Nursing - Prelicensure BSN

School of Health Sciences

Program Information

•    Curriculum Worksheet
•    Bulletin: Program Description (page 428)
•    Nursing Program Guide
•    Technical Standards
•    FAQs
•    Internal Transfer Policy
•    Internal Transfer Application
•    Program Brochure
•    Nursing Program Faculty

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 University'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 (old SAT Math)/570 (new SAT Math)
  • 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:
Internal Transfer – Fall Admission

Transfer applications into The Program will only be accepted from students enrolled in Stockton University for at least one semester. Internal transfer students will only be considered for admission into Nursing once they have met the following requirements:

  • GPA of 3.5 from Stockton University
  • Completion of one semester of Chemistry at Stockton University with a grade of C or higher. If transferred, General Chemistry I must be a grade of B or higher.
  • An earned C average in any other science courses taken at Stockton University that are required for Stockton's Nursing Curriculum
  • Only those science courses required for nursing taken at other colleges and universities with a grade of B or higher will be accepted
  • Submit a completed Internal Transfer Application ot the attention of the Nursing Program Coordinator in the School of Health Sciences, WQ-110, no later than December 15

To be eligible for admission into the Program internal transfer students are required to have a minimum GPA of 3.5 from Stockton University in addition to having a minimum grade of C in all science courses taken at Stockton University that are required for Stockton’s Nursing program. Applications must be received by December 15.  Internal transfer students are in the same applicant pool as high school applicants.  Because Stockton nursing courses begin in the freshman year, all internal transfer students who have not taken nursing courses will be required to complete 3 and ½ years or 7 additional semesters at Stockton.  Students who have not completed a college level Chemistry I course, with a grade of C at Stockton will only be eligible for admission in the fall of the following academic year once they have completed Chemistry 1, with a C average or higher.   Students who meet requirements are not guaranteed admission.

Internal Transfer - Spring Admission
Internal Transfer students who meet the December 15 deadline and have had a college lab Chemistry I course, may be eligible for acceptance in January. Students must also have a minimum GPA of 3.5 from Stockton University. The Program will consider transfer students in the pool of spring applicants when seats are available.  Students who meet requirements are not guaranteed admission.  Students who enter Stockton in January, and want to apply as an Internal Transfer to the 4-year pre licensure nursing program, must submit their complete application to the School of Health Sciences, by February 15.  Students in this category will be eligible for consideration for Fall admission of the same calendar year and must meet all other transfer admission requirements as indicated under Internal Transfer – Fall Admission.  

Students Applying to Stockton University Nursing from Another Nursing Program
Students who started a nursing program at another institution and wish to transfer in the sophomore or junior nursing class will be evaluated on an individual basis. The Nursing Program Coordinator will review all transcripts for congruency with the Stockton Nursing curriculum.  Comparable nursing courses will be accepted if the student was enrolled in an accredited and fully approved nursing program and earned at least a B in all nursing and science courses.  An overall B average is also required.  Transfer is based on seat availability in the appropriate class.  Applications must be submitted by December 15 for admission in either January or September of the following year.  Students who meet requirements are not guaranteed admission. 

Transfer policy was revised and approved in the November 20, 2015 Nursing Program Meeting.


Accreditation Statement
The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Stockton University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC, 20036-1120, 202-887-6791


The Stockton University Nursing Program is scheduled for a reaccreditation site visit, November 9, 10, and 11, 2016.  Comments regarding Stockton's Nursing Program may be shared with the Commission for Collegiate Nursing Education, through the following address: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC, 20036-1120, 202-887-6791.

Complaint Process:  Current students and applicants for admission can submit program complaints to the New Jersey Board of Nursing, 124 Halsey St, 6th Floor, Newark, NJ, 07102, 973-504-6430.