Department: School of Nursing


The School of Nursing is located at Hunter College’s Brookdale Health Science Center at 425 East 25th Street in Manhattan. The School’s programs combine liberal and professional education with a humanistic and holistic approach to health care. The School’s mission is to provide quality nursing education to promote health and provide care to culturally diverse, urban, and global communities through research, scholarship and service. 

The School offers three programs leading to the Bachelor of Science (with a major in nursing) degree: the Generic Program, for traditional students who have completed high school; the RN to BS Program for students who have completed an Associate degree nursing program and are licensed as a RN; and the Accelerated 2nd Degree Program for students who have a non-nursing baccalaureate degree. Information about application to our programs is available at  

What can I do with my degree in Nursing?

School of Nursing Baccalaureate graduates are prepared to practice as generalist nurses in health care settings.

Admission Requirements (all Programs)

Students are considered for admission to the Generic Program, Accelerated 2nd Degree and RN to BS programs for the fall semester only. Students are considered for admission to the generic program in the spring semester of their freshman year, after completing prerequisite course work and an application to the School of Nursing. An overall college GPA of 3.2 in addition to other requirements is the minimum requirement for consideration of an application. Only matriculated Hunter College students can apply to the Generic Program. Admission to the School of Nursing is competitive. Generic Program and Accelerated 2nd Degree Program students must be able to attend during the day and evening on a full-time basis, including weekends. All clinical assignments are made by the school faculty depending on site availability. RN to BS Program students attend Nursing major coursework fully online, on a full-or a part-time basis. 

HBSON and Queensborough Community College have a collaborative agreement that grants early acceptance of AAS students into the RN to BS program.  Students must complete their first semester of study at QCC with a grade of B or better in NU 101 and a GPA of 3.2 or better for early acceptance.

GPA Requirements for Nursing Programs

An overall college GPA of 3.2 in addition to other requirements is the minimum requirement for consideration of an application.

Attendance Requirements for Nursing

Generic Program and Accelerated 2nd Degree Program students complete coursework in person on a full-time basis. RN to BS students complete Nursing major coursework fully online, on a full-or a part-time basis.

Grading Policy for Nursing Courses

Students must receive minimum grades of C in all required nursing courses. One required nursing course (Generic Pathway:  NURS 20000, NURS 21000, NURS 22000, NURS 24000,  NURS 33100, NURS 33200, NURS 33900,  NURS 34300,  NURS 34900,  NURS 35200,  NURS 36000, NURS 45500, NURS 46000, NURS 47000, NURS 49000 NURS 49200, NURS 42200) is repeatable once by students who have received a failing grade. Students who fail a second required nursing course in the sequence or a second Biology course may not repeat that course and may not continue in the nursing major.

Note: Other colleges, graduate schools, professional schools, services and employers may calculate a grade point average inclusive of the failing grades. For questions regarding this policy, check with the Office of Advising Services, Rm 1119 East Building.

 School of Nursing Licensing and Accreditation


The baccalaureate degree in nursing programs, the master’s degree in nursing programs, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Hunter College, CUNY, are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


Hunter-Bellevue Baccalaureate grad­uates are prepared to practice as generalist nurses in health care settings. Graduates from the Generic and Accelerated 2nd Degree Programs are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program also provides a foundation for graduate study which also is offered at the School of Nursing. Graduates of the advanced practice nursing programs are eligible to take the certification examinations for nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists.


The Health Professions Education Center (HPEC)

The Health Professions Education Center (HPEC) is an academic learning center serving all students and faculty at the Hunter College Nursing and School of Health Professions. A variety of comprehensive support services and programs are offered at the HPEC to enhance student academic success, retention, and completion rates by applying best practices and addressing student learning needs from multiple pedagogical perspectives. Our services are designed to develop critical thinking, reinforce practice of clinical skills, and foster a supportive, professional environment for student collaboration and scholarship.

The HPEC combines traditional approaches to teaching with new instructional technologies that reflect the dynamic nature of all health professions. Services at the center include:

·  Access to the largest collection of health-related videos and instructional media within CUNY.
·  Computer-aided educational software and virtual training technologies.
·  Access to state board testing preparation programs.
·  Technology support at the Hunter College Brookdale Campus.
·  Beta testing and evaluation of new instructional media.
·  Faculty consultation for research and classroom media integration.
·  Development and administration of e-learning initiatives, online testing, and digital content.
·  Individual and group study support.
·  Simulation laboratory support through the New York Simulation (NYSIM) Center.

Faculty and students from all Hunter College schools and departments are always welcome to view the many resources available at the HPEC.

Director: Martin Dornbaum; Mezzanine floor, Brookdale West Building; (212) 481-5129,

For Evening assistance: email


The center maintains regular office hours throughout the academic year, Monday-Thursday 9AM-9PM and Fridays 9AM-5PM.

Center for Nursing Research

The mission of the Center for Nursing Research (CNR) at SON is to support and facilitate the development of nurse scientists and their research.

The Goals of the CNR:

  • Foster a sustainable culture of scholarship

  • Develop an infrastructure to support and disseminate nursing research

  • Facilitate interprofessional research collaboration

  • Engage students in the research process

The CNR offers support to faculty in all stages of the research process, from conceptualization of research design through obtaining funding, implementation of the research project, data analysis and publication of findings.

Opportunities are provided for students to participate in research with faculty as research assistants. The Center assists students in the preparation of research posters for presentation at nursing conferences and the CNR annual Evidence-Based Practice Poster Day.

 Hunter College School of Nursing is a partner in a major research consortium of the Weill Cornell Medical College Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC). The mission of the CTSC is to provide an environment that allows optimal use of our considerable multi-institutional assets and the diversity of our patient population to move translational research seamlessly from bench to bedside and to the community.The CTSC acts as a conduit through which essential resources, technological tools and education programs for all partners can be efficiently shared and managed. The multi-institutional consortium includes The Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Hospital for Special Surgery, the Hunter College School of Nursing, the Hunter College Center for Translational and Basic Research and the Cornell University Cooperative Extension in New York City.


Interim Dean, W.R. Hearst Foundation Chair in Gerontology; Professor
Elizabeth Capezuti
W526 Brookdale Campus

Associate Dean, Research
Elizabeth Cohn
W622 Brookdale Campus
(212) 396-7202

Associate Dean Undergraduate Programs
Generic, A2D and RN to BS Programs
Barbara Ravida
W503 Brookdale Campus
(212) 481-7146
(212) 481-4427 (fax)

Associate Dean Master's and DNP Programs
Steve Yermal
W600A Brookdale Campus
(212) 396-7144
(212) 481-4427 (fax)