Bachelor of Science

About Nursing

Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden inspires students to disrupt nursing stereotypes, advocate for health equity, and pursue the unlimited opportunities they have to make a difference.  Our learning community is rapidly emerging as an important leader in nursing education, research, and the expert delivery of health care across southern New Jersey, the Delaware Valley, and beyond. We became the fourth designated school at Rutgers University–Camden in 2011, but our tradition of excellence in nursing education extends to 1972. For more than 45 years, we have prepared world class nurses right here in the heart of southern New Jersey.  Whether you are new to the nursing profession, are looking to change careers, or want to grow as a professional, Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden offers a flexible range of options.  

Program Tracks
The Rutgers School of Nursing—Camden offers three tracks into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The four-year Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing program prepares excellent nurses who become critical thinkers, life-long learners, and socially responsible citizens. As you begin your journey into professional nursing, get ready to work with faculty mentors and a dedicated team of advisors who inspire students to achieve their very best. There are three paths into our BS in Nursing program: the traditional path is for first year students who enroll as freshmen; in addition, internal and external transfer students are encouraged to join our learning community. Get more information here! 

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Accelerated Bachelor of Science (ABS) in Nursing program offers a fast-track into the nursing profession for people who hold a bachelor’s or higher degree in a non-nursing major.  Graduates of our ABS in Nursing program are eagerly sought out by employers because of the strong clinical skills, academic experience, and maturity these students bring to the workplace.  Our intensive ABS in Nursing program is completed within 15 months and students receive the same quality of clinical practice as their counterparts in our four-year BS in Nursing program. Learn more here! 

RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The RN to Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nursing program is for licensed registered nurses (RNs) who wish to leverage their valuable work experience, grow as professionals, and elevate their education. RN to BS in Nursing students, including international scholars, enjoy the flexibility of our convenient online format.  We also work with local partner institutions to offer area residents access to the State of New Jersey's 3 + 1 program, which enables students to complete three years of coursework at a community college and one year at a university to earn a bachelor's degree. Find out more here! 

Nursing Student Organizations

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden students have a solid reputation for 'having fun while doing good' through involvement with local, national, and international nursing organizations.

Sample Courses / Requirements

  • Anatomy & Physiology I & II and Lab
  • Principles of Biology
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Community Health Nursing and Global Health-Theory
  • Genetics
  • Gerontological Nursing-Theory
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Research in Nursing
  • Transcultural Health & Diversity

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