Bachelor of Science in Nursing Dual/Joint with LaGuardia Community College

Format: Online

HEGIS Code: 1203.10

Application Deadlines
  • Spring 2021 Priority Deadline: November 9, 2020
  • Spring 2021 Regular Deadline: December 1, 2020

Application Deadlines

The application process for the LGCC-SPS Dual/Joint Program is initiated at the Nursing Department at LaGuardia Community College. For more information, contact Kathleen Karsten, KKarsten@lagcc.cuny.edu or visit LGCC's website at https://www.laguardia.edu/home/.


This dual/joint degree program in nursing with LaGuardia Community College (LGCC) and the CUNY School of Professional Studies enables qualified students enrolled in the LGCC AAS in Nursing program to seamlessly transition to the BS in Nursing at CUNY SPS. Students in this dual/joint program are guided in the selection of courses by an advisor in order to efficiently progress through the general education and nursing program requirements.

Career and Academic Prospects

The BS in Nursing program prepares students to assume leadership positions in hospitals, community agencies, and long-term care facilities across the metropolitan area and beyond. Students gain the tools needed to meet the challenges of the evolving healthcare system, as well as the knowledge and experience required to move forward into graduate level studies and advanced practice nursing.

Job Placement Statistics

Undergraduate program outcome: 80% of RN-BS alumni will report employment as a RN within six months.

  • 2018 – 90%
  • 2017 – 92%
  • 2016 – 95%
  • 2015 – 95%

Meet our Faculty

Estimated number of adjunct faculty teaching in the program: 50

Margaret Reilly
Professor, DNS, Nursing Science
CUNY Graduate Center
Academic Director – Undergraduate & Graduate

Patricia Bartley-Daniele
Associate Professor, PhD, Nursing Education
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Coordinator MS in Nursing Education
Undergraduate & Graduate

Kenya Harris
Professor, EdD, Educational Administration, Leadership, and Technology
St. John’s University Nursing

Jan Kaminsky
Assistant Professor, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate

Anne Marie Leveille-Tulce
Assistant Professor, PhD, Nursing
CUNY Graduate Center
Undergraduate & Graduate

Kathleen Marsala-Cervasio
Associate Professor, EdD, Educational Leadership
Northcentral University

Lilly Mathew
Associate Professor, PhD, Nursing
University of Arizona
Coordinator MS in Nursing Informatics
Undergraduate & Graduate

Linda Paradiso
Assistant Professor, DNP, Nurse Executive
Old Dominion University

Admissions Criteria

To be eligible for the CUNY SPS-LGCC Dual/Joint Program, applicants must:

  • Be enrolled at LaGuardia Community College;
  • Achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.50, with a minimum grade of “C” or better in the pre-clinical sequence;
  • Have taken and attained a successful score on the admission exam taken at LGCC, e.g. Kaplan Admission Test (KAT);
  • Completed the required pre-clinical sequence at LGCC with the program required GPA;
  • Completed the nursing program required pre-admission test.

Click here to see a full list of the online nursing degrees offered at CUNY SPS.

Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2021 Priority Deadline: November 9, 2020
  • Spring 2021 Regular Deadline: December 1, 2020
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