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Nursing Admissions for High School Students

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing is a three-year academic program with an opportunity to lead into a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree with Rowan University. For more information, visit

The Nursing Application for the fall 2018 High School cohort opens Dec. 6, 2017 and the deadline to apply is May 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.

RCBC’s Nursing program is highly competitive and requires students to complete prerequisite courses. Entrance into the program is selective and is based on academic ability and aptitude for a career as a nurse.

Applicants will be evaluated based on their performance in high school based off the following criteria:

  •  English: 4yrs; must be completed with a B or better.
  •  Biology with a Lab: 1 year; must be completed with a B or better.
  •  Chemistry with Lab: 1 year; must be completed with a B or better.
  •  Mathematics: algebra I and II, and geometry; must be completed with a B or better.
  •  SAT: minimum score of 550 in math & 550 in evidence-based reading & writing.
  •  ACT: minimum score of 24 in math & 24 in reading.
  •  GPA: minimum of 3.0 at the time of the application.

***RCBC’s Health Sciences Division reserves the right to admit certain students using a holistic review process.

Acceptance as a high school student into the Nursing program is conditional acceptance upon your completion of the following:

  • Satisfactory completion of all the current coursework required for high school graduation.
  • Submissions of final transcript from high school after graduation to RCBC’s Office of Outreach & Admissions.
  • Satisfactory completion with a grade of C or better in the following courses prior to fall 2019:
    • PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology, 3 credits.
    • ENG 101: English Composition I 3 credits.
    • BIO 110/111 Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab, 4 Credits.
    • SOC 101: Principles of Sociology, 3 credits.
    • PHI 101: Introduction to Philosophy, 3 credits.
    • NUR 220: Nutrition in Nursing & Healthcare, 3 credits.
    • ENG 102: English Composition II, 3 credits.
    • BIO114/115: Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology II, 4 credits with lab.
    • PSY 256 : Developmental Psychology, 3 credits.
    • MTH 107: Introduction to Statistics, 3 credits.

Upon successful completion of the above listed courses prior to beginning Nursing courses in fall of 2019, students will need to complete additional requirements:

  • Undergo an FBI Background check (fingerprinting required) and have clear (any charge regardless of degree or type that appears on background screen) results. Eligibility for placement in clinical facilities is a requirement of admission and enrollment in Health Sciences Division programs specifically in relation to the Nursing program: NJAC 13:37-1.8 (h) “Before an individual is admitted to a nursing education program, the program shall inform the individual that a criminal history background check is prerequisite for a licensure as a registered professional nurse.”
  • Undergo a drug screening with negative results.
  • Complete health requirements, and CPR certification.

Admitted students with either a positive background or a positive drug screen will have their admission decision rescinded. Students who suspect they have charges on their criminal background check should seek legal assistance for expungement before re-applying to the program.  

Nursing Application for High School Students