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Hunter Dual/Joint Degree Program

A.A.S. in Nursing (QCC) leading to the B.S. in Nursing (Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing/CUNY)

Clinical students in NU-101 may apply for the Dual/joint Degree Program in Nursing with Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing. Admission to the program is extremely competitive and will be based on the student’s GPA and overall academic work. A student must receive a faculty recommendation indicating a strong clinical performance in NU-101. In addition to the courses required for their A.A.S. degree, students will be encouraged to complete additional liberal arts, science, and humanities courses that can be applied to the B.S. degree. Students will be guided in the selection of these courses by an advisor to maximize the courses that meet the general education, as well as the pluralism and diversity, graduation requirements for the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing.

Common core category Course no. Course title Credits
Common core requirements
REQUIRED CORE I.A ENGL 101 English Composition I 3
  ENGL 102 English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE I.B MA 119* or MA-336 College Algebra/Computer-assisted Statistics 3
REQUIRED CORE I.C BI 301 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
FLEXIBLE CORE II.E PSYC 101 Psychology 3
  PSYC 220 Human Growth and Development 3
FLEXIBLE II.A, II.B, II.C, or II.D Liberal Arts elective 3
Subtotal 22
Requirements for the Major
  NU 101 Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level I 7
  NU 102 Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level II 9
  NU 201 Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level III 9
  NU 202 Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level IV 9
  NU 204 Nursing and Societal Forces 3
Subtotal 37
Additional major Requirements
  BI 302 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
  BI 311 Microbiology 4
Subtotal 8
Total credits required 67

*Students who place out of MA 119 are required to take MA 336. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.

In the suggested sequence below, students are encouraged to take courses at Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing as they are completing their curriculum at Queensborough. Students will also complete credits in excess of Queensborough’s degree requirements that will automatically transfer to Hunter to expedite completion of the baccalaureate program.

Nursing Department Suggested Sequence of Courses

Pre-Clinical Sequence taken before entering clinical phase of Dual/Joint Degree Program Credits
ENGL-101 English Composition I 3
PSYC-101 Psychology 3
MA-119* or MA-336 College Algebra* or Statistics 3
BI-301 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
  Pre-clinical Sequence Sub-total 13
Clinical Semester 1
NU-101 Safe and Effective Nursing Care of Client I 7
BI-302 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSYC-220 Human Growth and Development 3
  Sub-total 14
Clinical Semester 2
NU-102 Safe and Effective Nursing Care of Client II 9
BI-311 Microbiology 4
–––––– Choose one course from Flexible Core II.C
(MU-180 suggested)
  Sub-total 16
Summer 1
CH-127 Introductory College Chemistry 4.5
CSCI-120 [course at Hunter-Bellevue3] 3
  Sub-total 7.5
Clinical Semester 3
NU-201 Safe and Effective Nursing Care of Client III 9
HI-127 Growth of American Civilization II 3
ENGL-102 English Composition II 3
  Sub-total 15
Clinical Semester 4
NU-202 Safe and Effective Nursing Care of Client IV 9
NU-204 Nursing and Societal Forces 3
  Sub-total 12
Summer 2
NU-381 [course at Hunter-Bellevue3] 4.5
MA-336 Statistics 3
  Sub-total 7.5
Clinical Semester 5 – Hunter-Bellevue
NU-380 –––––– 3
–––––– Humanities (2) 6
  Sub-total 9
Clinical Semester 6 – Hunter-Bellevue
NU-384 –––––– 3
–––––– Nursing Elective 3
–––––– Elective 4.5
  Sub-total 10.5
Clinical Semester 7 – Hunter-Bellevue
NU-480 –––––– 4.5
–––––– Elective 5
  Sub-total 9.5
CLINICAL SEMESTER 8 – Hunter-Bellevue
NU-482 –––––– 3
–––––– Nursing Elective 3
  Sub-total 6
Total Credits Required: 120