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Does anyone know if the RN programs at CUNY are good? More specifically, Kingsborough CC and College of Staten Island and York College? I really do not have the money to pay for a private school, so I was hoping to aquire a BSN at CSI, or maybe an AA at kingsborough. What do you guys think? Can I get a job from a degree at KCC?
City University of New York produces some of if not the highest number of nursing school graduates in New York City.
While each program has their strengths and merits Hunter-Bellevue is one of the top rated nursing progams in NYC, NYS and the USA.
For the community colleges/ADN programs the College of Staten island ranks very high but they do not award an undergrad BSN. Even though the college is now a four year degree granting insitution their undergrad program is strictly ADN. Their upper division RN to BSN program is open to licensed registered nurses who hold associate degrees or diplomas in nursing.
Basically all CUNY programs provide good to excellent preparation for the NCLEX and a career in nursing. Proof of this is the huge applicant pool trying to get into these programs. There isn't a CUNY nursing school that isn't beating back applicants with sticks! *LOL* So while they may be *inexpensive* it is by no means a cake walk to be formally admitted into a CUNY nursing program.
Plan on having a minimum of 3.0 (3.5 or above is better) overall GPA in the pre-nursing sequence. For some programs the minimum required grade for sciences in both pre-nursing and nursing is 3.0 as well. You will also have to have decent NLN, SAT or whatever other standard testing each program uses for nursing applicants as well.