RN to BSN Nursing Program, B.S.N.

The RN to BSN program is designed to guide and mentor those nurses with an Associate’s Degree, a Diploma in Nursing or Foreign educated nurses to attain their BSN within a timely fashion. NJCU faculty guide nurses to develop an individual curriculum plan that is appropriate for each student’s individual preference. Nurses with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees are well-prepared to meet the demands placed on today's nurse.  BSN nurses are prized for their skills in critical thinking, leadership, case management, and health promotion, and for their ability to practice across a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings.

The NJCU RN to BSN Baccalaureate Nursing Program encompasses all of the course work taught in associate degree and diploma programs plus a more in-depth focus of the physical and social sciences, nursing research, population health, nursing leadership and management, and the humanities.

The RN-BSN Program has Dual Admit and Articulation Agreements with several partner Associate Degree Nursing Programs.

Required NJCU Courses:9
MATH 112Intermediate Algebra3
ENGL 101English Composition I4
ENGL 102English Composition II4
BIOL 236Anatomy & Physiology I4
BIOL 237Anatomy & Physiology II4
BIOL 303Microbiology4
PSYC 110Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 150Developmental: Birth Through Adolescence3
PSYC 152Development Adolescence to Adulthood3
PSYC 230Statistics for Social Sciences 13
SOCI 121Sociology of Families 23
NJCU Core BSN Courses:27
NURS 303Nursing Informatics and Technology for Quality Patient Care3
NURS 310Contemporary Professional Practice for Baccalaureate Nurse3
NURS 325Culture and Diversity in Nursing Practice3
NURS 351Health Assessment for Professional Nurse3
NURS 425Quality and Safety3
NURS 440Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice4
NURS 460Nursing Research and Evidence Based Practice 13
NURS 475Population Health Nursing 25
NJCU Elective BSN Courses:6
Two (3-credit) Nursing Elective Courses are required as part of the core courses
NURS 301Pathophysiology3
NURS 320Integrative Health: Complementary and Alternative Healing in Nursing Practice3
NURS 326Bio-Psychosocial Aspects of Women’s Health Disparities3
NURS 375Perspectives in Global Health: Healthcare Implications3
NURS 376Healers, Heretics, and Heroines: A History of Nursing Practice3
LANG 130Spanish for Health Professionals 33
Total Credits:33

 Students must take statistics as a prerequisite or a co-requisite for NURS 460.


  Students must take SOCI 121 as a prerequisite.

Pre-requisite will be waived for Nursing.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Nursing RN-BSN program, students will be able to:

  1. Implement quality population-focused care in the protection, promotion and optimization of the health of individuals, families, and communities across the lifespan.
  2. Integrate current evidence and sound clinical reasoning into patient-centered nursing practice.
  3. Collaborate with inter-professional healthcare teams in the planning, coordination, and provision of high quality care.
  4. Demonstrate culturally congruent nursing care that reflects the worth, dignity, and uniqueness of individuals and groups.
  5. Incorporate technology and information to promote safe patient care.
  6. Apply organizational, leadership and management concepts to improve health care outcomes, address policy and change in complex health environments.
  7. Integrate professional, legal and ethical principles in the role of the nurse.
  8. Synthesize concepts derived from liberal education to build on acquired nursing knowledge, skills and values.