The Accelerated BSN program is an innovative educational opportunity for college graduates that allow them to transition into entry level clinical practice in only twelve months. Full-time study is required during this period.
Interested individuals with a bachelor’s degree, who have completed the required prerequisite courses, are invited to apply to the program. Following admission to and completion of the pre-licensure phase, students will be awarded a B.S.N. degree and are eligible to take the required National Council of Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®).
New Jersey City University’s Accelerated B.S.N. Program is offered at two convenient locations; Jersey City starting every September and the Wall Township at the NJCU at Wall campus in May of each year.
Note: In addition to any applicable tuition and/or fees, students in the Accelerated B.S.N. program should expect to pay approximately $2,500 for required uniforms, books, and nursing equipment.
*Course descriptions can be found in our course catalog.
The following is
a list of general admissions requirements for the 2014 Accelerated B.S.N.
*Applicants are required to have completed all
five pre-requisites prior to applying.
This program has the capacity to fill approximately 48 available
seats at the Jersey City campus and 28 seats at the NJCU at Wall campus. A
waiting list is created only when there are more qualified applicants than
seats available. If no vacancies become available, applicants on the waiting
list must re-apply the following year.
Beginning on or about November 1, 2013, applications for the 2014 Accelerated
BSN cohorts will now be processed through NursingCAS. NursingCAS is the online,
centralized application service for nursing schools. You can use NursingCAS to apply to New
Jersey City University. NursingCAS processes your application and transcripts
on behalf of the university. PLEASE DO
NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO NJCU. YOUR APPLICATION CANNOT BE CONSIDERED IF YOU APPLY
DIRECTLY TO THE UNIVERSITY. ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA
Do not wait until the last
minute to submit your application. The application process takes time to
Visit www.nursingcas.org and click “Apply” to initiate your
application. And click on “Create Account” and complete the required fields in
order to start your application. View this short instructional video on how to complete a NursingCAS
Note: upon account creation input your Social Security Number (SSN). This information is required by NJCU in order to process your application. Your SSN is protected and encrypted. If you have already created your account then click on the “My Profile” section when logged in and input your SSN and hit “Submit” at the bottom of the page.
please review the information below carefully and we recommend that you review
this information before you begin your application as
well. Although, some sections of the
NursingCAS application are marked “optional” please follow the guidelines below
for New Jersey City University’s requirements and note that your application
will not be considered until ALL elements listed below under “Requirements” are
completed and submitted.
You are required to complete the “Coursework” section of
NursingCAS. Be sure to have a copy of your transcript(s) in hand in order to
complete this section. All college
level course work must be entered into the application in this section. There
is a short, instructional video posted here on how to
accurately complete this section. And detailed instructions are posted here. This will be the most time-consuming
aspect of the application process. If you would rather have NursingCAS staff
enter in your coursework data on your behalf then you have the option of paying
an additional fee to use the Coursework Entry Service. Click here to learn
more about the service. The data entered into this section is used to calculate
GPAs in order to make admissions decisions. Learn more here.
February 2, 2014 - deadline for 2014 NJCU@Brookdale
(Wall Township) cohort
February 17, 2014 - deadline for 2014 Jersey City cohort
In the “Personal Statement” section of
NursingCAS, please include your essay. We recommend you type the document in a
word file and copy / paste in the “Personal Statement” section rather than
typing directly in this section. There is a 5000
character limit, which is approximately 700 words. Characters include spaces,
carriage returns/new lines, numbers, letters, etc.
Essay Question for 2014:
Describe an attribute or quality that distinguishes you from everyone else. How
did you develop this quality and how would it benefit the nursing profession?
Remember to save your statements as “NJCU”
and attach the statements to New Jersey City University in the “Designations”
section of NursingCAS.
Upload a copy of your CV/Resume in the
“Document Uploads” section of NursingCAS.
MS Word (.doc)
MS Word (.docx)
Rich Text Format (.rtf), if created in
Portable Document Format (.pdf)
ASCII Text file (.txt)
Do not password protect your file. If
you are having problems uploading your document please make sure you are using
Firefox or Internet explorer 8 (or higher). Once you select your file to be
uploaded and click the submit button, please do not click anywhere else on the
screen; the file may take a moment to upload.
Remember to attach this document to
New Jersey City University in the “Designations” section of NursingCAS prior to
e-submitting your application.
Request that two recommendations be
submitted electronically on your behalf from your reference writer via
NursingCAS by completing the “References” section of the application. You will
need to provide the email address of each reference completing the
In order to submit your application
you must attach the electronically submitted references to New Jersey City
University in the “Designations” section of NursingCAS.
transcripts must be mailed from each issuing institution’s Registrar’s Office
directly to NursingCAS. In order to expedite the processing be sure to include
the Transcript Request Form. NursingCAS processes your
transcripts on behalf of school. NursingCAS cannot process transcripts stamped
with “Issued to Student”. DO NOT SEND
TRANSCRIPTS DIRECTLY TO NJCU.
P.O. Box 9201
Watertown, MA 02471
Mailing Address for Certified Mail, FedEx or UPS ONLY:
NursingCAS Transcript Department
311 Arsenal Street
Watertown, MA 02472
transcripts must be submitted to NursingCAS in order for your application to be
processed and verified for Chatham University to review. The review process may
take up to 10 days. If coursework is completed, request transcripts be sent
immediately. Please submit transcripts for pre-requisite courses recently
completed as soon as grades have been posted to your transcript. Dates vary by
institution but as a general rule courses ending in December do not post until
You may submit your application before
taking the HESI Admission Assessment, which is required of all applicants. The
exam covers content related to math, English and sciences; NJCU does not test
students on chemistry or physics content. Applicants
may begin registering for the HESI Admission Assessment on October 15, 2013.
The HESI Admission Assessment must be taken before the application
If you have completed the HESI A2
prior to applying, input your HESI scores In the “Tests” section of NursingCAS.
These scores are not considered official and it is not required to complete the
test prior to application.
Follow the instructions below to
register for the HESI A2 and have your results sent directly to NJCU. Only HESI
scores sent directly to NJCU will be considered by the Admissions Committee.
Information and registration instructions for the HESI Admission Assessment exam for candidates seeking admission to the Accelerated BSN program.
How to Monitor the Status of Your Application
The “My Messages”
section of the NursingCAS application will include any messages that NursingCAS
or a school has sent to you. Please check your “My Messages” to see if you have
received any vital information about your application. Messages will be sent to
the “My Messages” inbox and your personal email address that you created your
account with. Please do not call the Nursing Department to inquire about the status
of your application. Application status information will be communicated via
Use the “Quick
Status Menu” options to check to see your Transcript(s), Reference(s), or Payment(s) have been received after you submit
them. To check to see which Designations you have selected (in other words
programs you have applied to) by clicking on the Designations option under the Quick Status menu.
The GPA Calculations option under the Quick Status menu
will display any GPA calculations NursingCAS has generated for you based on the
coursework data you entered. Your application has been “verified” once your GPA
Calculations are complete. Learn more about “verification”.
For Individuals Re-Applying to the Accelerated Program
You will be required to re-apply using
NursingCAS. All requirements of NursingCAS, including application fee and
transcript processing must be met. NJCU will not be able to provide any
information on your behalf to NursingCAS.
You will need to re-take the HESI
Admission Assessment exam.
Internationally Educated Applicants
Internationally educated applicants must have their transcripts
evaluated by an NACES member (www.naces.org). Frequently used transcript evaluation services include World Education
Services (WES) and Education Credential Evaluators (ECE). Please include all
coursework taken, grades, U.S. Degree equivalency and cumulative GPA in the
report. Request your foreign transcript evaluation be mailed directly to
Watertown, MA 02472
Please read our list of frequently asked questions regarding the admissions process.