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ADVISORY for Registered Nurse Students.

You must complete all lower division courses which includes your electives and liberal arts courses before permission will be given for NUR 409 and 410

REGISTERED NURSES (Licensed in New York State)

Fully Online Nursing RN to BS Program

The fully Online Nursing RN to BS program is an upper division nursing program, which leads to a B.S. degree. It is designed to prepare for professional nursing practice and provide a foundation for graduate study in nursing. The program is FULLY ONLINE and fulfills the requirements of the New York State Education Department, and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

The program is a 37.5-credit major of the total 120 credits required for graduation. The program is designed for completion in 2 academic years of full-time study. Further evaluation of the non nursing courses will be done by the Office of Academic Advisement., Shuster Hall, Room 280, to determine what General Education (non-nursing) courses may be required.

Requirements for Entrance into the Bachelor of Science Program in Nursing for Registered Nurses (Licensed in New York State)

Graduates of Associate Degree programs in nursing and graduates of diploma programs who are currently licensed as Registered Professional Nurses in New York State are eligible to apply for admission to the B.S. program after completing 60 college credits with a cumulative index of 2.5 or greater and providing evidence of college courses in chemistry, math and human growth and development (or their equivalents). Some students may qualify to earn credits for the human growth and development course through a validation examination. Students must seek advisement in the Department of Nursing for this process. Registered nurses may pursue either full-time or part-time study.

RN applicants to the Lehman College baccalaureate nursing program must first apply for admission to the College and, after acceptance, apply to the Department of Nursing for admission by completing the application. A copy of a current nursing license and registration must also be submitted with your application.


  • Current Licensure in New York State.
  • Sixty (60) college credits with a grade point average of 2.5 or greater; or the associate
    degree in nursing from the City University of New York.
  • Official transcript(s) from all schools attended which also exhibits evidence of a college
    course in Math, chemistry, or chemistry taken in a state approved nursing program (or its foreign equivalent), or successful completion of the following courses at Lehman
    College: CHE 114: Essentials of General Chemistry: 3 Credits CHE 115: Essentials of General Chemistry Lab: 1.5 Credits
  • Foundation Course*
    • HIN 268: Human Growth and Development: 3 Credits (or equivalent course which covers growth and development through the life span.)
Required Courses: Credits
HIN 269
Analysis and Action for Community Health
NUR 300
Nursing as a Human Science
NUR 302
Ways of Knowing in Nursing
NUR 400
Professional Nursing Practice
NUR 406
Clinical Decision Making
NUR 408
Trends and Issues in Nursing and Health Care
**NUR 409
Therapeutic Intervention V: Nursing Synthesis
**NUR 410
Professional Nursing Management

*Some students may qualify to earn credits for the Human Growth and Development course through validation examination. Students must seek advisement in the Department of Nursing for this process.

** All required college courses must be completed before these courses can be taken. These courses will be taken together in the last semester of the program