Blackwood – Admissions

Academics & Admissions

Blackwood Deadline

Summer 2025 admissions information will be available in Fall 2024

Fast Facts

  • Rutgers School of Nursing, ranked in the top 5% of all baccalaureate programs nationally, is the #1 undergraduate nursing program in the State of NJ.
  • Rutgers School of Nursing – Blackwood program has been in existence for 11 years, and has added more than 500 baccalaureate-prepared nurses to the workforce through its unique partnership with Camden County College.

Admission Criteria

Our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program in Blackwood is affiliated with Camden County College (CCC). To apply to this program, you must have either an associate of science degree or 60 undergraduate prerequisite credits required for a BS in Nursing. Applications are due during your final year at Camden County College or as you reach your 60 undergraduate prerequisite credits


The preferred GPA for this program is a 3.3 out of 4.0.  The minimum required GPA for full consideration is a 3.0.  Applicants with a GPA below 3.0 will not be considered, and their applications will not be reviewed.”. If you are interested in the program but do not meet the preferred GPA, you are still encouraged to apply, but should keep in mind that the rest of your application materials will have higher importance.

Transcript & Coursework

Although an unofficial transcript is enough for the initial round of application review, you’ll need to submit your official transcript when you apply through the Rutgers University Undergraduate Admissions Application, and upon enrollment into the Rutgers School of Nursing.

CourseHow It Affects Admissions
Lab Science CoursesYou may repeat lab science courses, but this detail will be considered in your application review.
HPE-181 Basic Life SupportYou must be enrolled in this course during your last spring semester at CCC.
Microbiology or Chemistry II Only one of these courses can be the only science course left incomplete when you submit your application.

HESI A2 Exam

Students who meet the GPA and course requirements will be granted a conditional acceptance into the Rutgers at Camden County – Blackwood Nursing Program, pending the successful completion of the HESI A2 exam.  Following receipt of the conditional acceptance, students will be required to schedule an appointment to complete the HESI A2 exam.  Students must obtain an overall score of 80% in order to be granted full acceptance/admission into the program.  Students will have two opportunities to take the HESI A2 and achieve the required 80%.  Students who fail to achieve the required 80% will not be admitted to the program and may reapply during the following admissions cycle.

Additional Course Requirements

  • Incoming students are required to complete an Introduction to Anthropology course as well as Literature Elective course for graduation from the 2+2 BSN program upon matriculation.  These two courses are not prerequisite requirements for admission to the 2+2 BSN program, though they are required for graduation from Rutgers School of Nursing.  Students should speak with Camden County College advisement for specific course options.
  • Students who wish to apply for the Fall 2024 semester should enroll in the Introduction to Anthropology course and Literature Elective course in Summer 2024, prior to entry into the 2+2 BSN program, to meet these curriculum requirements.  Students who are unable to enroll in classes in Summer 2024 may complete an Introduction to Anthropology course and Literature Elective course upon matriculation into the 2+2 program with approval from their advisor at Rutgers School of Nursing.

If you have any questions regarding your application, please contact Mitchell Marcus at