- About the Program
- Curriculum – including courses
- Admission Requirements
- Start Dates and Application Deadlines
About the Program
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is offered by the Rowan University College of Graduate & Continuing Education. It is designed to provide RNs with the opportunity to acquire a highly sought after BSN degree with little interruption to professional or personal obligations.
The BSN degree prepares registered nurses for advancement opportunities in the ever-expanding field of nursing. This degree allows nurses to augment their knowledge base and thus enhance their career. This degree also acts as a stepping stone for the nurse who wishes to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing degree with six graduate credits included in the program curriculum.
Curriculum - Program Code: .BXBSN-NUR / Major Code: 1203
The RN to BSN curriculum includes 121 credits and incorporates all Rowan University requirements for the degree award. Students graduating from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) associate degree or diploma program are awarded 30 nursing credits upon matriculation into the program for all pre-licensure nursing courses. Students may transfer up to 90 credits and must fulfill general education requirements of Rowan University, either through the transfer of credits or the completion of courses at Rowan University. Additional coursework may be required, depending upon the amount of credits transferred in to Rowan. This program may be completed on a part-time basis.
Courses are scheduled in 8 and 14 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00a.m. and ending every Monday at 11:59p.m. (Eastern Standard Time). The graduate-level courses listed here are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the CGCE section tally.
|Course Number||Course Title||Semester Hours|
|----------------||English Composition I & II||6|
|----------------||Social & Behavioral Sciences||6|
|----------------||Multicultural/Global (NURS 03.401)||----|
|----------------||Writing Intensive (WI) (NURS 03.404)||----|
|----------------||General Elective Options||26-35*|
|Nursing Concentration||NURS 03.303||Comprehensive Health Assessment||3|
|NURS 03.304||Nursing Informatics||3|
|NURS 03.404||Research, Applications in Nursing Practice (WI) (prereq: COMP 01.112 & STAT 02.100)||3|
|NURS 03.401||Community Health Nursing (MG) (prereq: NURS 03.303)||6|
|NURS 03.405||Healthcare Policy & Finance||3|
|NURS 03.403||Nursing Care Delivery Systems (Prereq: NURS 03.303)||4|
|NURS 05.504||Advanced Pathophysiology (Graduate) (Prereq: NURS 03.303)||3|
|NURS 05.505||Advanced Pharmacology (Graduate) (Prereq: NURS 03.303 & NURS 05.504)||3|
|NURS 03.309||Ethics in Healthcare||3|
|----------------||Pre-Licensure Nursing Courses in Transfer||30|
|Total Semester Hours: 121|
*depending on prior transfer credit
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. There may be additional action or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Department of Nursing will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.
- CGCE Department of Nursing Application Form. Download the PDF or click here to apply online.
- $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
- List of courses in progress (if applicable)
- Graduation from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) associate degree or diploma program
- One official transcript from all colleges attended
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
- Current licensure or eligibility to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of New Jersey
- Current CPR Card
Start Dates and Application Deadlines
Below is a list of B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) anticipated start dates. The start dates indicated are based on the university calendar or the CGCE schedule. Your actual first day of class will depend on the course sequence which will be provided by representative from the Department of Nursing once you have matriculated in the program.
|Entry Term & Module||Start Date(s)||Application Deadline(s)|
Tuition and Costs
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) $425 per semester hour
Graduate courses – part of the RN to BSN curriculum $500 per semester hour
(this rate applies to academic year 2012/2013 and is subject to change)