College of Nursing
B.S.N., Second Degree

Designed for aspiring nurses who already hold a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing major, the second degree program allows students to graduate with a B.S.N. in 4 semesters or 2 academic years. Students are accepted in both the fall semester (deadline: April 1) and the spring semester (deadline: October 1).

This program is offered exclusively on-campus in South Orange, New Jersey.

As the most established baccalaureate nursing degree in New Jersey, our second degree program has a well respected heritage of educational achievement and reputation for producing nurses whose skills are highly valued by patients, employers and colleagues alike.

The college has continually refined its curriculum over the years and prides itself in offering the most up-to-date education available to students.

Making a Difference In and Around New Jersey
Graduates of this program, alongside the College’s other alumni, have gone on to become dedicated healthcare professionals all over New Jersey and beyond. In fact, it is estimated that every hospital in the state employs at least one Seton Hall nursing alum – but beyond that, our graduates impact the lives of patients in areas as far and wide as Florida, Arizona and even Iraq. These individuals range from nurse practitioners, to nursing directors and officers, to presidents and CEOs of healthcare organizations. Why not become one of them?

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Frequently Asked Questions


What are the prerequisite courses that must be completed prior to starting the nursing program?


These courses (a total of 25 credits) may be accepted from your first Bachelor's degree, or you may take them at Georgian Court University or at another regionally accredited institution. They are:
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
Organic Chemistry (or Biochemistry) (4 credits)
Microbiology (4 credits)
Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
Healthcare Ethics (3 credits)
Statistics (3 credits)
Do I have to wait until I have completed all of the prerequisite courses before applying to the accelerated nursing program?

No. Most applicants submit their application to Seton Hall while they are still working on completing their prerequisite courses. In order to ensure you have completed the correct prerequisite requirements, we suggest you submit your transcripts to the Director of the Accelerated program for advisement prior to applying.

How long is the program?

The program consists of 61 credits of nursing courses, taken over 2 full academic school years (excluding summers). It is a full time program with classes from Monday through Friday. It starts each Fall and Spring (January) semester.

What degree is conferred?

Upon completion of the program, Seton Hall University College of Nursing will award the Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree.

Who teaches the courses and where?

Seton Hall University faculty members teach all nursing theory courses. Clinical experiences are planned in area hospitals and healthcare facilities.

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