Academic Information (RN to BS)

Helene Fuld College of Nursing offers an upper division Bachelor of Science degree program for registered nurses that focuses on environmental urban health nursing.

The College offers 63 credits in nursing and liberal arts and sciences in its upper division curriculum for a total of 121 credits. The academic calendar is divided into three 15-week semesters per year. Full-time students can complete the program in five semesters (19 months) by attending for one and one-half days per week or by attending three evenings per week. Part-time students, carrying a reduced course load, must complete the program within four years.

Up to 30 semester credits in nursing (lower division) and 44 semester credits in liberal arts and science (including 16 upper division semester credits with a minimum grade of a C+) may be transferred. A minimum of 47 semester credits must be completed at Helene Fuld College of Nursing, including all 31 upper division semester credits in nursing.

The academic calendar year is divided into three semesters. Each semester is fifteen weeks long. Course descriptions are listed in this catalog (See pages 70 – 73). The required program of studies can be completed in five semesters or nineteen months on a full-time basis. Classes are admitted annually in September.


A semester credit hour is an academic unit earned for fifteen 50-minute sessions of classroom instruction with a normal expectation of two hours of outside study for each class session. Typically, a three-semester credit hour course meets once for a 150-minute session per week for fifteen weeks for a total of 15 sessions.

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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