Rowan, UMDNJ Accepting Applications for RN-to-BSN ProgramJune 16, 2004
Rowan University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) ? School of Nursing currently are accepting applications for the fall semester for their new joint RN-to-BSN Program.
Housed in Rowan?s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the two-year program is designed to respond to the growing need for registered nurses with a bachelor?s degree. The program will enable registered nurses to earn a bachelor of science in nursing degree on the Rowan campus. Upper-division nursing courses will be taught by UMDNJ ? School of Nursing faculty in Rowan?s new Science Hall. Students enrolled in the program officially will be part of the Rowan University student body
To enter the program, potential students must have graduated with an associate?s degree or diploma from a National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission-accredited program and hold a license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of New Jersey. (Individuals licensed as registered nurses in other states must be eligible for New Jersey State Board of Nursing licensure as a registered professional nurse.) Additionally, candidates must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher and a grade of "C" or higher in all nursing, science and English composition courses. (Applicants who are not graduates of a United States college or university must have a minimum score of 550 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language.)
Students must complete a total of 120 credits to graduate, including the credits they transfer in from earlier coursework. This includes both the general education requirements (42 credits) plus 60 credits in the major and 18 free elective credits.
Registered nurses may register for Rowan fall classes online or by phone through July 27 and in person for nursing classes at Rowan on August 25. For more information, contact Dr. Barbara Benjamin at (856) 256-4841.