May 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Catalog and Handbook 
2021-2022 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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Academic Director: Margaret Reilly, DNS, APRN, CNE
CUNY School of Professional Studies
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New York, NY 10001
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The Program

This dual/joint degree program in nursing with Queensborough Community College (QCC) and the CUNY SPS enables qualified students enrolled in the QCC 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-QCC Dual/Joint Program, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at Queensborough Community College;
  • Have completed a Pre-clinical sequence at QCC with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, and;
  • Have taken the National League for Nursing Pre-admission RN exam.

Application Deadlines

The application process for the QCC-SPS Dual/Joint Program is initiated at the Nursing Department at Queensborough Community College. For more information, contact Tina Bayer at or 718-631-6080, or visit QCC’s website

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 : 30 credits required (12 credits common core, 18 credits flexible core)
  • A.A.S. in Nursing: 43 credits. To view the requirements for the A.A.S. portion of this dual/joint program, visit the Queensborough Community College website
  • BS in Nursing
    • 33 credits from the major
    • 14 credits electives

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