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Second Degree Baccalaureate Program

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Criteria for Admission

The admission criteria for the Newark campus and New Brunswick campus is identical. Please pay special attention to prerequisite coursework requirements.

Degree Requirement

  1. A baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing with a recommended 3.30 GPA (where A = 4.0) or higher.

Supplemental Requirements

  1. A completed application for admission.
  2. Evidence of current American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Health Care Provider certification for Adult, Child, Infant and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is required to enroll in this program. Admitted students will receive instruction on how to submit this requirement following admission to the program.

Prerequisite Courses

The School of Nursing requires 7 prerequisite courses to be completed before entering the program. Your performance in the courses is a key determinant during our selection process. Please read through specific course stipulations thoroughly. The courses are listed below:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology I w/ Lab – 4 credits
  2. Anatomy and Physiology II w/ Lab – 4 credits
  3. Microbiology w/ Lab – 4 credits
  4. Organic Biochemistry or General Chemistry II w/ Lab – 4 credits
  5. Nutrition – 3 credits
  6. Life Span: Growth and Development – 3 credits
  7. Statistics – 3 credits

*Course Descriptions Guide: View Sample Prerequisite Course Descriptions (pdf)*

Prerequisite Coursework Requirements (No Exceptions)

Courses in Progress Policy for Applicants

  1. It is strongly recommended that all prerequisite courses are complete (with grade) when you apply!
  2. 2 non-science prerequisite courses can be “in progress” beyond the application deadline. You are required to provide proof of enrollment in the course(s) at the point of application.
  3. Proof of enrollments for courses in progress must be mailed to Undergraduate Admissions.
  4. Grade(s) for non-science course(s) in progress must be reported before enrolling in the program by mailing an updated copy of your official transcript(s) to Undergraduate Admissions.
  5. All science courses must be complete with grades when you submit the online application! No exceptions! This is a change to our prior policy. Please email for clarification if needed.

Transcript Submissions

Transcripts documenting graduation from a regionally accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree; and, all transcripts of all colleges/universities previously attended must be mailed in official format. Please send documentation to the following address based on your applicant type.

Student Essential Functions

View Student Essential Functions Policy (pdf)

After Admission

Upon admittance to the program, the following items must be completed by the student:

  1. Current physical examination and required immunizations
  2. Completion of criminal background check




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