Registered nurses who are interested in learning about the RN to BS program are encouraged to contact the College Recruiter by calling 212‐616‐7282 for information and a schedule of Open Houses. Open Houses are scheduled throughout the year and are designed to answer individual questions about the bachelor’s degree program. The Open House schedule can also be found here.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE UPPER DIVISION BACHELOR OF SCIENCE PROGRAM
- United States citizen or eligible non‐citizen.
- New York State Registered Nurse licensure (unrestricted) and current registration.
- Associate degree or diploma from a State approved registered nursing program.
- A minimum of a C+ in each nursing and science course to be transferred.
- A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 from an associate degree or diploma program.
- CPR certification from the American Heart Association (BLS).
- Completed Application for Admission (including essay).
- Two satisfactory letters of recommendation.
- Malpractice Insurance: Professional Liability Protection $1,000,000/$6,000,000. *
* Evidence of insurance coverage must be provided prior to the first clinical course, and must be maintained for the duration of the baccalaureate program.
Applicants must provide complete and accurate information in order to be considered for admission. Deliberate omission or falsification of information will disqualify an applicant. If omission or falsification is discovered after admission, it will constitute cause for dismissal. The College of Nursing reserves the right to act as sole judge of the acceptability of an applicant to its program of study.
ADMISSION PROCESS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE PROGRAM
Self‐Administered Application Process – ONE ENVELOPE
A complete self‐administered application package is required for admission. Filing of applications should follow the process described below. Please call the Office of Student Services at 212‐616‐7290 if you have questions regarding the admissions process.
A completed application is required to be sent in one envelope at one time. Applications to be considered for September admission need to be submitted by August 1st. Please include the following:
1. A completed APPLICATION CHECKLIST.
2. A completed APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION (Including essay).
3. The required non‐refundable application fee of $50.00 (money order or certified check only).
4. A copy of your current RN license and registration.
5. A copy of your American Heart Association CPR (BLS) card (front and back).
6. Proof of citizenship or legal residence. Submit two copies of one of the following documents as proof of citizenship or legal residence:
- U.S. Birth Certificate
- U.S. Passport
- Alien Registration Card
- Naturalization Certificate
7. H.S. and College Transcripts in sealed envelopes. Request official transcripts from your high school and college or school of nursing. If you did not graduate from high school, enclose a photocopy of your U.S. high school equivalency scores with your application. Students educated in foreign countries must submit their high school transcripts or equivalencies to World Education Services (www.wes.org) or Globe Language Services (212‐227‐1994) for evaluation.
8. College Transcripts in Sealed Envelopes. If you have earned credits from any college, request official transcripts from each college. If college credit was earned in a foreign country or if you have foreign educational professional credentials, you must have your transcript(s) evaluated by World Education Services (www.wes.org) or Globe Language Services (212‐227‐1994).
SEND APPLICATION VIA U.S. MAIL, FEDEX OR UPS TO:
Helene Fuld College of Nursing
Office of Student Services, Room 300
24 East 120th Street
New York, New York 10035
NOTE: If the school(s) that you request transcripts from will not send official transcripts to you, have the school(s) send them to the above address. Make sure that they have the name that you are using to apply to the College.
The Admissions committee will review each application packet. Applicants will be notified by mail and receive an acceptance letter into the program. A non‐refundable deposit of $250.00 toward tuition is required by the date requested in the acceptance letter.
Students will be given a medical form before the start of the first clinical nursing course. The College requires a complete medical history, physical examination, and proof of various immunizations that are required by clinical agencies as indicated on the form. New York State (Public Health Law 2165) requires college students born on or after January 1, 1957 to be immunized against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). The completed form, signed by a physician or nurse practitioner, must be on file before registering for the first clinical nursing course (NUR 418‐Environmental Issues in Urban
Community Health Nursing). New York State Public Health Law 2167 also requires all students to fill out a Meningococcal Meningitis Response form.
Helene Fuld College of Nursing allows prospective applicants to complete non‐nursing upper division courses as non‐matriculated students. For individuals wishing to take classes for personal or professional enrichment, this enrollment option also provides an opportunity to enroll in courses without being formally admitted to the College. In order to take classes, a Non‐Matriculated Student Application must be completed and submitted to the Office of Student Services for approval. This application is available in the College through the Office of Student Services and online.
In order to be considered for admission as a non-matriculated student, applicants must complete and submit the following:
- Application for Non‐Matriculated Students (Includes one professional recommendation and a personal statement).
- $25 application fee (non‐refundable); $100.00 deposit due by start of classes.
- High school transcript, GED, or most recent college transcript.
Non‐matriculated study does not guarantee admission to the Upper Division Bachelor of Science in nursing program.
TRANSFER CREDITS AND CREDIT BY EQUIVALENCY TESTING
The College will accept up to 58 lower division credits toward the degree and will offer 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 day or three nights 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 course title and/or description must be comparable to the required course in each case.
All courses that were completed as part of the associate degree requirements, including the sciences, regardless of the time elapsed since the degree was awarded will be accepted.
Applicants to the baccalaureate program who do not have 28 lower division liberal arts and science credits to transfer to the upper division program may enroll on a non‐matriculated basis in the required courses at the associate degree level. They will not be admitted to the upper division baccalaureate program until all lower division requirements have been met.
Once matriculated, students must complete all course requirements at Helene Fuld College of Nursing.