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 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.

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 admission requirements for the 2020 Accelerated BSN program.

  • Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university (degree must be conferred by application deadline)
  • 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)
  • Current Resume
  • Admission essay (See NJCU NursingCAS custom webpage for Essay Questions)
  • A cumulative 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 (General Psychology and Intro to Psychology do not meet the requirement)
    • *Applicants are required to complete 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

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. 

Visit www.nursingcas.org  1. Select “Apply” to initiate an application. 2. Select “Create Account” and complete the required fields 

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 2020 Admission

  • February 1, 2020 for Wall Campus
  • February 28, 2020 for Jersey City Campus

Please note:  Applicants can only apply to ONE campus per Admission Cycle.   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 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.

 

CLEP Examination Submission Instructions 

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, 2019.

  • WALL TEST DEADLINE – February 1, 2020
  • JERSEY CITY TEST DEADLINE – February 28, 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.  

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.W