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Admission to the Clinical component of the Nursing Program requires:

  1. Enrollment in the Pre-Clinical Component.

  2. Pass the CUNY ACT in Reading and Writing and the Mathematics Assessment Test or meet all requirements for existing developmental coursework.

  3. A minimum GPA of 2.5 in the four courses of the Pre-Clinical sequence, and earn at least a “B” in two courses (one of which must be in the Science 25 or Bio 11).  

             The Pre-Clinical sequence includes:

    • English 12
    • Psychology 11
    • Science 25
    • Biology 11
  1. Successful score on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills-The test is created and administered by Assessment Technologies Institute) pre-admission RN examination.
  2. Students who have repeated and/or withdrawn from any of the Pre-clinical sequence courses may not be considered for admission to the Nursing Program. Transfer students from other colleges must be in good standing. Students who are on academic probation, or have been administratively dismissed from a nursing program at a previous school are not eligible for admission to the Nursing program. Transfer students must submit transcripts from other colleges (NOTE: The letter grades earned in the Pre-Clinical sequence courses at other colleges will be used to determine eligibility for admission.)

    Students with disabilities who are interested in the Nursing Program should make an appointment with the department chairperson - 718-368-5522.
  3. Students must earn a minimum of a "C" grade in all pre and co-requisite courses.
  4. Candidates must file an application for Clinical component of the Nursing Program in the Nursing Department Office, MAC 401. Completion of the above requirements does not guarantee admission into the Clinical component; this is based on space availability. Candidates are ranked based on their pre-clinical GPA and the NLN PAX_RN scores.
  • PLEASE NOTE WELL: As of Fall 2009 all CUNY clinical Nursing students must provide documentation as to legal status in one of these categories:
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Permanent residency
  • International Student with F1 Status
  • Granted asylum, refugee Status, Temporary protected Status, Withholding of Removal, or deferred Action Status by the U.S. Government

Notice to Students on Criminal Background Checks
urrent laws generally permit a state licensing board or agency to deny a license to practice nursing if the applicant has been convicted of a felony or other specified crime. Like many state licensing boards, the Office of the Professions of the New York State Education Department requires that a criminal background check be conducted prior to granting a license to practice nursing.

The Department of Nursing at Kingsborough Community College does not require a criminal background check for admittance, but the Department’s educational requirements include placement at one or more hospitals or other off-campus clinical training sites, and these sites frequently require a student to undergo a criminal background check before the student can be placed for clinical training. If, based upon the results of a criminal background check, the site determines that a student’s participation in its clinical training program would not be in the best interest of the site, the site may deny that student admission to the training program. Even if the student has already begun the placement when the results are received, the site may elect to dismiss the student, regardless of the student’s performance while in the training program.

Each clinical training site that requires a criminal background check sets its own standards and procedures, and you may be asked by the site to pay the cost of the background check. You may also have to complete more than one criminal background check during the course of the Nursing program at Kingsborough Community College, depending on the number of sites where you are placed and the requirements of each site.

Please note that if a clinical training site determines that you may not take part in its training program based on the results of a criminal background check, you may be unable to complete your course requirements and to continue in the Nursing program. It is important for you to consider this before you enroll in the Nursing program. Kingsborough Community College has no obligation to refund your tuition or fees or to otherwise accommodate you in the event you are ineligible to complete your course requirements based on the results of a criminal background check, or if you are denied a license to practice nursing.

*See also "Program Information" for more details.

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