Admissions Requirements – Nursing

Admissions Requirements – Nursing

Bachelor of Science (Holistic Nursing) – New York

Applicants for admission to PCOM’s bachelor’s degree completion programs must have earned an associate’s degree, defined as at least 60-semester credits/90 quarter credits. Prior to graduation, the student must demonstrate that they have completed a minimum of thirty (30) units of general education with at least one course in each of the following five categories:

  • Written and oral communication
  • Quantitative principles
  • Natural and physical sciences
  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Humanities and fine arts

The remainder of the required general education courses must provide an appropriate balance of natural and physical sciences; social and behavioral sciences; and humanities and fine arts which are designed to develop essential academic skills for enhanced and continued learning.

Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Holistic Nursing) program requires the following prerequisite courses. Courses with an asterisk must be completed prior to admission. The remainder of the courses can be completed while enrolled in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Holistic Nursing) program; however, they must be completed early in the program and prior to enrollment in NR 401 Community Health and NR 402 Leadership in the Delivery of Healthcare. Up to 15 credits of prerequisite transfer credits can be achieved through CLEP or accredited community college on-line courses. Courses must be completed with a minimum grade of “C” to be considered for transfer.

General Education Requirements

  • Written and oral communication

Required courses

  • English
  • Computers
  • Quantitative principles

Required courses

  • Mathematics
  • Natural and physical sciences

Required courses

  • Anatomy & Physiology I (or Human Anatomy)*
  • Anatomy & Physiology II (or Human Physiology)*
  • Microbiology*
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences

Required courses

  • Sociology
  • Humanities and Fine Arts

Nursing Courses

Graduates from an accredited associate’s degree program in nursing can receive up to 36 nursing credits for work completed. A minimum grade of “C” is required for all nursing courses transferred in.

Registered nurses with a diploma in nursing can obtain advanced standing credits in one of two ways:

  1. By taking select nursing examinations through Excelsior College (formerly Regents College). With these exams, Diploma RN’s may transfer up to 30 credits. A minimum score of B is required on all exams.
  2. By taking the NLN Mobility Profile II Examinations. Upon successful completion of these exams, 31 Nursing credits will be awarded.

Graduates from foreign schools of nursing must successfully complete the Commission on Graduates from Foreign Schools of Nursing (CGFNS) Examinations in order to receive 31 nursing credits for previous work completed.

The following criteria will be given high importance in evaluating applications:

  • Clear statement of purpose
  • Ability to write and think critically
  • Written and oral proficiency in English
  • Ability to utilize academic, professional and community resources to achieve your learning objectives
  • Computer literacy, familiarity with electronic databases, and access to e-mail and the Internet
  • Ability to function as an independent learner

The following are required for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Holistic Nursing) program:

  • Evidence of satisfactory completion of an associate’s degree in nursing from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education or international equivalent.
  • A grade point average of 2.75 or higher in previous undergraduate level work.
  • Registered nurse license in New York state or jurisdiction where the student’s clinical experience in NR401 and NR402 will occur. In some cases, an applicant who is currently scheduled to sit for the RN license exam will be considered if they complete licensing by the end of the first semester of classes in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing completion program at Pacific College.
  • Copy of an active, unencumbered registered nurse license in New York State or jurisdiction where the student’s clinical experience in NR401 and NR402 will occur.

All candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Holistic Nursing) Program will be required to complete clinical learning experiences towards fulfilling the requirements of the baccalaureate degree in nursing. Prior to or during the student’s clinical learning experiences at an acute or community and or school-based healthcare facility, that facility may require a criminal background check in order to meet the facility’s clinical placement policy or requirements. Such checks may be conducted by the facility or the student may have to independently obtain a criminal background check that meets the facility’s requirements. Pacific College does not conduct such checks.

Conditional Acceptance for Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Holistic Nursing)

Acceptance with Conditions indicates that the applicant has not completed the requirements for RN licensure. These students will have until the end of the first term of enrollment to provide evidence of a registered nurse (RN) license or they will be terminated from the program. Reacceptance is possible once the RN license has been obtained.

Online Postbaccalaureate Holistic Nursing Certificate

The following are required for admission to the online postbaccalaureate Holistic Nursing Certificate:

  • Evidence of satisfactory completion of an bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited institution recognized by the US Department of Education or international equivalent.
  • A grade point average of 2.75 or higher in previous undergraduate level work.
  • Copy of an active, unencumbered registered nurse license in New York State or jurisdiction.