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B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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Program Information

The Rowan Experience
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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program provides registered nurses (RN) with the opportunity to acquire a BSN degree with little interruption to professional or personal obligations. Our degree prepares you for advancement opportunities in the ever-expanding field of nursing and provides you with the resources you need to enhance your knowledge and career.

With six graduate credits included in the curriculum, this program also acts as a stepping stone if you plan to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing degree. As a candidate, you may customize your course of study to meet both the program criteria, as well as your individual needs and interests. This program boasts accreditation from the Collegiate Commission of Nursing Education.

Curriculum
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The RN to BSN curriculum includes 121 credits and incorporates all Rowan University requirements for the degree award. Students graduating from an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) associate degree or diploma program are awarded 30 nursing credits upon matriculation into the program for all pre-licensure nursing courses. Students may transfer up to 90 credits and must fulfill general education requirements of Rowan University, either through the transfer of credits or the completion of courses at Rowan University. Additional coursework may be required, depending upon the amount of credits transferred in to Rowan. This program is offered in accelerated hybrid and online formats and may be completed on a part-time basis.

Courses are scheduled in 7 and 14 week modules with each week of work starting every Tuesday at 8:00 a.m. and ending every Monday at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).


Students must take the following general education courses:

  • English Composition I & II: 6 credits
  • Public Speaking: 3 credits
  • Laboratory Science: 4 credits
  • Statistics: 3 credits
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits
  • History/Humanities/Languages: 6 credits
  • Multicultural/Global (NURS 03.401)
  • Fine Arts: 3 credits
  • Literature: 3 credits
  • Writing Intensive (WI) (NURS 03.404)
  • General Elective Options: 26-35* (depending on prior transfer credit)


Students must also have 30 credits worth of Pre-Licensure Nursing Courses in Transfer.

  • 9 Courses / 121 Semester Hours
  • Foundation Courses: No
  • Graduation / Exit / Thesis Requirements: No
Course Number Title S.H. (Credits)
Nursing Concentration: 31 S.H.
NURS 03303 Comprehensive Health Assessment 3
NURS 03304 Nursing Informatics 3
NURS 03404 Research Applications In Nursing Practice (WI) 3
NURS 03401 Community Health Nursing 6
NURS 03405 Health Care Policy And Finance 3
NURS 03403 Nursing Care Delivery Systems 4
NURS 05504 Advanced Pathophysiology 3
NURS 05505 Advanced Pharmacology 3
NURS 03309 Topics In Health Care Ethics 3


The following courses have pre-requisites:

  • Research, Applications in Nursing Practice (WI) (prereq: COMP 01.112 & STAT 02.100)
  • Community Health Nursing (MG) (prereq: NURS 03.303)
  • Nursing Care Delivery Systems (Prereq: NURS 03.303)
  • Advanced Pathophysiology (Graduate) (Prereq: NURS 03.303)
  • Advanced Pharmacology (Graduate) (Prereq: NURS 03.303 & NURS 05.504)

Note: The courses listed above are not official and are subject to change. For an official list of available courses please visit the Rowan Global section tally.

Admission Requirements
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The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional actions or materials required for admission to the program. Upon receipt of the materials below a representative from the Rowan Global Admissions Processing Office will contact you with confirmation or indicating any missing items.

  • Completed Application Form
  • $65 (U.S.) non-refundable application fee
  • List of courses in progress (if applicable)
  • Graduation from an Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) associate degree or diploma program
  • One official transcript from all colleges attended
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Current licensure or eligibility to be licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of New Jersey
  • Current CPR Card
  • Current professional resume
     
     
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Career Outlook

Research from the American Association of the Colleges of Nursing (AACN) indicates that higher nursing education leads to better patient outcomes, such as lower mortality rates and increased accuracy in diagnosis. With our BSN, you'll be prepared to provide this elevated care to your patients, as well as boost your leadership opportunities in the growing fields for registered nurses and health services managers.

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