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Click here to visit Admissions. This link will take you directly to the CUNY online application process. Effective Fall 2010, students seeking a nursing degree at BMCC will be admitted into the college as an Undeclared Health major. After completing the pre-requisite courses for nursing admission Undeclared Health (UDH) students can apply for the Nursing Program. The college does not guarantee admission into its nursing program. If this is your first time going to college, apply as freshmen. If you have a degree or have taken courses at another college or university, apply as a transfer student and send your official transcript(s) to be evaluated for possible transfer credits.

No. The Nursing Department does not offer preadmission transcript evaluation. However, after your credits have been officially transferred, the Nursing Academic Advisor will review your transcript(s).

To apply for the nursing program, currently enrolled BMCC students must make an appointment to see the Academic Advisor in the nursing department during Early Academic Advisement starting in October to apply for the Spring; or starting in March to apply for the Fall. Transfer students must bring a copy of their transcript(s) when applying for the nursing program.

FOR THE DAY PROGRAM:
All Undeclared Health major (UDH) students who have completed or will complete the four required pre-requisite courses (ENG 101, PSY 100, MAT 104, and BIO 425) during the Fall or Spring semester may apply for admission into the Day Nursing Program.

All Undeclared Health major (UDH) students completing the four required pre-requisite courses (ENG 101, PSY 100, MAT 104, and BIO 425) in Summer Session 1 or 2 may apply in the Fall for admission into the Nursing Program for the following Spring semester.

FOR THE PART-TIME EVENING/WEEKEND PROGRAM:
All Undeclared Health major (UDH) students who are employed full-time during the day and have completed or will complete the four required pre-requisite courses, plus: BIO 426, BIO 420, PSY 240 or SOC 100 during the Fall or the Spring semester may apply for admission into the part-time Evening/Weekend Program.

All Undeclared Health major (UDH) students who are employed full-time during the day and have completed the four required pre-requisite courses and will complete all of the other required courses for admission into the part-time Evening/Weekend Program during Summer Session1 may apply for admission into the part-time Evening/Weekend Program in the Spring for the Fall semester.

Yes! You are required to take the HESI A2 Admission Assessment Exam at BMCC. HESI A2 exams scores from other nursing schools will not be accepted. This examination may be taken for a maximum of two times but NOT in the same semester.

To reserve a seat for the examination, eligible BMCC students MUST:

  • Fill-out an application for the Nursing Program with the Academic Advisor during Early Academic Advisement in the Spring and the Fall semester.
  • Submit a non-refundable proof of payment from the Bursar's Office to the Academic Advisor in the nursing department.

The examination is scheduled to be administered at the end of the Spring and Fall semester. Click here for specific dates and times for the HESI A2 Exam Schedule. Or go to the BMCC calendar.

 

You can prepare for the HESI A2 Admission Assessment Exam by purchasing the study guide in the BMCC bookstore.

The college does not maintain a waiting list for admission into the nursing program. Some students have found it necessary to apply two or three times before being admitted to the nursing program. However, other eligible students, but with a lower GPA in the four required pre-requisite courses have not been admitted in successive years.

Please be aware that Undeclared Health major (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.

Students are selected for admission into the nursing program based on their combined overall average in the HESI A2 Admission Assessment Exam, their GPA in the four required pre-requisite courses (ENG 101, PSY 100, MAT 104, and BIO 425) and their overall GPA for courses applicable to the nursing curriculum.

All nursing courses are offered in the spring and fall semesters.

No. You must first complete the pre-requisite courses ENG 101, PSY 100, MAT 104, and BIO 425. You must take MAT 104 at BMCC: No other Math course can be substituted for this class. You must also take and pass the admission exam (see question 4).

Yes. We offer a part-time Evening/Weekend Nursing Program for students who work full-time during the day. All evening nursing classes meet two evenings a week from 5:45PM to 9:15PM and the clinical is on Saturday from 8AM to 4PM. Click here to learn more about the Part-time Evening/Weekend Nursing Program

That depends on you and which program you are enrolled in. If you are enrolled in the Day Program it takes two and half years to complete the program. If you are enrolled in the part-time Evening/Weekend Program it takes three years to complete the program.

CHE 121, as required by the Science Department, is a prerequisite for BIO425, BIO 426, and BIO 420 for all students in the nursing program.

If you earn a grade of less than "C" in any of the required pre-requisite courses you will not be eligible to advance to the Nursing Program.

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