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 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 BSN program is offered at two convenient locations; Jersey City starting every September and Wall Township in May of each year.
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.
Accelerated B.S.N. curriculum and course descriptions can be found in our course catalog.
Program Admission Requirements
The following is a list of general admissions requirements for the 2019 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
Applications for the NJCU 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. 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.
Please note you can apply to only one campus. Applications are not transferrable.
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Information for Foreign Graduates
Information Regarding CLEP
If you are taking CLEP, please send official scores to:
New Jersey City University
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, 2018.
The HESI Admission Assessment Exam Registration period is now open for both locations. Two Department ID’s 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. Contact information can be located on the second page of both attachments listed below.
We urge you to schedule your HESI before the deadline. We will not grant extensions for personal hardship or weather-related delays.
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.