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 and successful 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 BSN program is offered at two convenient locations; Jersey City starting in September of each year, and Wall Township starting in May of each year.
Program tuition rates per semester (3 semesters total) can be found on the Office of Student Accounts (Bursars Office) webpage.
Note: In addition to any applicable tuition and/or fees, students in the Accelerated BSN program should expect to pay approximately $2,500 for required uniforms, books and nursing equipment. To review
Accelerated B.S.N. curriculum and course descriptions can be found in our course catalog.
The following is a list of general admission requirements for the 2021 Accelerated BSN program.
This program has the capacity to fill approximately 60 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
Access to apply for the NJCU Accelerated BSN Program will be available through NursingCAS 3.0. during the application cycle. 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. YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA NURSINGCAS 3.0.
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.
Please note: Applicants can only apply to ONE campus per Admission Cycle. Applications are not transferrable.
Helpful Hints With NURSINGCAS 3.0
Information for Foreign Graduates
CLEP Examination Submission Instructions
NursingCAS does not accept CLEP scores, therefore, an official report reflecting an ACE score of 50 or higher must be sent directly to the Nursing Department.
New Jersey City University
Nursing Department, Rossey 405
2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
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 1, 2020.
The HESI Admission Assessment Exam Registration period is now open for both locations. Two Department ID’s (see exam instructions below for department ID) have been created for each location. Applicants must follow the registration instructions specific to their campus of interest (Wall or Jersey City). Questions and inquiries regarding registration issues, processing time, and follow-up must be directed to the Elsevier Customer Service Department. Registration instructions, Department ID number, and Elsevier Customer Service contact information can be retrieved from the links below.
Applicants are encouraged to schedule an appointment to complete the admission exam several weeks before the application deadline. Extensions will not be granted for personal hardship or weather-related delays.
Please note: Exam scores will be retrieved directly from Elsevier at the close of the deadline, therefore, applicants are NOT required to send exam scores to NursingCAS or the Nursing Department.
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. Applicants reapplying must re-take the HESI Admission Assessment exam.
To access a more detailed overview of program admission requirements, please review the department custom homepage accessible via NursingCAS.