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Nursing Program Entrance Requirements
Admission to Kingsborough Community College does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program. The Nursing Program consists of two components, Pre-Clinical and Clinical. To enter the Clinical Component, students must first complete the Pre-Clinical Sequence of the program. To obtain specific information about college admission requirements and/or to obtain an application contact:, or call 1-718-368-4600.

Enrollment in the Nursing Curriculum:  Students must be enrolled in the Pre-Clinical Component. Students who are not officially designated in the Pre-Clinical student group must apply for a Change of Curriculum during the time period noted on the official academic calendar of the college.  This calendar is available on the KCC website or can be obtained at the Office of the Registrar, A-201.

To be considered for the Clinical Component of the Nursing Program, a student must comply with the following:

be enrolled in the Pre-Clinical Component. 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 counselor 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 developmental courses 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) B's (one of which must be in SCI 2500 or BIO 1100);
students who has repeated and/or withdrawn from any of the Pre-Clinical Sequence courses may not be considered for admission to the Nursing program;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.
transfer students 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 earn a minimum of C in all pre- and co-requisite courses inclusive of BIO 1200, BIO 5100, ENG 2400, PSY 3200, and SOC 3100. Students who have repeated and/or withdrawn from these courses may not be considered for admission to the Nursing Program.

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.
Students who successfully complete the prescribed Pre-Clinical Sequence requirements must file for an application to take the ATI-TEAS exam and an application for acceptance into the Clinical Component of the Nursing Program. Completion of the above requirements does not guarantee admission into the Clinical Component; Admission to the Clinical Component is based on space availability, the Pre-Clinical Sequence grade point average and Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) results. Candidates are ranked based on their Pre-Clinical GPA and the TEAS results.

Qualified applicants who are not admitted to the Clinical Component due to lack of available space will not be placed on a waiting list or be given preferential admission into a later class. These students should consult with a nursing counselor in Room M-101 to discuss further options.
Application forms and specific filing dates for the Clinical Component of the Nursing Program are available in the Nursing Department office, MAC 401. The completed form should be filed in that office during the Spring or Fall semester in which the student expects to complete the Pre-Clinical requirements. Students completing the requirements during the Summer or Winter module should file their application in the following Fall or Spring semester.                             

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. Therefore, all clinical students will be required to have a criminal background check completed prior to the start of the initial clinical practice experience. The cost for this clinical requirement is the student's responsibility.

A student 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 they are placed and the requirements of each site. If the student receives a negative incident finding from a criminal background check result, the student must resolve that issue before the start of the clinical practice experience. This may require that the student withdraw or not be permitted to register for the course for the semester until the issue is satisfactorily resolved. There are NO alternative clinical placements.

Please note that if a student is not permitted to take part in a clinical practice experience required by the program based on the results of a criminal background check, the student may be unable to complete the course requirements. It is important for a student to consider this before enrolling in any of the programs of the Nursing Department. Kingsborough Community College has no obligation to refund tuition or fees or to otherwise accommodate the student in the event they are ineligible to complete the course requirements based on the results of a criminal background check.