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entrance requirements

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Admission to the Clinical Component of the Nursing Program requires the student:

  • be enrolled in the Pre-Clinical Component.  A student must complete an application for Pre-Clinical Nursing during the period noted on the Academic Calendar.  The application is obtained in the Registrar’s Office.  The student must see a nursing advisor to discuss their academic performance and obtain a advisor’s signature on the application. The application is submitted to the Nursing Department (M401);
  • pass the CUNY Reading and Writing exams and parts 1 and 2 of the COMPASS Math Skills Test and/or complete any required remediation before completion of the four (4) courses in the Pre-Clinical Sequence;
  • complete the four (4) courses in the Pre-Clinical Sequence: ENG 1200, PSY 1100, BIO 1100 and SCI 2500;
  • complete the four courses  the Pre-Clinical Sequence with at least a grade point average of 2.5 and earn at least two (2) Bs (one of which must be in SCI 2500 or BIO 1100);
  • the student who has repeated and/or withdrawn from any of the Pre-Clinical Sequence courses may not be considered for admission to the Nursing Program;
  • all grades received for courses taken in the Pre-Clinical Sequence at Kingsborough will be included in the Pre-Clinical average computation;
  • submit transcripts from other colleges (NOTE: Letter grades received in the Pre-Clinical Sequence courses at other colleges will be used to determine eligibility for admission); any biological science course more than 10 years old will not be accepted for exemption or credit;
  • perform satisfactorily on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam (The test is created and administered by Assessment Technologies Institute).
  • the transfer student from other colleges must be in good academic standing.  A student who is on academic probation or has been administratively dismissed from a Nursing program at a previous school is not eligible for admission to the Nursing program;

The student must also earn a minimum of a "C" grade in all co-requisite courses.

PLEASE NOTE WELL:  All current 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

  • Current 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 the 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.


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