Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing

The Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing is one of the largest and most prestigious nursing programs in the country. The School of Nursing is located on the Brookdale Campus of Hunter College, 425 E. 25th Street at 1st Avenue adjacent to The VA Hospital, Bellevue Hospital and NYU Medical Center. The Undergraduate program of study combines liberal arts and professional education with a humanistic and comprehensive approach to health care, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree.

At the completion of the accelerated program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam, the licensing examination for registered nurses. Success rate for Hunter College students on the NCLEX-RN exam is one of the highest in NY State, and faculty expect 95% of graduates to pass the exam on the first attempt. The Undergraduate program also provides a foundation for graduate study at the Master’s level, which is offered at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing.

The Accelerated Second-Degree pathway (A2DP) is for students who have earned non-nursing baccalaureate degrees. It is a 50 credit program based on the existing generic baccalaureate program but organized so as to be completed by adult learners over 14 months of full-time study.

At the completion of the generic program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam, the licensing examination for registered nurses. The success rate for Hunter College students on the NCLEX-RN exam is one of the highest in NY State, and faculty expect 95% of graduates to pass the exam on the first attempt. The Undergraduate program also provides a foundation for graduate study at the Master’s level, which is offered at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing.

The Generic Pathway consists of two parts:

Lower Division (liberal arts and general education requirements)
Upper Division (professional nursing education)

Students are considered for admission to the Upper division of the program for the Fall semester only, after completing Lower division pre-requisite courses and application to the School of Nursing. Only students admitted to the Upper division are allowed to declare nursing as their major. Admission to the School of Nursing is very competitive. At present, 100 students are admitted annually and no one is guaranteed a seat in the program. Students admitted to the Upper division are required to attend the program on a full-time basis, during the day only.

The undergraduate program of study combines liberal arts and professional education with a humanistic and comprehensive approach to heath care, leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. Admission to the program occurs in both Fall and Spring semesters, and part-time study is available. The undergraduate program also provides a foundation for graduate study at the Masters level, which is offered at the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing.

The RN to BSN consists of two parts:

Lower Division (liberal arts and general education requirements)
Upper Division (professional nursing education)

Mission

The Institute of Continuing Education’s mission is to facilitate lifelong learning by continuing to meet the educational needs of professional nurses and prepare them to meet the 21st century needs of complex populations, particularly in urban settings.

The Continuing Education offers conferences, workshops and short non-credit courses on a wide variety of nursing and health related topics.

Goals

The goals of the Educational Provider Unit are consistent with the goals and mission of Hunter College :

To encourage the fullest possible intellectual and personal growth in each individual.
To develop an individual’s rational, critical and creative powers.
To inspire a zest for learning as well as to bring the recognition that learning is pleasurable and knowledge is useful.

Accreditation

The Institute of Continuing Education is approved by the Hunter-Bellevue School of Nursing, Hunter College, City University of New York, an accredited provider of continuing nursing education by the New York State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The Hunter Bellevue School of Nursing for Continuing Education is committed to working with the nursing community to promote and disseminate nursing knowledge, and to further excellence in nursing practice.

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