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The Nursing program at The College of New Jersey endorses “The New Jersey Articulation Model.” Thus, credits are awarded for transferable college-level nursing courses and work experience. To earn a degree from The College of New Jersey, a student must take at least 12 full course units (48 semester hours) at the College.

Maximum Units Taken in Transfer: The maximum number of courses taken in transfer from schools designated as community colleges or junior colleges will not exceed 16 course units (64 semester hours). The maximum number of courses transferred from all sources will not exceed 20 course units (80 semester hours).

Transfer Hours Conversion: For transferability, one course unit equals four (4) semester hours. The College of New Jersey will transfer in courses based on this same formula, i.e., a 3 semester hour course will equal .75 course units.

Up to 11 nursing courses (or 44 semester hours) may be transferred from an associate degree nursing program. Approximately 6 courses (or 24 semester hours) of non-nursing related, general education coursework may be transferred (as permitted by evaluation of transcripts) or taken at any point in the BSN curriculum.

Non-nursing course requirements for RN students are the same as for all BSN students except for Freshman Seminar. Nursing course requirements differ slightly. RN students work with faculty advisers to develop individualized pathways for completing the program. Individualized pathways are based upon the amount of transfer credit, credit by examination, and the number of courses the student takes in a given semester. Generally, RNs complete non-nursing course requirements prior to beginning the sequence of nursing courses.

The following nursing courses may either be transferred or challenged by the RN student. Note: The maximum number of nursing credits transferred will not exceed the number of nursing credits earned in the sending institution.

  • NUR 110 Life Span – 1 course unit
  • NUR 200 Pharmacology 1 – course unit
  • NUR 202 Nutrition – 1 course unit
  • NUR 220 Wellness Promotion – 1 course unit
  • NUR 230 Holistic Health Assessment – 1 course unit
  • NUR 240 Holistic Interventions – 1 course unit
  • NUR 320 Childbearing Family Science – 1 course unit
  • NUR 324 Childbearing Family Practice – 1 course unit
  • NUR 330 Adult and Elder Science I – 1 course unit
  • NUR 334 Adult and Elder Practice I – 1 course unit
  • NUR 340 Psychosocial Health – 1 course unit
  • NUR 344 Child Health – 1 course unit
  • NUR 420 Adult and Elder Science II – 1 course unit
  • Total 13 course units

Nursing courses that RN students generally need to take include:

  • NUR 210 Prof. Role Development I – 1 course unit
  • NUR 310 Prof. Role Development II – 1 course unit
  • NUR 328 Research – 1 course unit
  • NUR 460 Prof. Role Development III/Capstone Seminar – 1 course unit
  • *NUR 434 Professional Practice Across the Life Span – 1 course unit
  • NUR 440 Community/Science – 1 course unit
  • NUR 444 Community/Practice – 1 course unit
  • Total – 7 course units

*RN students only.

The BSN at TCNJ requires the completion of 32 course units (128 credits). Beyond nursing and science foundation courses, students must satisfy The College of New Jersey’s Liberal Learning (general education) distribution. For nursing student, this requirement is generally met by completing 4 courses from 3 areas of study (including history, the arts, and philosophy). Some of these courses may be accepted in transfer credit, provided that and based on individual evaluation approval of each course for which transfer credit is requested.

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