Students admitted to the Upper Division Nursing program participate in a concentrated course of study that is provided in 3 or 4 semesters and requires a commitment of one to two days per week by the student to successfully meet all requirements. Nursing practice skills and knowledge are expanded to care of individuals, families and aggregate groups within the community. The nursing courses provide the basis for students to analyze, synthesize, and integrate nursing science into evidence-based practice and research. This program provides the foundation for a leadership role in nursing and is integrated with concepts from health administration, public health, and a variety of electives.
To be eligible for progression from the Monroe College AAS-RN Program to the Bachelor of Science, Nursing Program, a student must:
- Demonstrate professionalism, caring, and academic integrity with no written warnings or disciplinary actions.
- Complete the RN-AAS program with a grade-point average of 3.0 or better.
- Complete a Comprehensive Predictor Assessment with an acceptable score.
- Submit an admissions essay.
- Be successful on the first time pass of the RN licensure by the completion of the first semester of the BS program.
To be eligible to be admitted directly to the RN-to-BSN Program, the following requirements must be met:
- Be a Registered Nurse in New York State and in good standing
- An official college transcript
- GPA of a 2.5 or higher
- Two letters of recommendation from employers, academic institutions, volunteer or religious organization
- Proof of employment (Letter from HR confirming your length of employment)
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