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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 www.rcbc.edu/3plus1.

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.
  •  Mathematics: algebra I and II, and geometry; 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