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The nursing curriculum concentrated in the upper division years, leads to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. Students enter the program having completed two years of general education, either at the State University of New York at Stony Brook or another accredited institution.
The upper division nursing major draws on the lower-division prerequisite courses from the humanities and the natural and social sciences as a means of assisting the student to gain comprehensive knowledge of individuals and their responses to actual or potential health problems. Students are provided learning experiences focused on individuals, families, groups and communities. In addition, students are exposed to various models of professional nursing and health care. Stony Brook University Hospital is utilized as a clinical site along with various other settings.
Two-Year Basic Baccalaureate Program Curriculum
|HNI 350 Professional Role Development in Nursing||2|
|HNI 440 Research in Nursing||2|
|HNI 479 Transitions Into Professional Practice||3|
Health Related Sciences
|HNI 301 Mathematics for Health Care||1|
|HNI 310 Pathology||3|
|HBH/HNI 333 Fundamentals of Pharmacology||4|
|HNI 370 Health Assessment||3|
|HNI 373 Psychosocial Mental Health Nursing||6|
|HNI 377 Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions I||6|
|HNI 378 Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions II||6|
|HNI 455 Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing I||6|
|HNI 456 Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing II||6|
|HNI 463 Maternal and Newborn Health Nursing||6|
|HNI 464 Child and Adolescent Health Nursing||6|
|HNI 469 Population Health Nursing||6|
|HNI 474 Capstone Nursing Practicum||3|
- Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.8 is required
- 57 college credits with a grade C or better
in the following courses
If your native or primary language is not English, English proficiency must be established based on the results of your TOEFL or IELTS examinations.Minimum exam scores required for admission to Stony Brook University:
IELTS: Overall score of 6.5, with no subsection recommended to be below 6
TOEF iBT: 85**In addition to the minimum overall score of 85 on the Internet-based exam, students must score at least 22 on the speak subsection.
Additional Application Requirements
- Application and personal statement
- Paid application fee or approved waiver
- Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- Three letters of recommendation
- Completion of three prerequisite sciences by the application deadline
- Meet the Technical Standards For Admission and Retention
Additional Requirements upon Admission
- Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- Certification in Basic Life Support for Health Care Providers (BLS) w/ AED
- Evidence of meeting University health requirements
- Evidence of health insurance
- Evidence of student malpractice insurance
- All prerequisite classes must be completed prior to the start of the program
Technical Standards for Admission and Retention
The Stony Brook University School of Nursing faculty has specified technical standards critical to the success of students in any Stony Brook University nursing program. Qualified applicants are expected to meet all academic admission criteria, as well as these technical standards, appropriate to their program of study.
The applicant/nursing student must be able to participate actively in all classroom, clinical and laboratory exercises. The applicant/nursing student must be able to assess and comprehend the condition of all patients assigned to her or him. Such observation and information acquisition usually requires the functional use of visual, auditory, olfactory and somatic senses.
The applicant/nursing student must be able to communicate effectively and sensitively with patients in order to elicit information, describe changes in mood, activity and posture, assess non-verbal communications, and be able to effectively and efficiently transmit information to patients, fellow students, faculty, staff and all members of the health care team. Skills include verbal, written, and nonverbal abilities consistent with effective communication.
The applicant/nursing student must be able to use the senses of seeing, hearing, touch, and smell to make correct judgments regarding patient conditions for the purpose of demonstrating competence to safely engage in the practice of nursing. The applicant/nursing student must have sufficient motor function to elicit information from patient and be able to execute motor movements reasonably required to provide general care and emergency treatment to patients.
4. Intellectual-Conceptual, Integrative and Quantitative Abilities
The applicant/nursing student must be able to measure, calculate, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate to engage completely in the safe practice of nursing.
5. Behavioral and Social Attributes
The applicant/nursing student must have the emotional health to fully use her or his intellectual ability, exercise good judgment, and complete all responsibilities attendant to the diagnosis and care of patients. The practice of nursing requires applicants/nursing students to be able to develop mature, sensitive, and effective relationships with patients and colleagues. To provide safe patient care applicants/nursing students must possess characteristics of adaptability, flexibility, and be able to function in the face of uncertainty. The health care environment requires applicants/nursing students to be able tolerate physical and emotional stress and continue to function effectively and efficiently. She/he must have a high level of compassion for others, motivation to serve, integrity and a consciousness of social values. Candidates and students must possess sufficient interpersonal skills to interact positively with people from all levels of society, all ethnic backgrounds and all belief systems.
International students are not eligible for Federal or State aid.The only form of aid available to an international student is a private/alternative loan. This is a loan offered through a lending institution of your choice. You must apply directly with the lender. The lender may require that you have a co-signer. Some may require that the co-signer is a permanent resident, others require US citizenship.
- Applications are available after September 1 at www.nursing.stonybrookmedicine.edu
- Receipt of application, letters of recommendation, paid application fee (or approved waiver) and transcripts due at application deadline
- All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the World Education Services (www.wes.org) or a comparable institution
- Admission to the Nursing program is highly competitive. Meeting minimum criteria for admission does not guarantee acceptance. The School of Nursing reserves the right to make final decisions based upon the applicant pool each year.
- The first two years may be completed at Stony Brook or another accredited college or university. All admissions required coursework must be completed prior to beginning the nursing major.