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Accelerated BSN

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    The Accelerated BSN program is an innovative educational opportunity for college graduates that allow them to transition into entry level clinical proactive in only twelve months. Full-time study is required during this period.

    Interested individuals with a bachelor's degree, who have completed the required prerequisites courses, are invited to apply to the program. Following admission to a 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 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.


    Accelerated B.S.N. Curriculum

    Course  Course Title  Credits 
     NURS 300 Contemporary Professional Nursing 3
     NURS 301 Pathophysiology 3
     NURS 302 Pharmacology in Nursing Practice 3
     NURS 303 Nursing Information and Technology 2
     NURS 304 Health Assessment Across the Lifespan 4
     NURS 305 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice 6
     NURS 400 Adult Health and Illness I 6
     NURS 402 Maternal and Child Health Nursing 6
     NURS 404 Concepts in Gerontological Nursing Practice 2
     NURS 406 Healthcare Law and Ethics 2
     NURS 408 Adult Health II: Comples Care 7
     NURS 410 Psychiatric and Community Health Nursing 6
     NURS 414 Healthcare Organizations and Operations 2
     NURS 416 Senior Capstone 3
     NURS 420 Leadership Issues 3
     NURS 460 Nursing Research 3
     NURS 466 Cultural Paradigms 3
         
      Total Credits in Major Specializaion 64
         

    Course descriptions can be fourn in our course catalog 


    Admissions Process


    PROGRAM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS  

    The following is a list of general admissions requirements for the 2015 Accelerated B.S.N. program.

    • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university (degree must be conferred by time of application)
    • Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 Scale (Preferred, but NOT required)
    • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities where BA/BS awarded and pre-requisites completed and grades posted to transcript(s)
    • Two recommendations (from professor, supervisor, or professional colleague)
    • Resume
    • Admission essay
    • A minimum overall score of 80% on the standardized Health Education Systems, Inc. (HESI) exam
    • Completion of the following prerequisite classes* in the United States within the past 10 years
      • Human Anatomy & Physiology I
      • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
      • Microbiology
      • Statistics (any discipline)
      • Developmental Psychology
      • *Applicants are required to have completed all pre-requisites prior to the application deadline.

    This program has the capacity to fill approximately 48 available seats at the Jersey City campus and 30 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.
     

    HOW TO APPLY  

    Beginning on or about October 15, 2014, applications for the 2015 Accelerated BSN Program will be available through NursingCAS 3.0. NursingCAS is the online, centralized application service for nursing schools. NursingCAS processes your application and transcripts on behalf of the university.

    PLEASE DO NOT APPLY DIRECTLY TO NJCU OR APPLY THROUGH NURSINGCAS 2.0. YOUR APPLICATION CANNOT BE CONSIDERED IF YOU DO. ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA NURSINGCAS 3.0.  

    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.

    Please follow the guidelines for New Jersey City University’s requirements. Your application will not be considered until ALL elements listed in Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information and Program Materials are completed and submitted.

    APPLICATION DEADLINES for 2015 ADMISSION  

    • February 2, 2015 - NJCU@Brookdale (Wall Township) cohort
    • February 23 2015 - Jersey City cohort
      Please note you can apply to only one campus. Applications are not transferrable.


    HELPFUL HINTS WITH NURSINGCAS 3.0  

    • Do not wait until the final day to apply. The application takes time to complete. Applications that are not verified within one week of the application deadline will not be considered.
    • Gather information ahead of time to help with completion of your application:
      • Name, Title, and Email addresses for Reference Writers for recommendations.
       
    • Unofficial transcripts for all schools attended to complete pre-requisite courses.
      • Allow up to two weeks for official transcripts to reach NursingCAS 3.0.
       
    • We recommend you type your essay 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.
    • File formats preferred for resume is an MS Word file (.doc, .docx), Rich Text Format (.rtf) or Portable Document Format (.pdf)
    • If your resume is password protected, please delete this protection to upload the file. It will not be viewable if it is a password-protected file.
    • Remember to save and submit all application details.
    • Track the status of your application at www.nursingcas.org  


    INFORMATION FOR FOREIGN GRADUATES  

    • WES/ECE Evaluations for foreign graduates may take longer to be completed before they can be sent to NursingCAS 3.0. Please request your evaluation as soon as possible to avoid delays.
    • Please be sure the evaluation includes the U.S. degree equivalency and GPA.


    HESI ADMISSION ASSESSMENT (A2)  

    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, 2014.  

    • WALL TEST DEADLINE – FEBRUARY 2, 2015
    • JERSEY CITY TEST DEADLINE – FEBRUARY 23, 2015

    We urge you to schedule your HESI before the deadline. We will not grant extensions for personal hardship or weather-related delays.
    If you have completed the HESI A2, input your HESI scores in the “Tests” section of NursingCAS. These scores will be validated by New Jersey City University by the Nursing Admissions Committee.
    Follow these instructions 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. We do not accept results directly from applicants or other schools. For more information on the instructions click here 


    FOR INDIVIDUALS RE-APPLYING TO THE ACCELERATED BSN PROGRAM  

    You will be required to re-apply using NursingCAS 3.0. 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 3.0.
    You will need to re-take the HESI Admission Assessment exam.