New Students - Second Degree BS in Nursing

Congratulations on your admission to the Rutgers School of Nursing Second Degree BS in Nursing Program!  We look forward to meeting you at the mandatory New Student Orientation. 

Newark- Bergen Street

Orientation Date: Friday, December 1, 2017- 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
65 Bergen Street, Newark, NJ
SSB 1020

Prior to beginning the Fall semester:

  1. RSVP for Orientation
    Click here to RSVP
  2. Complete and send the Student Health Forms
    Student Health Services Forms
    (Select “Category 1”)
  3. Complete Clinical Clearance Forms
    Clinical Clearance procedures will be available beginning July 30th. More information will be provided at orientation. As the first step, please complete the background check and drug testing.
    - View Background Check procedures
    - View Drug Testing Information

  4. Order Uniforms
    View Order Form
  5. Order a Nurse Pack
    View Order Form

Helpful Links

Orientation questions, please e-mail Shakira Adams:

Getting to Newark

Directions: Campus Map (pdf) | Google Map

Employee/student shuttles

Public Transportation:
NJ TRANSIT | Google Transit |SEPTA | Amtrak | Bus

Parking Info: There is limited public parking on the street or at metered spaces. There are 3 parking decks available on the Newark Health Sciences campus (for a fee). Parking deck P3 is closest to the Bergen Bldg. We are unable to recommend parking options.  Please plan ahead prior to attending orientation.

More things to know

Rutgers University ID
It is required that all students have an ID badge prior to the start of classes.  Please visit the Public Safety/ID Office located at 30 Bergen Street, Building 5, room 531.  The office hours are Monday through Friday, 9am – 3pm (Closed for lunch from 12-1pm).  You need to bring a valid photo identification (e.g. driver’s license or passport) in order to have your ID picture taken.

Parking (with a decal)
Parking is available in the parking lot behind the SSB, 65 Bergen Street building. You cannot park in spaces that have the signage: RESERVED, GUARANTEED or Children’s Creative Learning Center (CCLC) or your vehicle will be ticketed or towed.  Once you receive a NetID, you can purchase a parking decal by visiting the parking website.

Course Registration
All incoming nursing students are “block registered” for courses by the Office of Enrollment Services. You will not self-register for courses.

You will receive a textbook list and more information at the New Student Orientation.

Health Insurance
If you have comparable health insurance to the Rutgers sponsored plan, and do not wish to purchase insurance, you must complete a waiver that can be submitted online, or you will be automatically billed for coverage.  View more information.

Transfer Credits
You may request transfer of academic credits for course work completed at another accredited institution. Up to six transfer credits for non-clinical courses may be applied with the approval of the Program Director.  Courses must have been completed no more than five years prior to request for transfer. Grades must be at least a “C+” or above.  Students must fill out and submit the attached Request for Transfer Credit Form as well as a complete syllabus.  The syllabus must include the course description, course objectives, and content outline for the course(s).  A copy of the Transfer Credit Request form is attached to this correspondence.  Questions can be directed to Mr. David Pasquarella at  Transfer Credit Request packages must reach the Registrar’s Office: Rutgers School of Nursing, 65 Bergen Street, SSB Room 612, Newark, NJ 07102) 30 days prior to the first day of classes.  For a Request for Transfer form, please visit the forms page.

NetID:  You will receive a NetID within 5-7 business days after you have paid a tuition deposit.  If you have not received a netid after 7 business days, please contact the Admission’s office:  (973) 972-3067

Email: Important: is the official e-mail account for the School of Nursing, not scarletmail. Please make sure that is your default email. Go to "Manage email addresses."  Select your "" as the default email. Access your email at

Deferral of Admission

For students wishing to defer or not attend the Rutgers School of Nursing:
*If you wish to defer your offer of admission to a future semester please complete the Deferral of Admission Form.
*If you decide to not attend the Rutgers School of Nursing, please notify the Admission’s Office by emailing:




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