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:

● Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.
● Completion of three prerequisite sciences by the application deadline
● 57 college credits from an accredited institution with a grade of C or better in the following courses:

  • English Composition 3 credits
  • Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
  • Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3 credits
  • Microbiology, Lab Required 4 credits
  • Anatomy: Anatomy and Physiology I, Lab Required 4 credits
  • Physiology: Anatomy and Physiology II, Lab Required 4 credits
  • Chemistry 3 credits
  • Statistics: 3 credits
  • Second semester of foreign language 3 credits
  • American History 3 credits
  • Global Issues 3 credits
  • Humanities 6 credits
  • Fine Arts 3 credits
  • Electives 9 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: 

● Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8. 
● Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in any major
● Completion of three prerequisite sciences by the application deadline
● Grade of C or better in the following courses:

  • Microbiology, Lab Required 4 credits
  • Anatomy: Anatomy and Physiology I, Lab Required  4 credits
  • Physiology: Anatomy and Physiology II, Lab Required 4 credits
  • Chemistry 3 credits
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3 credits
  • Statistics 3 credits

Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate Degree Program
Offered 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. Students are provided learning experiences focused on the world's evolving healthcare environment through communication, negotiation, and leadership. Students are also provided with learning experiences focused on individuals, families, groups, and communities. In addition, students are exposed to various models of professional nursing and healthcare. Applicants to the Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate Program are required to meet the following admission criteria:

● Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
● Completion of three prerequisite sciences by the application deadline
● Grade of C or better in the following courses**:

  • English Composition 3 credits
  • Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
  • Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
  • Developmental Psychology 3 credits
  • Microbiology, Lab Required 4 credits
  • Anatomy: Anatomy and Physiology I, Lab Required 4 credits
  • Physiology: Anatomy and Physiology II, Lab Required 4 credits
  • Chemistry 3 credits
  • Statistics 3 credits
  • Second semester of foreign language 3 credits***
  • American History 3 credits
  • Global Issues 3 credits
  • Humanities 6 credits
  • Fine Arts 3 credits
  • Electives 9 credits

*RN license is required within 11 weeks of the start of the semester.
**The SUNY Transfer Path for Nursing may affect admission requirements for graduation of SUNY AS degree programs in nursing. Applicants are urged to attend Information Sessions for further advisement regarding admission requirements. 
*** Stony Brook University students who satisfy the skill level 3 requirement for foreign language will fulfill the foreign language requirement for the School of Nursing. However, the number of required elective courses must increase from 9 to 12 in order to meet the minimum requirement of 57 credits.

Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Master of Science Degree Program
Offered 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 Master of Science Program are required to meet the following admission criteria:

● Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
● Minimum of 1 year clinical experience as an RN in clinical area of interest.
● Completion of three prerequisite sciences by the application deadline
● Grade of C or better in the following courses*:

  • English Composition 3 credits
  • Introduction to Sociology 3 credits
  • Introduction to Psychology 3 credits
  • Lifespan Developmental Psychology 3 credits
  • Microbiology, Lab Required 4 credits
  • Anatomy: Anatomy & Physiology I, Lab Required 4 credits
  • Physiology: Anatomy & Physiology II, Lab Required 4 credits
  • Chemistry 3 credits
  • Statistics 3 credits
  • Second semester of foreign language 3 credits**
  • American History 3 credits
  • Global Issues 3 credits
  • Humanities 6 credits
  • Fine Arts 3 credits
  • Electives 9 credits

*The SUNY Transfer Path for Nursing may affect admission requirements for graduation of SUNY AS degree programs in nursing. Applicants are urged to attend Information Sessions for further advisement regarding admission requirements. 
** Stony Brook University students who satisfy the skill level 3 requirement for foreign language will fulfill the foreign language requirement for the School of Nursing. However, the number of required elective courses must increase from 9 to 12 in order to meet the minimum requirement of 57 credits.

The School of Nursing reserves the right to change admission and program criteria to meet prevailing accreditation and registration requirements. Admission to the School of Nursing is highly competitive. Meeting minimum criteria for admission does not guarantee acceptance. The School of Nursing reserves the right to make final decisions based upon the applicant pool each year.

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