RN - BS Program

A student not yet licensed as an R.N. but eligible for NYS registered nurse licensure may be conditionally accepted into the B.S. degree program, pending successful completion of the State Board exam (NCLEX) no later than the end of the first semester of matriculation. If the student is not successful at passing the licensing exam by that time, s/he must take a leave of absence from the program until R.N. licensure is granted. Students seeking endorsement for NY State licensure must have proof in hand before the beginning of the second semester of study. All students must maintain an unencumbered license while enrolled.

 Undergraduate students who do not possess RN licensure prior to enrollment in clinical courses (NSG 410 Management and Leadership in Nursing and NSG 440 Community Health) must communicate their intention to the department chair before the first day of class as to when they plan to take the NCLEX-RN. It is possible for a student without an RN license to participate in NSG 410 Management and Leadership in Nursing, and in NSG 440 Community Health as long as they are eligible for the NCLEX-RN.

Every student, prior to registering for clinical courses, must be in compliance with the current health requirements of Le Moyne College and of each institution and agency in which they practice for the purpose of fulfilling the clinical component of their course work. Health requirements are subject to change. Students will be blocked from course registration until proof of health clearance has been provided.

Students admitted to this program must meet the Le Moyne College standards for transfer admission. There is no time limit for transfer of courses to meet prerequisites for admission. The following are 60 credits of prerequisites for students with associate degrees and diplomas in nursing:

Biology (microbiology 3-4 credits; anatomy and physiology 6-8 credits)9
Math (college algebra or higher)0-3
Electives in liberal arts and sciences6-9
English (three credits must be in composition)6
Social Sciences (three credits must be in psychology)6
Total Credit Hours57-63

RN-BS Program

This state approved and professionally CCNE accredited 64-credit upper-division bachelor’s degree nursing education program is open to registered nurses interested in pursuing a higher level of education for professional nursing practice. Graduates of associate degree or diploma programs in nursing are eligible upon admission to transfer in a maximum of 60 credits of lower division prerequisite course work as a foundation for earning a B.S. degree in nursing on a full-time or part-time basis. The pre-admission requirements have been determined to allow prospective R.N. students a seamless transition to the upper-division program.

Students seeking admission to the nursing major may enter in any semester. The curriculum is designed to be completed in two years by a full-time student or within three to four years by a part-time student. To facilitate completion of the curriculum in a timely fashion, many core courses are offered both semesters, with most of them also available in J-mester, May-mester and summer sessions. Both nursing and core courses are provided in three-hour blocks of time in a flexible scheduling mode of day and evening classes to accommodate the needs of the adult learner. Some courses are offered in a hybrid, on-line or condensed format.

Students will be admitted to junior and senior years of this program as transfer students for the bachelor’s degree. Students accepted to this program must meet the Le Moyne College standards for transfer admission.

RN-BS with Non-Nursing Bachelor's Degree

Registered nurses with bachelor's degrees in other disciplines can complete this BS in Nursing with 31 credit hours of upper-division Nursing courses completed in residence.

Plan of Study Grid
Junior Year
First SemesterCredit Hour
BSC 345 Pathophysiology 2 3
NSG 330 Professional Issues and Trends 3
PHL 110 Introduction to Philosophy 3
MTH 110
Introduction to Statistics I (no Computer Lab)
or Introduction to Statistics I (with Computer Lab)
HST 110 World Civilization I 3
Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) 1-3
 Credit Hours16-18
Second Semester
NSG 315 Health Assessment 1 3
NSG 411 Nursing and Health Policy 3
ENG 210 Major Authors 3
HST 111 World Civilization II 3
PHL 210 Moral Philosophy 3
 Credit Hours15
Senior Year
First Semester
NSG 410 Management and Leadership in Nursing 2 3
IDS or Selected Elective 300-400 Level 3 3
NSG 350 Research in Nursing 3
THE Elective 3
ENG 310 Literature and Culture 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
NSG 421 Global Perspective on Family Health 3
NSG 440 Community Health 2 4
NSG 461 Principles of Teaching and Learning 3
REL Elective 3
COR 400 Senior Studies: Transformations 3
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours62-64

Includes Laboratory hours.


Includes Clinical hours.


An interdisciplinary studies (IDS) course is a course requirement. If a student has met this requirement, a selected elective should be taken instead.