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The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing [ACEN], Inc
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326 
P. (404) 975-5000 
http://www.acenursing.org   

The Nursing Department (Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc [ACEN] formerly NLNAC | National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc and registered by the New York State Education Department [HEGIS CODE 5208.10]) offers a program that prepares students to become competent members of the health care team, qualified to render effective nursing care in health service agencies, hospitals, and community and long-term care facilities. The nursing program is a combination of classroom theory and practice of clinical skills in selected health care facilities and in the college nursing skills and simulator laboratories. Students are well prepared to be collaborative health care participants responsible for facilitating maintenance of health, improvement of health status, prevention of illness and alleviation of suffering.

Upon successful completion of 65 credits, the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree with a major in Nursing is granted and students are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Additionally, to qualify for a license as a registered professional nurse, applicants must be of good moral character and at least eighteen years of age. All applicants who have been found guilty of a crime and/or have pending criminal charges (felony or misdemeanor) must submit a letter to the Office of the Professions of New York State giving a complete explanation. The applicant's eligibility for licensure will then be determined.

NOTE: As of Fall 2010, students seeking a nursing degree at BMCC will be admitted into the College as an Undeclared Health major (UDH). After completing the pre-requisite courses for nursing admission Undeclared Health (UDH) students can apply for the Nursing Program.

Undeclared Health (UDH) students who have not been admitted into the nursing program by the completion of the 30th credit will be required to select another major. If you receive financial aid and do not change your major by the 30th credit, there may be a disruption in your financial aid award.

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 Borough of Manhattan 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 pass 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 Borough of Manhattan 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 clinical program based on the results of a criminal background check, you may be unable to complete your course requirements.  It is important for you to consider this before you enroll in the Nursing program. Borough of Manhattan 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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