Academic Information (AAS)

Helene Fuld College of Nursing offers a one-year full-time associate degree program of instruction in nursing, liberal arts, and science for adult men and women who are licensed practical nurses. Twenty-seven quarter credits earned toward the Associate in Applied Science degree in Nursing are established by pre-admission testing and earned through LPN licensure. An additional 79.5 quarter credits must be earned at Helene Fuld to complete degree requirements and qualify the graduate to take the National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCLEX-RN exam and apply for licensure as a registered nurse.

The calendar year is divided into four quarters. Each quarter is ten weeks long. Course descriptions are listed in this catalog in 75-minute sessions instead of the more traditional 50-minute hour (See pages 55 – 58). The required program of studies can be completed in four quarter-terms within one calendar year. A student can extend the program to one and a half or two years by carrying a reduced course load. Part-time students must complete the program within three years. Classes are admitted twice a year, in November and in April.


As the College operates on a quarter system, credit is granted on the basis of quarter credits rather than the more usual semester credit. One-quarter credit equals two-thirds of one semester credit. One semester credit equals 1.5 quarter credits. One and one half quarter credits are granted for successful completion of: one 75-minute lecture session; two 75-minute laboratory sessions; or three 75-minute clinical sessions a week for ten weeks.

Liberal arts and science courses must either precede or be taken concurrently with the parallel nursing courses. Nursing courses must be taken in the prescribed sequence.

Additional information can be obtained by calling the Office of Student Services at 212-616-7268 or by viewing the College’s catalog. For an electronic version of the catalog, Click Here.

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To all students, spring classes will be held fully online. All students must have a compatible computer by the beginning of next quarter or semester, April 20 for AAS and April 27 for BS (Please read the President Message 30 March 2020 for more details).

Due to the pandemic restrictions, the Helene Fuld College of Nursing is not able to receive applications that were sent through the mail. We have moved to an online application process using NursingCAS so that interested students can apply and be considered for admission. If you have previously mailed in your AAS application, please resubmit it by using the instructions on our Application and Instructions page.

Please note that until further notice, all employees of Helene Fuld College of Nursing are working remotely. Email is the preferred communication method.

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