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BSN - Second Degree Accelerated

The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions Second Degree Accelerated Nursing Track is a program designed for students who already have  a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field of study. The program is a prescribed sequence of required nursing courses taken over 18 months and supports full-time study. Candidates must be in good academic standing at the institution from which they received their bachelor's degree. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to enrolling in the program.

This program is offered at the New Rochelle (summer start) and Harlem (spring start) campuses.

 

Summer Start Advisement Form

Pre-requisites:

Bachelor's Degree with a GPA of 3.0 or better
A grade of C+ or better on all courses below

General Psychology (3 Credits)
Developmental Psychology (3 Credits)
Anatomy & Physiology I /Lab (3.5 Credits)
General Chemistry /Lab (4 Credits)
Microbiology/Lab (3 Credits)
Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab (3.5 Credits)
Statistics (3 Credits)
Nutritional Science (2 Credits)

 

Total credits awarded on admission with BA/BS: up to 36 credits
Total nursing major pre-requisite credits: 25 credits

ON-CAMPUS HOUSING OPTIONS FOR SECOND-DEGREE STUDENTS ยป

Program of Courses

The following is the required course sequence for the Second Degree Accelerated Program (SD-AC).

Summer Session I - II (Semester 1 - 10.5 credits)

  • NUR 200/200L - Health Assessment and Lab (3 cr. - 2.5 + .5 lab)
  • NUR 217 - Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • NUR 218 - Foundations of Professional Nursing Synthesis (2 cr.)
  • NUR 222/222L - Pharmacology and Dosage Calculation Lab (3 cr. - 2.5 + .5 lab)

Fall (Semester 2 - 14.5 credits)

  • NUR 101 - Holistic Self-Care (.5 cr.)
  • NUR 219 - Understanding the Human Experience (3 cr.)
  • NUR 316 - Adult/Gerontological Health I (4 cr.)
  • NUR 318 - Adult/Gerontological Health I Synthesis (2 cr.)
  • NUR 328 - Nursing Care of Women through the Life Cycle (2 cr.)
  • NUR 332 Nursing Care of Women through the Life Cycle Synthesis (1 cr.)
  • *NUR Elective (2 cr.)

Spring (Semester 3 - 14 credits)

  • NUR 319 - The Nurse as Healer (1 cr.)
  • NUR 333 - Adult/Gerontological Health II (3 cr.)
  • NUR 334 - Adult/Gerontological Health II Synthesis (2 cr.)
  • NUR 413 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (3 cr.)
  • NUR 414 - Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Synthesis (2 cr.)
  • NUR 421 - Application of Research in Nursing and Health (3 cr.)

Summer Session I - II (Semester 4 - 13 credits)

  • NUR 106 - Cultural Issues in Healthcare (2 cr.)
  • NUR 402 - Adult/Gerontological Health III (4 cr.)
  • NUR 403 - Adult/Gerontological Health III Synthesis (2 cr.)
  • NUR 416 - Nursing Care of Children (2 cr.)
  • NUR 417 - Nursing Care of Children Synthesis (2 cr.)
  • NUR 424 - Senior Integrative Seminar (1 lab cr.)

*Student may take a 2 credit nursing elective or two 1 credit nursing electives during the curriculum.

FALL (Semester 5 - 12 credits)

  • NUR 426 - Community Health Nursing (3 cr.)
  • NUR 427 - Community Health Nursing Synthesis (2 cr.)
  • NUR 428 - Transition to Professional Practice and Leadership (3 cr.)
  • NUR 429 - Transition to Professional Practice and Leadership Synthesis (3 cr.)
  • NUR 434 - Senior Integrative Seminar II (1 lab cr.)
  • NUR               Elective (2 cr.)  

*While the student may take the nursing elective as early as the 2nd clinical semester, the student is encouraged to take nursing electives later in the curriculum.  The student must always maintain 12 credits (full-time) per term, except the first summer session.

Pre-Clinical Non-nursing credits
(including nursing pre-reqs):  61 credits

Nursing Credits:                      64 credits

Total:                                       125 credits

Undergraduate Program Course Sequence: Second-Degree Accelerated Students SD-AC 

Spring Entry, Harlem/Rosa Parks Tentative Schedule

SPRING Semester #1: 15 week (14 Credits)

  • NUR 101 (0.5 cr.) Holistic Self-Care (1 hr every other week)
  • NUR 200/200L (3 cr.) Health Assessment and Lab (2.5 cr. + 0.5 cr. lab)
  • NUR 217 (2.5 cr.) Foundations of Professional Nursing
  • NUR 218 (2 cr.) Foundations of Professional Nursing Synthesis
  • NUR 219 (3 cr.) Understanding the Human Experience
  • NUR 222/222L (3 cr.) Pharmacology and Dosage Calculation Lab (2.5 cr.+ 0.5 cr. lab)

SUMMER I-II Semester #2: 10 weeks (12 or 13 Credits)

  • NUR 106 (2 cr.) Cultural Issues in Healthcare
  • NUR 316 (4 cr.) Adult/Gerontological Health I
  • NUR 318 (2 cr.) Adult/Gerontological Health I Synthesis
  • NUR 328 (2 cr.) Nursing Care of Women Through the Life Cycle
  • NUR 332 (1 cr.) Nursing Care of Women Through the Life Cycle Synthesis
  • *NUR Elective (2 cr.)

FALL Semester #3: 15 weeks (14 credits)

  • NUR 319 (1 cr.) The Nurse As Healer (2 hrs. every other week)
  • NUR 333 (3 cr.) Adult /Gerontological Health II
  • NUR 334 (2 cr.) Adult /Gerontological Health II Synthesis
  • NUR 413 (3 cr.) Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
  • NUR 414 (2 cr.) Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Synthesis
  • NUR 431 (3 cr.) Application of Research in Nursing & Health                             

SPRING Semester #4:  15 weeks  (14 credits)

  • NUR 402 (4 cr.) Adult/Gerontological Health III
  • NUR 403 (2 cr.) Adult/Gerontological Health III Synthesis
  • NUR 416 (2 cr.) Nursing Care of Children
  • NUR 417 (2 cr.) Nursing Care of Children Synthesis
  • NUR 424 (1 cr.) Senior Integrative Seminar I (1 lab cr.)
  • NUR 426 (3 cr.) Community Health Nursing

SUMMER Semester #5: 6 weeks (9 or 11 credits)

  • NUR 427 (2 cr.) Community Health Nursing Synthesis
  • ++NUR 428 (3 cr.) Transition to Professional Practice and Leadership 
  • NUR 429 (3 cr.) Transition to Professional Practice and Leadership Synthesis
  • ++NUR 434 (1 cr.) Senior Integrative Seminar II (1 lab cr.)  
  • *NUR Elective (2 cr.)

*Student may take a 2.0 credit nursing elective or two 1.0 credit nursing electives during the curriculum. Students must maintain Full-Time status except for Semester 5.

++ Please note that these 2 classes in the final and 5th semester will be offered on Main Campus, New Rochelle.

TOTAL: 64 credits