About Us

York College- The Department of Nursing offers two programs. 1. An entry level four year BSN program. 2. A RN to BSN program for graduates of accredited degree-granting Associate or Diploma nursing programs who have passed the NCLEX-RN licensing examination.


The mission of the York College Department of Nursing is to offer a liberal arts-based educational experience to guide students in attaining the knowledge, skills, and values essential for professional nurse leaders and managers, including the ability to make sound judgments and address the health needs of diverse cultural groups within the urban community. There are two nursing program tracks in the Department of Nursing: The RN- Baccalaureate Program is designed to build upon the knowledge and competencies of Registered Nurses, who graduated from associate degree and diploma programs. The Generic Baccalaureate program is designed to prepare competent nursing professionals able to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN licensing examination. The Department of Nursing mission is congruent with the York College Vision and Mission (http://www.york.cuny.edu/about).

The York College Department of Nursing Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the program the graduates will:

  1. Effectively communicate with diverse client populations and disciplines using a variety of strategies and respecting client's cultural beliefs and practices.
  2. Make sound judgements that synthesize nursing science and knowledge from other disciplines in the provision of safe, quality nursing care.
  3. Collaborate with clients, families, health team members to assist clients in achieving optimal wellness.
  4. Advocate for health policies that address local and global health issues through participation in nursing organizations.
  5. Integrate a personal philosophy of professional nursing practice incorporating legal, moral and ethical standards.
  6. Assume responsibility and accountability for one’s own education and nursing practice.
  7. Provide a safe environment using technology and information systems in nursing practice.
  8. Effectively manage patient care to ensure best possible health care outcomes.
  9. Maintain a spirit of inquiry and use research findings to provide evidence-based nursing care resources

Information about nursing as a career and job opportunities and scholarship information can be obtained from the American Nurses Association at http://www.ana.org. other informative sites for information about a career in nursing as well as a source of support while a student nurse is the National Student Nurse Association at http://www.nsna.org., Discover Nursing at http://www.discovernursing.com, The National Black Nurses Association at http://www.nbna.org, The National Hispanic Nurses Association at http://www.thehispanicnurses.org, The Asian American/ Pacifica Is lanner Nurses Association at http://www.aapina.org/; and The Transcultural Nursing Society at http://www.tcns.org

York College is ready to support your education and professional growth. The nursing courses are taught by Masters and Doctoral prepared registered nurses who have many years of clinical practice experience. The nursing club is a campus organization of pre-clinical and clinical nursing students designed to provide support, assistance, and collaboration during the student experience. The nursing club can be contacted at 718-262-2054


The Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, INC., (ACEN). Information is available at www.acenursing.org or by contacting the ACEN, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 Atlanta, GA 30326 P. 404.975.5000   F. 404.975.5020