Bachelor of Science (BS)
(RN to BS in Nursing)

The College offers an upper-division program leading to the BS degree with a major in Nursing. The program is designed for students who are licensed registered nurses but do not hold the baccalaureate degree. Students enrolled in the last semester of an accredited associate degree nursing program, diploma-granting nursing school, or an associate degree program affiliated with an accredited diploma-granting nursing school that prepares students for licensure as registered nurses may apply; however, acceptance into the RN to BS program is contingent upon successful program completion and graduation.

The RN to BS program builds upon prior learning, broadens studies in liberal arts and sciences, provides essential courses for career advancement, and offers elective learning opportunities in areas of interest. Courses focused on health promotion, leadership, management, research, community health, and professional issues, as well as elective focus areas prepare BS graduates for new professional opportunities and expanded roles. Our dedicated and experienced faculty work with full-time and part-time students in many aspects of academic life such as coursework, including classroom, clinical, simulation, and laboratory experiences in professional settings. We offer an in-person program with in-person and online sections available.

For further information, call (718)-982-3830 to speak with a nursing faculty advisor or e-mail the Interim RN-BS program coordinator, Dr. Susan Brillhart at Susan.Brillhart@csi.cuny.edu.

Criteria for Admission to the RN to BS degree program in Nursing

Applicants to the RN to BS completion program in Nursing must be graduates of a nursing program from a degree-granting associate degree program, or an accredited diploma-granting nursing school, or an associate degree program affiliated with an accredited diploma-granting nursing school that prepares students for licensure as registered nurses.
Students enrolled in the last semester of an accredited associate degree nursing program, diploma-granting nursing school, or an associate degree program affiliated with an accredited diploma-granting nursing school that prepares students for licensure as registered nurses may apply; however, acceptance into the RN to BS program is contingent upon successful program completion and graduation.

Applicants should have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and at least a 2.5 grade point average in all prelicensure nursing courses taken prior to application.

Applicants must:

  • Submit a completed application for Admission into the RN to BS in Nursing program.
  • Deadlines for applications to CSI and the Department of Nursing, including supporting documentation (transcripts), are as follows:

Early admission: March 1 for the fall semester and October 1 for the spring semester.  
Regular admission: April 1 for the fall semester and November 1 for the spring semester.
All applicants are eligible to apply for early or regular admission.

  • All transcripts for courses taken outside CUNY must be submitted to the registrar.
  • For students who are currently completing or have completed their nursing program at a school other than CSI, the transcript from the degree or diploma granting institution must be submitted to the nursing department office, building 5S, room 213.

(If you took college courses within CUNY and/or you completed your nursing program within CUNY, you may submit a student copy of your CUNY transcript to the nursing department).
Applicants – Please submit your required materials based upon your current enrollment status:

Current CSI AAS in Nursing Students:
In your last semester of the CSI AAS program, complete Supplemental Application for Admission into the RN to BS in Nursing

Readmitting CSI Students:
If you previously took course work at CSI but are not currently taking courses, complete ALL:

New Students to CSI:
If you never attended CSI, complete ALL:

  • Transfer Application
  • Supplemental Application for Admission into the RN to BS in Nursing
  • If you took courses at other colleges outside CUNY and/or are currently completing or have completed your nursing program at a school outside CUNY, submit your transcripts to the Office of the Registrar
  • If you took courses at other colleges and/or are currently completing or have completed your nursing program at a school other than CSI, submit your transcripts to the nursing department office, building 5S, room 213. (If your courses and/or program completion was within CUNY, you may submit a student copy of your CUNY transcript).