Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Applicants

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science (ABS) in Nursing program at Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden offers a fast-track into the nursing profession for people who hold a bachelor’s or higher degree in a non-nursing major.


Rutgers University–Camden advisors are happy to help. Please contact (856) 225-6104, or email

How to Apply

Application Deadline
Semester SPRING Application Opens Application Deadline
Transfer Application Early September October 1
Re-enrollment Application October 1 November 15
Semester FALL Application Opens Application Deadline
Transfer Application Early September February 15
Re-enrollment Application January 12 February 15
Application Process

1. Application Category
Most applicants fall into one of the following three application categories. Please begin by selecting an application category that best matches your background.

2. Submit Transcripts

Submit copies of all of your official academic transcripts, including any prerequisite coursework in progress, to the Rutgers University–Camden Office of Admissions. We strongly urge prospective students to submit transcripts as soon as they have completed an application. Please mail transcripts directly to:

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Rutgers University–Camden
406 Penn Street
Camden, NJ 08102

3. Financial Aid

Rutgers University's Admissions Office provides detailed information about tuition and fees and a wide range of financial aid opportunities available at each of its three campuses.

International Applicants

Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden welcomes applications from international students. For assistance, please contact the Rutgers University–Camden Office for International Admissions.

Program Requirements
  1. You must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or academic institution.
  2. You must successfully complete pre-requisites courses as outlined below. Please plan your prerequisite courses so that you only have two in progress at the time of application
  3. All prerequisite requirements must be completed prior to starting the program.
Pre-requisite Courses

You may take pre-requisite courses at Rutgers University, or any other regionally-accredited university or community college. Online courses are permitted as pre-requisites.

Required Pre-requisites:

  • Anatomy & Physiology I and II (8 credits with lab)
  • General Chemistry I or II or Organic Chemistry (4 credits with lab)
  • Microbiology (4 credits with lab)
  • Biomedical Ethics (3 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)
  • Genetics (3 credits)
  • Nutrition (3 credits)
  • Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
Download Plan of Study - PDF

Course Descriptions
The Rutgers University–Camden Undergraduate Course Catalog provides a description of the courses below.

  • Health Promotion in a Multicultural Society
  • Basic Clinical Nursing Competencies (Theory and Lab)
  • Wellness and Health Assessment (Theory and Lab)
  • Pathophysiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Research in Nursing
  • Nursing of Adults (Theory and Lab)
  • Psychiatric Mental Health (Theory and Lab)
  • Gerontologic Nursing (Theory and Lab)
  • Nursing of Women and the Childbearing Family (Theory and Lab)
  • Nursing of Children & Adolescents (Theory and Lab)
  • Community Health Nursing (Theory and Lab)
  • Nursing Management and Leadership (Theory and Lab)
  • Capstone

Clinical Practice

Nursing students must gain competency with hands-on, clinical practice. Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden has more than 125 clinical partners that offer students a wide variety of clinical settings.


Rutgers University–Camden advisors are happy to help. Please contact (856) 225-6104, or email