B.S. in Nursing (RN to BSN)

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. This program is accredited by the Collegiate Commission of Nursing Education*.

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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is offered through the School of Health Professions in either a fully online or hybrid format. It may be completed on a part-time basis. 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.


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.

Nursing Concentration
Course Number
S.H. (Credits)
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)
Total Program Semester Hours: 121

Admissions Requirements

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.

  • $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

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.

Entry Term Start Date Application Deadline
Spring 2020 01/14/2020 11/01/2019
Summer 2020 05/19/2020 04/01/2020
Fall 2020 08/25/2020 07/01/2020

Tuition & Costs

Rate Fees Per Semester Hour
$460 No fees $460