Basic Baccalaureate Program



Dr. GaliczewskiProgram Overview

The nursing curriculum leads to the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. Students begin the nursing major after completing two years of pre-admission, general education coursework, either at Stony Brook University or another accredited institution. The nursing major applies principles from the sciences, art and humanities to patient-centered nursing practice. Graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN exam.

Pre-Admisson Requirements: (For applicants WITHOUT a baccalaureate degree on admission)

  • Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.8 is required
  • 57 credits with a grade C or higher
    in the following courses
Required Courses   Credits
English Composition 3
Sociology 3
Psychology 3
Lifespan Development 3
Microbiology/Lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab 4
Chemistry 3
Statistics 3
Humanities 6
Fine Arts 3
US History 3
Global Issues 3
Second Semester of Elementary Foreign Language* 3
Electives 9
Total Credits   57 minimum

Undergraduate Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program the baccalaureate graduate nurse will be able to:

  1. Apply principles from the sciences, arts and humanities to patient-centered nursing practice. (Essential I: Liberal Education for Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice)
  2. Use theories from nursing and related disciplines to guide research, policy and clinical nursing practice. (Essential V: Health Care Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments)
  3. Integrate best current evidence with clinical expertise in the delivery of safe, quality care to diverse individuals, families and communities. (Essential III: Scholarship for Evidence Based Practice; Essential IX: Baccalaureate Generalist Nursing Practice / QSEN: Evidence Based Practice)
  4. Apply knowledge and skills in leadership, quality improvement and patient safety to provide high quality health care. (Essential II: Basic Organizational and Systems Leadership for Quality Care and Patient Safety / QSEN: Quality Improvement; QSEN: Safety)
  5. Use information management and patient care technologies in communication, mitigation of error, decision making and optimization of quality patient outcomes. (Essential IV: Information Management and Application of Patient Care Technology / QSEN: Informatics)
  6. Engage effectively within nursing and interprofessional teams to foster open communication, mutual respect, and shared decision. (Essential VI: Interprofessional Communication and Collaboration for Improving Patient Health Outcomes / QSEN: Teamwork and Collaboration)
  7. Demonstrate professionalism and the inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice. (Essential VIII: Professionalism and Professional Values)
  8. Incorporate cultural values and preferences in the delivery of care to individuals, families, communities and populations across the life span. (Essential VII: Clinical Prevention and Population Health / QSEN: Patient-Centered Care)
  9. Formulate the value of practice excellence, lifelong learning and professional engagement. (Essential VIII: Professionalism and Professional Values)

*Stony Brook University students who satisfy the language requirement(communicate in a language other than English) will fulfill the foreign language admission requirement for the School of Nursing. However, the number of required elective credits must increase from 9 to 12 in order to meet the minimum requirement of 57 credits.

These courses together with the School of Nursing curriculum satisfy Stony Brook curriculum requirements and  provide our students with a diverse educational foundation that will facilitate lifelong active and adaptive learning and inspire engaged global citizenship.

Pre-Admission Requirements: (For applicants WITH a baccalaureate degree on admission)

  • Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.8 is required
  • Grade C or higher
    in the following courses
English Composition 3
Microbiology/Lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab 4
Chemistry 3
Statistics 3
Lifespan Development 3

Additional Application Requirements

  • Application and personal statement
  • Paid application fee or approved waiver
  • Unofficial transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Three online letters of recommendation
  • Completion of three prerequisite sciences by the application deadline
  • Meet the Technical Standards For Admission and Retention 

Additional Requirements upon Admission

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • Evidence of health insurance
  • All newly admitted students will receive an email from the SON Required Documentation email address, shown below, with detailed instruction to utilize the required CastleBranch web-based software system. This system requires a one time fee and is where students will upload and manage required documents.""
  • Evidence of student malpractice insurance
  • All preadmission coursework must be completed prior to the start of the program
  • Technology Requirements


  • Applications are available after August 1 at
  • Receipt of application, letters of recommendation, paid application fee (or approved waiver) and transcripts due at application deadline
  • All foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the World Education Services ( or a comparable institution
  • Admission to the Nursing program is highly competitive. Meeting minimum criteria for admission does not guarantee acceptance. The School of Nursing reserves the right to make final decisions based upon the applicant pool each year.
  • The first two years may be completed at Stony Brook or another accredited college or university. All admissions required coursework must be completed prior to beginning the nursing major.


Basic Baccalaureate Program Curriculum

Graduation Requirements Credits
Professional Socialization
HNI 350 Professional Role Development in Nursing 2
HNI 440 Nursing Research: Appraising Evidence for Practice 2
HNI 479 Transitioning to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice 3
Health Related Sciences
HNI 301 Mathematics for Health Care 2
HNI 310 Pathophysiology 3
HNI 333 Fundamentals of Pharmacology 4
Clinical Nursing
HNI 370 Health Assessment 3
HNI 373 Psychosocial Mental Health Nursing 6
HNI 377 Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions I                  6
HNI 378 Principles and Applications of Nursing Interventions II 6
HNI 455 Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing I 6
HNI 456 Adult/Gerontological Health Nursing II 6
HNI 463 Sexual, Reproductive, and Perinatal Health 5
HNI 464 Child and Adolescent Health Nursing 5
HNI 469 Population Health Nursing 6
HNI 474 Capstone Nursing Practicum 4
Total Credits   71

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing/Master's degree program in Nursing/Doctor of Nursing Practice program and/or advanced certificate program at Stony Brook School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


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