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.

Due to a federal restriction against issuing F-1 student visas for international students in online programs, students applying to this program must provide documentation of one of the following categories:

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Permanent Residency
  • Granted asylum, refugee status, temporary protected status, withholding of removal, deferred enforced departure, or deferred action status by the U.S. Government

Students who require an F-1 visa to study in the United States are eligible to apply to the York College Dual/Joint A.A.S. to B.S. Nursing degree program and the standard A.A.S. in Nursing degree program.

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 6.5
NU-102: Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level II 8.5
NU-201: Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level III2 8.5
NU-202: Safe & Effective Nursing Care Level IV 8.5
NU-204: Nursing & Societal Forces2 3
Subtotal 35

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

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
  5. Apply scientific methods and reasoning to investigate issues or problems in the natural and social sciences in order to draw conclusions

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 April 13, 2021.

End of Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program the graduate will:

  1. Demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors consistent with the standards of practice and regulatory frameworks of the registered professional nurse.
  2. Provide safe, effective and competent nursing care.
  3. Assess patient in a culturally sensitive manner.
  4. Provide patient-centered nursing care.
  5. Participate in collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient's support persons.
  6. Utilize evidence based healthcare information to provide nursing care.
  7. Improve healthcare by incorporating quality improvement initiatives.
  8. Utilize information and technology to communicate, mitigate error, and support decision-making.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust Center (KHC)Opens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

The KHC uses the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

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QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.