Provided through the Rutgers College of Nursing Newark and the School of Nursing Rutgers—Camden.
Available at the Atlantic Cape and Brookdale campuses

Never before have there been so many excellent opportunities for baccalaureate- prepared registered nurses. For those who desire to work within acute care settings and hospitals, public health settings or clinics, or with newborns, children and adults, nursing is a career of choice. Nursing careers allow a great deal of flexibility, while providing both personal satisfaction and appropriate compensation.



 R.N. to B.S.N.

Available at Atlantic Cape

The Nursing Program at Atlantic Cape is offered through the School of Nursing Rutgers—Camden.

The Department of Nursing at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey at Camden, offers an RN to BSN program for registered nurses who are seeking the Bachelors of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN). The RN to BSN program has been designed to build upon the existing foundation of nursing knowledge and clinical experience possessed by registered nurses.

Courses in the RN to BSN program include online and live classroom sessions.


Applicants must apply and be accepted to the School of Nursing  Rutgers-Camden for admission to the RN to BSN program. Prospective students may apply for admission during either the fall or spring semester. Applicants must have a valid New Jersey Registered Nurse license to enroll in the program.

When you are accepted to the RN to BSN program, you will be awarded 33 credits for previous nursing courses you have taken if you have passed the NCLEX licensing examination. Your last 30 credits toward a Rutgers degree must consist of courses taken at Rutgers.

Download the Curriculum Worksheet for the RN to BSN program. (PDF)

Download the Application for the RN to BSN program. (PDF)



 R.N. to B.S.N.

Available at Brookdale

The Nursing Program at Brookdale is offered through the Rutgers College of Nursing.

This program is designed specifically for registered nurses with Associate of Applied Science degrees in order to accelerate attainment of the baccalaureate degree. This program provides students with improved career potential available with a bachelor's degree.


Depending on the number of credits earned, transferred, waived or challenged, the registered nurse applicant may take four to six semesters to complete the baccalaureate degree in nursing. The College of Nursing does not limit the number of courses that can be transferred from other colleges; however, students are required to complete a minimum of 30 of the last 42 credits needed for the degree at Rutgers University .

Find out more about the RN to BSN/MSN program by visiting the College of Nursing website.

Information about Nursing Admissions can be found on the College of Nursing's FAQs for the RN to BSN/MSN program.



 Master of Science

Available at Brookdale

The Rutgers College of Nursing master's program in Nursing is an online program with some live classroom sessions at Brookdale's Higher Education Center in Freehold. The curriculum is designed to prepare advanced practice nurses (nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists). Graduates engage in practice and leadership roles in primary care or acute care in hospitals, clinics, community settings, and other healthcare environments. The College of Nursing offers seven specialty clinical options:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Practice in Women's Health
  • Advanced Practice in Pediatric Nursing
  • Primary Care of the Adult and Aged
  • Acute Care
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.
  • Oncology Nursing

The Family Nurse Practitioner option is offered in Monmouth County when there are sufficient students. If there is an insufficient number of Family Nurse Practitioner students, or if students elect one of the other six specialty clinical options, they can take all core coursework at Western Monmouth or online.

The specialty clinical option courses will be offered on either the Rutgers–Newark or Rutgers–New Brunswick campus.

Find out more about the RN to BSN/MSN program at the College of Nursing website.


The College of Nursing provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions on its website.


School Nurse Certification

Available Online

This certificate program is designed for the RN who wishes to be certified in school nursing in the State of NJ.

See the College of Nursing website for more information.


The certificate program is designed for professional registered nurses who wish to be certified in school nursing in the State of New Jersey. Certification is offered as a post-baccalaureate program for registered nurses with a BA, BS, or BSN and/or as a minor for registered nurses pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Rutgers College of Nursing.

Information about Nursing Admissions can be found on the College of Nursing's FAQs.