Borough of Manhattan Community College Nursing Program Review

Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) was established in 1964 as the only community college in Manhattan. It served as a business training college operating from scattered rent office spaces in New York before it built its own campus in 1983 in lower Manhattan. The college is one of the 6 community colleges of the City University of New York (CUNY) system and prides itself to be the largest of them. BMCC currently offers a wide range of 2-year degrees in applied science, arts and sciences and it crusades for “Start Here, Go Anywhere” for its degree programs.

Nursing at Borough of Manhattan Community College

The nursing program at BMCC started off shortly after the college was established in 1967. The program is also the largest programs in all the CUNY system. The college offers a curriculum that prepares prospective students to become registered nurses. This associate degree program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and has 2 entry options: a day and Evening/weekend program.

Nursing Program – Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN)

The nursing program is an Associate of Applied Science that offers qualified candidates the opportunity to become Registered Nurses (RN). Students are admitted twice annually for classes commencing fall and spring semesters for both day and part time programs. The curriculum consists of 65 credits: 33 from the nursing department and 32 from other departments for the general education and science requirements.

Students are admitted into the program as Undeclared Health (UDH) students and remain as such until all pre-requisites and general education courses are completed. A second application must be made to the nursing major program. Such students must apply to the nursing program before completion of the 30th general education credit.

Late students are not allowed into the nursing major and are usually advised to apply for other majors. Students should note that successful completion of the UDH portion does not guarantee entry into the nursing major. After being declared as a nursing major, students take the 33 credits from the nursing department either in a part time or day plan

Weekend/ Evening Program

The weekend/ evening program is a part time option meant for students who work full time during the day. Students who choose this program have two evenings/week for the theory component and Saturdays for the clinical component. Classes for the weekdays option start from 5:45 pm to 9:15pm and that of the weekend from 8am to 4Pm. This part time option can be completed in three years while the day option takes 2.5 years. Since nursing courses are not offered in the summer sessions, students can take advantage of this period to go externship programs.

After completion of the required courses, students become eligible to write the NLCEX-RN exam to become registered nurses besides being awarded an Associate of Applied Science in nursing degree.

Nursing Articulation Agreements

Borough of Manhattan Community College has formed articulation agreements with three universities to enable the nursing program graduates complete a 4-year degree.

  • Universidad Del Sagrado Corazon
  • State University of New York (SUNY) Empire State College
  • Medgar Evers College (for the part-time students only)

Borough of Manhattan Community College – CUNY
199 Chambers Street, New York,
NY 10007