (http://web.cuny.edu/about/citizenship.html).