Recommended Courses in the Freshman Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • GEP 100 Academic Planning Seminar
  • SOC 100 Intro to Sociology*
  • BIO 111 Principles of Biology*
  • ENG 112 (Composition)
  • MTH 111 (or equivalent if not met in high school)
  • Fine Art with Performance
  • PSH 110 Principles of Psychology
  • CHM 260 Chemistry for the Health Professions*
  • Humanities
  • Liberal Arts Elective
  • Social Sciences


Recommended Courses in the Sophomore Year

First Semester Second Semester
  • BIO 321 Anatomy & Physiology I
  • BIO 323 Microbiology
  • Humanities
  • Statistics or PRO 204 Dev . Assessment
  • Fine Arts With or Without Performance
  • BIO 322 Anatomy & Physiology II
  • HLS 311 Nutrition
  • Statistics or PRO 204 Dev . Assessment
  • Foreign Language (if still needed)
  • Any remaining General Education requirements

* indicates courses that meet both general education and nursing requirements.

NOTE: General education courses may be taken in any order and every attempt should be made to complete these prior to the end of the sophomore year. Must have 60-63 Liberal Arts credits by the end of the Sophomore year. Students should be mindful to take nursing pre-requisite science courses in the correct order, as one is usually a pre-requisite for another.

Prerequisite Courses for all nursing-intent students must be completed by the end of the spring semester before beginning the Nursing program.

Further Recommendations

  • Registered nurses should seek individualized advisement in the Department of Nursing for the RN to BSN completion program.
  • Students who have already earned a bachelor’s degree may be eligible for the Bachelor’s to BSN: Second Degree Program. These students should seek individualized advisement in the Department of Nursing.
  • Any nursing-intent student not placed in nursing-designated GEP100 (APS) sections with a nursing faculty member should seek a nursing advisor as early in their college attendance as possible, e.g., during their first semester.

Further Information for Prospective Nursing Students

  1. Acceptance into the nursing department is NOT the same as acceptance into the University . You must apply for admission to the Department of Nursing by January of the year you plan to start your nursing courses . Refer to the Department of Nursing website for exact date the application is due.

  2. In order to apply to the nursing program, the student must have “nursing-intent” as their major.

  3. Acceptance into the nursing program is not guaranteed. Acceptance to the nursing department is on a space available basis . There are currently large numbers of students applying to the nursing department.

  4. In order to be eligible for admission to the nursing program, you must meet the following criteria:
  • Have nursing intent status and meet with a nursing faculty member for advisement each semester;
  • A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.00 by the end of the fall semester of your sophomore year;
  • Junior status with a minimum of 54 non-nursing liberal arts credits;
  • Completion of all nursing prerequisites with a grade of a C or higher
  • Completion of all prerequisites by May of the year you plan to start the nursing program
  • Completion of an application to the Department of Nursing and acceptance by SUNY Brockport . (Please note, these are two separate applications).
  • Read, sign, and abide by the American Nurses Association Code of Ethics, Professional Standards and Department of Nursing Guidelines for Suitability and Capacity to Enter the Profession of Nursing;
  • Read and sign that you meet required technical standards

Acceptance into the Nursing Program is very competitive. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) considerably higher than 3.00 is needed to gain entry into the Nursing Program. Only seventy-eight students are admitted into the Nursing Program each fall semester.