The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is designed to provide RNs with the opportunity to acquire a highly sought after BSN degree with little interruption to professional or personal obligations. The BSN degree prepares registered nurses for advancement opportunities in the ever-expanding field of nursing. This degree allows nurses to augment their knowledge base and thus enhance their career. This degree also acts as a stepping stone for the nurse who wishes to pursue a Master of Science in Nursing degree with six graduate credits included in the program curriculum.
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 8:00a.m. and ending every Monday at 11:59p.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.
The following courses make up the B.S. in Nursing program.
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.
The following is a list of items required to begin the application process for the program. There may be additional action 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.
Graduation from a 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
Start Dates & Application Deadlines
The chart below details available entry terms for the B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN) program as well as corresponding application deadlines. Submitting the Application Form is only the first step to beginning the admission process. All of the required materials listed above must be received on or before the application completion deadline for your desired entry term to be considered for admission to that term. We encourage you to complete the application form and begin submitting your materials at least one month before the deadline indicated.
Tuition & Costs
Per Semester Hour
Students enrolled in 13 or more semester hours will pay a flat rate of $5,805.47. Students enrolled in 18 or more semester hours will pay $371 per semester hour in addition to the flat rate.
Graduate courses that are part of the RN to BSN curriculum are charged the same rate of $460 per semester hour.
Alumni of RCBC or RCGC click here for details regarding the tuition rate.
Note: This rate applies to academic year 2017/2018 and is subject to change.