Frequently Asked Questions
Question: I am a pre-nursing major, and this is my first time in college, what should I do?Answer:
Generic Nursing Students – First Bachelor’s Degree
✓ Two years of remaining coursework after completion of prerequisite courses
✓ Before or during their final spring semester before admission to the Generic Nursing Program, students must:
✓ Complete their Nursing Program prerequisite course(s) (insert link to section within this document)
✓ Complete the HESI A2 exam (insert link to HESI A2 section within this document)
✓ Submit Nursing application and all other required documents in person to the Nursing Department, Building T-3, Room 201 by March 15th
✓ Additionally, Click here to see Pre-Nursing Advisor
Question: I have a bachelor’s degree already and I want to enroll in the Accelerated nursing program, what should I do?
Accelerated Generic Nursing Students – Second Bachelor’s Degree
Fifteen months of remaining coursework
✓ Students applying to the Accelerated Nursing Program (second bachelor’s degree – 15 months of coursework) must:
✓ Complete their Nursing Program prerequisite course(s) (insert link to section within this document) before or during their final fall semester before admission to the Program.
✓ Students needing additional courses to prepare for the HESI A2 examination (e.g., MAT 104: College Algebra and/or MAT 132: Introduction to Statistics) may include these course(s) while completing their natural science and foundation prerequisite courses.
✓ Students whose first bachelor’s degree comes from outside of the United States may also be required to take English as a Second Language (ESL) and/or English Composition courses; these courses can be completed while also completing other required courses. Please contact the English Composition program at email@example.com for additional information.
✓ Complete the HESI A2 exam before or during the final spring semester before admission to the Program.
✓ Submit Nursing applications and all required documents in person to the Nursing Department, Building T-3, Room 201 by March 15th
✓ Additionally, Click here to see Pre-Nursing Advisor.
Question: What are Lehman's Generic Nursing Program pre-requisite courses?
Answer: Here are the required pre-requisite courses:
· BIO 181: Anatomy and Physiology I (5 hours [3, lecture; 2, lab], 4 credits)
· BIO 182: Anatomy and Physiology II (5 hours [3, lecture; 2, lab], 4 credits)
· BIO 230: Microbiology (6 hours [2, lecture; 4, lab] 4 credits)
· CHE 114: Essentials of General Chemistry – Lecture (3 hours, 3 credits)
· CHE 115: Essentials of General Chemistry – Laboratory (3 hours, 1.5 credits)
· CHE 120: Essentials of Organic Chemistry I – Lecture (3 hours, 3 credits)
· CHE 121: Essentials of Organic Chemistry I – Laboratory (3 hours, 1.5 credits)
Foundation Course (Prior to Admission):**
· HIN 268: Growth and Development (3 hours, 3 credits) Needed for entry to Nursing Program
Foundation Course (Prior to or After Admission):**
· HIN 269: Analysis and Action for Community Health (3 hours, 3 credits)
*Even when a prerequisite Biology or Chemistry course is repeated, only the FIRST grade earned is the grade that will be used to determine eligibility for admission to the nursing program.
**Either HIN 268 or 269 can be repeated, but students MUST earn at least a “B” in the repeated course.
Question: I have completed all my pre-requisite course, I have 60 credits, what happens next?
Answer: ALL Applicants MUST TAKE HESI A2 Examination
Click here for Testing and Advisement
Applicants to the Lehman College BS (Generic and Accelerated) Nursing programs must take the HESI A2 with Critical Thinking. Further information on registration for the HESI can be found on the Nursing Department’s Advising page.
YOU MUST BE ADMITTED TO LEHMAN COLLEGE BEFORE REGISTERING TO SIT FOR THE HESI A2 examination.
To register for the HESI A2, you must first create an EVOLVE account (Elsevier, Evolve, and HESI are the same company).
Evolve Testing Department ID: 201568
All candidates must arrive at the Prometric Testing Site with their Evolve user name and password as well as a government-issued photo ID with a signature.
· Instructions for Creating an Evolve Account and Testing Information (PDF)
· ADA (Americans with Disabilities) Procedures for Accommodation (PDF)
· New York Prometric Testing Sites (PDF)
· All PrometricTest Center List (PDF)
Question: I completed the HESI Exam A2; What should I do next?
Answer: Admission Requirements - Click here for Admission Requirements
All decisions on admission to the Lehman Nursing Program are made by the Nursing Application Evaluation Committee; their decisions are final.
The Nursing Application Evaluation Committee uses the following criteria in evaluating candidates for the Nursing Program:
✓ While a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.75 in the Biology and Chemistry prerequisite courses is required for consideration for admission, this part of the admission requirements is competitive.
✓ Space in the Nursing Program is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee acceptance into the Program.
✓ Even when a prerequisite Biology or Chemistry course is repeated, only the FIRST grade earned is the grade that will be used to determine eligibility for admission to the nursing program. This includes courses transferred to Lehman.
✓ Any grade below a C in any of the Biology and Chemistry prerequisite courses results in automatic disqualification from the Nursing Program. (CR, P, and other grades that do not indicate how well you performed in a course also result in automatic disqualification.)
✓ A minimum grade of C is required in Foundation prerequisite courses.
✓ Students are allowed to retake one HIN or NUR course in the major once. A second grade below C in a major course result in automatic dismissal from the Program.
✓ Students must earn at least a “B” on the repeated course.
✓ Minimum passing scores in each section of the Pre-Nursing Admission Assessment Exam (HESI A2) - i.e., score at least 75 on the Math; Reading Comprehension; and Anatomy and Physiology sections and at least 800 on the Critical Thinking (CT) section.