Bachelor of Science in Nursing | CUNY School of Professional Studies (2023)

Form: Online

HEGIS-Code: 1203.10

application deadlines

  • Priority Deadline for Fall 2023: April 3, 2023
  • Normal fall date 2023: June 20, 2023

ÖRN to BS in NursingThe online degree program provides registered nurses with the academic credentials they need to stay relevant and positions them to advance in the field. Through the flexibility of online study, students in this program build on prior knowledge gained in undergraduate studies and examine pressing issues related to today's changing global health environment. The program is designed to help students develop intellectual curiosity and an inquiring mind, essential for professional development.

CUNY's dedicated faculty and experts are grounded in the foundations of baccalaureate education for professional nursing practiceAmerican Association of Colleges of NursingTo help students develop and demonstrate competencies in:

  • health assessment
  • leadership and management
  • nursing research
  • Caring for culturally diverse populations
  • health and world politics
  • Nursing Informatics

Professional and academic prospects

The RN to BS in Nursing program prepares licensed nurses to assume leadership roles in critical care, community and long-term care. Students gain the knowledge needed to meet the challenges of the evolving healthcare system, as well as the knowledge and experience needed to progress to graduate school and advanced nursing practice.

completion rates

CUNY SPS RN-BS benchmark for program completion rates:

  • 75% of students will complete the RN-BS program in five years.
  • The completion rate of the 2014 cohort is 78%

Employment Statistics

Degree outcome: 80% of RN-BS alumni register as RNs within six months.

  • 2018 – 90 %
  • 2017 – 92 %
  • 2016 – 95 %
  • 2015 – 95 %


Bachelor of Science in Nursing | CUNY School of Professional Studies (1)The RN for BS in Nursing at the CUNY School of Professional Studies (CUNY SPS) is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

This program is registered with the New York State Department of Education.

Dual/Joint Nursing with Queensborough Community College

Eligible students enrolled in the Queensborough Community College AAS Nursing program have the opportunity to seamlessly transition into the BS in Nursing program at CUNY SPS. Students interested in this program canlearn more here.

articulation agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between CUNY SPS and two-year colleges and universities that allow students to easily transfer the maximum number of credits into our RN-to-BS program in Nursing from institutions with which we have an established transfer process.

  • Attendance at Manhattan Community College - AASin Nursing(PDF)
  • Bronx Community College - AAS in Nursing(PDF)
  • Hostos Community College - AAS in Nursing(PDF)
  • Kingsborough Community College - AASin Nursing(PDF)
  • Queensborough Community College - AASin Nursing(PDF)

Previous Learning Assessment

Non-College Learning Credit is a credit recommendation for college-level learning obtained outside of a college or university.

View pre-approved nursing certifications

ÖAmerican Education Council(ACE) is aNational College Credit Referral Service(NCCR) evaluated college-level training programs, military, government and public sector qualifications and licenses that may be eligible for college credit at CUNY's School of Professional Studies.

CUNY SPS also provides credit for currently audited licenses and certifications in Health Information Management, IT, Project Management, Real Estate, Business, and Paramedic.

For more information on non-collegiate prior knowledge, please contact

Prospective students and applicants canplan a meetingwith a college advisor to obtain an unofficial credit check for a degree.

Get to know our faculty

Estimated number of lecturers in the program: 50

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Margaret Reilly
Professor, DNS, Nursing Science
CUNY Graduate Center
Academic Director - Undergraduate and Graduate

Patricia Bartley-Daniele
Associate Professor, PhD, Nursing Education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Coordinator of Master's degree in Nursing Education
Undergraduate und Graduate

Kenia Harris
Teachers, EdD, Education Administration, Leadership and Technology
Nursing at the University of St. John

John Easting
Assistant Professor, Doctor
Johns Hopkins University

Anne Marie Leveille-Tulce
Assistant Professor, PhD in Nursing
CUNY Graduate Center
Undergraduate und Graduate

Kathleen Marsala Cervasio
Associate Professor, EdD, Educational Leadership
North Central University

Lilly Mathew
Associate Professor, PhD in Nursing
University of Arizona
MS Coordinator in Nursing Informatics
Undergraduate und Graduate

Linda paradise
Assistant Professor, DNP, Senior Nurse
University of the Old Domain

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Upcoming Events for Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Online information event: Bachelor's degree programs

March 28, 2023

Test flight: online learning simulation

05.04.2023for11. April 2023

Online Information Session: Graduate and Graduate in Nursing

02. May 2023

Other Events

Academic Director, Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing | CUNY School of Professional Studies (2)

Margaret Reilly

Academic Director, Nursing

(Video) Online RN to BS and RN to BS-MS in Nursing Degrees | CUNY SPS Online Information Session 3-23

Full curriculum

Monday - Saturday
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m
(Nursing students may visit the site only when designated by the SPS nursing program.)

New library
(currently closed due to the COVID pandemic)

opening hours

Monday - Friday:
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m
(excluding school holidays)

Saturday Sunday:
13:00. - 9.00.
(excluding school holidays)

Phone: (646) 664-8592

To contact the CUNY SPS Help Desk Manager, contact Cristian Cardenas at (646) 664-8593 or

CUNY SPS Offenes Labor

* The CUNY SPS lab is currently closed due to COVID-19 and university guidelines.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for admission to the RN to BS in Nursing program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Associate's degree in nursing from the City University of New York or a regionally or nationally accredited non-CUNY lending institution with an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Currently licensed in New York State as a Registered Professional Nurse or eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination - RN (NCLEX-RN) - in New York State. Students who do not currently hold an RN license may apply to the pending-licensing program in the final semester of their pre-licensing program. Unlicensed students who meet the eligibility criteria are admitted on a case-by-case basis and must earn their RN license prior to beginning their second semester in the program.
  • Nurses with a nursing degree from a non-accredited institution may also apply. Graduate candidates receive 36 credits toward their nursing education upon passing the NCLEX-RN and holding a NYS RN license to practice, and must complete the nursing program and general education courses to receive the BS in nursing.
  • All University policies regarding skills and proficiency tests, grades, credit transfer and course completion apply.

The online application requires students to complete a personal essay that helps us understand their educational goals and readiness to return to college.

Residency requirement*
To apply for the RN to BS in Nursing program, students must submit documentation from one of the following categories:

  • American citizenship
  • permanent residence
  • Granted asylum, refugee status, temporary protected status, deportation deferred, forced departure deferred, U.S. government status deferred, child arrival action deferred (DACA), or permanent residency in the United States under the color of the law (PRUCOL)

*Foreign students can enroll in the courses completely online. However, our online programs do not qualify for student visas.

Students can see themPolicy Guide for Nursing Students(PDF).

SView a complete list of online nursing programs offered at CUNY SPS.

application deadlines

  • Priority Deadline for Fall 2023: April 3, 2023
  • Normal fall date 2023: June 20, 2023

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Elena Dawaraschvili

RN to BS in Nursing

"I feel I have the ability to inspire and motivate people to become nurses based on my personal example."

Baly Cooley

RN to BS Nursing

"I have learned that my age was not a disadvantage but a blessing as my work ethic, professionalism and ability to manage myself were critical to my success in going to school and working at the same time."

Nicholas Choi

RN to BS in Nursing

“Taking courses at CUNY SPS really puts your time management skills to the test. The faculty genuinely want you to be successful and provide a range of resources to help you do that.”

Alex Perez

RN to BS in Nursing 2017

"After graduating from CUNY SPS, I took on more responsibility in my job. I started leading patient education courses for nurse practitioners [and] also work as a teacher for students in RN programs..."

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March 22, 2023

The nurse

Dr. Jennifer McIntosh, Assistant Professor of Nursing at CUNY SPS, published the article "The Impact of Systemic Racism on Health Outcomes Among Black Women: Recommendations for Change" in The Nurse Practioner last February.

Attitudes of registered nurses caring for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in an intensive care unit: A mixed-methods study

30. October 2022

SCIREA Journal of Clinical Medicine

Dr. Kathleen Cervasio, Associate Professor of Nursing, worked with Dr. Marie Charles of Pace University in the research study "Attitudes of Registered Nurses Caring for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in an Acute Care Setting: A Mixed Method Study". The article was published in the SCIREA Journal of Clinical Medicine.

Illuminating perceptions of stigma, attribution, and caregiving behaviors by emergency room nurses toward people with mental illness through the lens of individualized care: a cross-sectional study

28. October 2022

Journal of Emergency Care

DR. Jennifer McIntosh, Assistant Assistant Professor of Nursing, veröffentlichte die Ergebnisse ihrer Doktorarbeit mit dem Titel „Illuminating Emergency Nurses' Perceptions of Stigma, Attribution, and Caring Behaviors Towards People with Mental Illness Through the Lens of Individualized Care: A Cross-Sectional“ in das Journal of Emergency Nursing.

An integrative review of critical care worker attitudes toward adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

23. May 2022

International Journal of Nursing Science and Health Care

Dr. Kathleen Marsala-Cervasio, Associate Professor of Nursing Programs at CUNY SPS, published the article "An Integrative Review of the Attitudes of Acute Care Nurses Towards Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities" in the International Journal of Nursing and Health Care Science. Dr. Marsala-Cervasio co-wrote the piece with Marie Lourdes Charles, an assistant professor at Pace University's Lienhard School of Nursing.

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