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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
These courses may be transferred or taken any point in the curriculum (33 credits):
|Expository Writing I or English Composition I||3|
|Research in the Disciplines or
English Composition II
|Intro to Sociology||3|
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):
|Anatomy & Physiology I||4|
|Anatomy & Phsyiology II||4|
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:
|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|
The following courses must be taken at Rutgers and are included in the 30 credit residency requirements:
|Health Assessment Across the LifeSpan||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.
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