BSN for College Graduates: Accelerated Track
Bachelor of Science in Nursing for Second Degree/Accelerated Track

The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing has a program designed for students who have received a minimum of a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing field of study. The program is a prescribed sequence of required nursing courses taken over 18 months of study; supports either full-time or part-time study. The candidate must be in good standing at the institution from which he/she received the degree, with successful completion of all 61 credits of liberal arts and science prerequisite courses for the nursing major.

Admissions Requirements

For more information regarding Admission to the BSN Program for Second Degree/ Accelerated Track, click here.

At the discretion of the Admissions Office, any applicant being considered for admission to the BSN Program for Second Degree is evaluated for reading, writing, and mathematics skills.

Program Requirements

The following are the undergraduate course requirements for students in the Second Degree/Accelerated Track. Students wishing clarification of requirements should consult the Admissions Office.

Curriculum changes deemed necessary by the faculty may occur as a result of regular program review and revision.

Summer Session II — 7 weeks   (Credits)
NUR 209/209L Foundations of Nursing Practice 5 cr.
NUR 207/NUR 107 Health Assessment/Lab 3 cr.
NUR 212L Dosage Calculation 0 cr.
TOTAL: 8 cr.

Fall Semester — 15 weeks   (Credits)

NUR 212 Pharmacology 3 cr.
NUR 309 Acute Health 4 cr.
NUR 314 Synthesis: Acute Health 3 cr.
NUR 304 Altered Physiology I 2 cr.
NUR 440 Politics in Health Care 1 cr.
TOTAL: 13 cr.

Spring Semester — 15 weeks   (Credits)

NUR 208 Psychosocial Nursing 3 cr.
NUR 322 Transcultural Nursing 2 cr.
NUR 311 Parent/Child Health Nursing 4 cr.
NUR 312 Synthesis: Parent/Child Health Nursing 4 cr.
NUR 306 Altered Physiology II 2 cr.
TOTAL: 15 cr.

Summer Session — 10 weeks   (Credits)
NUR 411 Chronic Health 4 cr.
NUR 415 Synthesis: Chronic Health 3 cr.
NUR 413 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 3 cr.
NUR 414 Synthesis: Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 2 cr.
TOTAL: 12 cr.

Fall Semester — 15 weeks   (Credits)
NUR 410 Introduction to Research 3 cr.
NUR 445 Community Health Nursing 2 cr.
NUR 446 Synthesis: Community Health Nursing 2 cr.
NUR 447 Transition to Professional Practice and Leadership 2 cr.
NUR 448 Synthesis: Transition to Professional Practice and Leadership 2 cr.
TOTAL: 11 cr.

Residency Requirements

Students must enroll in Summer Session II and progress in a prescribed academic program plan for 5 continuous semesters including summer sessions. All courses must be taken at The College of New Rochelle School of Nursing.

Transfer Credit

Students may transfer course credit for all required liberal arts and science course with a grade of C+ or better. Students may transfer elective course credit with a grade of C- or better. Students may not transfer any required nursing courses.

If the student wishes to transfer credit from an international college or university, the transcript must be evaluated by the World Education Services.

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) Guidelines


The College of New Rochelle allows a maximum of 15 credits toward the BSN degree only for entering students who have successfully passed examinations from CLEP.