A.A.S. in Nursing (QCC) leading to the B.S. in Nursing (School of Professional Studies/CUNY)

Clinical students in NU 101 may apply for the Dual/joint Degree Program in Nursing with School of Professional Studies. 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 School of Professional Studies.

degree program course listing table
Course no. Course title Common core category 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 CORE II.A, II.B, II.C, II.D Liberal Arts Elective (select one additional course) 3
Subtotal 22
Major requirements
  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 School of Professional Studies 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 School of Professional Studies to expedite completion of the baccalaureate program

Nursing Department Suggested Sequence of Courses

Term 1: 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: College Algebra - 3

BI-301: Anatomy and Physiology I - 4

Pre-clinical Sequence Sub-total: 13 credits


Term 2: Clinical Semester 1

NU-101: Safe and Effective Nursing Care of Client I - 7

BI-302: Anatomy and Physiology II (pre-req BI-301) - 4

PSYC-220: Human Growth and Development (pre-req PSYC-101) - 3

Sub-total: 14 credits


Term 3: Clinical Semester 2

NU-102: Safe and Effective Nursing Care of Client II
(pre-req: NU-101, BI-302 & PYSC-220; co-req: BI-311) - 9

BI-311: Microbiology (pre-req: BI-202 or BI-302) - 4

ENGL-102: English Composition II (pre-req: ENGL-101) - 3

Sub-total: 16 credits


Term 4: Clinical Semester 3

NU-201: Safe and Effective Nursing Care of Client III
(pre-req: NU-102 & BI-311) - 9

CH-127: Introductory College Chemistry - 4.5

Sub-total: 13.5 credits

Term 5: Clinical Semester 4

NU-202: Safe and Effective Nursing Care of Client IV
(pre-req: NU-201; co-req: NU-204) - 9

NU-204: Nursing and Societal Forces
(pre-req: NU-201; co-req: NU-202) - 3

FLEXIBLE CORE II.A, II.B, II.C or II.D: Humanities elective - 3

Sub-total: 15 credits


Term 6: BS Semester 1

SPS: NURS 300: Transition to Professional Nursing - 3

SPS: NURS 301: Health Assessment for Culturally Diverse Populations - 3

SPS: NURS 302: Health Teaching in Diverse Cultures (pre-req or co-req: NURS 301) - 3

SPS: MATH 215: Introduction to Statistics - 3

Sub-total: 12 credits


Term 7: BS Semester 2

SPS: NUR 313: Nursing Informatics - 3

SPS: NUR 350: Principles of Nursing Research (pre-req: MATH 215) - 3

SPS: BIO 310: Pathophysiology & Pharmacology (pre-req: BIO 200) - 3

SPS: Flexible Core II.D: Individual and Society - 3

Sub-total: 12 credits


Term 8: BS Semester 3)

SPS: Flexible Core II.A: World Cultures and Global Issues - 3

SPS: Flexible Core II.C: Creative Expressions - 3

SPS: SPAN 110: Spanish for Health Professions - 3

SPS: NURS 461: Global Health and Policy Issues, a Nursing Perspective (pre-req: NURS 303) - 3

Sub-total: 12 credits


Term 9: BS Semester 4)

SPS: Flexible Core II.B: U.S. Experiences in its Diversity - 3

SPS: NURS 499: Leadership and Management in Healthcare Capstone Course (clinical)
(pre-req: NURS 303, NURS 313, NURS 451; pre/co-req: NURS 461) - 5

SPS: General Elective - 3

SPS: Nursing Independent study - 1.5

Sub-total: 12.5 credits

Total Credits Required: 120

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