RN to BS in Nursing

The College of Nursing offers registered nurses the opportunity to obtain a Baccalaureate of Science with a graduate degree option to accelerate professional development. The graduate degree option offers prospective students a seamless approach that will enable registered nurses to become advanced practice nurses with greater ease.

Program Highlights

  • The program is an online program.
  • With the graduate degree option, graduate courses (up to 12 credits) can be taken while completing the baccalaureate degree program.
  • Selected graduate courses may be used to meet both baccalaureate and graduate degree programs.

Criteria for Admission

  • Associate degree in nursing from an accredited NLNAC/ACEN college or a nursing diploma program.
  • Admission into the College of Nursing is extremely competitive.
  • 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 College 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.

Applying

  • Applications must be completed online at www.admissions.rutgers.edu.
  • Prospective RN to BS/MS in Nursing students must complete a general undergraduate application that is available from late August to February 1st.
  • Priority deadline is February 1st for the fall semester.
  • Visit www.njtransfer.org to evaluate courses taken at New Jersey colleges.

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.

Curriculum

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
3
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 in Nursing 3
Professional Role Development 4
Community & Public Health Nursing 4
Community Health Promotion 4
Leadership & Management in Nursing 3
Leadership & Management Practicum 3
Special Topics in Nursing Elective* 3

*RN students may elect to take graduate-level courses to meet these requirements as they are available. 

Contact Information

Admissions Office
Newark 973.353.5205
New Brunswick 732-932.4636