RN to BS in Nursing

Academic Programs | RN to BS in Nursing

Program Description

The School of Nursing offers registered nurses the opportunity to obtain a Baccalaureate of Science degree to further their nursing careers.

Program Highlights

  • The program is an online program with practicums.
  • Select graduate courses can be taken while completing the baccalaureate degree program.
  • Selected graduate courses may be used to meet both baccalaureate and graduate degree programs.
  • Registration for graduate courses is by permission of the Program Director.
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Deadline to Apply

Former Rutgers Students

Students who were previously undergraduates working toward a degree, and who wish to return to Rutgers should submit the online re- enrollment application at: https://www.ugadmissions.rutgers.edu/reenrollment/.
The re-enrollment period is February 1st - March 1st.  There is no application fee.


Application info

Admission criteria

  • Associate degree in nursing from an accredited NLNAC/ACEN college or a nursing diploma program.
  • Grade point average of 3.2 or higher (Students are selected on a competitive basis therefore the GPA required for an actual offer of admission may be higher depending on the applicant pool).
  • Current license to practice nursing in New Jersey.
  • Admission to the School of Nursing occurs once a year for the fall semester.

There is no limit on the number of courses that can be transferred from other colleges however there is a 30 credit residency requirement at Rutgers.




Download Curriculum sheet (pdf)

These courses may be transferred or taken any point in the curriculum (33 credits):

Course Cr.
Expository Writing I or English Composition I 3
Research in the Disciplines or
English Composition II
Anthropology/Cultural Studies 3
Intro to Sociology 3
History/Political Science/Economics 6
Humanities 3
Literature 3
General Electives 9

The following courses must be transferred or taken at Rutgers before taking any upper division nursing course at the 300 or 400 level (21 credits):

Course Cr.
Anatomy & Physiology I                            4
Anatomy & Phsyiology II 4
Microbiology 4
Pathophysiology 3
Organic BioChemistry 3
Statistics 3

Registered Nurses can achieve up to 40 credits for the following courses from nursing credits transferred from their basic nursing program, challenge examinations or baccalaureate/graduate courses at Rutgers:

Course Cr.
Nursing Care Provider I 2
Nursing Care Provider II 2
The Childbearing Family 6
Health & Illness of Adults 6
Health & Illness of Children & Adolescents 6
Trends in Health Care Delivery 3
Life Span: A Holistic Approach (Dev Psych) 3
Human Interactive Processes 3
Cultural Dimensions of Humans 3
Nutrition 3
Pharmacotherapeutics 3

The following courses must be taken at Rutgers and are included in the 30 credit residency requirements:

Course Cr.
Health Assessment Across the LifeSpan 3
Nursing Informatics 3
Research Process Applied to Evidence-based Nursing Practice
Professional Role Development 4
Community & Public Health Nursing 4
Community Health Promotion 3
Leadership & Management in Nursing 4
Leadership & Management Practicum 3
Special Topics in Nursing Elective 3


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