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

Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate 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. Students are provided with 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: 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
  • 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 3-4 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

Registered Nurse Baccalaureate to Master of Science 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 Master of Science 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 Baccalaureate to Master of Science Degree Program:

  • 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 & Physiology I, Lab Required 4 credits
  • Physiology: Anatomy & Physiology II, Lab Required 4 credits
  • Chemistry 3-4 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

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