R.N. to B.S.N. Nursing Program

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New Jersey City University RN-BSN program is designed to seamlessly transition nurses from the associate degree, a Diploma program or a formal education from another country to the Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN). Our curriculum is focused on preparing nurses to lead in the acute care or community/population health settings. The current BSN courses of Quality and Safety, Leadership, Research and Population Health will prepare you for a dynamic, changing healthcare environment. The RN-BSN Program has unique and timely nursing electives in which the student choses any two of the following courses as part of the core BSN curriculum, Spanish for Healthcare Providers, Pathophysiology, Complementary and Alternative Nursing Practice, Women’s Healthcare Disparities, The History of Nursing Practice, Global Perspectives in Health and Spirituality in Nursing. Student involvement at the Nursing Department includes invited membership in the Kappa Eta Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society, participation with the nursing department meetings, travel study and many events to benefit our communities. NJCU offers excellent transfer student scholarships, based on your GPA, so nurses graduate with minimal debt. Please review transfer scholarship criteria here.

All students may start the BSN curriculum but are required to obtain a current Registered Nurse license in the State of New Jersey prior to taking their clinical courses; Nursing Leadership (NURS 440) and Population Health (NURS 475).

The NJCU RN-BSN program has (7) Articulation Agreements with our local Associate degree community colleges, each curriculum plan at the bottom of this page that enhance a seamless transition to the BSN. 

The RN-BSN program is available at our Fort Monmouth location in Oceanport, NJ, More information about this location can be found here.

The requirements for admission to this degree track are:

  • New Jersey licensure as a Registered Nurse before entering the first clinical nursing course.
  • A minimum cumulative undergraduate grade point average (CGPA) of 2.5
  • Maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in all upper division Nursing courses
  • Completion of any University Requirements and any of the following prerequisite courses, if needed:
    • MATH 112 - Intermediate Algebra
    • PSYC 150 - Developmental: Birth through Adolescence or,
    • PSYC 152 - Developmental: Adolescence and Adulthood
    • SOCI 121 - Sociology of the Family
    • PSYC 230 - Statistics for the Social Sciences

Agreements

Brookdale Community College/New Jersey City University

RN to BSN Nursing Curriculum Plan

Credits Accepted from the Brookdale Community College (BCC) Associate’s Degree:

English Composition I, II, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, Introduction to Psychology, Exploring Healthcare Carriers, Lifespan Development, Humanities Elective, Issues in Nursing, Pharmacology for Nurses, Professional Roles I, II, III, IV, Nursing Concepts I, Nursing Concepts II, Nursing Concepts III, Nursing Concepts IV, Nursing V Seminar 
64 Credits 

NJCU BSN Pre-requisites that may be completed at Brookdale Community County College:

Any one of the following Math courses may be taken at BCC:  MATH 136 Math for the Liberal Arts (3cr.), Algebraic Modeling MATH 145 (4cr.), OR Intermediate Algebra MATH 151 (4cr.), Marriage and the Family SOCI 215, Statistics MATH 131 OR Quantitative Methods in Psychology PSYC 247
Credits 10-11 Dependent on the Math completed

Semester I
9-15 Credits (Dependent on Statistics and Marriage and the Family)

NURS 310 Contemporary Professional Practice for the Baccalaureate Nurse 3 cr. *, NURS 303 Nursing Informatics 3 cr., NURS 325 Culture, Diversity, and the Nurse 3 cr.  Statistics for the Social Sciences 3 cr. (if not taken at BCC), SOCI 121 Sociology of Families 3 cr. (if not taken at BCC) 

Semester II 
12 Credits

NURS 351 Health Assessment for the Professional Nurse 3 cr., NURS 460 Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice 3 cr., NURS 425 Quality and Safety in Nursing 3cr., NURS 3XX Nursing Elective 3 cr.  **

Semester III
12 Credits 

NURS 440 Leadership & Management in Nursing 4 cr., NURS 475 Population Healthcare in Nursing 5 cr., NURS 3XX Nursing Elective 3 cr. **

**Nursing Electives: Pathophysiology, Perspectives in Global Health, The History of Nursing Practice, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, Integrative Healthcare in Nursing, Women’s Healthcare Disparities 

*Escrow Credits 17cr.

Total BSN Credits 120

Essex County College/New Jersey City University
RN to BSN Nursing Curriculum Plan

Credits Accepted from the Essex County College Associate’s Degree:

English Composition I, II, College Chemistry or General Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, Pharmacology for Health Professionals, Microbiology, History Elective, Introduction to Sociology, General Psychology, Nursing I, Nursing II, Nursing III, Nursing IV, Nursing V Seminar 
Total  66 Credits 

Pre-requisites that may be completed at Essex County College:

Math 100 (4cr.), Lifespan Development PSY 230 (3 cr.), Statistics MATH 101 (4 cr.),
Total 11 credits

Semester I
15 Credits

NURS 310 Contemporary Professional Practice for the Baccalaureate Nurse 3 cr. *, NURS 303 Nursing Informatics 3 cr., Statistics for the Social Sciences 3 cr. (if not taken at ECC), NURS 325 Culture, Diversity, and the Nurse 3 cr., SOCI 121   Sociology of Families 3 cr.

Semester II
12 Credits

NURS 351 Health Assessment for the Professional Nurse 3 cr., NURS 460 Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice 3 cr., NURS 425 Quality and Safety in Nursing 3cr., NURS 3XX Nursing Elective 3 cr.  **

Semester III
12 Credits 

NURS 440 Leadership & Management in Nursing 4 cr., NURS 475 Population Healthcare in Nursing 5 cr., NURS 3XX Nursing Elective 3 cr. **

Nursing Electives:

**Nursing Electives, 2 are required: Pathophysiology, Perspectives in Global Health, The History of Nursing Practice, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, Integrative Healthcare in Nursing, Women’s Healthcare Disparities **

*Escrow Credits 17cr.

Total BSN Credits 120 Credits 

Hudson County College/New Jersey City University
RN to BSN Nursing Curriculum Plan

Credits Accepted from the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Associate’s Degree:

College Student Success, English Composition I, II, College Algebra OR Introduction to Probability and Statistics, Introduction to Computers & Computing, Cultures & Values, Speech, Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Development, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, Nursing I, II, III, IV, Nursing Leadership  
Total 71 cr.  

NJCU BSN Pre-requisites that may be completed at Hudson County Community College:

SOC 201 Sociology of Family, MAT114 Introduction to Probability and Statistics OR College Algebra
Total 6 cr.

Semester I
12-15 Credits 

NURS 310 Contemporary Professional Practice for the Baccalaureate Nurse 3 cr.*, NURS 303 Informatics for Quality and Patient Safety 3cr., NURS 325 Culture, Diversity, and the Nurse 3 cr., NURS 351 Health Assessment 3 cr., PSYC 230 Statistics 3 cr. (may be taken at HCCC)

Semester II
12 Credits 

NURS 460 Nursing Research 3cr., NURS 425 Quality and Safety   3 cr., NURS 3XX Nursing Elective 3 cr.  **SOIC 114   Sociology of Families 3 cr. (may be taken at HCCC) 

Semester III
12 Credits

NURS 440 Leadership & Management in Nursing 4 cr., NURS 475 Population Healthcare in Nursing 5 cr., NURS 3XX Nursing Elective 3 cr. **

**Nursing Electives, 2 are required: Pathophysiology, Perspectives in Global Health, The History of Nursing Practice, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, Integrative Healthcare in Nursing, Women’s Healthcare Disparities **

*Escrow Credits 17cr.

Total BSN Credits 120

Mercer County Community College/New Jersey City University 
RN to BSN Curriculum Plan

Credits Accepted from the Mercer CC Associate’s Degree:

English Composition I, II, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, General and Physical Chemistry, Introduction to Psychology, Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan, Microbiology, Developmental Psychology Across the Lifespan, Elementary Statistics OR Applied College Math, Humanities Elective, Clinical Reasoning in Nursing Practice, Concepts in Nursing Practice I, II, II, IV
65 Credits

Prerequisites that may be taken at MCCC that transfer into NJCU:  

MAT 140 Applied College Algebra, OR MAT 125 Elementary Statistics, Humanities Elective 3 cr.  (recommended by MCCC Advisors)
6 Credits

Semester I
12 Credits

NURS 310 Contemporary Professional Practice for the Baccalaureate Nurse 3 cr. *, NURS 303 Informatics for Quality and Patient Safety 3 cr., NURS 325 Culture, Diversity, and the Nurse 3 cr., NURS 351 Health Assessment 3 cr.

Semester II
12 Credits

NURS 425 Quality and Safety 3 cr., NURS 460 Nursing Research 3cr., NURS 3XX Nursing Elective 3 cr. **, SOCI 121   Sociology of Families 3cr.

Semester III
12 Credits

NURS 465   Nursing Leadership 4 cr., NURS 475   Population Healthcare in Nursing 5 cr., NURS 3XX   Nursing Elective 3 cr. **

Nursing Electives

**Nursing Electives, choose (2) for a total of 6 credits: Pathophysiology, Perspectives in Global Health, The History of Nursing Practice, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, Integrative Healthcare in Nursing, Women’s Healthcare Disparities

Escrow Credits 17cr. 

Total NJCU BSN Credits 120cr. 

Middlesex College/New Jersey City University 
RN to BSN Curriculum Plan

Credits Accepted from the Middlesex College Associate’s Degree:

English Composition I, II, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Principals of Microbiology, Introduction to Psychology, Lifespan Development, Humanities Elective, Fundamentals of Professional Nursing Practice, Nursing Care of the Adult with Acute and Chronic Health Conditions, Professional Nursing Issues and Trends, Patient Centered Care throughout the Lifespan, Nursing Care of the Adult with Advanced Medical Surgical Alterations.
62 Credits

Prerequisites that may be taken at Middlesex College:

College Algebra 3cr. MATH 116, Marriage and the Family 3 cr. SOCI 224, Statistics I 3cr. MATH 123
9 Credits

Semester I
12 Credits 

NURS 310 Contemporary Professional Practice for the Baccalaureate Nurse 3 cr. *, NURS 303 Informatics for Quality and Patient Safety 3 cr., NURS 325 Culture, Diversity, and the Nurse 3 cr., NURS 351 Health Assessment 3 cr. 

Semester II
12 Credits 

NURS 460   Nursing Research 3cr., NURS 425   Quality and Safety 3 cr., NURS 3XX (2) Nursing Electives 6 cr. ** 

Semester III
9 Credits

NURS 465   Nursing Leadership 4 cr., NURS 475 Population Healthcare in Nursing 5 cr.

Nursing Electives:

**Nursing Electives, choose (2) for a total of 6 credits: Pathophysiology, Perspectives in Global Health, The History of Nursing Practice, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, Integrative Healthcare in Nursing, Women’s Healthcare Disparities

Escrow Credits: 17 Escrow Credits will be awarded *

Total BSN Credits 120 

Ocean County College/New Jersey City University 
RN to BSN Curriculum Plan


Credits Accepted from the OCC Associate’s Degree in Nursing:

English Composition I, II, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, Introductory Chemistry or General Chemistry, Introduction to Statistics, General Psychology, Humanities Elective, Nutrition, Nursing I, II, III, IV, Contemporary Nursing
73 Credits

Prerequisites that may be taken at OCC that transfer into NJCU BSN:

Either of the (2) Math Courses are acceptable; MATH 151 Survey of Math 3 cr., OR MATH 158 Algebraic Modeling 4 cr., PSYC 278 Lifespan Development 3cr.
6-7 Credits Dependent on Math taken

Semester I
12 Credits

NURS 310 Contemporary Professional Practice for the Baccalaureate Nurse 3 cr. *, NURS 303 Informatics for Quality and Patient Safety 3 cr., NURS 325 Culture, Diversity, and the Nurse 3 cr., NURS 351 Health Assessment 3 cr.

Semester II
12 Credits 

NURS 460   Nursing Research 3cr., NURS 425 Quality and Safety 3 cr., NURS 3XX Nursing Elective 3cr.**, Sociology of Family 3cr. 

Semester III
12 Credits

NURS 440 Nursing Leadership 4 cr., NURS 475   Population Healthcare in Nursing 5 cr., NURS 3XX Nursing Elective 3 cr. **

Nursing Electives 

** Nursing Electives, choose (2) for a total of 6 credits: Pathophysiology, Perspectives in Global Health, The History of Nursing Practice, Spanish for Healthcare Professionals, Integrative Healthcare in Nursing, Women’s Healthcare Disparities 

* Escrow Credits 17 cr. 

Total BSN Credits 120

Passaic County Community College/New Jersey City University 
RN to BSN Curriculum Plan

Associate Degree Credits Accepted into the BSN:

English Composition I, II, Introduction to Inorganic & Organic Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology I & II, Microbiology, Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Sociology, Human Growth & Development, Humanities or History Elective, Nursing I, II, III, IV, Nursing Transition
68 Credits

Prerequisites that may be taken at PCCC that will transfer into the BSN:

Intermediate Algebra MA 108, Sociology of Family SO 203
6 Credits

Semester I
Total 12 Credits

NURS 310 Contemporary Professional Practice for the Baccalaureate Nurse 3 cr. *, NURS 303 Informatics for Quality and Patient Safety 3 cr., NURS 325 Culture, Diversity, and the Nurse 3 cr., PSYC 230 Statistics 3 cr. 

Semester II
12 Credits

NURS 351 Health Assessment 3 cr., NURS 460 Research & Evidenced Based Practice 3 cr., NURS 425 Quality and Safety, 3 cr., NURS 3XX Nursing Elective 3cr. Listed Below**

Semester III 12
Credits 

NURS 440 Nursing Leadership 4 cr., NURS 475 Population-Based Health 5 cr., NURS 3XX Nursing Elective 3cr. Listed Below**

**Available Nursing Electives: The History of Nursing Practice, Pathophysiology, Perspectives in Global Health, Integrative Health Care in Nursing, Spanish for Healthcare Providers, Women’s Healthcare Disparities  

*Escrow Credits 17 Cr.

Total NJCU BSN Credits 120 cr