Basic Baccalaureate Program
On-Site, Two Years, Upper Division

The nursing curriculum, concentrated in the upper division years, leads to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. Applicants to the Two Year Basic Baccalaureate 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, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

Required Courses for Application to the Two Year Basic Baccalaureate Program: 

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

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

  • 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

Accelerated Bachelor of Science Program
On-Site, One Year


The Accelerated Bachelor of Science Program is designed for students who have completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. The concentrated nursing curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. Applicants to the Accelerated Bachelor of Science Program are required to meet the following admission criteria: a BA or BS in any major, an overall cumulative average of 2.8, and the following required courses with a minimum grade of C or better:

  • Microbiology (Lab Required) 3-4 credits
  • Anatomy(Anatomy and Physiology I) (Lab Required) 3-4 credits
  • Physiology (Anatomy and Physiology II) (Lab Required) 3-4 credits)
  • Chemistry I 3-4 credits
  • Additional Science (Biology, Physics, etc.)3-4 credits
  • Lifespan or Developmental Psychology 3 credits
  • Statistics 3 credits

Registered Nurse to Bachelor's Degree Program
Offered On-Site or through the Distance Education Program with On-Site requirements.


The Registered Nurse Baccalaureate 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. The upper division nursing major draws on the lower division prerequisite courses from the humanities and the natural and social sciences. Applicants to the Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate 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, and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.                                                                         
                                                                                                                         
Required courses for application to the Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate Program: 

  • 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 (Lab Required) 3-4 credits
  • Anatomy (Anatomy and Physiology I) (Lab Required) 3-4 credits
  • Physiology (Anatomy and Physiology II) (Lab Required) 3-4 credits)
  • Chemistry I 3-4 credits
  • Additional Science 3-4 credits
  • Statistics 3 credits
  • Arts/Humanities/History* 9 credits
  • Electives 16 credits

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

  • 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

Registered Nurse Bachelor's to Master's Degree Program
Offered On-Site or through the Distance Education Program with On-Site requirements.

The Registered nurse BS/MS program 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 for application to the Registered Nurse Bachelor's to Master's Program:

  • 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 (Lab Required) 3-4 credits
  • Anatomy (Anatomy & Physiology I) (Lab Required) 3-4 credits
  • Physiology (Anatomy & Physiology II) (Lab Required) 3-4 credits
  • Chemistry I 3-4 credits
  • Additional Science (Biology, Physics, etc.) 3-4 credits
  • Statistics 3 credits
  • Arts/Humanities/History* 9 credits
  • Electives 16 credits

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

  • 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.stonybrookmedicine.edu