The Department of Nursing

Programs in Nursing

 

Certificate in Practical Nursing (PN)

The Practical Nursing Certificate Program is eighteen (18) months in length, consisting of three (3) semesters.  Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN.

PURPOSES OF THE PROGRAM

  • To provide a program of study for candidates who qualify to sit for the National Council License Examination (NCLEX-PN)
  • Prepare the graduate to provide skilled nursing care tasks and procedures under the direction of the RN.
  • Provide a basic foundation for upward mobility in nursing.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants to the Certificate in Practical Nurse Program at Medgar Evers College must:
1. Hold a High School Diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED).

  1. Complete all basic skills course work prior to admission into the Nursing major.
  2. Take and pass all three (3) areas of the CUNY Skills Assessment Examinations (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics) prior to entry into the CPN Program of study.
  3. Achieve a satisfactory score on the NLN Pre-entrance Examination.
  4. Attend interview by nursing faculty prior to admission.
  5. Provide current medical clearance to include occupational exposure health requirements.
  6. Provide current medical clearance to include New York State Department of Health requirements.
  7. Pass clinical, skills lab, and theory portions of each NUR course.
  8. Attend Nursing orientation prior to admission.
  9. Possess current CPR Certification from the American Heart Association.
  10. Have a satisfactory Physical Examination record on file which include Hepatitis B testing.
  11. Purchase of Student Malpractice Liability Insurance.
  12. Purchase of MEC Nursing student uniform upon admission into the first Nursing course.
  13. Achieve a “B-” or better in all Science and Nursing courses.
  14. Meet all requirements as outlined by the Department.

RETENTION/PROGRESSION THROUGH THE CERTIFICATE IN PRACTICAL NURSING (CPN) PROGRAM
All students must meet the following requirements for retention and progression through the practical nursing courses: Students who fail to receive a satisfactory grade of “B-” or better in a nursing course will be given an opportunity to repeat a nursing course only once. A failure in any nursing course will result in the student not advancing to the next course. Sequential completion of all pre-requisite and required nursing courses with a grade of “B-” or better in each course is required. Students who do not maintain a “B-” or better (minimum 2.7 G.P.A.) will be required to withdraw from the Program.

Medgar Evers College will award a Certificate in Practical Nursing upon the student’s successful completion of all thirty-nine (39) Practical Nursing Program credits. Graduates are then eligible to apply to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination-Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN). Students are expected to complete the Program in no more than three (3) years.

CERTIFICATE IN PRACTICAL NURSING (CPN) PROGRAM :  COURSE OF STUDY

Course #                           

Course Title                                   

Credits

Semester 1

  

ENGL 112

College Composition 1

3

BIO 104/104L

Human Body Structure and Function

4

NUR 023

Introduction to Practical Nursing

2

NUR/C/L 024

PN Fundamentals of Nursing

5

  

14

Semester II

  

NUR 025

Nutrition

3

NUR 026

PN  Pharmacology & Calculations

3

NUR/C/L 027

PN Medical/Surgical Nursing 1

6

  

12

Semester III

  

NUR/C/L -28

Maternal Child Health& Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

5

NUR/C/L 029

PN Medical/Surgical Nursing II

7

NUR 030

PN State Board Review

1

  

13

Total

 

39

Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)

ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE (AAS) IN NURSING AND LPN TO RN TRANSITION TRACK.

Medgar Evers College offers an Associate in applied science in nursing which prepares the individual to enter the profession as a Registered Nurse. In addition, the college offers an LPN to RN track that leads to the associate in applied science degree.

 Program Purposes:

  1. Prepare the entry-level technical nurse who will qualify to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).
  2. Prepare the graduate who will be responsible in providing nursing care to clients with common well-defined health problems in structured health care settings.
  1. Provide opportunities which will encourage pursuit of lifelong learning, professional and personal development.

Admission Criteria Requirements

All requirements for admission to Medgar Evers College must be met. For progression to the Clinical Nursing Phase of the AAS and LPN to RN Transition Program, students must meet additional requirements. On admission LPN to RN Transition students will be granted six (6) credits toward the AAS degree. These requirements, include, but may not be limited to:

  1. Completion of Medgar Evers College/CUNY Skills Assessment Examinations (Reading, Writing, and Mathematics).
  2. Enrollment at Medgar Evers College a minimum of one semester.
  3. Maintain a “B-”, or higher, in all Science and Nursing courses.
  4. Completion of College Core requirements.
    5. Minimum 2.7 cumulative Grade Point Average required.
    6. A criminal background check may be required.
  5. Completion of the application process for acceptance into the Clinical Nursing Phase.
  6. Repeat science courses which are 5 years or older upon application to enter clinical phase.
  7. Satisfactory score on the National League for Nursing Pre- Admission Examination-RN (Verbal Ability, Mathematics, Science and Composite Score). AAS Applicants only
  8. Attend required interview by nursing faculty.
  9. Submission of writing sample required.
  10. Achievement of satisfactory Math score prior to acceptance.
  11. Required orientation prior to admission to the Nursing Clinical Phase.
  12. Meet all admission requirements to the Nursing Program.
  13. Additional requirements as determined by the Department.
  14. LPN to RN Transition students only: graduated from Medgar Evers College PN program and passed the NCLEX-PN.

A.A.S. PROGRAM
COURSE OF STUDY

Course #

Course Title

Credits

Semester I

 

 

BIO 251

BIO 251L

Human Anatomy & Physiology 1

A & P Lab

4

0

PSYC 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

MTH 136

Algebra & Trigonometry

3

CHEM 105

CHEML 105

Chemistry for Health Professions

Chem. Lab

4

0

ENGL 112

College Composition 1

3

  

17

 

TAKE THE NLN EXAM/SUBMIT APPLICATION

 

Semester II

  

BIO 252

BIOL 252

Human Anatomy & Physiology II

A & P Lab

4

0

NUR 130

NURL 130

NURS 130

Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

Clinical

Skills Lab

6

0

0

NUR 131

NURL 131

Clients with Altered Psychosocial Function

Clinical

5

0

  

15

Semester III

  

BIO 261

BIO 261L

Microbiology

Microbiology Lab

4

0

NUR 272

NURL 272

NURS 272

Childbearing /Childrearing Family

Clinical

Skills Lab

6

0

0

NUR 274

NURL 274

NURS 274

Commonly Occurring Health Prob. I

Clinical

Skills Lab

6

0

0

  

16

Semester IV

  

CIS 101

Computer Fundamentals

3

ENGL 150

College English II

3

NUR 275

NURL 275

NURS 275

Commonly Occurring Health Problems II

Clinical

Skills Lab

8

0

0

NUR 276

Transition to Nursing Practice

2

  

16

TOTAL

 

64

The AAS Program in Nursing is designed to be completed in four(4) semesters and LPN to RN Transition three (3) semesters. However, there are a limited number of seats in the Clinical Sequence, and entrance is not automatic. Regarding status of first-time admission into the Program of Nursing, students are encouraged to maintain contact with his/her academic counselor in the Student Advocacy and Support Services Center (SASSC).

RETENTION AND PROGRESSION THROUGH THE ASSOCIATE IN APPLIED SCIENCE (AAS) IN NURSING CLINICAL NURSING SEQUENCE
All students must meet the following requirements for Retention and Progression through nursing courses and must have:

  1. Current medical clearance to include occupational exposure health requirements.
  2. Current medical clearance to include New York State Department of Health requirements.
  3. Satisfactory health physical on file which includes Hepatitis B testing.
  4. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR) from the American Heart Association.
  5. Current Student Malpractice/Liability Insurance (1 mil./3 mil.).
  6. Physical clearance must state that student is physically able to perform all Clinical Course Requirements as mandated by the Department of Nursing and affiliating agencies.
  7. Minimum 2.7 cumulative Grade Point Average upon admission into nursing through graduation.
  8. Purchase of a MEC nursing student uniform upon admission into the first Nursing course.
  9. “B-” or higher in all Nursing (NUR) courses.
  10. Pass clinical, skills lab, and theory portions of each NUR course.
  11. Achieve a “B-” or better in all Science courses.
  12. Meet all requirements as outlined by the Department without exception.

Students who do not receive a satisfactory grade of “B-” or better in a Nursing course may repeat one (1) Nursing (NUR) course one (1) time only during their Progression through the Nursing Program. Students are expected to complete the Associate degree Nursing Program in no more than four (4) years.

Students repeating a Nursing course must earn a minimum grade of “B-” in the repeated Nursing course as well as a minimum GPA of 2.7 in order to continue progression through the Nursing Program. Achievement of less than a “B-” in a repeated Nursing course will result in the dismissal of the student from the Nursing Program.

Students repeating any Nursing course must meet with both Nursing Department Academic Advisor and the Student Advocacy and Support Services Center (SASSC) Nursing Counselor prior to reenrollment in a repeated Nursing course.

 Readmission to the AAS Nursing Program

Re-admission in a NUR course is based upon availability of space. Readmission is not automatic. Students, who have not been in attendance for one (1) or more consecutive semesters, must apply for re-admission to the College in the Office of Admissions, and meet all program requirements in effect at the time of re- admission. Students must apply for re-admission in writing, sixty (60) days prior to the date of requested re-admission. The written request is submitted to the Departmental Admission, Retention, and Progression Committee (ARPC) requesting continuation in the Clinical Nursing Phase. Only if space is available and all requirements are met that are in effect at that time, may the student be considered for re-entry into the Program. Students may be required to take Achievement/Placement Exams at student’s expense. Prospective re-admitted students must demonstrate acceptable psychomotor skills.

Medgar Evers College will award the Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing upon the student’s completion of all sixty-four (64) required nursing program Credits. Graduates are then eligible to apply to sit for the NCLEX-RN. The NCLEX-RN application requirements include:

  1. Completion of all AAS degree requirements for the College;
  2. Completion of all program requirements as outlined by the Nursing Department;
  3. Valid Student Social Security Number;
  4. Minimum age of eighteen;

Good moral character and standards as defined by the New York State Education Department’s Professional Licensure Board of Nursing.

Bachelor of Science (BSN)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE PROGRAM (RN-BS Completion)

The Department offers a baccalaureate completion program for registered nurses designed specifically for the graduates of Associate Degree and Hospital Diploma nursing programs. The program further aims to broaden knowledge and develop skills in nursing leadership and management. It also provides the foundation for graduate studies in advanced nursing practice as a clinical specialist or nurse practitioner as well as preparation for teaching, administration, and research in nursing.

Program Goals

  1. Prepare a beginning generalist professional nurse.
  2. Provide broad-based knowledge and skills in nursing leadership and management.
  3. Provide a foundation for graduate studies in advanced nursing practice and education.

Admission Requirements

For admission into the Baccalaureate Completion Program, a candidate must be a Registered Nurse (RN) with a current New York State license and meet all other college admission requirements. On admission, all RNs are granted sixty (60) credits toward the BSN degree.

Note: All the required nursing credits in this program must be earned at Medgar Evers College. Nursing credits from other institutions cannot be transferred to meet the nursing credit requirements of this program.

BS (RN-BS Completion) Program

Course of Study

Completion of AAS in Nursing and RN license- 60 credits awarded

 

Course #

Title

Credits

Semester 1

  

 ENGL 212

World Literature

3

MTH 209

 Elementary Statistics

4

NUR 304

Perspective on Professional Nursing:  Past and Present

3

NUR 316

NURL 316

Health Assessment of the Adult Client

Health Assessment Lab

3

0

 

 

14

Semester II

 

 

BIO 323

Pathophysiology

3

NUR 318

NURL 318

Community Health Nursing for Diverse Populations

Clinical

5

0

NUR 321

Introduction to Nursing Research

4

NUR 322

Psychosocial Health in Groups

3

  

15

   

Semester III

  

NUR 421

NURL 421

Nursing Leadership and Management

Nursing Leadership and Management Clinical

4

NUR 422

High Risk Families Across the Lifespan

3

PHIL 201

Introduction to Ethics

3

CIS 208

Computer  Applications in Health Care

3

SSC 101

Culture, Society, & Social Change

3

  

16

   

Semester IV

  

NUR 425

Professional Nursing and Trends in Health Care Delivery

3

HIST 200

Growth and Development of the U.S.

3

ENGL 313

Writing for Science and Technology

3

SSC 305

Critical Issues in  Society

3

ART 100 or MUS 100

World Art or World Music

3

  

15

TOTAL

 

60

 Major Requirement Details for BS in Nursing. See Chair or Academic Advisor

 PROGRESSION REQUIREMENTS

The student in the BSN Program must earn a “C” or better in each required nursing course, and in each general education course.
In addition, each student must maintain an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 in order to retain his/her 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. Every student is expected to complete the program in no more than (5) years; otherwise, the student will be required to withdraw from the program. A student who is advised to withdraw from the program should meet with his/her own academic advisor for appropriate guidance. Every BSN student is assigned to a faculty/academic advisor on entering the program.

GRADUATION

In addition to the sixty (60) credits earned in this program, the BSN student must earn a total of 120 college credits to qualify for graduation.

The Department of Nursing
School of Science, Health and Technology 
1638 Bedford Ave. - rm 213
Brooklyn, NY 11225
718-270-6222