The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing RN-BSN Program is designed to meet the academic needs of working RNs. The program provides diverse opportunities for strengthening professional practice and serves as the foundation for advanced practice study. The BSN requires a total of 120 liberal arts and science and nursing courses. Students may transfer as many as 90 credits toward the BSN degree.
Admission criteria to the RN-BSN option is Professional Registered Nurse Licensure. For more information regarding Admission requirements to the RN-BSN Program, click here
The following is the recommended undergraduate course sequence the RN-BSN Program for the School of Nursing. Students wishing clarification of requirements should consult the Admissions Office.
Curriculum changes deemed necessary by the faculty may occur as a result of regular program review and revision.
Professional Nursing Requirements for the RN-BSN Program (Credits)
Professional Transitions 3 cr.
Psychosocial Nursing 3 cr.
Health Assessment/Lab 3 cr.
Transcultural Perspectives in Health Care 2 cr.
Introduction to Research 3 cr.
Leadership and Management for Professional Practice 2 cr.
Politics of Health Care 1 cr.
Community Health Nursing and Clinical Experience 8 cr.
Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirements (Credits)
Concepts in Biology 3 cr.
Anatomy & Physiology I/II 7 cr.
Microbiology 3 cr.
General Chemistry 4 cr.
College Algebra 3 cr.
Statistics 3 cr.
Computer Applications 3 cr.
Writing I/II 6 cr.
General Psychology 3 cr.
Developmental Psychology 3 cr.
Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.
Business, Economics, or Political Science 3 cr.
Electives 15 cr.
The BSN degree requires a total of 120 credits; 61 credits in nursing and 59 credits in liberal arts and sciences.
Students must complete a minimum of 30 credits at The College of New Rochelle including 25 credits of required nursing courses. RNs are eligible to take 6 credits of core courses in the Master’s Program after having completed 12 credits in the BSN program, achieving a GPA of 3.0, and submitting a faculty recommendation.
Students may transfer course credit for all required liberal arts and science courses with a grade of C+ or better. Students may transfer elective course credit with a grade of C- or better. If the student wishes to transfer credit from an international college or university, the transcript must be evaluated by World Education Services (WES).. All official transcripts and evaluations are sent to the Director of the Admissions for the School of Nursing.
College-Level Examination Opportunities
The purpose of Credit by Examination is to allow Registered Nurses (RNs) to demonstrate they are able to meet the objectives of a baccalaureate course without enrolling in that course. Two options for examinations are available: Excelsior College Examinations and The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Please refer to the School of Nursing catalog for further information on these examinations.
Students are encouraged to consult the Director, RN-BSN Program regarding resources for successful test performance. Additional information regarding Excelsior College Examinations and CLEP Examinations is available in the School of Nursing.
The RN license serves as validation of basic nursing courses required for licensure.