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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

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​​Application Deadline

Fall deadline

April 15th deadline extended to July 15th for Fall 2021 admission

The April 15th graduate program application deadline has been extended to July 15th. Apply now to start your program in fall 2021.

COVID-19 Updates: Rutgers School of Nursing Admissions & Recruitment policies and procedures are being modified to accommodate applicants in light of the current public health environment surrounding Covid-19. Details will be updated on these pages as they happen. We are here to answer your application and admissions questions. You may contact us at

Admission Criteria

We consider the following elements in your application:

  • Bachelor’s degree in nursing from a nationally accredited program
  • GPA of 3.2 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Current RN license in NJ

Please note that GRE testing is not required.

Application Requirements

When applying, make sure you submit the following:

  • Completed online application including personal statement, resume, and proof of RN licensure
  • Official transcript of all prior college work
  • Two scholarly papers in which you’re the main author, like a published article, book chapter, or paper completed for school (if you don’t have one, you may write a scholarly paper on a topic of your choice — double-spaced and 6- to 10-pages long with APA-formatted references)
  • Two letters of reference from professionals, one of whom must be a nurse academician
  • Paid application fee

If necessary, we will contact you to schedule a faculty interview.

Supporting Documents

COVID-19: Updates to Admissions Procedures

For transcript submissions, we encourage applicants to submit official transcripts electronically until further notice. We suggest that applicants upload required supporting materials (resume, writing samples, etc.) directly to their online application. This can be done using the upload supporting materials feature.

Office of Admissions & Recruitment
School of Nursing
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
65 Bergen St., Room 601
Newark, NJ 07107
Phone: (973) 972-3067
Fax: (973) 972-2672