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BSN Second Degree Individualized

The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions BSN - Second Degree Individualized Track is a program designed for students who have received a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field of study. The program is a prescribed sequence of required nursing courses taken over 30 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. Once a student matriculates into the program, all courses must be taken at The College of New Rochelle.

The program begins in the fall or spring semester and is a full-time day program. The minimum time period to complete the coursework is five semesters, spring and fall only, with no summer classes offered.

Curriculum/Advisement Forms:
Fall Start Advisement Form
Spring Start Advisement Form

Pre-requisites:

Bachelor's Degree with a GPA of 2.75 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

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Program of Courses

Students in the Second Degree/Individualized Track may transfer liberal arts and science courses or enroll in the School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions to complete liberal arts and science courses at The College of New Rochelle.

Fall Clinical Entry

Fall (Semester 1 - 12.5 credits)

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

Spring (Semester 2 - 12.5 credits)

  • NUR 101 - Holistic Self-Care (0.5 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.)

Fall (Semester 3 - 14 credits)

  • NUR 319 - 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 431 - Application of Research in Nursing and Health (3 cr.)

Spring (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 I (1 lab cr.)

Summer I-II (Semester 5)

Students who begin at Fall Clinical Entry and who have a 3.5 GPA through four semesters may elect to graduate early by attending Summer I-II. (There must be adequate enrollment to run the summer "graduate early" program.)

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.)

Spring Clinical Entry

Spring (Semester 1 - 12.5 credits)

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

Fall (Semester 2 - 12.5 credits)

  • NUR 101 - Holistic Self-Care (0.5 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.)

Spring (Semester 3 - 14 credits)

  • NUR 319 - 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 431 - Application of Research in Nursing and Health (3 cr.)

Fall (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 I (1 lab cr.)

Spring (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.)

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

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

Nursing Credits:                      64 credits

Total:                                       125 credits