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The School of Nursing, in all locations, will transition in-person nursing classes to remote format on Tuesday, 10/26/21. In-person student clinicals for Tuesday, 10/26, are cancelled in all locations. Students should contact their faculty members with any questions related to classes.
Faculty and staff who would normally work in person should work remotely on Tuesday, 10/26.
Normal operations are expected to resume at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, 10/27/2021

RN to BS Curriculum

Academics & Admissions

Our program is designed for you to take core classes primarily online at your convenience. Non-nursing and graduate classes, however, may be offered in person or as a blend of online and in-person classes at our Newark and New Brunswick campuses. All clinical practicums are completed onsite in New Jersey.

Though many full-time students are able to finish in four semesters, you have up to seven years from the time of your admission to complete the program.

Bachelor’s Curriculum

We work with each student to create an individualized plan that will meet their academic needs. Although 121 credits are required to graduate, many of these credits may be transferred from your previous institution. Based on prior coursework, you may transfer up to:

  • 40 core RN credits
  • 21 nursing science credits
  • 33 general education credits

Clinical credits are non-transferrable.

Residency Credits

At least 27 residency credits must be completed in core bachelor of science in nursing courses at Rutgers. 

Residency credits are the minimum credits you must take in order to receive a degree from Rutgers. Even if you are transferring to the program with core bachelor of science in nursing credits from another institution or you already hold a Rutgers University degree, you are still required to earn at least 27 credits to graduate. Our faculty advisors will work with you to help customize your academic plan.

Graduate Component

Jump-start your advanced nursing career by earning up to 12 graduate credits during the course of this program. These credits can be applied to meet both your bachelor’s and advanced nursing program requirements. 

To qualify, you must:

  • successfully complete at least two semesters of Rutgers nursing coursework
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 in your Rutgers nursing classes
  • be approved by the program director

Graduate courses may vary depending on your individualized academic plan.