Four-year BS in Nursing

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Four-year BS in Nursing Program

Succeeding in the demanding and rewarding field of nursing requires first-rate education. As a university committed to undergraduate education, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, provides a baccalaureate program of exceptional academic quality for those entering the profession of nursing. The School of Nursing offers a comprehensive four-year Bachelor of Science degree in nursing for those pursuing a career in the profession of nursing. 

The Baccalaureate Nursing Program is a four-year academic program leading to a Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing degree for students applying directly from high school.

Admission to the School of Nursing is open for the fall semester of each year for high school students enrolling in the Baccalaureate Nursing Program. This undergraduate program is offered on both Newark and New Brunswick campuses. There is also a third location option for Bachelor’s degree completion offered on the Camden County College - Blackwood campus.

The guidance our students receive will prepare them for a lifetime of professional achievement. Rutgers prepares nursing's best!

Sample Curriculum

Newark Curriculum  (pdf)
New Brunswick Curriculum (pdf)

The curriculum for the nursing program on the Newark and New Brunswick campus is identical however course names and numbers may differ.

Deadline to Apply

  1. Priority Deadlines and Application Availability (High School Students)

High school applicants should make sure their online application is complete and submitted no later than December 1, during the senior year of high school for Priority Deadline. Students wishing to apply for Early Action should submit their application by November 1 of their senior year in high school. Early Action applicants will receive non-binding, nonrestrictive online decision notification by January 31. Priority Deadline applicant will receive online decision notification by February 28. Once the recommended application dates have passed, students may still apply and will be considered on a rolling basis in the order that the applications and supporting credentials are received.

The Office of University Undergraduate Admissions requires the following information to have a completed application on file:

• Completion of the online application form, including self-reported high school grades
• Official SAT or ACT scores sent directly to Rutgers from the testing agency
• Paid the current application fee

Only the above information is required to make a decision for admission to our program. No personal statements, letters of recommendation, or essays are required. Our admission application forms provide multiple opportunities for applicants to describe their accomplishments, activities, community service, employment, family obligations and personal experiences.

  1. Transfer students (Rutgers only)



Currently enrolled Rutgers undergraduate students working toward a degree who wish to apply for admission to the School of Nursing should submit an online school-to-school transfer application available at the School-to-School transfer website.

School-to-School transfer applications for the School of Nursing may be submitted online from February 1 to June 1 for the fall semester. The School of Nursing does not accept school-to-school transfer applications for the spring semester.

    1. College-to-college transfer applicants are required to have completed 24 degree credits at Rutgers before transferring to another Rutgers academic unit.
    2. Grade point average of 3.3 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).

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