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NJCU RN to BSN Program

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  • The Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (B.S.N.) prepares students for a career as a Registered Nurse working in a wide range of healthcare organizations.  Graduates of the program are prepared to assume the responsibilities of a nursing generalist as well as to assume leadership positions in nursing.

    Admission to the R.N.-B.S.N. program is restricted to nurses who are graduates of diploma or associate degree programs or out of country nurses who are eligible for R.N. licensure in the U.S. 


    Are you a student with HCCC, BMCSON, CHSON, or BCC?

    • Current or past students of Hudson County Community College, Bayonne Medical Center School of Nursing, or Christ Hospital School of Nursing are encouraged to review our joint admissions program.
    • Current or past students of Brookdale Community College are encouraged to review our dual admissions program


    R.N. - B.S.N. Curriculum Requirements

    The curriculum below relates to students who are not part of the joint admissions program with HCCC, BMCSON, and CHSON or the dual admissions program with BCC.  In addition to the required courses listed below, students must select a minimum of 15 credits of General Studies Program courses.  Equitable courses may be transferred from prior collegiate experiences and other courses may be challenged for credit via CLEP examinations. Students must have 128 credits to graduate.

    Required courses: 

    Course Number 

    Course Title* 

    Credit Hours 

    ENGL 101

    English Composition I

    3

    ENGL 102  English Composition II

    3

    MATH 102 or MATH 112

    Fundamentals of Math or
    Intermediate Algebra

    3

    BIOL 236 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology I

    4

    BIOL 237 Principles of Anatomy and Physiology II

    4

    BIOL 303 Microbiology

    4

    PSYC 110 Introduction to Psychology

    3

    NURS 351 Health Assessment Across the Life Span

    3

    NURS 357 BSN Transitions

    3
    17**

    NURS 450 Theoretical Basis of Nursing

    3

    NURS 451 Nursing Process & Health
    Promotion Groups / Community Theory

    5

    NURS 452 Nursing Process & Health
    Promotion Groups / Community Laboratory

    5

    NURS 460

    Nursing Research

    3

    NURS 465 Leadership for the Nurse Leader / Manager

    3

    NURS 466 Cultural Paradigms for Health Care

    3

    NURS 467 Senior Seminar Implementation
    Project Senior Thesis I

    2

    NURS 468 Senior Seminar Implementation
    Project Senior Thesis II

    2

    CHEM 117

    Principles of Chemistry

    4

    DEPT XXX Natural Science course

    3

    PSYC 150

    Developmental: Birth through Adolescence

    3

    PSYC 152 Developmental: Adolescence through Adulthood

    3

    PSYC 230 Statistics for the Social Sciences

    3

    SOCI 111 Principles of Sociology

    3

    SOCI 114 or SOCI 115 or
    SOCI 141
    Sociology of the Family or
    Introduction to Anthropology or Cultural Anthropology

    3

      Electives

    15

      Total Credits 

    128 

    *Please view our catalog for course descriptions.
    **Upon successful completion of NURS 357 - BSN Transitions, students will receive 17 credits which are held in escrow. Students must pay a $150 processing fee to receive the escrow credits.