Prospective Students

Why Nursing?

For many, it is a calling. Others are driven by the desire to make a difference in a career that is about care giving and compassion, pursue work that is deeply inspiring and serves the greater good, or some combination of all these factors. Being a nurse stimulates the mind as well as the heart, requiring critical thinking rooted in evidence based practice. 

Never before have there been so many excellent opportunities for baccalaureate- prepared registered nurses. For those who desire to work within acute care settings and hospitals, public health settings or clinics, or with newborns, children and adults, nursing is a career of choice. Nursing careers allow a great deal of flexibility in work schedules and places of employment as well, while providing both personal satisfaction and appropriate compensation.

Rutgers School of Nursing also values the opportunity to enhance the education of registered nurses seeking the baccalaureate degree.

Our master’s and doctoral programs have been nationally recognized. And your program of study will be tailored to meet your career goals, with distinguished faculty dedicated to supporting your endeavors. The Center for Professional Development further provides comprehensive and timely programs to meet lifelong continuing education needs, including NCLEX-RN review courses, certification courses, and national conferences.

Regardless of your particular goals, Rutgers School of Nursing has a program for you. Join our prestigious and accomplished students and alumni and be one of nursing’s best. Be a Distinguished Rutgers Nurse!


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