Accelerated BSN

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Accelerated BSN

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.

Admissions Process

Program Admission Requirements

The following is a list of general admissions requirements for the 2019 Accelerated BSN 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 (Lab component required)
    • Human Anatomy & Physiology II (Lab component required)
    • Microbiology (Lab component required)
    • 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 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.


Visit 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 2019 Admission

  • February 1, 2019 for Wall Campus
  • February 28, 2019 for Jersey City Campus

Please note you can apply to only one campus. Applications are not transferrable.

Useful Information

Helpful Hints With NURSINGCAS 3.0

  • Do not wait until the final day to apply. The application takes time to complete.
  • Gather information ahead of time to help with completion of your application:
    • Name, Title, and Email addresses for Reference Writers for recommendations.
    • Official 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

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.

Information Regarding CLEP

If you are taking CLEP, please send official scores to:

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, 2018.

  • WALL TEST DEADLINE – February 1, 2019

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.