Nursing - Prelicensure BSN

School of Health Sciences

Program Information Link

•    Curriculum Worksheet
•    Bulletin: Program Description (page 330)
•    Policy Guide
•    Technical Standards
•    FAQs
•    Internal Transfer Application

This entry-level, generic baccalaureate Nursing Program (BSN) is designed for the student who wishes to become a registered nurse (RN) while completing the Bachelor of Science in nursing degree. The program focuses on the acquisition of the knowledge and skills necessary to practice as a professional RN. Developing an understanding of theories and concepts from the physical, social and behavioral sciences and the humanities is emphasized. Concepts such as ethics, altruism and communication are integrated throughout the curriculum. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their learning experience with guidance from faculty preceptors. The program prepares graduates to participate in a culturally diverse and ever changing global society.  

Application to the Program:
Admission to the 4-year prelicensure program is highly competitive. Four year nursing applicants do not require a separate application from Stockton College's application. Please be aware that Admissions applications for this program must be postmarked by February 15. The first 4-year prelicensure class graduated in 2010.
Meeting the following minimum conditions does not guarantee acceptance.

  • Applicants should have completed 4 years of English, 3 years of a laboratory science, 2 years of a foreign language, 2 years of math, 3 years of history and one additional academic unit prior to enrollment.
  • SAT scores in the range of 1100-1200 (Math score must be at least 550)
  • 2 letters of recommendation from high school teachers or advisors are required.
  • Special attention will be given to the strength of your high school curriculum (i.e. honors, A.P. courses).

Please Note:
Transfer students interested in applying to the four-year prelicensure nursing program will be considered for spring semester entry only, on a space available basis.  Admission to the program is highly competitive.  To be considered, applicants must have a minimum grade point average of 3.75 in all previous college work, and evidence of a college-level Chemistry 1 course with a final grade of B or higher completed within the last five years.  Additionally, any other lab sciences required as part of the nursing curriculum will be considered for transfer credit as long as they have been completed in the last five years.  No exceptions will be made to any of the above criteria.
Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee admission.


Accreditation Statement
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036-1120,
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