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Bachelor of Science (B.S.N.)

Traditional Second Degree

This program is a four-semester, 61-credit cohort model for those who already hold a non-nursing bachelor’s degree. It prepares students to practice nursing in a range of settings — from ambulatory care and community-health agencies to acute and long-term care facilities. Students learn to provide evidence-based care, using critical thinking and clinical decision-making. The program is offered at our main campus in South Orange, N.J., and accepts students in the fall semester (late August). Graduates are eligible to sit for the NCLEX-R.N. licensing exam.

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By the Numbers

  • 1 N.J.'s first B.S.N. program
  • 12 % Male Undergraduate Nursing Students
  • 88.2 % Most Recent One-Year Retention Rate
  • 80 % Full-time Faculty with Doctoral Degrees
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“Seton Hall’s Second Degree B.S.N. program was the best choice for me to get my bachelor’s degree in four semesters.”

Stan Brand, ’13, R.N.


This program is a generic B.S.N., which prepares graduates for entry into professional nursing practice. Students are prepared to provide evidence-based nursing care for patients across the lifespan. Other areas of study include cultural competency and understanding the legal and financial aspects of healthcare. We emphasize hands-on learning through clinical experiences, simulation and in skills labs. Students work in a variety of clinical settings, including hospitals, hospice, nursing homes and community-based agencies.


Our faculty members are the backbone of the College of Nursing. They connect with other professional nurses - both nationally and internationally - to stay at the forefront of nursing practice. They actively conduct research at Seton Hall, all while working with students to help them reach their full potential.

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Where Nurses Are Inspired to Become Leaders

Seton Hall University's College of Nursing has a mission to educate practitioners of nursing - from baccalaureate-prepared generalists to advanced practitioners - who aspire to be innovators and leaders in the nursing profession. Established in 1937, the College offered New Jersey's first baccalaureate nursing program and is CCNE-accredited through June 2019. It established its graduate program in 1975, its Ph.D. program in 2006 and its Doctor of Nursing Practice program in 2009. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College's graduate nursing programs among the top nursing programs nationwide.

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