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Flexible RN-BSN Program

Are you a registered nurse looking to earn your bachelor’s degree in nursing?

The Flexible RN-BSN Program is designed to meet the academic needs of working RNs by offering classes at convenient times and locations, in traditional and online formats. Our curriculum focuses on contemporary professional skills that will help you advance your career, and individualized faculty mentoring will help you further hone your skills.

Choose from our 4-semester, 6-semester, and self-paced options and attend classes on our New Rochelle, Brooklyn, and, for nurses who are members of the DC-37 Union, at our DC 37 Campus in lower Manhattan. (Future plans include offering the program at our Harlem Campus.) Please indicate your campus of choice on your application.

Preregistration will begin October 24 until November 4 for RN/BSNs at New Rochelle, Brooklyn, DC-37, and starting March 2017 at the Harlem campus.

To learn more about the Flexible RN-BSN program, contact Dr. Alycia Jarvis, director, RN-BSN Program, at ajarvis@cnr.edu or (914) 654-5875.

For questions about admissions and to learn about special tuition rates, contact Colleen Bimbo, Coordinator of Admissions, School of Nursing & Healthcare Professions, at cbimbo@cnr.edu or (914) 654-5809.

The BSN degree requires a total of 120 liberal arts and science and nursing credits. Students may transfer as many as 90 credits toward the BSN degree, and a registered nurse license validates 36 credits for transfer.

*Students enrolled in the program at the Brooklyn or DC 37 campus must take one course at the main campus located in New Rochelle, NY. Speak to your academic advisor about enrolling in one course at the New Rochelle Campus.

Program of Courses

30 credits must be taken "in residency" at CNR to be awarded the BSN degree

Required nursing courses to be taken at The College of New Rochelle

  • NUR 207/107 - Health Assessment/Lab, 3 cr.
  • NUR 208 - Psychosocial Nursing, 3 cr.
  • NUR 240 - Professional Transitions, 3 cr..
  • NUR 322 - Transcultural Perspectives in Health Care, 2 cr.
  • NUR 410 - Introduction to Research, 3 cr.*
  • NUR 430 - Leadership and Management for Professional Practice, 2 cr.
  • NUR 440 - Politics of Health Care, 1 cr.
  • NUR 450- Community Health Nursing, 3 cr.
  • NUR 451- Synthesis: Community Health Nursing, 2 cr.
    Total Credits: 22 cr.

Required non-nursing courses offered by CNR

  • ECO 290 - Health Economics, 3 cr.
  • CMA 100- Public Speaking, 3 cr.
  • EDU 130 - Introduction to Online Learning, 1 cr.
    Total Credits: 7 cr.
    *Students who present with 4 credits of chemistry with lab may have ECO 290 and EDU 130 waived.
    ECO 290 and CMA 100 may be transferred in.
     

I. Scientific Foundations

  • BIO 110 - Concepts in Biology, 3 cr.*
  • BIO 125/125L - Anatomy & Physiology I, 3.5 cr.
  • BIO 126/126L - Anatomy & Physiology II, 3.5 cr.
  • BIO 207/207L - Microbiology, 3 cr.
    Total Credits: 13 cr.
    *BIO 110 not required if transfer credits were awarded for both BIO 125 and BIO 126. BIO 100 credits may be replaced with elective credit.
     

II. Human & Social Analysis

  • PSY 110 - General Psychology, 3 cr.
  • PSY 243 - Developmental Psychology, 3 cr.
  • SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology, 3 cr.
  • Business or Economics or Political Science course, 3 cr.
    Total credits: 12 cr.
     

III. Communication Arts

  • WRT 101 - Writers' Workshop (English Comp. I), 3 cr.
  • WRT 102 - Critical Research Essay (English Comp. II), 3 cr.
    Total credits: 6 cr.
     

IV. Logical Thinking

  • BUS 105 - Computer Applications, 3 cr.
  • MTH 109 - College Mathematics, 3 cr.
  • MTH 117 - Elementary Statistics
    or PSY 230 - Psychological Statistics, 3 cr.
    Total credits: 9 cr.

V. Elective Humanities

Twelve credits in areas such as fine arts, history, religion, classics, philosophy, foreign language, literature, or other approved humanities courses.Total credits: 12 cr.

VI. Free Elective

Three credits from any discipline, including nursing, provided the discipline is offered at The College of New Rochelle.Total credits: 3 cr.

VII. RN License Validation Credits, 36 cr.

Total Credits for BSN degree: 120 credits

Four Semester Program Curriculum

Semester 1: Fall

  • NUR 240 - Professional Transitions, 3 Credits
  • NUR 208 - Psychological Nursing, 3 Credits
  • COMM 100 - Public Speaking, 3 Credits (If Statistics is needed take Mat 117)

Semester 2: Spring

  • NUR 207 - Health Assessment, 2 Credits
  • NUR 410 – Introduction to Nursing Research, 3 Credits
  • NUR 207- Health Assessment lab, 1 Credit
  • EDU 130 – Introduction to Online Learning, 1 Credit

Semester 3: Fall

  • NUR 450 – Community Health Nursing, 3 Credits
  • NUR 430 – Leadership & Management Professional Nursing, 2 Credits
  • NUR 440 – Politics of Healthcare, 1 Credit
  • NUR 451a – Community Health Nursing Synthesis, 1 Credit

January Intersession

  • NUR 381 – Introduction to Holistic Nursing, 1 Credit

Semester 4: Spring

  • ECO 290 –Health Economics, 3 Credits
  • NUR 322 – Transcultural Nursing, 2 Credits
  • NUR 451b – Community Health Nursing Synthesis, 1 Credit

Six Semester Program Curriculum

Semester 1: Fall

  • NUR 240 - Professional Transitions, 3 Credits
  • NUR 208 - Psychological Nursing, 3 Credits
  • MAT 117 – Elementary Statistics, 3 Credits

Semester 2: Spring

  • NUR 207 - Health Assessment, 2 Credits
  • NUR 410 – Introduction to Nursing Research, 3 Credits
  • NUR 107- Health Assessment lab, 1 Credit
  • EDU 130 – Introduction to Online Learning, 1 Credit

Semester 3: Fall

  • NUR 450 – Community Health Nursing, 3 Credits
  • NUR 451a – Community Health Nursing Synthesis, 1 Credit

Semester 4: Spring

  • NUR 430 – Leadership & Management Professional Nursing, 2 Credits
  • NUR 440 – Politics of Healthcare, 1 Credit
  • NUR 451b – Community Health Nursing Synthesis, 1 Credit

Semester 5: Fall

  • COMM 100 - Public Speaking, 3 Credits
  • NUR 381 – Introduction to Holistic Nursing, 1 Credit

Semester 6: Spring

  • ECO 290 – Health Economics, 3 Credits
  • NUR 322 – Transcultural Nursing, 2 Credits

Sef Paced Option

In the self paced option, you take courses at any pace you like, combining acreoss different campuses, and teaching methods including traditional “in class, hybrid/online, or fully online courses although not all classes are offered in the “online only format.’

Prerequisites:

Prerequisite to NUR 410 – Introduction to Research: Undergraduate Statistics (MAT 110)

Prerequisite to NUR 450/451 Community Health Nursing (Students may be fully cleared for clinical 2 week before the first day of class) and have completed:

  • Professional  Transitions (Nur 240)
  • Introduction to Research (NUR 410)
  • Health Assesment (NUR107/NUR 207)