Queensborough Community College’s program in Nursing was established in 1967 and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Queensborough has enjoyed a long history of graduating competent, caring nurses. The program of study is offered in both the spring and fall semesters, with an evening program available in the fall. Because we believe that nurses must be well educated, Queensborough offers two dual/joint programs with Hunter/Bellevue School of Nursing and York College. Students may apply for these programs while enrolled in their first clinical course in Nursing, NU 101. These programs facilitate students moving seamlessly on for their bachelor’s degree. CUNY also offers an online program for the bachelor’s degree, through the School of Professional Studies (SPS) and students may apply before they graduate from Queensborough.
|EN 101||English Composition I||3|
|BI-301||Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
Test duration: 4 hours (expect to stay for the entire 4 hours)
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled exam start time
ONLY students attending Queensborough Community College are eligible to register
MUST have a CURRENT VALID Queensborough Community College photo ID (new Current student ID)
You will be required to present this upon entering the Testing Center
If you fail to meet this requirement – you will NOT be able to sit for the exam and will FORFEIT the testing fee
Prospective students must take the National League of Nursing Pre Admission RN exam - (RN PAX) at the QCC campus only. Exam scores from other institutions will NOT be accepted. REGISTRATION END DATE for PAX RN exam will be 2 days prior to TEST DATE. Recommended book for preparation: NLN Pre Entrance Exam 3rd edition ISBN #9781884826278: http://www.nln.org/testingservices/ns/ns_gs_studyguide.htm
All undocumented students who are interested in nursing are strongly urged to contact the CUNY Citizenship and Immigration Project which will provide free counseling and assistance to all CUNY students who need help with their immigration status. Their website is http://web.cuny.edu/about/citizenship.html. Students may also visit the QCC Office of International Students & Center for Immigration, Room L-431 in the Library, telephone 718-631-6611.
The Evening Program is only offered in the fall semester. Application forms for the Clinical Program are available in the Nursing Department office, Medical Arts Building, M-302. Consult the nursing website regularly during the semester to check application filing dates. The application form should be completed the semester prior to starting NU-101.
If you have previously made an application and have not been accepted or were unable to accept your seat, you can reapply for the next semester.
Optional - Preparation for the PAX Exam
NEW Nursing Pre-Admission (NLN PAX) Exam Prep
Charlotte Muller, RN
This prep course prepares the student for the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination(NLN PAX), a standardized entrance exam for potential nursing students who seek admittance into Nursing Schools. The following three main areas of the PAX Exam are covered: Verbal Skills, which consists of both word knowledge and reading comprehension; Mathematics, which includes basic calculations and word problems; and Science, which reviews general biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science.
This course is offered under two schedules (see below) aligned with the Fall 2014 PAX Exam dates offered by QCC’s Nursing Department.
Required Textbook: National League for Nursing, Preview Guide for RN Pre-Entrance Exam 3rd edition by Jones and Bartlett
|TR||10 sessions/Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30pm, September 16 - October 23 (skip 9/23 and 9/25)|
|SA||5 sessions/Saturdays, 9am-1pm, October 25 – November 22|
Admission to the Clinical Program is competitive. Eligibility for application does not guarantee admission. Results on the RN PAX will be reviewed in combination with the students GPA to determine a priority score for applicant selection. Applicants achieve a ranked score for PAX and GPA after all applicants scores are ordered from highest to lowest in each of these areas. The priority score for each student applying for admission during that semester is determined by the average of these two ranked scores. Potential NU-101 students will be identified based on this priority score and the completion of all other admission requirements.
The final acceptance of qualified applicants will be decided after assessment of each candidate’s communication ability. Communication readiness for safe clinical nursing will be determined by Nursing faculty in collaboration with the Speech Communication and Theatre Arts Faculty.
Transfer students from other institutions must be in good standing. Students who are on academic probation, or have been dismissed from a nursing program at a previous school are not eligible for admission to the Clinical Program. No transfer credit will be given for nursing courses taken at another institution. All nursing courses must be completed at QCC. All non-nursing courses will be evaluated for credit by the College Registrar. Transfer students seeking entrance can be advised by nursing faculty during regularly scheduled advisement sessions. Consult the nursing website regularly during the semester to check for advisement dates.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) currently matriculated at Queensborough Community College and who have been accepted to the Clinical Program may attain advanced standing into NU-102 by successfully completing the following examinations:
Students who have a current L.P.N. license and believe they qualify to take these examinations should contact the Nursing Department (Medical Arts Building, Room M-302).
Current laws generally permit a state licensing board or agency to deny a license to practice nursing if the applicant has been convicted of a felony or other specified crime. Like many state licensing boards, the Office of the Professions of the New York State Education Department requires that a criminal background check be conducted prior to granting a license to practice nursing.
The Department of Nursing at Queensborough Community College does not require a criminal background check for admittance, but the Department’s educational requirements include placement at one or more hospitals or other off-campus clinical training sites, and these sites frequently require a student to undergo a criminal background check before the student can be placed for clinical training. If, based upon the results of a criminal background check, the site determines that a student’s participation in its clinical training program would not be in the best interest of the site, the site may deny that student admission to the training program. Even if the student has already begun the placement when the results are received, the site may elect to dismiss the student, regardless of the student’s performance while in the training program.
Each clinical training site that requires a criminal background check sets its own standards and procedures, and you may be asked by the site to pay the cost of the background check. You may also have to complete more than one criminal background check during the course of the Nursing program at Queensborough Community College, depending on the number of sites where you are placed and the requirements of each site. Please note that if a clinical training site determines that you may not take part in its training program based on the results of a criminal background check, you may be unable to complete your course requirements and to continue in the Nursing program. It is important for you to consider this before you enroll in the Nursing program at Queensborough Community College. The college has no obligation to refund your tuition or fees or to otherwise accommodate you in the event you are ineligible to complete your course requirements based on the results of a criminal background check, or if you are denied a license to practice nursing.