The RN to BS track is designed for students who already hold a registered nurse (RN) license. The curriculum builds on the existing foundation of nursing knowledge and clinical experience possessed by registered nurses. The RN, with an associate's degree or a hospital school diploma, will receive 33 credits for previous nursing courses, and can transfer up to 90 additional credits for previously taken non-nursing required courses. A minimum of 30 credits must be taken at Rutgers. Although most students attend Rutgers part time, the required RN to BS courses can be completed in one calendar year with full-time attendance.
Students are admitted for both fall and spring semesters. Applicants must have a valid New Jersey Registered Nurse license to enroll in the program. Nursing courses are offered online and as a hybrid format. Non-nursing courses are offered in the classroom setting. The RN to BS track is currently offered at three locations: Rutgers–Camden, Atlantic Cape Community College, and Mercer County Community College.