Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Program Description

The nursing curriculum is developed in accordance with the program’s mission, goals, and expected student outcomes. The curriculum reflects professional nursing standards and guidelines and the needs and expectations of the community of interest. Teaching-learning practices are congruent with expected student outcomes.

The BS in Nursing degree is a traditional Bachelor of Science Degree that is typically earned within two to four years, during which the student completes 125 credits; 61 credits in nursing, 63 credits in liberal arts and 1 credit in community service. Nursing Courses are offered at our Brooklyn campus. Liberal Art and Science courses are offered throughout Touro College locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island.

Mission & Outcomes

Our Mission

The Department of Nursing’s mission is to prepare qualified nursing professionals who can influence the health care environment and enhance the quality of life for individuals, families, and society.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate theories and concepts from the arts and sciences for improved nursing practice.
  2. Provide safe, high-quality nursing care using the nursing process in applying principles of leadership and management, quality improvement, and patient safety to improve patient outcomes in a variety of healthcare settings.
  3. Demonstrate basic knowledge of the research process and integrate sound evidence-based and clinical decision-making skills to implement high-quality patient-centered care.
  4. Utilize nursing informatics, telecommunication systems, and other forms of technologies to provide safe and optimal patient care.
  5. Demonstrate leadership in professional nursing practice based on the integration of policies affecting health care systems, finance, and regulatory environments.
  6. Collaborate effectively with the patient, significant support persons, and the inter-professional health care team to provide the highest standards of patient care.
  7. Integrate health promotion and disease prevention strategies across vulnerable populations and diverse settings to address health disparities and population health.
  8. Demonstrate professional values and conduct reflecting the standards of care, the Code of Ethics, the Nurse Practice Act, and social justice.
  9. Implement realistic patient-centered plans of care reflecting the variations and complexity of patients across the life span in all environments.

BS in Nursing: Four Year Plan of Study

Fall Semester 1

  • LLE 101/GLL 121: English Composition 1 (3cr)
  • HIS/GHS: History Course (3cr)
  • MAT 111: College Math or MAT 120: Pre-calculus (3cr)
  • Elective Course (3cr)

Total: 12 credits

Spring Semester 2

  • LLE 102/GLL 122: English Composition 2 (3cr)
  • HIS/GHS: History Course (3cr)
  • BIO 248: Nutrition for Nursing Majors (3cr)
  • MAT 261/GSM 261: Statistics for Social Science Majors (3cr)
  • Elective Course (3cr)

Total: 15 credits

Fall Semester 3

  • BIO 120: Human A&P for Nursing I (4cr)
  • LLE/GLL: Literature (3cr)
  • MCO / GCO: Computer Course (3cr)
  • SPL/GCA 101: Fundamentals of Speech (3cr)
  • PSY/GPS: Psychology Course (3cr)

Total: 16 credits

Spring Semester 4

  • BIO 122: Human A&P for Nursing II (4cr)
  • LLE/GLL: Literature (3cr)
  • BIO 229: Applied Microbiology (4cr)
  • SAS/GSO: Sociology (3cr)

Total: 14 credits

Fall Semester 5 – NUR Semester I

  • NUR 110: Fundamentals of Nursing (7cr)
  • NUR 320: Trends in Nursing (2cr)
  • BIO 355: Pathophysiology (3cr)
  • NUR 411: Health Assessment and Promotion (4cr)

Total: 16 credits

Spring Semester 6 – NUR Semester II

  • BIO 314: Genetics and Genomics (3cr)
  • NUR 130: Pharmacology in Nursing (3cr)
  • NUR 200: Medical-Surgical Nursing I (8cr)
  • NUR 420: Professional Nursing Practice (3cr)
  • HS 201: Community Service (1)

Total: 18 credits

Fall Semester 7 – NUR Semester III

  • NUR 300: Medical-Surgical Nursing II (5cr)
  • NUR 330: Mental Health Nursing (5cr) or NUR 310: Maternal Child Nursing (5cr)
  • NUR 440: Community Health (3cr)
  • NUR 430: Client Education Across the Lifespan (3cr)

Total: 16 credits

Spring Semester 8 – NUR Semester IV

  • NUR 301: Medical-Surgical Nursing III (5cr)
  • NUR 310: Maternal Child Nursing (5cr) or NUR 330: Mental Health Nursing (5cr)
  • NUR 410: Populations at Risk (2cr)
  • NUR 450: Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (3cr)
  • NUR 485: Advanced Leadership (3cr)

Total: 18 credits

Total Program Credits: 125

After graduation, a student can register for the NCLEX-RN (New York State Licensure exam: Registered Nurse)

Graduation Requirements

  • Students must complete all courses with a grade of B- or better.*
  • Students must achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.65 or better.
  • Students must complete HS 201 (Independent Study-Community Service) according to the requirements of the Department.
  • Brooklyn campus students must take at least one course in residence at the Manhattan main campus to meet the residency requirement of Touro College.
  • During each of the last two semesters of the program, students must meet with their Nursing faculty advisors for graduation conferences to review their progress toward meeting graduation requirements.
  • After the graduation conference, the student must complete the "Application for Graduation" and the "Major or Concentration" forms and submit them to the Office of the Registrar by the appropriate deadline, together with the graduation fee.

*Be aware that repeating a Nursing course in which a grade of C+ through D- was received may result in the student not receiving financial aid for that course.

Admission Requirements

  • A completed application accompanied by the application fee for the method you are using to apply (preferably the Touro application)
  • Official high school transcript OR a GED certificate and score sheet
  • Official transcript(s) of any college-level work completed
  • Personal Statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • NLN-PAX (National League for Nursing Pre Entrance Exam for RN) scores sent directly from the NLN.
Last updated Jun 2019

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