Registered Nurse - Bachelor of Science (RN - BS)

General

Program Description

The RN to BS degree is offered at the Brooklyn Campus, as well as the New York Medical College campus in Valhalla, NY. The 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 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.

The RN to BS degree is typically earned within one to two years, during which the student completes 61 credits; 21 credits in nursing, 39 credits in liberal arts, and 1 credit in community service. This program accepts up to 90 credits from an accredited institution (65 of which usually come from where the student has completed their diploma or AAS degree in Nursing). The student must already be a current New York state licensed RN in order to be in this program. The student must have a total of 125 credits in order to receive the degree. A minimum of 24 liberal art credits is required upon admission to the program. Students with less than 24 credits will be required to take additional liberal art courses beyond what is already required.

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.

RN to BS in Nursing: Two Year Plan of Study

Fall Semester 1

  • BIO 355: Pathophysiology (3)
  • MAT 111/120: College Mathematics or Pre-calculus (3)
  • NUR 411: Health Assessment and Promotion (4)
  • NUR 430: Client Education Across the Lifespan (3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (3)

Total Credits: 16

Spring Semester 2

  • BIO 314: Genetics and Genomics (3)
  • MAT 261: Statistics for Social Science Majors (3)
  • LLE 102/GLL 122: English Composition 2 (3)
  • NUR 410: Populations at Risk (2)
  • NUR 420: Professional Nursing Practice (3)
  • Liberal Arts Elective (3)

Total Credits: 17

Fall Semester 3

  • SAS/GSO: Sociology Course (3)
  • HIS/GHS: History Course (3)
  • LLE/GLL: Literature Course (3)
  • MCO/GCO: Computer Course (3)
  • NUR 440: Community Health (3)

Total Credits: 15

Spring Semester 4

  • HIS/GHS: History Course (3)
  • LLE/GLL: Literature Course (3)
  • HS 201: Community Service (1)
  • NUR 450: Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (3)
  • NUR 485: Advanced Leadership (3)

Total Credits: 13

Total Program Credits: 61

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 Touro application, with the $50 application fee
  • Official transcript(s) indicating completion of diploma or associate's level nursing program*
  • Personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Unencumbered New York State license and current registration as a registered nurse in the state of New York or eligibility for licensure endorsement

*The RN-BS Program is structured so that a minimum of 24 credits of liberal arts courses are needed in transfer from an Associate’s degree program. Students with fewer than 24 transfer credits in liberal arts will be required to take additional liberal arts courses during the program.

Last updated Jun 2019

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