A.A.S. in Nursing (QCC) leading to the B.S. in Nursing (York College/CUNY)

Clinical students in NU 101 may apply for the Dual/joint Degree Program in Nursing with York College. 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 York College.

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1B. MA-119: College Algebra1
MA-336: Computer-assisted Statistics

REQUIRED CORE: 1C. BI-301: Anatomy & Physiology I 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. PSYC-101: Psychology 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. PSYC-220: Human Growth & Development 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2C. or 2D. Liberal Arts Elective 3
Subtotal 22

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
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 III2 9
NU-202: Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level IV 9
NU-204: Nursing & Societal Forces2 3
Subtotal 37

Additional Major Requirements

Courses Credits
BI-302: Anatomy & Physiology II 4
BI-311: Microbiology 4
Subtotal 8

Total Credits Required


1 Students who are exempt from or placed out of MA-119 College Algebra are required to take MA-336 Statistics.

2 NU-201 and NU-204 are writing-intensive classes and meet the requirement for graduation. All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

Dual/Joint A.S. / B.S. in Biotechnology with York College Catalog Year 

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate competency in the concepts and methods of the foundation science courses required for transfer to the junior year in Biotechnology at York College.
  2. Demonstrate basic laboratory skills and good lab practice necessary for Biotechnology research
  3. Utilize scientific methods to propose and test a working hypothesis
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of ethics in science and responsible conduct of research while analyzing their results and writing lab reports
  5. Work in teams of two to complete an honors project and make a presentation at the end of the class
  6. Exhibit effective oral and written communication skills in in preparing and presenting a well-reasoned, professional quality technical report that compares data/evidence critically to support/refute different points of view on a topic

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