NUR-BS - Nursing RN


Official Name of Program

Nursing RN

Plan Code


Department(s) Sponsoring Program



Degree Designation

BS - Bachelor of Science



NYSED Program Code

36149 - NUR-BS

CIP Code


The online BS in Nursing (R.N. to B.S. in Nursing) program provides registered nurses with the academic credential necessary to help them advance in the field. Through the flexibility of online study, students of this program build on prior knowledge gained at the associate’s degree level, and explore pressing issues related to today’s changing global healthcare environment. The program is designed to assist students in developing intellectual curiosity and a spirit of inquiry essential to professional development.

Dedicated CUNY faculty and expert practitioners draw on the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing to help students develop and demonstrate competency in:

  • Health assessment

  • Leadership and management

  • Nursing research

  • Care of culturally diverse populations

  • Global Health and policy issues

By building on prior learning, the curriculum prepares associate’s degree and diploma nurses for the increasingly complex and varied roles that they will be expected to assume. These include:

  • Providing a safe environment for the delivery of care;

  • Practicing nursing through a humanitarian, altruistic and philanthropic lens;

  • Communicating effectively;

  • Making sound clinical judgment;

  • Working with an interdisciplinary team, including clients, families and other stakeholders; and,

  • Effectively managing patient care to ensure best possible healthcare outcomes.