Nursing Program

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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, click here

 The Nursing Application for the fall 2019 high school cohort opens January 29, 2019 and the deadline to apply is May 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm.

All Applicants for High School Nursing Admissions for fall 2019 must complete the college admissions process for Rowan College at Burlington County.

The application for Admission before you register for classes. Submit a completed application for admission to the Office of Admissions.

(The $20 application fee is waived when you submit an online application).

Submit Documents
Please be sure to request an official transcript from your high school showing subjects completed, and grades earned. Transcripts should be sent to RCBC's Office of Outreach & Admissions:

Rowan College at Burlington County
Office of Outreach & Admissions
900 College Circle
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

State of New Jersey Requires Immunizations The State of New Jersey requires all full-time (12 or more credits), degree seeking students provide proof of immunizations against measles, mumps, and rubella, and hepatitis b. Proof of immunizations should be certified by your healthcare provider, utilizing the “Certificate of Immunization” form.

Students who are exempt from the immunization requirements on grounds of medical contraindication, religious reasons, or age (students born before 1957 are exempt from MMR requirements only), should submit the “Certificate of Immunization”, indicating the type of exemption, along with supporting documentation as required. Students may be admitted and enrolled on a provisional basis for their first term if required immunization documentation is not available at the time of registration.

For the Certificate of Immunization Form, please click here.

If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please contact the Office of Outreach and Admissions at (856) 222-9311, ext. 1199 or via email at

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

  • Current high school senior whom is completing high school (diploma) by June 31, 2019
  • Satisfactory completion of the following high school courses:
    • English (Up to 4 years)
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Algebra I
    • Algebra II

  *** NOTE: Students are encouraged to achieve a minimum grade of “C” or better in the
                                        required high school courses.

  • Standardized Test Scores of:
    •  SAT: minimum score of 500 in Math & 550 in Evidence-Based Reading & Writing
    •  ACT: minimum score of 20 in Math & 23 in Reading
  • GPA: minimum of 3.0 at the time of the application
    (Student must have official transcript sent to the Office of Outreach and Admissions showing the GPA)

Admissions Decisions:
Applicants should expect an admissions decision within 6-8 weeks of application via email (RCBC Student Email only which is provided within 48 hours of application to RCBC).

Acceptance into the Program:
Acceptance as a high school student into the Nursing program is conditional acceptance for fall 2019 if the student successfully completes 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 2020:
    • 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.
    • BIO 114/115: 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 2020, students will need to complete additional requirements:

  • Undergo an Criminal Background check and have clear results.*
    NOTE: Any charge regardless of degree or type that appears on background screen.**
  • Undergo FBI fingerprinting and have clear results.*
    NOTE: Any charge regardless of degree or type that appears on background screen.**
  • Undergo a drug screening with negative results.
  • Complete health requirements, and CPR certification.

*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.”

** 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 applying to the program.