Required Courses for Application to the School of Nursing Two Year Basic Baccalaureate and Registered Nurse Baccalaureate Programs (only grades of C or better are acceptable):  

  • English Composition 3 credits
  • Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
  • Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
  • Developmental Psychology 3 credits
  • Microbiology 3-4 credits
  • Anatomy and Physiology 6-8 credits
  • Chemistry I 3-4 credits
  • Additional Science 3-4 credits (e.g. Chemistry II, Biology, Physics) 
  • Group Process/Group Dynamics/Social Psych. 2-3 credits
  • Statistics 3 credits
  • Arts and Humanities 9 credits*
  • Electives 16 credits (Must be non-nursing courses)

*Effective for admission in 2013, three courses out of the following six must be completed (9 credits):

  • Second semester of introductory foreign language 3 credits
  • American History 3 credits
  • Other World Civilizations 3 credits
  • Humanities 3 credits
  • The Arts 3 credits
  • Western Civilization 3 credits 

Required Courses for Application to the School of Nursing 12 Month Accelerated Bachelor of Science Program (only grades of C or better are acceptable): 

  • Microbiology 3-4 credits
  • Anatomy and Physiology 6-8 credits
  • Chemistry I 3-4 credits
  • Additional Science 3-4 credits (e.g. Chemistry II, Biology, Physics)
  • Developmental Psychology 3 credits*
  • Statistics 

*Effective 2013

The Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Masters Program

The Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Masters Program is designed for students with either an associate degree or diploma in nursing. The curriculum is concentrated in the upper division and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in nursing. Upon meeting progression criteria, students will continue to the Master of Science program in their designated specialty.

Applicants to the Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Masters Program are required to meet the following admission criteria: 57 college credits (see the required courses listed below), with a minimum grade of C or better. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 and one to two years of relevant clinical experience (depending on specialty) are also required.

Required Courses:

  • English Composition 3 credits
  • Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
  • Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
  • Lifespan or Developmental Psychology 3 credits
  • Group Theory/Social Psychology 2-3 credits
  • Microbiology 3-4 credits
  • Anatomy (Anatomy & Physiology I) 3-4 credits
  • Physiology (Anatomy & Physiology II) 3-4 credits
  • Chemistry I 3-4 credits
  • Additional Science (Biology, Physics, etc.) 3-4 credits
  • Statistics 3 credits
  • Arts and Humanities* 9 credits
  • Electives 16 credits

*Effective for admission in 2013, three courses out of the following six must be completed (9 credits):

  • Second semester of introductory foreign language 3 credits
  • American History 3 credits
  • Other World Civilizations 3 credits
  • Humanities 3 credits
  • The Arts 3 credits
  • Western Civilization 3 credits

 For additional information, visit http://www.nursing.stonybrook.edu.