Rutgers College of Nursing has defined leadership and excellence in nursing education in New Jersey. This heritage of excellence is at the heart of all our degree programs and places Rutgers equal to the most prestigious nursing programs in the nation. Inspired and empowered by the quality of education they receive at the College of Nursing, our graduates are recognized as leaders throughout the profession.
Our rich history dates back more than 50 years to when the Newark campus first offered courses in public health nursing. Many exciting milestones in our development as a teaching and research institution have occurred since then, from the College of Nursing's original accreditation, to the establishment of a Doctor of Philosophy Program in Nursing, which was approved by the New Jersey Board of Higher Education in 1989.
Never before have there been so many excellent opportunities for baccalaureate prepared registered nurses. For those who desire to work within acute care settings and hospitals, public health settings or clinics, or with newborns, children and adults, nursing is a career of choice. Nursing careers allow a great deal of flexibility in work schedules and places of employment as well, while providing both personal satisfaction and appropriate compensation. Further, Rutgers College of Nursing also values the opportunity to enhance the education of registered nurses seeking the baccalaureate degree.