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2021-2022 Catalog and Handbook 
2021-2022 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Dual/Joint with Borough of Manhattan Community College (AAS to BS)

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Academic Director: Margaret Reilly, DNS, APRN, CNE
CUNY School of Professional Studies
101 West 31st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Email Contact: Nursing@sps.cuny.edu

The Program

This dual/joint degree program in nursing with Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) and the CUNY SPS enables qualified students enrolled in the BMCC AAS in Nursing program to seamlessly transition to the BS in Nursing at CUNY SPS. Students in this dual/joint program are guided in the selection of courses by an advisor in order to efficiently progress through the general education and nursing program requirements.

Admission Criteria

To be eligible for the CUNY SPS-BMCC Dual/Joint Program, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at Borough of Manhattan Community College;
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.50, with a minimum grade of “C” or better in the pre-clinical sequence;
  • Have taken and attained a successful score on the admission exam (e.g. Kaplan Admission Test (KAT) taken at the BMCC.

Application Deadlines

The application process for the BMCC-SPS Dual/Joint Program is initiated at the Nursing Department at Borough of Manhattan Community College. For more information, contact Jeng@bmcc.cuny.edu,

Program Requirements

Progression and Retention

A minimum grade of a C is required in all courses in the Nursing major. A student may not progress to the next course in the sequence without having a C in the prerequisite course.

Students may repeat only one nursing course, one time only. This includes students who withdrew from a course for any reason and students who completed the course with a grade below C. Students earning less than a C grade in a Nursing Program course may repeat the course one time and must attain a grade of C or better. A second earned grade of less than C in any Nursing Program Course will result in dismissal from the program.

120 credits are required for the online Bachelor’s Degree program in Nursing, broken down as follows:

  • General Education: 32 credits
  • A.A.S. in Nursing: 41 credits (includes Nursing and other required coursework).
  • BS in Nursing:
    • 30 credits from the major (includes Nursing and other required coursework).
    • 15 credits from free electives

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