Completion of this major prepares you for a career as a Registered Nurse working in a wide range of healthcare organizations. This accelerated program provides innovative educational opportunities to non-nurse college graduates.
Demand for graduates of accelerated programs is high. Hospitals, health systems, and other healthcare settings are eager to employ this pool of nurses who have records of success and a well-defined work ethic that facilitates a more rapid and smooth transition into highly complex healthcare delivery environments.
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®).
The following is a list of admission requirements for the 2021 Non-Accelerated BSN program.
Please Note: Modifications to the admission criteria for the 2020-2021 Non-Accelerated program admission cycle are listed below:
This program has the capacity to fill approximately 30 available seats at the Jersey City 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 Non-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 CRITERIA 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 sections listed in Personal Information, Academic History, Supporting Information and Program Materials are completed and submitted. Since applicants can track the receipt of transcripts, and application requirements directly through NursingCAS, an application status will not be provided by the department during the admission cycle.
The application cycle will open on June 1, 2021 - October 31, 2021
Application deadline: October 31, 2021
New Jersey City University's Non-Accelerated BSN program is offered at the main campus in Jersey City starting in Spring of each year. Program tuition rates per semester (5-semesters total) can be found on the Office of Student Accounts (Bursars Office) webpage on October 20, 2021.
Note: In addition to any applicable tuition and/or fees, students in the Non-Accelerated BSN program should expect to pay approximately $2,500 for required uniforms, textbooks, and nursing equipment. The Non-Accelerated B.S.N. curriculum and course descriptions can be found in our course catalog.
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.
Attention: Samantha Younker
New Jersey City University
Nursing Department, Rossey 405
2039 John F. Kennedy Blvd
Jersey City, NJ 07305
HESI Admission Assessment (A2)
Candidates can apply via NursingCAS prior to completing the HESI Admission Assessment. The exam includes Math, English, and Science; NJCU does not test students on chemistry or physics content.
The HESI exam must be completed by: October 31, 2021.
The HESI Admission Assessment Exam registration period registration period will remain open until the application deadline closes. The Department ID (see exam instructions below to access department ID) has been created specifically for the Non-Accelerated nursing program. Questions and inquiries regarding registration issues and processing time, must be directed to the Elsevier Customer Service department. Registration instructions, department ID number, and Elsevier Customer Service contact information can be found in this pdf document.
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 unforeseen circumstances.
Please note: Exam scores are 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.
APPLYING FOR BOTH ACCELERATED & NON-ACCELERATED PROGRAMS
Candidates can apply for both Accelerated and Non-Accelerated programs. Applicants applying for the Accelerated program can reactivate their application during the Non-Accelerated program admission cycle. The HESI admission exam must be retaken ONLY if the exam was not completed during the 2020-2021 admission cycle, or an 80% cumulative score was not earned.
To access a more detailed overview of program admission requirements, please review the department custom homepage accessible via NursingCAS.