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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

A four year program leading to licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse.

Nursing Program Admission Requirements

All applicants to the BS in Nursing Program must have completed the following prerequisites with regents scores (if NY State resident):

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Two units of defined Mathematics (Algebra, Geometry, Sequential I, II, III, Math A Math A/B, or college algebra).
  • Biology with Laboratory (Regents score 75% and above)
  • Chemistry with Laboratory
  • NLN PAX-RN preadmission exam (Please do not take the NLN test unless you are put on the nursing waitlist).

 Please note:

  • Completion of the minimum prerequisite courses does not guarantee admission. Applicants are ranked according to grades. The nursing program is highly selective and competitive. Students who are typically admitted have a minimum grade of “B” in all of their courses.
  • To continue in the nursing program a grade of "C+" or better must be maintained in all nursing courses, a "B" or better in Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, as well as a "C" and above in Medical Microbiology. • Applicants must be eligible for licensure and employment at the time of application.
  • Free tutoring is available for select prerequisite classes for Farmingdale State College students. Also, NLN books are available for reference in the library as well as the tutoring center.
  • Nursing information sessions are offered every Tuesday morning at 10:00am in Laffin Hall.

Program of Study

The BS program takes 4 years to complete and consists of 125 college credits.

Nursing Curriculum Pattern Generic BS Program

1st Year

Credits

First Semester (Fall)

 

EGL 101Composition:  Rhetoric

3

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

MLG Modern Language I

3

BIO 170 Anatomy & Physiology I

4

SOC 228  Society and Health

3

NUR 110 Foundations of Nursing Practice I

1

 

17

Second Semester (Spring)

 

EGL 102 Composition:  Literature

3

PSY 232 Child Development

3

MLG Modern Language II

3

BIO 171 Anatomy & Physiology II

4

History General Education Requirement

3

NUR 111 Foundations of Nursing Practice II

1

 

17

2nd Year

 

First Semester (Fall)

 

NUR 215 Nurses’ Ways of Knowing

3

NUR 216 The Art of Nursing

2

NUR 100 Health Assessment

3

NUR 114 Clinical & Theoretical Foundations of Baccalaureate Nursing Practice

7

Liberal Arts Elective

3

 

18

Second Semester (Spring)

 

SPE 201 Oral Communications

3

NUR 217 Care of Individuals Experiencing Acute Health Challenges

6

BIO 220 Medical Microbiology**

4

Liberal Arts elective

3

 

16

3rd Year

 

First Semester (Fall)

 

NUR 302 Pathophysiology

3

Humanities Requirement

3

NUR 211 Clinical Pharmacology

3

NUR 307

6

 

15

Second Semester (Spring)

 

NUR 401 Modes of Inquiry

3

MTH 110 Statistics

3

NUR 306 Care of Individuals Experiencing Chronic Health Challenges

6

NUR  305 Health Promotion & Patient Education

3

 

15

4th Year

 

First Semester (Fall)

 

Arts Requirement

3

Liberal Arts Elective

3

NUR 402 Care of Individual in Community

4

NUR 404 Nurse as Advocate and Change Agent

3

BIO 240 Bioethics

3

 

16

Second Semester (Spring)

 

NUR 405 Nursing Practicum

9

HST 301 Health Care Organizations

3

 

12

Total Credits

   125

** Only Medical Microbiology meets the requirements for the nursing program.