Registered Nurse Baccalaureate Program


Online asynchronous program with 2 onsite days and 1 synchronous virtual day

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Students with prior baccalaureate degrees in other disciplines may be eligible to apply a maximum of 19 upper-division credits (undergraduate courses numbered 300 or higher) toward the liberal arts & sciences component of the Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate degree program.

Only courses with a minimum grade of C+ shall be considered. These credits must be from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. 

Grades received for transferred courses are not shown nor are they included in the calculation of the student’s cumulative grade point average at Stony Brook University.

Refer to the School of Nursing Student Handbook for the full policy on Transfer Credits and Course Waivers. 


Program Overview

The curriculum for the Registered Nursing to Baccalaureate program centers upon upper division Nursing and Liberal Arts courses leading to a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing. The program focuses on the dynamic landscape of global healthcare.  Emphasis is placed on cultivating effective communication, collaboration, and leadership skills, essential for providing evidence-based, socially just care to individuals, families, and populations.  The curriculum introduces diverse theoretical models of professional nursing and healthcare, applying them to real-world clinical scenarios and facilitating the seamless transition of competencies to the baccalaureate level of proficiency.

Undergraduate Program Outcomes

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

  • Utilize clinical judgment when integrating established and evolving knowledge from nursing; liberal arts; natural and social sciences; and other related disciplines in the formation of innovative nursing practice. (Domain 1)
  • Integrate evidence-based, compassionate and developmentally appropriate patient-centered nursing care to diverse individuals, families, and communities. (Domain 2)
  • Communicate with the community, industry, academia, health care, policy makers and other stakeholders to promote equitable population health outcomes, improve disease management and prevention. (Domain 3)
  • Formulate professional, ethical knowledge based on nursing theory and evidence generated, synthesized, translated and applied from nursing and other disciplines to improve practice and transform health care.  (Domain 4)
  • Apply established and emerging principles of improvement science and safety to enhance individual practice and system effectiveness to provide high quality health care and minimize risk of harm to patients. (Domain 5)
  • Demonstrate  intentional  and effective collaboration  across professions and with care team members, patients, families, communities, and stakeholders, fostering mutual respect and shared decision-making to optimize care, enhance the healthcare experience, and strengthen outcomes.  (Domain 6)
  • Incorporate communication technologies and informatics processes in coordinating resources to gather data and drive decision making to provide continuity of care, mitigation of error, and optimization of quality patient outcomes for diverse populations. (Domain 7 & 8)
  • Demonstrate a professional identity of accountability, perspective, collaborative disposition, and comportment that reflects nursing's inherent values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity, and social justice. (Domain 9)
  • Inculcate a spirit of self-reflection that fosters lifelong learning, self-care, well-being and resilience, along with the acquisition of nursing expertise, to promote the development of a professional identity and the assertion of nursing leadership (Domain 10)

Admission Requirements

  • A current unencumbered New York State RN license(Or new graduate nurses who will be licensed within 6 months of the start of the program)
  • Minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5
  • All pre admission coursework must be completed with a grade C or higher
Pre admission Coursework*   Credits
Lower Division Clinical Nursing Courses 30
English Composition 3
Intro to Psychology 3
Microbiology/Lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology I/Lab 4
Anatomy and Physiology II/Lab 4
Statistics 3
Humanities 3
US History 3
Global Issues 3
Total Credits   60 minimum

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
  • Meet the Technical Standards For Admission and Retention

Additional Requirements upon Admission

  • Official transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
  • 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.""
  • All preadmission classes must be completed prior to the start of the program
  • Meet Technology Requirements



Process for Clinical Experiences

The Office of Clinical Placements facilitates the processing of clinical placement requests and contracts for all clinical affiliations within the baccalaureate, master’s, advanced certificate, and DNP programs. The office works collaboratively with faculty to secure clinical placement sites for students. Once a suitable site is identified, students submit a clinical placement request form for processing. The office maintains electronic data systems and records related to students, clinical placement sites, clinical affiliation agreements, clinical contracts and preceptors. Central to the clinical placement process for all programs is the establishment of a clinical affiliation agreement and clinical contract which is executed between SUNY and the clinical site. Upon final execution of a clinical affiliation agreement, SUNY procures and provides the site with a certificate of insurance or related protection evidencing the required insurance coverage. The provisions of a clinical affiliation agreement and clinical contract include the responsibilities and mutual terms that are agreed upon during the life of the agreement. Please note that it is a Stony Brook Medicine policy that the School of Nursing is not permitted to pay for, approve, or participate in, a clinical placement arrangement for our students that requires payment of any type by the School, student or any other third party. 

Registered Nurse to Baccalaureate Program Curriculum

Graduation Requirements


Professional Development

HNC 351 Role Development for Professional Advancement


HNC 440 Nursing Research:  Appraising Evidence for Practice


HNC 490 Professional and Ethical Communication in the Digital Era


HNC 479 Transitioning to Baccalaureate Nursing Practice


HNC 304 Social Justice in Healthcare


HNC 369 Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Policy


Health Related Sciences

HNC 310 Pathophysiology


HNC 360 Statistical Methods for Healthcare Research


HNC 300 Healthcare Informatics


HNC 333 Fundamentals of Pharmacology


HNC 305 Healing and the Arts


HNC 497 Genetics and Genomics


HNC 499 Epidemiology: Population Based


HNC 492 Complementary and Alternative Therapies


Clinical Nursing

HNC 370 Health Assessment


HNC 340 Novice to Expert


HNC 470 Nursing Leadership Practicum: A Capstone Experience               


HNC 469 Population Health Nursing



Total Credits


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)

For more information, please contact:

Valerie DiGiovanni
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