Accelerated Bachelor of Science (ABS) in Nursing ProgramSNC Center for Academic Resources, Engagement, and Services (SNC-CARES) 530 Federal Street, Suite 313,Camden, NJ 08102856-225-6281 [email protected] intensive program allows students to complete their program of study within 15 months, and studentsreceive the same quality of clinical practice as their counterparts in our traditional Bachelor of Science inNursing program. Students first accelerate through a bachelor’s degree in nursing, get their license topractice, and set themselves up to pursue advanced nursing degrees in clinical practice, research, andadministration.Employers eagerly seek out graduates of accelerated programs because of the strong clinical skills,academic experience, and maturity these students bring to the workplace.Top hospitals and health care agencies in the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey partner with theRutgers School of Nursing – Camden to provide challenging clinical experiences. This program offersopportunities to build skills and knowledge through participation in research and service learning projectsin the region and abroad. Courses are taught by a faculty that is comprised of award-winning teachers,scientists, and clinicians.Let us show you how our ABS in Nursing program can fit your academic plans and career goals!Admission RequirementsStudents admitted to the ABS program must meet the following requirements:Bachelors degree in any field* Successful completion of the following prerequisites (Please note, Rutgers University School of NursingCamden has different pre-requisites than Rutgers University School of Nursing in New Brunswick or Newark):18.104.22.168.22.214.171.124.General Chemistry or Organic Biochemistry or General Chemistry II (4 credits with lab)Anatomy and Physiology I & II (8 credits with labs)Microbiology (4 credits with lab)Statistics (3 credits)Human Growth and Development (3 credits)Nutrition (3 credits)Genetics (3 credits, no lab required)Biomedical Ethics (3 credits)
PrerequisitesPrerequisites provide students with foundational skills necessary for success in the ABS program. Allprerequisite requirements must be successfully completed before starting the program. Applicants can beaccepted conditionally while only two prerequisite courses (or degree) are in progress; however, they mustbe successfully completed in that semester. Please note all courses in progress on the application andsubmit a copy of a transcript for in progress courses. Successfully completed prerequisite coursework isaccepted without time restrictions on the date the course was taken.Important Notes: Prerequisites should be completed at Rutgers University-Camden or a regionally accredited college,university or community college. Online science courses with labs will be accepted (A&P I, A&P II, Microbiology, and Chemistry). Nursing courses taken at another nursing school are not transferrable.Course acceptance is subject to approval by the SNC Center for Academic Resources, Engagement, andServices (CARES). If you have questions about whether a certain course will fulfill a prerequisite, you can: Check NJtransfer.org to see the transfer equivalent at Rutgers University Camden. Technically, theprerequisites are not being transferred, but it will provide a general idea about the courseequivalents. Email a full course syllabus for review to [email protected] The course will be reviewedto determine if it contains similar content as the required course.Failure to send transcripts on time or successfully complete the required prerequisite courses in progresswill result in the acceptance being rescinded.Admission CriteriaAll applications are reviewed; however applicants with GPAs of at least 3.0 are more competitive.Application reviews are holistic and examine all aspects of a student’s academic performance including theirundergraduate degree and prerequisite requirements. Strong science grades are a plus. A history ofnumerous course failures, repeated courses, and withdrawals may preclude acceptance to the program.We do not accept nor review any recommendation letters.Application InstructionsApplication instructions, as well as application deadlines, can be found on the School of Nursing’s on TimelinesProgram admission occurs twice a year. Students may begin in the fall or spring. Applications open atscheduled times posted by the Rutgers Camden Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Dates are alsoavailable on the School of Nursing’s website. The typical application deadlines are: Spring Admit : October 1st Fall Admit: February 15th
Program TimelineThe ABS program is a full-time program designed to be completed in 15 months. Students are enrolled incourses for four consecutive semesters, including the summer.Typical ScheduleClass and clinical schedules are predetermined in advance of a new class or “cohort.” This means ABSstudents will be enrolled in the same classes and clinicals in a sequence and graduate together aftercompleting all the requirements. Clinical sites are assigned by the School of Nursing-Camden (SNC) Centerfor Academic Resources, Engagement, and Services (CARES). Clinical shifts can occur any day of the week,including Saturdays and Sundays, any time from 6:30am to 10:30pm.Classes and clinicals occur 3-4 days per week. Lecture courses are normally stacked on two days of theweek, with clinicals occurring on separate days. Many clinical shifts can occur any day of the week,including Saturdays and Sundays, any time from 6:30am to 10:30pm.TuitionThe total cost of the program, including books and supplies, is approximately 33,000 (2019-2020). CurriculumLevel I - First semesterCourse #CreditsHealth Promotion in aMulticultural Society57:705:3363Basic Clinical NursingCompetencies Theory57:705:332Basic Clinical NursingCompetencies LabCourse #CreditsPharmacology57:705:32132Research in Nursing57:705:421357:705:3332Health and Illness in Adults –Theory57:705:318Wellness and HealthAssessment57:705:3382Health and Illness in Adults – Lab57:705:320Wellness and HealthAssessment Lab57:705:3391Psychiatric Mental Health – ric Mental Health – Lab57:705:467Course #CreditsLevel III - Third SemesterComplex Health and Illness inAdults – Theory57:705:350Complex Health and Illness inAdults – Lab57:705:351Nursing of Women and TheChildbearing Family – Theory57:705:380Level II - Second SemesterLevel IV - Fourth Semester3333Course #Credits3Community Health Nursing andGlobal Health – Theory57:705:46133Community Health Nursing andGlobal Health – Lab57:705:46233Nursing Management andLeadership57:705:4343
Nursing of Women and TheChildbearing Family – Lab57:705:3813Nursing of Children &Adolescents – Theory57:705:3603Nursing of Children &Adolescents – Lab.Aging and Health in GlobalCommunitiesCapstone – Theory57:705:432357:705:468357:705:4693Capstone – Lab57:705:3613Frequently Asked Questions about PrerequisitesPrerequisites provide students with the foundational skills necessary for success in the ABSprogram.Do all of the prerequisite requirements have to be completed before applying?All prerequisite requirements must be successfully completed before starting the program.Applicants may have only two prerequisites in progress at the time of application. It isrecommended they not be one of the science courses such as Anatomy & Physiology I and II w/lab,Microbiology w/lab or Chemistry w/lab. Applicants can be admitted conditionally with only twoprerequisites in progress and completed in the same semester as the submission of theapplication. Applicants must submit transcripts indicating which courses are in progress.Can the prerequisite requirements be more than five years old?Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden will accept prerequisite courses over five years old. However, itis recommended that science courses be 5 years.How can I find out if a course I have already taken will be accepted as a prerequisiterequirement?If you have taken a course that you believe is similar (with a different course name) to aprerequisite requirement, you can check the Rutgers course catalogs to determine if the coursecovers the same content. Next, you must submit a full syllabus (with weekly content) for review tothe SNC-CARES address: [email protected] will receive an email with a form attached either approving or not approving the course. Youwill submit this form when you send your transcripts.There are two prerequisite courses that applicants frequently request information:Human Growth & Development: this is a “life span” psychology course (birth to end-of-life). It isthe same as Lifespan Psychology or Developmental Psychology (neither require a syllabus). If it is acourse other than the two above, please submit a syllabus.
Biomedical Ethics: This is an ethics course that examines the moral issues in medicine using variousmoral theories and philosophical concepts.Where can I take the prerequisite requirements?Prerequisites can be completed at Rutgers University Camden or a regionally accreditedcollege, university or community college. We do accept prerequisites taken online.Will Rutgers School of Nursing-Camden accept nursing courses from other nursing schools?RUSNC rarely accepts nursing courses from another nursing school.How do I know if Rutgers University Camden’s Admissions office has received my transcript?When you apply, you set up an account. Once you submit your application, you will continue touse this site for the status of your application (and transcripts).How will I know when admissions decisions will be made?Admissions are reviewed after the application deadline. Consult your online account to see thestatus of your decision. Decisions for the spring semester are made by early November anddecisions for the fall semester are made by early April.Admission CriteriaAll applications are holistically reviewed. The application reviews are very competitive as thereare more qualified candidates than available space. Strong science grades are a plus. A history ofnumerous course failures, repeated courses, and withdrawals may preclude acceptance to theprograms. We do not accept, nor review, any recommendation letters.Application InstructionsApplication instructions, as well as application deadlines, can be found on the School of Nursing’swebsite: helor-science-nursing-applicants.Application TimelinesProgram admission occurs twice per year. Students may begin taking nursing courses in the fall orspring. Applications open at scheduled times posted by the Rutgers Camden Office ofUndergraduate Admissions. Dates are also available on the School of Nursing’s website. Thetypical application deadlines are:Spring semester: October 1stFall semester: February 1stTranscripts should be sent within two weeks after an application is submitted.
Nursing program. Students first accelerate through a bachelor’s degree in nursing, get their license to practice, and set themselves up to pursue advanced nursing degrees in clinical practice, research, and administration. Employers eagerly seek out graduates of accelerated